Breanna & Amber Help Each Other Achieve Their Dreams by Sabrina Depina Graham ISBN: 978-1-4535-0042-2

Parents usually want what they think is best for their children.  Many adults see the world in purely financial terms.

In this story two young girls have dreams that are different than what their parents have for them. As the story unfolds, different magical things happen to help with the pursuit of those dreams.

Breanna & Amber Help Each Other Achieve Their Dreams by Sabrina Depina Graham is a good inspirational story. It is well-written and could be a great inspiration for those kids who have heard adults tell them why their dreams won’t work.  

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We give Breanna & Amber all five stars.  It is a good, uplifting story.

Like the saying goes, “Those people who keep saying it can’t be done should get out of the way of the people who are actually doing it.

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5 Day Weekend: Freedom to Make Your Life and Work Rich with Purpose by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson ISBN: 978-1-885167-81-1

This 320 page book is more like a course in life management than any we have seen.

If you take Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover, stir in a little of Norman Vincent Peale’s Power of Positive Thinking, add a pinch of The Autobiography of Ben Franklin, and then top it with The Millionaire Next Door, you have the recipe for 5 Day Weekend.

5 Day Weekend: Freedom to Make Your Life and Work Rich with Purpose by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson takes your typical book on money management and stands it on its ear.  

In these pages one will find tons of ideas about how to make more money through active methods so that one can then make more money passively.  This is one of those books you wish you had read when you were younger.

 

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Nik Halik has an engaging writing style that makes the book very readable and enjoyable and, if you aren’t careful, you just might learn something. We give it all five stars.

You may be thinking that 5 Day Weekend is just another book on finance; you would be wrong.  Instead, it is about living the life you want to lead. Readers learn about goal setting, planning, budgeting, and more.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

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Give to Get: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Navigating Corporate Life by Vishal Agarwal ISBN: 978-1-61961-828-2

We read and review many books on business on our blogs. We also read and review books on genealogy and family history.  Without even trying, Give to Get: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Navigating Corporate Life by Vishal Agarwal brings the two together, in a roundabout way.

With family history and genealogy, most people want to know about the dashes in a family.  You probably know that the dash is how people lived their lives between their birth and death dates, the how and why they lived their lives the way they did.

Give to Get talks about something Zig Ziglar talked about many times over the years: How you can get anything you want in life IF you just help enough other people get what they want.

This book is a quick read, but it takes on several issues that are important to anyone in the C-suite, as well as that new branch manager of the local company.  

Without coming out and saying it, Agarwal reminds us that it isn’t the people at the top who run the company. Most of the time, it is the people on the front line who run the company. Tapping into their strengths and getting to know what makes them tick is the key to a successful company.

 

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Give to Get is very well-written and easy to read.  We give it all five stars. We think this will make an excellent addition to any leader’s library.

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Friendly Fill-Ins 20 April 2018

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowingand McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

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Here are the fill-ins:

 

  1. New books are always a treat.

 

We get new books here all the time.  It is fun to see when Suzanne goes to the mailbox what she brings back.  We enjoy books so much we even put up a larger mailbox a while back just so there was more room for them.  We still have tens of thousands of books to be read on Kindle along with stacks of them around here. I try to get through them as quickly as possible.  Right now I am reading about the Mayflower and the early colonies.  I learn a lot from these books. I hope to finish the Mayflower book later today.

 

  1. I love to read on the subject of psychology.

 

We get a lot of “Pop Psych” books here.  I like to read a lot about NLP, hypnosis, subliminal messages, and more.  The more I learn, the more I realize there is a lot more to the mind than we can imagine.

 

  1. When I was a child, I loved to play alone.

 

I can be an extrovert at times.  However, when I was between five and eight, we lived in a neighborhood where I was the only male my age.  I learned to play by myself. However, we had some really nice neighbors. There were three girls. Two of these girls were close to my age and the youngest one was about five years younger than me, the same age as my brother.

 

It was actually fun to play with Dawn and Sage.  The youngest sister was named Heather. They were from up north.  We lived in Norcross, GA. Norcross is a suburb of Atlanta. These girls were not too icky.  To a six year old boy, most girls are icky. We had fun. They talked normal, but their mother would say things like “Get in tha ka.”  The only Ka I ever knew was the snake from Jungle Book.

 

  1. One day, I might get caught up on my reading.

 

That is a lofty goal, I know.  But, I try to read an average of one book per day.  The Mayflower book has me slowed down a little bit.  It has a lot of interesting information that I did not know.  I know, some people think I am a polymath. But, believe it or not, I did not even know what that meant until I read it in the Mayflower book and Suzanne looked it up for me.

 

I did not know there was a time when there was not a king or queen of England.  This has been an interesting book.

 

Our daughter Maggie has a new blog for her furbaby Martha. You can find it at:

https://marthasdailymews.wordpress.com/

 

Have a great week, y’all.

The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser ISBN: 978-1250108562

We love history.  We love to study genealogy. The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is chock full of both.

 

We learned so much about history that we never even knew existed from this book. Not only did we learn about early America, we also learned about England, the Netherlands, and a little about Scotland as well.

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It is very well-written and extremely well-researched.  We give it all five stars. This is one of those history books you just don’t want to put down because, not only is it interesting history, it is very readable. We learned more at every turn of the page.

We were sent a complimentary advance reading copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

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Thriving in the Gig Economy by Marion McGovern

If you work on your own, or are thinking about striking out into the world of self-employment, even if just on a part-time basis, you need to read Thriving in the Gig Economy by Marion McGovern.

Once upon a time when a person said, “I am a consultant” or “I freelance”, that really meant “I am out of work with no hope of finding a job.”

This is not true in our new economy.  The author explains how this world has evolved and some of the possible changes that might be made in the future based upon changes in the political environment.

 

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We give Thriving in the Gig Economy all five stars. This book is very well-written.  The author has years of experiences dating back to before there was such a term as “gig”.

Everyone who intends to earn enough money to make ends meet in the future should seriously think about the gig economy.  This book will help you to know more about it.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges 2nd Edition by Steven Southwick and Dennis Charney ISBN: 9781108441667

By now most of our readers are well aware that we have read and reviewed many books on psychology.  Perhaps one could say we are amateur psychologists.

We were sent an advanced reading copy of Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges 2nd Edition by Steven Southwick and Dennis Charney (Available 3 May 2018) to review and we have to say we found it to be very interesting.

This book is a fairly easy read like many pop psych books, but it is loaded with information like a psychology textbook.  It is kind of the best of both worlds.

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Resilience is very well-referenced. The book references scores of peer-reviewed articles, as well as books and interviews. We give it all five stars.

If you are interested in why some people break during or after a traumatic event and others don’t, you may find Resilience to be insightful.  We think this would make a great resource for psychology classes that deal in PTSD and other conditions.  

We were sent a complimentary Advanced Reading Copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.