Binge watching Netflix has its place, but reading shapes you. The relic idea seems to be picking up steam as we lurch forward in the 21st century. People are becoming less content with their small, buzzing screens and want something more gripping. Different seasons can create a perfect opportunity to slow down and give reading another try, but where do you start?
Having a plan is 90% of the work. Mine has served me well and might nudge you in the right direction. There are five genres of books I cycle through multiple times each year:
3. Fiction (classic/contemporary rotation)
4. Spiritual Formation
Every time someone recommends a book in one of those categories, I jot it on my list. In 2015, I stuck to the plan and was able to read 4-5 books in each genre.
My favorite one on leadership is…
Here’s a blurb: “If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will. Essentialism is a disciplined, systematic approach for determining where our highest point of contribution lies, then making execution of those things almost effortless.”
Whether or not “leader” is a word that describes you, this book is worth your time. What’s been a leadership book that has shaped you? I’ll jot it on my list.