Reading List for March 2017

In the intro to last month’s post, I said that I was crushing things at the end of February. I actually managed to do way more in the first 19 days of March, and I’m so far ahead of my writing goals now, that I can literally take off until June and still be ahead of my yearly metric. That’s kind of baller.

Unfortunately, I’m behind on other things. The main one is publishing. I went so hard on first draft word counts, that I never went back to polish anything up. Whoops.

I’m also behind on reading, but I’m going to try to catch up in short order. I’ve had to do a “reading sprint” once already this year to keep up, and I’m probably going to have to do it again. The biggest factor in this is that I normally listen to most of my books as audio books, and I have channeled most of my time into writing lately – it’s impossible (at least for me) to write and listen to audio books.

I’ve been using a quarterly calendar this year, as a platform for setting and tracking my goals progress. The first quarter is officially over after April 1st, so I can really see how far behind I am on most of my goals. The problem I’m having so far is that 13 weeks is way too long to be meaningful to me. 13 weeks in internet time might as well be a decade.

On the bright side, I’m probably going to see the second quarter of this year really show me some massive results. It’s hard to imagine how I couldn’t. But, I can’t control outcomes; I can only control my effort and output.

Without further ado, here’s what I managed to read in March 2017:

Eat Fat, Get Thin by Mark Hyman (audio): Stop eating processed food, and eat more healthy fats. The info is this book is fine, but there’s a ton of sales pitch for other things the author is selling.

How Ideas Spread by Jonah Berger (audio): Enjoyable series of lectures on how ideas and trends can spread across social networks. Note that the title is not “How to Get Your Ideas to Spread” – this will only give you ideas about spreading ideas, not answers.

Attaining Your Desires: By Letting Your Subconscious Mind Work for You by Geneviève Behrend (audio): Another Law of Attraction type book. I had some trouble getting through this one, and I’m not sure if I came away with anything.

The Millionaire Booklet by Grant Cardone (audio): There is a lot of good advice packed into this tiny book. Well worth the 40 minutes spent to read it.

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? by Janice R. Levine (audio): Actually, I was surprised by this. A nice collection of essays with a great mix of personal stories and science.

Manifest Your Millions: A Lottery Winner Shares his Law of Attraction Secrets by Eddie Coronado (audio): Nothing new here, but short and to the point.