The average person reads one book per year! I find that such a sad statistic given the wealth of knowledge that can be found in books and the power that knowledge can have on your life if you apply what you read about.
I have been toying with this idea of an online book club for a while now. Anybody who knows me will not be surprised. I love to read and when I find something that changes my life, I share. It just makes sense to share my passion for learning through reading books as well.
Introducing…YAJE’s Book Club.
YAJE’s Book Club is a different kind of book club. The book club will emphasize applying the knowledge gained from books into our lives to make us become better in all areas. We will read books that will teach us about what was not traditionally taught in schools. Books about:
- how to set goals
- how to motivate ourselves and others
- how to handle adversity in life
- how to profitably use our time
- how to accumulate wealth
- how to handle stress
What you can expect from me:
- I will pick out a Book of the Month. This will be in any topic.
- I will provide a reading guide to make sure you get the most out of the book. The reading guide will be posted on my blog (www.myhealthyfitlifestyle.com) at the beginning of the week
- I will moderate a Facebook live session to discuss the book on the last Sunday of every month.
What I expect from you:
- Make time to read for at least 20 minutes a day at a minimum
- As you read, jot down notes about anything that stands out to you and how that can be applied in your life.
- Pick a “word of the day” from the book and use it either in speech or writing every day.
I plan to include my son, Nathan, on this project. I have already ordered all 19 Texas 2017 Bluebonnet books. He will read for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Every day, he will write a “Dear Mommy” letter and tell me in his own words the important take home points. Additionally, he will pick out a WORD OF THE DAY and use it in 5 sentences in the letter to mom. I strongly encourage you to do the same for your kids if you have some.
Thomas Carlyle once said:
What we become depends on what we read after the professors have finished with us.
We all learned how to read in school. With the ability to read and apply the knowledge, we can be anything.
I truly believe this. Let’s LEARN, DO and BECOME better together!
If you would like to join the book club, let me know.