I'm going to go ahead and admit right now that I'm behind. Or at least, feeling behind. I'm not sure if its that February felt lazy, or that I was crazy busy with work (when I was sort of expecting it to be a slower month.) Anyway, toward the end of February, I realized that while I wasn't necessarily where I wanted to be with my job, the blog, etc. that there were a few things I could do to fix it.
One of those things was read. I bought a few "business books" on my list, and committed to starting them as soon as they arrived. Some of them are more relatable for work, and others are more focused on blog knowledge, but as a marketing person (I can't quite call myself a "marketing professional") there's a lot of cross over between the two.
Last week, I started Tribes by Seth Godin. I'd read his book, Lynch Pin: Are you Indispensable?, back in college, so I figured it would be a good read to get me back in the swing of things. Oh man was I right! I'm about half way through the book, and have already scribbled all over the pages, highlighted, and pulled out a notebook to take notes on actionable ideas.
Ideas for Personal Development (to get you out of a certain kind of rut!)
- Afraid of acting on an idea because you don't think you're knowledgeable enough to make a plan or start a project? Take an online course! (I recommend Coursera or Skillshare)
- Have you been feeling more sluggish or lazy? Sign up for a tennis class at your community center, or start training for a 5k! (Try this plan!)
- Not sure what you want to do in life? Feeling like everyone else has theirs together? GenTwenty has an awesome article to answer that one!
- Feeling uninspired or uncreative? Your local community center is bound to have an art class for beginners. Art, drawing, and creating is a great way to break out of a negative place!
- Are you bogged down and unproductive? Simple! Read a few blog posts about productivity, including one of ours!
- Or if you're like me and just need a pick me up, grab a book! We're currently growing our book list (its a work in progress)!
Got any good books for me to add to my list?? Let me know!