Winter Blues? Get a Lift With One of These Great Reads

great winter reads

Blame it on the winter blues, the cloudy skies, or simply the looming thought of “six more weeks of winter,” there’s no mistaking it.   It’s that low energy feeling when all you really want is a good book, a cup of coffee or tea, and a warm fire to sit next to.  We can’t help with the drink or fire, but we do have some pleasant suggestions for some great winter reads.

If you’re in the doldrums and need a little escape, or a little inspiration, here’s our four suggestions for great winter reads to give you a much needed lift!   There’s something for everyone here, so pick one up.  Or get all four to move yourself right into spring!

Who’s In Your Room?

Ponder the advice of these four well-known people:

  • Jim Rohn:  “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
  • Mark Ambrose:  “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.”
  • Oprah Winfrey:  “Surround yourself with those who only lift you higher.”

It’s pretty easy to see a common thread.  And it may even bring back echoes of your parents nagging you about who you were “hanging out” with.  But the truth in all four of those statements cannot be denied.

If you dig a little deeper, you’ll realize that who you choose to associate with has a powerful effect on your life.

Who’s in Your Room” helps you see the real dynamics of your relationships, what they’re costing you, and how taking control of your life is really about taking control of your relationships.  Want this year to end differently, in a very good way?  Get the book.  Read it.  Take the challenge.

Operation Clusterpuck

Are you a fan of “The Office?”  Is the tube a distant second to indulging in a great book?  Then you’ll find your business nirvana with a twist of humor, a dash of dysfunction, and a side of irreverence in “Operation Clusterpuck.”

The second book in a (we hope) series, “Operation Clusterpuck” picks up the same all too familiar theme of “B.S. Incorporated,” which published in 2016.  Who needs reality TV when life in the real world of business serves up a continual string of WTF moments!

Warning:  You’ll LOL, so be sure to keep that coffee or tea on the table and not your lap.  When you’re done reading this one, you just might feel a little more normal tomorrow!

The Ultimate Side Hustle Book

I’m convinced that one of the defining terms of this decade is “side hustle.”  Whether it’s out of need (remember the post crash years . . .), or just the desire to make that business dream a reality, the number of people with a side hustle is growing every year.

If you haven’t jumped on board the side hustle express, what’s holding you back?  Inspiration, you say?  Okay, change that coffee or tea to a glass of wine, and ponder 450 money making ideas in “The Ultimate Side Hustle Book.”

Bedtime Stories For Managers

Where ever you look, there’s ample evidence that management ala-2018 has gone off the rails.  Leadership has too often evolved into a what’s-in-it-for-me joke.  Author Henry Mintzberg says it’s a matter of having “too much lofty leadership and not enough engaging management.”

If you agree, and want to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem, this collection of 42 reflections on management is one you don’t want to miss.  You need to DO something different to create a new and better future.  What you need to do is check out “Bedtime Stories For Managers” and start making the difference you want to see.  It’s due out in February, so make a note in your calendar to get a copy.

Ms. Career Girl

Ms. Career Girl was started in 2008 to help ambitious young professional women figure out who they are, what they want and how to get it.