I'm reading this awesome book that I just had to share a quote with some
of my "smart"friends. The book is called, "Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get a Life!" by Larry Winget
"Want to have some fun? Ask people you know to name the last 5 books they've read. If they can name one it will be amazing. While this may be cruel, it will be great fun for you. Then ask them what book they are currently reading. I'll bet you 9 out of 10 aren't reading. By the way this is a clue for you: Do not hang around people who do not read."
I love book recommendations. I'm never without a book. I don't care for fiction. I most prefer books that make me a better Mom, business person, spouse, friend, etc. I have so much to learn and I love being a "sassy little know it all" as a fourth grade teacher once called me. At the time I thought it was a compliment. I realize now it wasn't, but I still take pride in knowing as much about everything as my personal hard drive space can hold. You can't be a know it all, unless you're reading! This is a hysterical twist on the typical "improve your life/business/marriage/bank account" type book. Some of the other quotes I love include:
"If your life sucks, it's because you suck." and "Knowledge is not power. That's a lie. It's the implementation of knowledge that is power." And how about this perspective to help you smile when things are going wrong... "If you don't have much going wrong in your life, then you don't have much going on in your life."
and this kick in the butt...
"Do more than you are paid to do. Soon you will be paid more for what you do. Some of you are balking at this one. That is why you do not have enough money. You hesitate to do one lick of work more than you absolutely have to. And you act surprised when someone else gets promoted? Are you kidding me? How can you be surprised that the people who do more, get more? Would you reward the person who not only did her job but went the extra mile? Of course you would! (By the way, the extra mile we have all heard about is rarely crowded.)"
If you need a swift kick in the pants, you'll flippin' love this book!