Currently #9: Books to change your relationship with money, introducing yourself, and my favourite productivity app

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Worry Free Money by Shannon Lee Simmons SO GOOD. I recently finished Worry Free Money, and yes, it’s just as good as everyone’s saying it is. It’s got me thinking about changes I want to make to my cash flow and how (or more importantly, why) I spend money. I also love Shannon’s approach to financial planning, and found reading this inspiring for my own work. “It’s never about what I think people can...

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Currently #8: Becoming a CFP(?), Freakonomics Radio, & reclaiming my time

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau Despite my deep aversion to the word hustle (especially when preceded by the word side) here I am, reading Side Hustle. I just finished The $100 Startup by him and I’m reading these books not so much for my own projects, but because I’m always interested in what marketing/business/financial advice small business owners are finding useful. How are we talking about this stuff? What’s resonating...

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Currently #7: How Should a Person Be, behavioural economics, and saving for NYC

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… How Should a Person Be? by Shelia Heti Okay, ~technically~ I’m currently reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington but I finished this one a couple days ago and have to mention it because it was SO GOOD. And because despite being halfway through Thrive I don’t have strong feelings about it yet… It had been a long time since I’d read anything close to fiction (my Goodreads is pretty solidly marketing/self-development...

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Currently #5: Perennial Seller, a crowdsourced music video, and the evolution of retail

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday Just finished up this dandy and it was a good overall look at what it takes to make and market work that stands the test of time as a creative. He places the responsibility for marketing your work square on you, the creative, which I’m all about. Sure you can get help/coaching but ultimately you can’t outsource your marketing. You can’t just hand it off all, “Here, you deal with...

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Currently #4: The power of introverts, Matt Mullenweg, and a baby real estate agent

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain I’ve taken a dive into the world of personality types over the last half year or so and MAN, what a game changer. If it’s something you’ve ever wanted to explore I’d say start by taking the 16 Personalities quiz to find your Myers-Briggs type, then go read what your personality type does in a rut. I mean WHAT. So...

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Currently #3: Steve Martin, blogging is back, and a beauty store with a sense of humour

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin. “I did have that one element necessary to all early creativity: naïveté, that fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do.” “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Ya, he’s great. If you’re on the hunt for a memoir or just a good read, highly recommend. I’M LISTENING...

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