My Blogging Promise For 2015
Last year found me spending most of my writing time on “Patient Experience 101.” So, I wanna build on the blogs and tweets and Facebook postings. And, due to extreme business last year, I wasn’t as easily able to engage with people. For 2015, I promise you engaged blogging. Tossing ideas back and forth, suggestions, Q&A, etc. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to meet more fabulous people! So, let’s get started!
Another thing I didn’t do as much of in 2014 is reading. Some years, I’ll read 50 or 60 books. In 2014, maybe 25. Part of the reason is because the Marcus business has grown. I don’t need to brag about success and publications and stuff, but part of the reason I’m reading less is because I’m reading business books. How can I harness the knowledge and wisdom from incredibly successful entrepreneurs in order to explode the I’m Here Movement on a global scale? Several of these books (The Four Hour Work Week, Re-Work, Start) I’ve read several times in 2014.
1. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch. I heard of this one from Tim Ferriss and then Donald Miller, two thought leaders I admire greatly. The 80/20 Principle is a mathematical formula first discovered in the 19th century. The book is helping me to focus my work for best efficiency and my life for more time and pleasure.
Have you read this book? If so, will you share how you’ve implemented 80/20 in your business or life?
2. Love Wins by Rob Bell. This guy is kinda controversial in fundamental Christian circles, but what he teaches on the Oprah Network resonates with my spirit, soul, whatever. The pastor/author goes against the right wing grain by shining light on the cultural and contextual arguments about heaven and hell. Read this book if you’ve ever been hurt by hardcore Christianity or if you routinely spend time unlearning religious wrongs that you’ve been taught.
3. The Magician King by Lev Grossman. This is somewhere between The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, American Psycho and a taudry paperback romance. If you like Chuck Phalaneuk and Tolkein, you’ll probably enjoy it.