Often times I’ll find myself having a conversation with someone who says they don’t read books. And I get it, it’s 2017 and you can watch any and everything on your phone, tablet, computer or tv, but it’s still important that you occasionally read something and this is coming from someone that isn’t the biggest book reader anymore. Well, one book that I’d highly recommend to anyone that wants to get started or add something new to their current list of books to read is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Actually, I’ll take it a step further and say this should be on everyone’s list for 2017 and 2018 considering how short and cheap it is.
Basically, this book is all about self-improvement and empowering you to be the best that you can be. Sometimes when I get in a slump and feel burnt out and tired, I’ll kinda of put things on hold and quickly reread this on a Sunday or during lunch throughout the week. At this point in my life, to some degree, I run my life like a business. I keep track of my spending and income. Similar to a business I want to cut unnecessary expenses but I also want to enjoy myself. It’s tough when I do account management and marketing consultant work along with running all of my websites and getting the Welcome To Beantown series back in motion, so rereading this has been helpful for me.
Ultimately this book touches speaks about four key rules that you should try to live be in order to attain the things you truly want, which means should mean being happy and healthy. It’s not about attaining materialistic things but instead, you can learn about finding true personal happiness and freedom from societies definition of happiness, and it rules and instructions on how to live your life which has ultimately been imposed on you before you were even thought of. It’s a short book so it’s great to have on hand for a quick refresher when you start getting distracted and lost in all the fog.
DMX said it best in “Damien” –
the snake, the rat, the cat, the dog,
how you gonna see them when you living in the fog
So believe me, it’s less than $10 and definitely worth it if you are interested in improving the quality of your life since nobody wants to get bit by a snake, rat, cat, or dog ~
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