Who would I be without the enrichment of books? While reading for pleasure is one thing(and oh-so-important to make time for that), reading for continued business development is critical. Refining the read list is a constant dilemma. Where am I to get the best information for my specific business application ? How do I determine the best avenues to implement new learnings for the greatest ROI? Where's the biggest bang for my buck ? Top 3 book I found tremendously inspiring this year:
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber... Describing the distinction between working on your business and working in your business. The entrepreneurial myths and realities found in building a business.
Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk...diving into social media as a critical tool for developing a successful business. Written with passion and humour, a truly inspiring read.
Shift by Gary Keller...Powerful compendium of information based on today's market. Not only is this a good read for Realtors, but for anyone working within the RE industry. -- It doesn't hurt that Keller validates professional staging, whether to stage or not stage shouldn't even be a question, but critical...
SHIFT explores twelve proven strategies for achieving success in any real estate market.
Enough about business, it's Christmas, time to count blessings, relish time with loved ones (living and paper :) and relax a bit. A few favorite reads for pleasure:
the Help by Kathryn Stockett -- finished recently. An amazing look at relationships between homeowners and their domestic help.
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - translated from the original Spanish version, a captivating story woven around a book
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - the tale placed in 12th century England, threaded around the building of a cathedral, and is so much more
What's on your list???