Atomic Habits - A Book Review

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"Your habits will determine your future."
-Jack Canfield

I rarely listen to the radio when in my car, so I am always on the lookout for Audible books to listen to while driving. 


I'm not sure how I ran across Atomic Habits but sure glad I did. When I saw the narration time of 5 hrs and 35 minutes long, I wondered how anyone could talk about habits for that long. 

Atomic Habits has a lot of reviews, many 5 star reviews, and a few lesser reviews that say the book could be condensed into a page or two.  Absolutely NOT!  Some of the most valuable content is in the examples and stories throughout the book. 

I appreciated this book so much that I ordered the hardback book and the companion Workbook and Journal. It is a wonderful book for personal and professional development for all ages in any stage of life. If you know someone early in their career, this would be an awesome gift. It would also be a wonderful graduation gift.

If I were to recommend a short list of books to new real estate agents, this would definitely be one of them.  Every designated broker would be making a great investment by giving this book to EVERY agent, regardless of age or level of experience.

I'll be ordering several copies to give as gifts.

I highly recommend it.

 

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Comments (30)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Grant Schneider 
I'll be interested to know what you think about the book.

Jul 26, 2021 05:29 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kat Palmiotti 
If you do, I'll be interested to know what you think.  Have an awesome day!

Jul 26, 2021 05:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

We have a friend who is a devoted audio book reader.  Ron likes to listen to audio books also, once in a while.  Like Nina Hollander, Broker I prefer just reading.  This sounds like a wonderful book.  Thank you for review.  A

Jul 26, 2021 07:28 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

WOW! This brings to mind a concept for a challenge. Posting about the books you feel could benefit an agent the most - and why.

Jul 26, 2021 10:07 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Carol this does sound like an interesting book.  Atomic Habits...I like just the title of it before even reading it.  Thoughts are that powerful.....one by one by one they can create or break down success.  It's all up to each one of us to decide in this moment, this moment etc etc!  I heard another great tidbit over the weekend from a golfer.  Will share that later.  Made total sense to me.

Jul 26, 2021 11:14 AM
Daniel Ramsey
MyOutDesk - Sacramento, CA
MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals

Thanks for the recommendation, Carol! I'll definitely check this one out.

Jul 26, 2021 11:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol that is high praise for this book.  I will need to consider reading it.

Jul 26, 2021 03:46 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you for the review Carol. I enjoy reading everyday and just before drifting off to sleep every night. We never know where inspiration may find us!

Jul 26, 2021 06:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have found that I don't seem to have the patience to read books like I once did.  I either like to watch video, or listen to audio books.  I appreciate your review.

Jul 26, 2021 07:44 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

Never heard of it before, if you recommend it (as you have) I'll take a look and probably buy one

Jul 27, 2021 12:32 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Alexandra,
I know many people who say they can't do audiobooks. I find them stimulating and can drive long distances as long as I have a book playing. Fortunately, it's available in real book format too. 😊

Jul 27, 2021 04:51 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Rocky Dickerson 
That might be a good challenge!

Jul 27, 2021 04:51 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 
Atoms are tiny little things and the premise of the book is how tiny little things transform into big changes.   I'm interested in the tidbit from the golfer too!

Jul 27, 2021 04:53 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Daniel Ramsey 
I'll be interested to know what you think.  I received my companion Workbook and Journal yesterday. It's not something I'd necessarily recommend... mostly just forms that you can make for yourself.  Maybe I'll post a blog about that too.

Jul 27, 2021 04:55 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi George Souto 
If you do, let me know what you think. 

Jul 27, 2021 04:56 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
Ya never know where one little spark of an idea will lead us do we?

Jul 27, 2021 04:56 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

HI Myrl Jeffcoat 
I'm pretty much the same way. It's amazing how much "reading" time I can get just running around town over the course of a week, though.

Jul 27, 2021 04:58 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James Dray 
I'll be interested in your opinion on the book. Might be a good one for your agents.

Jul 27, 2021 04:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for this recommendation.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 27, 2021 05:17 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Looking for new inspiration daily in this part of my career Carol Williams. Thank you for sharing 😎

 

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Jul 27, 2021 08:06 PM