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Exhausted. Overworked. Stressed out. Barely getting by.
All of those words could describe any of the moms in America today, married or single. That’s who Crystal Paine wrote her latest book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, for.
But it’s not just for moms! I’m not sure if you picked up on this, but I am a dude. But I feel all of those things I listed above…on a daily basis. And I also want to help my wife avoid them.
I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book and absolutely loved it. LOVED it.
My advice to all the moms:
Get this book. Devour it. Share it with your husband, friends, and co-workers.
My advice to all the dads/husbands:
Get this book. Devour it. Think of ways to help your spouse. Share it with your daughters and sons and their spouses.
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What can you not stop doing?
That is one of the critical questions presented in Jon Acuff’s new book, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters.
I pre-ordered the book more than a month ago and what I expected was something along the lines of, “Matt (I expected Jon to write the book personally to me), you know you’ve always wanted to _______, so what are you waiting for?”
But that’s not what I got at all. And that was disappointing at first. I assumed I was missing out on something, that I was missing my calling, and that this book would show me how to start something new and revolutionary.
But it didn’t.
Congratulations to Carol Dublin for winning a free copy of a great book, CrazyBusy: Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell.
Hallowell (who also wrote Delivered from Distraction) takes his study of Attention Deficit Disorder and applies it to everyone on hot to handle our increasingly busy lives, what he calls the “problem and the opportunity” of modern life. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for twenty years and is now director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health.
Although his background is in ADD research, this book applies to everyone. I personally think that nearly everyone in the United States today displays some of the characteristics of ADD. It’s just a part of our – did I tell you about the time I played golf with Vince Gill…oh, and I have some exciting news coming up soon about the Thank You Revolution – culture. Sorry…squirrel.
My child is a product of my parenting.
That is the key takeaway of the book Parenting the QBQ Way: How to be an Outstanding Parent and Raise Great Kids Using the Power of Personal Accountability by John Miller.
Not the schools. Not Head Start. Not the church. Not her friends. Not the celebrities du jour. My child is a product of my parenting.
And with that easy-to-acknowledge but hard-to-swallow fact, John Miller issues a call for personal accountability in parenting.
Before we go too much further, welcome to day two of Family Leadership Week. The rest of the week looks a little something like this:
Wednesday, March 6: QBQ Practice. This one should be fun.
Thursday, March 7: Interview with John Miller, Part One
Friday, March 8: Interview with John Miller, Part Two
Part one yesterday is here: The Problem with Parents Today.