Hey loves, happy weekend. This month is almost over and we’ll be rolling into a new month few hours from now. How was the month of January for you so far? I decided to add something new to the blog which will be the What I Read Series and it will come up at the end of every month. So this is the first post in the series which is what I read in January 2021 where I get to share the books I read this month so if you are looking for some great books to read for your personal development stick around.
6 Books I Read In January 2021
1. Atomic Habits by James Clear
Since last year I had this book on my reading list after coming across it in several book reviews and suggestions so I made this book the first book I read this year and it was really worth it.
If you are looking to develop good habits and let go of bad habits then this book is highly recommended. If you find reading books tasking I have a few posts on habits so be sure to check them out.
So I learnt about the three layers of behavior change- Outcome, Processes and Identity. Outcome is about what you get. Processes are about what you do. Identity is about what you believe.
How to break a bad habit
1st law – (Cue) – Make it invisible.
2nd law – (Craving) – Make it unattractive.
3rd law – ( Response) – Make it difficult.
4th law – ( Reward) – Make it unsatisfying.
The reverse is the case if you are trying to develop a good habit.
2. Who are you? By Dr Kumiyi Olukoya
This book is all about knowing about your identity in Christ and what you possess and are entitled to as a child of God.
3. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
This was also on my reading list for last year but I never got to read it. It’s a really good book as well that I feel we all need to read.
Essentialism is a disciplined systematic approach for determining where our highest point of contribution lies then making execution of those things almost effortless. The way of the essentialist is the relentless pursuit of less but better. It is the path to being in control of our own choices by focusing on what is absolutely essential by eliminating everything else. It is basically about not getting more things but more about getting the right things done. It focuses on three elements- explore, eliminate and execute.
If this is something you will like to embrace then I suggest you read it to learn more.
4. Become A Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Daily by Joel Osteen
This was a book I really enjoyed reading although the pages were 909. I started reading the book last year and stopped before getting to the twentieth page because I felt like I couldn’t read half of the book. So this year I decided to read at least hundred pages a day but there were days where I skipped it but I made up for it.
Key points from the book.
1. Keep pressing forward.
2. Be positive towards yourself.
3. Develop better relationships.
4. Form better habits
5. Embrace the place where you are.
6. Develop your inner life.
7. Stay passionate about life.
5. Identity- Discover Who You Are And Live A Life Of Purpose by T.D Jakes
This is also a good book to read if you are trying to discover your purpose and live a life of purpose.
There are 7 chapters titled.
1. You are on purpose.
2. Get ready for your moment.
3. Elevate your understanding of purpose.
4. Experience the God of purpose.
5. Find your place of deposit.
6. Identify unrealized potential.
7. Unwrap the gift of exposure.
6. 64 Lessons For A Life Without Limits by T.D Jakes
This was another great book to read. It is divided into eight sections with the eight sections having eight chapters each.
The eight sections are titled:
1. Get a reading of your reality.
2. Recalibrate your life.
3. Resurrect your vision
4. People possibilities
5. Money, money, money.
6. Mindfully relate and mate.
7. Get back up again.
8. Live your dream.
So those are the six books I read this January. I will love to know what you’ve read on the list or what is on the list that you are hoping to read.
I also need suggestions for what to read this February. I want to read books on relationships so if you know any book that has some really good advice and tips on relationships be sure to recommend them below.
Thanks for checking this out, let me know what you think of the what I read series and if it’s something you’ll be interested in.
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