My Favorite Business Books to Read that are Moving Me Forward: Berger, Lechter, Tagg, Weylman

Cupcakes and Contagious
Cupcakes and Contagious

You know what I love about home? Besides the fact that I can wear my snowman pajamas all day, is I can cook a fancy meal with dessert for four people for less than the cost of one meal eating out, and afterwards I don’t have to drive back home, I just plop on the couch and chill. I think about life in my 20s, always wanting to be out and about, but now I’m like Beth from Little Women:

Little Women
Little Women

It’s not that I am boring anymore (it is hoped) or lack the desire for adventure. I’ve just travelled enough and experienced enough life to know that I prefer much more adventure in the form of relationships, knitting, cooking. Is it strange that we are planning/budgeting for a future trip to Japan and my idea of fun is going to the public library and perusing the stacks? Can I get an Amen? Perhaps this is my internal clock telling me I should have a baby, which everyone around me would love. I feel like everything I say seems like a subtle hint prompting “Wait- Does that mean you’re having a baby?!”

Here are a few of the books I’ve checked out that I am enjoying reading: Contagious by Jonah Berger, The Power of Why by C. Richard Weylman, and Think and Grow Rich for Women by Sharon Lechter. I also just finished the rom-com book Here to Stay by my buddy Melissa Tagg and it was a delight to read! Contagious is about why products, videos, etc. go viral. It’s fascinating! This is a must-read for sure if you’re in business.

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano

This week was a bit boring, yet satisfying. Tuesday we woke around 5am to go to mass at the ruins of Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then I just went to work with my hubby, and at lunch we went on a hike at Pectin Reef Loop and saw 17 million year old fossils. I volunteered for a few hours to scan a bunch of articles for the archives, and some of the articles caught my eye, one of which Pastor Rick interviewed President Obama, so I got a copy to read later. I am just so impressed with Pastor Rick and Kay, they are very kind and compassionate people. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, I have been praying and searching for what I want to say yes or no to in regards to giving of my time and resources, to help those in need. I want to fully use this Jubilee Year, because I have been waiting for someone to sound the horn and bring back the Jubilee Year, and now it’s here! I am rebranding and creating new products for my two brands, and I am antsy to get them up and running. For my other brand, I am so excited to be doing a pop-up shop at the West Elm store in Santa Monica, but there is much work to be done. Where is my fairy godmother?


St. John O'Sullivan's tomb
St. John O’Sullivan’s tomb
Mission San Juan Capistrano


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