Book Club

September Book Club | Boss Up!


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It’s September, the kids are headed back to the classroom, and you… you have been wanting to do something more. You’ve got a business idea, a skill, a talent, a creative itch you’ve been wanting to scratch, but you’re overwhelmed, or apprehensive, or (ugh!) even a bit guilty for wanting to do more than endless loads of laundry and dirty dishes…

My September Book Club pick is for you! Boss Up! by stay-at-home mom turned multimillion-dollar-producing business owner Lindsay Teague Moreno is going to give you all the guidance you need to turn your dreams and passions into a fulfilling, flexible, profitable business!

Lindsay doesn’t just have a passion for entrepreneurship. She has a deep passion for helping women of all walks of life gain the confidence and skills to tap into their ambition and achieve success in their own business endeavors.

I hope one of the things you’ve picked up from listening to me over the years, is that I support you in whatever decisions you make about your life. I’ve know full-time stay-at-home parents that are extremely satisfied with their choices, and very fulfilled in their roles. If this is you, hooray! For those that don’t feel this way, or perhaps not as much so as they’d like, I 100% support your right to change things up a bit.

I have been blessed to have a career that I am so passionate about, it doesn’t really feel like work. I’d love everyone to be able to say that! Lindsay’s message is the same, that’s why she wrote Boss Up! to help you gain the confidence you need to lean into your dreams and desires and create the life you want for yourself.

She shares her tools for change with us, using the lessons she learned on her own path to success; real, solid business principles with ten distinct success philosophies that you will encounter on the journey to entrepreneurship, such as:

Think Long Term
• Be Unapologetically Yourself
• Use the Un-sales Tactic
• Understand Your “Why”
• And many more

Ladies, (and gentlemen) you have the power within yourselves to be whatever it is that you want to be! Think of your children and the kind of life you want them to live, you don’t want them to be limited by someone else’s idea of what they “need” to do. Boss Up! is a fantastic guide to tell you how to get where you want to go, finding fulfillment in your life, being positive role model for your children, and providing your family with financial benefits. THAT’S why I chose it for my book club this month!

Give it a read and tell me what you think!

Pick up your copy of Boss Up! HERE

You can also listen to the Boss Up! Podcast!

August Book Club | Northern Lights

It’s almost football season - or so all the football displays in the big box stores tell me… I don’t usually follow the sport on a professional level, but I was right there in the bleachers all those Friday and Saturday nights in Junior High and High School, cheering on my home team!

Buy link: Northern Lights

My August book pick, Northern Lights, is more about that variety of football - the kind so many of us can relate to, and the really positive influence school athletics have on raising strong kids.

The author, Cathy Parker, is a life-long sports fan, who married a former professional football player, and went on to bring up four student athletes. She’s experienced both the highs and lows of sporting and knows the challenges that come with committing one’s self to a team - it doesn’t just affect the individual, but the entire family.

She’s so very passionate about promoting student athletics that she founded Athletes to Champions, their mission, as shared on their web site is to “Help kids build character, learn discipline and value respect through sports.”  But the story of Northern Lights, is about some very specific athletes, so far removed from Parker’s intimate sphere, that it’s rather amazing a connection was ever formed..

After watching a documentary about a high school football team who played on a gravel field (often the cause of injury) in a town called Barrow, Alaska, Parker spearheaded a fundraising campaign to bring the players to Jacksonville, Fla., her home town, so that they could train.

Afterward, she started campaigning for the creation of a more modern field in Barrow, which is located within the Arctic Circle! Layers of permafrost posed an almost unsurmountable obstacle, and Parker had her work cut out for her!

Her book talks about the many many logistical nightmares involved in this undertaking, and how she grew in character and faith throughout the process. There is a LOT of distance between Jacksonville, Florida and Barrow, Alaska… this story is about bridging that distance through friendships, alliances, and determination and full of touching moments that make you feel as though you’re a part of the effort.

Although this particular game is over, reading Northern Lights, is much like watching it on replay. Cheer Parker and her supporters on from the sidelines all the way to the final scoring touchdown!

I love Cathy’s story, and Cathy herself. One more person who followed the whisper in her heart and made a difference in our world.

Pick up your copy of Northern Lights right HERE.

May Book Club | Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now

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Books! Books! Books! One thing I can never get enough of! Can you? I hope not, because incredible books just keep finding their way to me, and this month's pick is no exception.


Dare to Matter is written by the founder of a charitable organization called VisionSpring that provides new, low-cost eye glasses to people in developing countries, Jordan Kassalow. It is co-written by professional speaker, and rabbi, Jennifer Krause.  I consider it a how-to guide to start making a difference in the world.

I love this. I'm thinking of it as a sort of companion guide to my book, One Heart At A Time. In it, I share my belief that it's possible to make a positive impact on the world with simple deeds and actions, thereby causing a ripple effect. 

In Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now, Kassalow and Krause, who live by the advice they provide, give those who are asking "But HOW?!" solid ideas and inspiration.  I am united with these authors in the belief that whatever your circumstances, whatever your time (or lack thereof), whatever your commitments (or over commitments) you can STILL make a positive, impactful, difference in the world! No more waiting, or wanting, or talking yourself out of it. 

Through what they call "a series of small steps and daily dares" this duo shares their proven strategies for you to break out of the mindset of someone who "wishes they could" and become someone who "does" make a difference in their community and the world.

Pick up Dare to Matter, I dare ya! (Bet you didn't see that coming.) Let's make a difference. Together, NOW! 

Buy Dare to Matter Now

The publishers have been so generous as to give me a stack of this great book to share with you. Drop me a note and let me know if you'd like one, and share with me ways in which you'd like to see the world changed for the better!

April Book Club | Deep Harbor

Visit Fern Michaels Author Page  HERE  (Obviously a dog-lover like me!)

Visit Fern Michaels Author Page HERE (Obviously a dog-lover like me!)

The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels has a new book out, delving into the remarkable ways in which moments of crises can lead to our greatest acts of courage… I’ve chosen Deep Harbor as my April Book Club pick!

CJ (Carol Ann Jansen) has not had an easy life. First, she lost her parents at a very young age, and as we know, there is nothing that can truly make up for that in the life of the child who has been left behind.

CJ’s older brother, Kick however, did what he could to shelter and protect her, becoming her life raft. Sadly, as a young adult, she is faced with loss once again, when Kick dies in a boating accident.

Moving into her brother’s home to feel closer to his memory, she pours herself into her career as an administrative assistant to a powerful member of Congress. Many who have experienced profound grief in their personal life, as CJ had, might relate to this job focused energy - something one feels like they perhaps have more control over than the lives of those they love.

But CJ’s carefully constructed world begins to unravel when she finds information implicating her boss, someone she’s grown to admire and respect, in less than legal activities - and then he too, goes missing.

Without giving too much of this fabulous, stirring, somewhat suspenseful, novel away before you get a chance to read it yourself, let me just say that CJ finds herself uprooted from everyone and everything she’s ever known, and placed (for her own protection) into a small New England town - on the water that took Kick from her…

There are so many layers to this story; as each is peeled back and reveled to the reader, it’s the heart, soul, and resilience of CJ, a strong female character, that endears Deep Harbor to us.

Pick up your copy today HERE!