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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Pihl

January "Book Club" Recommendations

Happy New Year! I hope 2022 is off to a great start, and that you're taking some time to reflect on your life and your progress over the past year. Here are a couple books that I think will improve your life.

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel: This is a fun, fast-moving series of instructive stories about how different people have behaved with money. As you might expect, these range from titillating to humbling. Housel is entertaining and thought-provoking as always, and I think you'll finish the book with a better relationship to money.

The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch: As you wrap up 2021 and start making plans for 2022, I invite you to engage in some 80/20 thinking.

Over the past year, what are the 20% of activities that produced 80% of your desired result? That might mean money, but could also include enjoyment, connection, adventure, and personal growth. Do more of these things.

Conversely, what 20% of your life produced 80% of your headaches and frustration? Weed these things out.

This book will help you do that.

Embrace the power of intentionality, and even a little laziness as you make plans for getting the results you want. Do what works. Stop doing what doesn't work. I'm reading it for the third year in a row and I'm still finding this book really valuable. I think you will too.

I wish you have a great year ahead in 2022!



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