It’s time for another installment of my bi-weekly email series. In each issue, I share three resources that I have found to be helpful for myself and/or my clients. As a former librarian and a current voracious gatherer of helpful information, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and watching various videos that spark my interest.

Listening:

I’m not a fan of new year’s resolutions as most people, myself included, don’t keep them. They’re a nice idea on January 1st but usually by January 15th, they’ve already been abandoned. That said, I’m fascinated by BJ Fogg’s theory and practice of small changes. Change is possible if you know how to make changes happen. And BJ Fogg has some powerful ideas and practices for making change in our lives.

Reading:

Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture and Identity by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi is a powerful book about people’s actual lived experience of race, culture and identity in America today. The authors started researching this book in high school and are currently college students. They raised the money to interview people coast to coast about their experiences of being who they are in their communities today. Most of us live in segregated enclaves and I believe that it’s important that we hear about and understand the lived experience of a variety of Americans. Do check this book out. It’s engaging and likely to open your eyes to differences you might not have been aware of before.

Watching:

We all can improve our listening skills. Julian Treasure gives a short and clear talk on the value of listening and gives five exercises to improve our listening behaviors. The more we listen, the more we can learn. Start the year off with good listening behaviors and see what impact this has on your life in 2020.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. If any of these resources elicited any thoughts or feelings that you’d like to share with me, please contact me. If you like these emails, feel free to share them with other coaches, friends, clients and people walking the transformational path.

See you again in two weeks,
Judy