Book Recommendations

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In this post, I share some book recommendations.  Pretty straight forward. .. Smiley face.

My sister-in-law recently asked me for some recommendations so I thought it might be helpful to post it here as well.  This list is not targeted at any group specifically, but I would say that the audience in mind is roughly 18-35.  It is by no means comprehensive, but meant to give anyone a good running start who is looking for some good books to check out.

Each one has a link to Amazon make it easy for you to click and see details.

Enjoy!

Have you read any of these?  Share below your thoughts on any of them or if you have other recommendations.

Chimney Point Fall Highlights

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It’s hard to believe the Fall of 2015 is almost over.  There has been so much that has happened.  Sometimes I think how crazy it is to have moved my family across the country!  However, it has been an awesome process of trusting God through this awesome adventure.

A little later this Fall, we were thankful to be joined by Jonboy and Annie Ellis as our first Chimney Point staff members.  After that, camp begin to come alive through their presence and hard work!

Overall, it was a great first season to getting our first camp outside of Texas off the ground.  It’s not much, but here are some fun snapshots and highlights from the fall.

Brooke and I attended an awesome fundraising event in Atlanta to help support Atlanta and also promote Pine Cove.

Brooke and I attended an awesome fundraising event in Atlanta to help support Atlanta and also promote Pine Cove.

They made it! The Ellis family arrives at camp to stay for a few weeks while they find a home.

They made it! The Ellis family arrives at camp to stay for a few weeks while they find a home.

 

Of course Jonboy needs Annie to explain what to do.

Of course Jonboy needs Annie to explain what to do.

 

Our family on a camp visit.

Our family on a camp visit.

 

Having some fun with perspective!

Having some fun with perspective!

 

Working on remodeling the cottage bathroom!

Working on remodeling the cottage bathroom!

 

Jonboy solders some copper pipe while Bunga documents. We have been working to get the cottage ready to be lived in.

Jonboy solders some copper pipe while Bunga documents. We have been working to get the cottage ready to be lived in.

 

Thumbs up for INTERNET!

Thumbs up for INTERNET!

 

On a town run, we saw a guy spraying off the concrete with a hose WHILE it was raining! I guess they do things a little different out here.

On a town run, we saw a guy spraying off the concrete with a hose WHILE it was raining! I guess they do things a little different out here.

 

We have our first Chimney Point tradition! Whenever we have guests, we light the fire in the chimney that greets every visitor to camp.

We have our first Chimney Point tradition! Whenever we have guests, we light the fire in the chimney that greets every visitor to camp.

Thanks for all the prayers and support!  Can’t wait to share more soon.

Sunday Smackdown

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Today when we got home around noon, I turned on this playlist on spotify and locked in to my desk activities.  I have had tons pile up on me so rather than be eaten by this week, I am going to start snackin’ first. My kids are napping and my wife is chilling so now is the time.

First order of business:  EMAILS.  Emails just need to be killed.  They represent to-dos and conversations.  It’s go time.

I have ONE personal email account, THREE side business accounts and ONE work account.  I prefer this type of insanity.

I keep my ONE personal and THREE side business (total of FOUR) all available via one application (postbox) and my work email in another application (mailplane).

This separation helps me cope with a lot of volume and allows me to check one side of my life or the other or both at the same time whenever I choose.

I used a moleskin (that’s the one I officially use) notepad to jot down notes and to-do’s and I entered anything I needed to get done this week into my new #TODOLISTPOWERMACHINE.  I’ll talk about that later on this week.

Next was to clear out all my TEXTS!  I am #TEXTINBOXZERO fanatic.

I knocked out a lot of small conversations that needed to happen via text which was great.  I caught up on a lot of odd and end email tasks.  Sent a new client a contract and then ended with reading a few Tim Ferris Blog Posts which in turn inspired me to write this post.

Boom!  Now go attack or be ATTACKED!