New Years Resolutions: Read More Books

Already gave up on your New Years Resolution? Let's try something easier instead. Here are 6 books to keep your mind going strong!

New Years Resolutions: Read More Books
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It's that time of year again. Time to make promises to yourself that you probably won't actually keep after eating way too much turkey and pie. Don't worry. We won't tell.

According to this post, the top 10 most popular New Year's Resolutions are to:

  1. Exercise more
  2. Lose weight
  3. Get organized
  4. Learn a new skill or hobby
  5. Live life to the fullest
  6. Save more money / spend less money
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Spend more time with family and friends
  9. Travel more
  10. Read more books
Challenge: Read at least one book per month. I know... reading can be hard especially during busy seasons, but the value you can gain from a good book can help you become better at your job, a better person, and a better volunteer.

As church marketers and communicators reading is something we have to do often in order to keep our minds sharp. If you're like me, you're probably always saving new books to a GoodReads or Amazon list. So to help get your year off to the right starts I'm sharing twelve of my favorite books for church creatives and communicators.

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#1 This is Marketing

This Is Marketing

This book shows that size doesn't matter. Even though it's shorter than most books on myself it still packs a valuable punch. Seth Godin, an accomplished author, wrote this book to show readers that there is someone who wants your message, you just have to know how to share it. 

Buy on Amazon for $16

#2 Never Split the Difference

Never Split the Difference

Hopefully, you won't ever need to talk down a hostage situation or negotiate the release of kidnapped victims, but having a few negotiation skills in your back pockets can always come in handy. This book written by Chris Voss, a former FBI and Harvard Business School negotiator, brings readers through exciting and thrilling real-life events while sharing valuable tips and tricks for not getting taken advantage of.

Buy on Amazon for $18

#3 Just My Type

Just My Type

For all the font and type nerds out there!

This book gives the detailed, but interesting history of many of the fonts and typefaces we know and love. If you enjoy typography and history then this book is for you.

Buy on Amazon for $11

#4 The Business of Expertise

The Business of Expertise

You're either selling your time or your thoughts. In David C. Baker's book, The Business of Expertise, he guides readers through selecting their unique positioning in order to become experts in their field.

Buy on Amazon for $38

#5 The Win Without Pitching Manifesto

The Win Without Pitching Manifesto

Don't let the name fool you. If you're not in-house or ever want to be out of house this book will change the way you view client/practitioner dynamics by teaching you to win without the pitch.

Buy on Amazon for $18

#6 Pocket Full of Do

Pocket Full of Do

A pocket-sized guide to the business of creativity by Chris Do.

Buy on The Futur for $35

And of course, a cheesy Baby Yoda GIF to conclude...