Reading Expands Your World

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By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Reading is a way to get outside your box. I read to learn, to be inspired, and sometimes – like with TV – to distract me from my life. It expands my world and my understanding. In researching Logos Bible Software Co-Founder and CEO Bob Pritchett and reading Fire Someone Today, I found out that he challenges his employees to read and will put his money where his mouth is: by sharing his library and paying his staff to read from his list of suggestions.

I have already been eyeing various Village Books Book Groups but the times haven’t work out, I haven’t been interested in particular books, or I just felt too busy. The thing is I am always reading. I want to read more. I am rebellious enough that I don’t just want to read what someone tells me to read (I’m not in school anymore), but really it’s more that I have come to understand that ‘when the student is ready, the teacher appears’ so when I’m inspired to read a book, it may not be when the others in my circle are inspired to read it.

Case in point, I read Wild quite likely two years after everyone in Oprah’s book club. So how do you get together and encourage a love of reading? I started a Reading/Book club. I figure we can all read what we want – under the theme of personal growth and career satisfaction – and get together to talk about it. This is still a way of holding ourselves accountable to expand our world beyond the walls of our box.

What are you currently reading?

Suggested Reading:

Fire Someone Today: And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Women Who Run with the Wolves

About Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Tiffany is an ICF Career Coach and a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. Tiffany’s nearly two decades of experience has helped her to identify the power of story in connecting us to each other as well as to our environment. A believer in the power of reflection, practical application, and celebrating victories, Tiffany understands that the more we all live our dream, the more we can model it for future generations.
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