In 2015 I set a goal to read at least 12 business books and 6 ficton. I didn’t make my goal on the fiction but I surpassed it on the business side. Listening to Audible totally counts as reading! 😉 This was my goal so I got to make my own rules. I love Audible for long car rides and workouts. I am going to share some of my thoughts on these books with you periodically. First up….
Take the Stairs, by Rory Vaden, was an inspirational book! I didn’t learn a lot of new information but I was very compelled by Rory’s personal story. His life philosophy is similar to my own in many ways. In fact, his writing drew me in to the point that I may never be able to ride an escalator again. We are so saturated with this “short cut culture” that once in awhile we need to be reawakened to the basic principles of self-discipline.
Self discipline is an area that can always be improved upon and I don’t think anyone gets beyond what this book teaches. I can’t imagine ever being too self-disciplined to need to hear what this books has to say. “Successful people do the things they don’t want to do…even when they don’t feel like doing them. ” (Rory Vaden) This is the foundation of the book but Rory writes with emotion and takes us to a place where we are reminded that true success is not necessarily financial. The long term reward for the short-term sacrifices are so WORTH it. This is something I needed to have reinforced especially when the short-term can fells a little longer than I’d like.
My own journey in real estate has required doing a lot of things I did not want to do…even though I did not feel like doing them. My experience is that there will be several of those types of things, in a row, one after another, until just about the time I say enough is enough! Then….I will reap a season of success more abundant and fruitful than I ever imagined. I have learned that a season of success does not mean that I have arrived and no longer have to make continual sacrifices.
I highly recommend this book and have received great value from following Rory on social media as well.
Sarah Johnson, Broker/Owner