I am honored to be a featured entrepreneur in Choices to Changes, featuring the best practices of Twelve Global Entrepreneurs who have achieved success in building meaningful relationships, growing financially, taking bigger risks and gaining more influence in the marketplace. Sheila Kennedy put their practices to the test so she could raise money to have the book published. In a 60 day experiment, Sheila tripled her income, attracted her ideal clients and accepted speaking engagements by employing the practices shared in Choices to Changes. This book is a gold mine of practices, tools and strategies to implement. The book itself is a testament that these practices and attitudes work. Any entrepreneur looking to build relationships, make more money, and gain more visibility will want to adopt these practices right away. The success that is possible, as exemplified by the twelve global entrepreneurs and the author, is the most compelling testimony of the difference these practices in confident entrepreneurship can make.
Community: The Structure of Belonging by, Peter Block
I appreciate this book for it's take on the value of the whole, and how he shares suggestions for each of us to bring the parts together to form a stronger, more authentic and joyful community.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW
One of her most read books. I appreciate the way she brings us to a better understanding of and appreciation for vulnerability in our lives, and in our society.
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, by Daniel H. Pink
This book changed the way I look at my work, my art and the world. I thought it would be all about brain stuff, but it more than that. For me, perfectly aligned with a non-linear, yin way of living and being in the world. And, he honors art and artists as the future reality.
Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, translated by Derek Lin
Derek knows the language and has a deep understanding of the work. Joining his Sunday telecalls helps me gain a better understanding of this ancient text.
Crossing to Avalon: A Woman's Midlife Quest for the Sacred Feminine, by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
A spiritual take on this journey, touching on the archetypes. I loved how I connected with the journey.
The Creative Photographer by Catherine Anderson
This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.
I love this book. It's inspiration meets workbook.
“For most photographers the picture is the end product of the creative process. For Catherine Anderson, it's just the beginning. In a wide array of projects using techniques from Photoshop to needle and thread, she shows beginner and experienced photographers alike how to turn their pictures into handmade objects of art-from books and collages to customized greeting cards.”