Reading Challenge


Join me on this personal growth journey to develop the habit of reading on a regular basis!

CEO’s and executives read on average 4-5 books a month. That is about a book a week! If some of the biggest and most influential leaders in the world across different industries have in common that they actively read, shouldn’t we be doing that, too? 

Regardless of your occupation or industry, reading is a success principle and must become a regular part of our routine—a part of our lifestyle. Not just to better ourselves but to better to those around us. 

If you are ready to start reading on a regular basis, then I personally invite you to join me on my personal reading challenge! 

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I can’t wait to start this journey together! Let’s start reading. 

To develop the success principle of reading on a regular basis

This challenge starts March 2019. However, it will continue each month to develop a life-long habit. Join at any time!

1.Do I have to read a book-a-month like you?

No, you do not have to. The key is to set a goal that will stretch you outside of your comfort zone to grow. If it happens to be a book-a-month like me, then we will be achieving the same goals together!

2.Do I have to read the same book as you?

No, but I will typically post my choice for next month in advance so you can read it, too, if you choose. Make sure you are following me on Instagram @iameleasedillard to be notified!

3.When will you go live?

I will post on Instagram the date and time that I will go live in advance so you can plan to join. Make sure you have post notifications on!

Please Note: The books I share are not endorsements nor sponsored posts.  Each book is selected based on the description provided by the author/publisher. It is my goal to select books that contain appropriate content; however, I am not responsible for the content within each book. 

My choice for March…

“The major difference between achieving people and average people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell takes a closer look at failure-and reveals that the secret of moving beyond failure is to use it as a lesson and a stepping-stone. He covers the top reasons people fail and shows how to master fear instead of being mastered by it. Readers will discover that positive benefits can accompany negative experiences-if you have the right attitude. Chock full of action suggestions and real-life stories, Failing Forward is a strategic guide that will help men and women move beyond mistakes to fulfill their potential and achieve success.”

*This book description is from here.

My choice for April and May…

*This book was listed for both April and May because it was filled with so many life-changing success principles. After finishing the book, I wanted to dedicate the month of May to going through the book again and applying those success principles within my business and personal life.

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“ ‘Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving. . . . Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.’
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees sim­ply as the Chairman. 
Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of “go-givers”: a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real estate broker, and the “Connector” who brought them all together. Pindar’s friends teach Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and help him open himself up to the power of giving. 
Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving—putting others’ interests first and continually adding value to their lives—ultimately leads to unexpected returns. 
Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a classic bestseller that brings to life the old proverb ‘Give and you shall receive.’
Nearly a decade since its original publication, the term “go-giver” has become shorthand for a defining set of values embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Today this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities. 
This expanded edition includes the text of the original business parable, together with a foreword by Arianna Huffington, a new intro­duction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.”

* Please Note: The copy I have is no longer available. An updated and expanded edition has been released. This book description is for the extended version from here.

My choice for June and July…

*This book was listed for both June and July because it was filled with so many life-changing success principles! I wanted to soak in the major takeaways of each chapter and practice applying those success principles within my business and personal life.

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“ With their national bestseller The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann took the business world by storm, showing that giving is the most fulfilling and effective path to success. That simple, profound story has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers around the world-but some have wondered how its lessons stand up to the tough challenges of everyday real-world business.

Now Burg and Mann answer that question in Go-Givers Sell More, a practical guide that makes giving the cornerstone of a powerful and effective approach to selling.

Most of us think of sales as convincing potential customers to do something they don’t really want to. This mentality sets up an adversarial relationship and makes the sales process much harder than it has to be.

As Burg and Mann demonstrate, it’s far more productive (and satisfying) when salespeople think like Go-Givers. Cultivate a trusting relationship and focus exclusively on creating value for the other person, say the authors, and great results will follow automatically.

Drawing on a wide range of examples of real-life salespeople who have prospered by giving more, Burg and Mann offer tips and strategies that anyone in sales can start applying right away.”

* This book description is from here.

My choice for August…

Three powerful mini e-books about high productivity, now together in paperback
Laura Vanderkam has combined her three popular mini e-books into one comprehensive guide, with a new introduction. It will help readers build habits that lead to happier, more productive lives, despite the pressures of their busy schedules. Trough interviews and anecdotes, she reveals . . .

-What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast—to jump-start the day productively.

-What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend—to recharge and prepare for a great week.

-What the Most Successful People Do at Work—to accomplish more in less time.”

* This book description is from here.

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