My name is Patricia and I have a passion for personal growth. I read a lot of books and listen to podcasts and YouTube videos and I'd love to share perspectives with other people.
I've never organized a book club or even have been a member of one but I think it'll be ok. What I picture is a very open and comfortable space for us to share our thoughts, experiences and opinions, trying to be understanding and respectful to everyone in the group. There's no requirement of age, gender, marital status, race, nationality or cake flavor preference.
Please, don't feel stressed to read the book each time. If you can read it, great. If you can't, great. What's important is that you show up with authenticity and sense of humor.
One final note. We are all different people, with different backgrounds and stories. While nobody will do it on purpose, there may be times when we will feel offended by someone's comment or tone. Please, don't take it as an attack but rather as an opportunity to be honest with the other person and let them know how we felt. We are all learning.
Here is the list of books we all helped create and that we'll be reading for the future meet ups:
Getting to Yes with Yourself, by William Ury.
Constructive Wallowing, by Tina Gilbertson.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment, by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller.
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Henry Cloud, John Pearson and John Townsend
Tough Sh*t, by Kevin Smith.
High Performance Habits - How Extraordinary People Become That Way, by Brendon Burchard.
Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis.
When I say no, I feel guilty, by Manuel J. Smith.
Breaking the Rules, Removing the Obstacles to Effortless High Performance, by Kurt Wright.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Marck Manson.
Creating Money: Attracting Abundance, by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer.
Atomic habits, by James Clear.
The gifts of imperfection, by Brene Brown.
I thought it was just me - but it isn't, by Brene Brown.