7: Do you read? If so, what are your three favorite books and why?


1) Made to Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath
Incredibly intriguing book!  Breaks down the anatomy of ‘sticky’ ideas into Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, and Story.  It pulls examples from Army generals, proverbs, car accidents, Martin Luther King Jr and racism, the Subway diet, and many many many more.  They definitely fine-tuned my view of the world, and to me partially explains why random ass shit like the “Bed Intruder” or Facebook or etc. is so popular.

2) Awaken the Giant Within, by Anthony Robbins
Most bookstores would probably classify this as a ‘Self-Help’ book, but I feel that doesn’t really do the book justice.  If you read the book and really apply it, it’s incredibly inspiring and life-changing.

3) Borrowing Brilliance, by David Kord Murray
Offers a very compelling and interesting breakdown of creativity.  Lots of diverse examples. I would say more but I am pretty tired..

All of these books made me want to share with everyone I know and ask, “why the hell don’t more people know this stuff?” (in a it’s-my-responsibility-to-share type of way).

^^ In no order

Other notables.. Tipping Point, Blink, A Wrinkle in Time, Change by Design, Wooden on Leadership, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.


30 Day Personal Challenge

1: Name two of the most significant people in your life and explain why.

2: What is your stance on religon? Would you affiliate yourself with any?

3: What band / musician is most important to you?  Explain why.

4: If you could chose a time period to be born at , which one would it be and why?

5: At what age were you the happiest?

6: Name five things from your wishlist.

7: Do you read? If so, what are your three favorite books and why?

8: If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why?

9: How old do you think you act? Explain.

10: If you could only live off of one food and one beverage for the rest of your days, what would they be?

11: What is your favorite quote? How does it relate to your life?

12: What item of clothing do you wear the most?

13: What can you not live without?

14: Name things that you do every day.

15: Who is someone you admire. Why?

16: If the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do with your remaining time on earth?

17: What do you want to be when you get older? Why did you choose it?

18: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? What would you say to them or ask them?

19: What is your favorite film? Why is it so important to you?

20: Would you consider yourself an optimist or a realist? Why?

21: Do you want children? Why or why not?

22: What subject did / do you exceed in / at school?

23: Are you a fan of art? If so, who is your favorite artist? What artistic movement do you prefer?

24: How attractive do you consider yourself?

25: Would you rather date someone plain with an amazing personality or someone beautiful with a plain personality?

26: Choose two: mentally stable, intelligent, attractive. Explain why you chose those two.

27: Which do you prefer: films or television? Why?

28: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Why or why not?

29: Do you wish for anything at 11:11? If so, what do you wish for? Has anything ever come true?

30: What do you imagine your life like at age fifty?


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