March Book Review

I read two books in the last month or so. They are “A Happy Pocket Full of Money: Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now” by David Cameron Gikandi and “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha” by Tara Brach, Ph.D.

My reviews are below.

I’d love to know 2 things in the comments:

  1. If you’ve read either of these books and what your review is.
  2. What should I read next month? If it’s already on my to-read list, it’s probably a shoe in. You can see that here.

A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi
Happy Pocket Full of MoneyThis book was recommended by a previous coach and several of my friends read it and loved it.

I bought it early last year, found the first chapter very hard to read, and didn’t pick it up again until this year. The second time around it wasn’t much of an issue, although I did find the next chapter much easier for me to read.

There were some chapters that especially resonated for me and others less so. This is to be expected of a book like this. It’s a book that you learn something new from each time you read it, because you’re at a different place in your journey and you’ll resonate with different parts.

Because you’re here, reading my blog, I know you’re on a journey of personal development and wealth/abundance thinking. So, you’ll enjoy this book.

I noticed there’s a 2015 edition of the book on Amazon. I read the 2011 edition because I bought it over a year ago. The above image and link is for the 2015 edition.

If you want to see the quotes I liked, head over to my review on Goodreads.

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, Ph.D.
I first heard of Tara Brach from a previous coach (same one referenced above), she mentioned her a lot when talking about meditation or self-acceptance and a later she gifted her clients with this book.

Tara Brach does weekly talks that are recorded and available on her website. I downloaded a handful last year and really enjoyed them (actually, I think I’ll head back over there and download a few new ones to listen to!). The added benefit to that was I could hear her voice through the words. The way she writes is also the way she teaches and her voice is very soft and soothing.

This book is very easy to read. I loved the real life examples from her clients and her own life that she wove through the teaching to illustrate her points.

And because it’s an engaging read, you might forget to put the book down and think about how you might use that teaching or observation in your own life.

Again, this is a book that has pieces that really resonated for me, and others less so. And like Happy Pocket Full of Money, next time I read it, I’ll take away something new.

However, I’m leaving it on my night stand. At the end of each chapter there are guided meditations relating the chapter and I want the book close by to reference.

If you want to learn more about personal acceptance, accepting those around you or confidence, this is a good book for you. It’s also a good book if you want to learn more about meditation or personal development.

If you want to see the quotes I liked, head over to my review on Goodreads.

2 thoughts on “March Book Review

  1. I’d like to see your reviews for Pilot to Profit: Navigating Modern Entrepreneurship to Build Your Business Online Marketing, Social Media, Content Marketing and Sales

    AND

    The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

    1. I’ll start Pilot to Profit next. I know Lisa Larter’s a big fan of tracking & knowing your numbers, so it’ll be interesting to see if what I’m tracking is similar to what she suggests (I guesss I’m assuming that will be part of the book 🙂 )

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