Weekend Reads: Gold Standard, Work Simply and Judge This
As we transition into the Fall season there’s nothing better than to enjoy a breezy night outside with a good book. Dive deep into these good reads that can bring inspiration into your life.
As the third in a set of triplets born to parents who were expecting just one baby, Author Kym Gold fought for everything she got from the moment she entered the world. Gold says the triplets struggled finding their own identities during their teen years and were mostly at odds with each other. But, she honed in on her own identity and realized that she had a flair for design and fashion, and she hated hearing “no.” Those personality assets served her well when, as a teen, she discovered that certain clothing designers near her Malibu home would sell to her their damaged-and-defective t-shirts for a pittance. Gold mended and personalized the shirts, then sold them for a tidy profit at a small booth on the beach. She named her new business and set about learning how to run it, then entered design school, and tasted other careers. Although the book is choppy at times, if you’re looking for inspiration, Gold Standard is for you. Available for purchase here.
Does it seem like you rarely have five minutes a day to yourself? Like, good sleep is an acquaintance you haven’t seen in ages? Then you need what’s inside Work Simply by Carson Tate. You really hate turning people down, but there’s just no other way; you’re too busy. Tate offers a quick, easy quiz to analyze your productivity style. Are you a planner, prioritizer, arranger, or a visualizer? Knowing where you stand will tell you where your strengths and weaknesses lie in organizational skills, which helps you work more efficiently, alone and with others. Work Simply gives you a different way of looking at your “working style.” Purchase Work Simply here.
We all know the phrase ‘you can’ judge a book by its cover,’ and in author Chip Kidd’s book Judge This you will learn how to make an initial splash. “First impressions,” says Kidd, “are key to how we perceive the world…. And based on our first impressions, we judge things. We can’t help it.” Kidd says the correct balance of clarity and mystery can combine to create the best first impression. Available for purchase here.
Contributions from Terri Schlichenmeyer