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Book #1: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin

This book has had the most impact on my professional life in the last few years.  I had no idea (nor did my boss at my nonprofit) that I would be handling over $1.1 Million in disaster relief applications over three years.  I quickly had to assemble a project management timeline, find the vulnerabilities, and create volunteer management plans that made logical sense and were applicable to Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Florence (2018), and Michael (2018), and the EF-2 tornadoes (Greensboro, 2018).  

At home, we say, "Thou shalt not whine," but Amy Morin's book put more meat on that saying with her list of 13 things mentally strong people don't do.  Note:  No. 1 is "They don't feel sorry for themselves." 

No. 3 is "They don't shy away from change."  

Here is the full list on Amy's website.

If you were with me at the North Carolina General Assembly last week (ahem, Greensboro and High Point REALTORS®), you saw me use rule no. 2 with a legislator.  No. 2 is "They don't give away their power."

Buy this book.  Read it.  Read it again.  Let me know what you think.

I will have some more book recommendations for you soon.

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