Finally back with a new entry and I am continuing my book reviews from the 2017 reading list I put together. This post is all about Juggling Elephants: An Easier Way to Get Your Most Important Things Done--Now! by Jones Loflin and Todd Musig, which is on the topic of helping you get the important things done now. I actually finished it a while back and am well into the next title on the list, although some personal issues kind of slowed down everything going on in my life.
Juggling Elephants is a "fable" type improvement book. Actually, it is almost a fable within a fable. At the top level and used only superficially at the beginning and the end it tells the story of a father relaying advice to his grown daughter who shows up to meet him for lunch one day. The advice he gives is then the fable he tells her about how he learned to get so much done and to always be on top of the important things in life.
As I start some work to bring some life back to this blog
site, it seems appropriate that I start with a review of A Whack on the Side ofthe Head. From what I’ve gathered, A Whack on the Side of the Head is a bit of
a classic in self improvement although I had never run across it before adding
it to my 2017 reading list. And yes, as you may have guessed from the date of
this entry, I am running behind on completing that list. I attribute part of
that to not keeping up with the discipline needed to keep moving forward with
the list, although some delay was introduced by the need to read some other
materials and books during the year. Anyway, I’m back and ready to get some
creative with some new entries. A Whack on the Side of the Head covers ways to help the
reader tap into their creative juices and remove those mental blocks that keep
them stuck in a rut. Author Roger von Oech sets forth several examples to open the book demonstrating creative thinking and how people have solved probl…
Late December and early January have turned out to be very busy, so my plans to put together a post outlining my 2017 reading list has been languishing on my to-do list. No longer though as I have finally found a few minutes to stop and put together the list. Why did I bother to put together a list for the upcoming year especially when I almost always have a book "in progress" at any given time? It was mainly driven by the suggestions on goal-setting that I recently wrote about. One of those tips was putting your goals in writing, so I did that with regard to what I hoped to read in 2017.