Those of you who really know me know that my fave way to spend my downtime is poolside with a cocktail and a book. I love reading, especially personal improvement! I am always trying to grow and gain more knowledge and stay motivated! Though, I am not usually one to hop on the bandwagon of popular books to read.
Girl, Wash Your Face kept coming up over and over. After I googled it a bit I immediately thought “oh I am more advanced than that, I already know that stuff”. Then, the still small voice inside me said “why not just check it out?” I was then reminded of something Dan Beer said at the #bedifferentconference: he asked us to keep an open mind and get into a learning mindset by asking ourselves “what if I am wrong?” I was so compelled to go and get this book I actually ran to BN to grab it live, I didn’t want to wait for Amazon!
As I kept thinking I was a bit more advanced for the book I embraced Dan’s advice and asked myself “what if I am wrong?” Well….I WAS! This book is great! Yes, there was a lot of info I already knew and practice but there was also a lot of new info and a few reminders. There were also some core messages that are currently on “repeat” for me. God is funny, He gives me repeat messages over and over when I need to pay attention; usually they are small subtle ways. This book was definitely Him communicating with me!
I am full of so much gratitude! I am grateful I can HEAR God’s small still voice (something I have prayed for for many years). I am also grateful I was at the #bedifferentconference to have Dan challenge us to think “what if I am wrong”. I am thankful my “ego” was put into check over something as “minor” as reading a book – it is a lesson I am thankful I learned on a small scale!
Mindset is everything and the LAST thing I need right now is a know it all mindset. I don’t know it all. I am writing a chapter in my life I have never written; I need a learning mindset 24/7!