The Seat of The Soul | CF Book Club

This week.... no the past few weeks I have been going through a lot of emotions in regard to what steps I need to take next in life, mainly in the area of my job and career. I have such big dreams beyond the normal 9-5 lifestyle and I'm determined to stay on track in reaching those dreams, which means reading the signs and pursuing the avenues that usually stop people dead in their tracks. Those signs usually pertain to change and forcing you to walk outside of your comfort zone.... gross, the "un-comfort zone". I'm looking for answers and the latest book that I'm devouring is The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav. I'm only halfway through this book but it's already hitting me in multiple ways and making my third eye flutter with excitement, information and that good ol' spiritual development. Focusing on the fact that us mere humans only live in a 5 sensory world that help us to connect with our physical world but we have yet to connect with our multi-sensory senses that are supposed to help us get connected with, you know.... that thing. Your thing, God, Buddha, The Universe, The Source... yah that infinite thing that is beyond our puny little brains but we know is there and feel so strongly every single day. The Seat of the Soul has officially been around for 25 years and when something serves to be that timeless and continues to stay relevant, I would be crazy not to take a look at what has been helping folks get closer to their most purest selves. We are a spiritual entity having a human experience after all, sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of exactly how epic we are. To trust our instincts, that burning feeling in your gut to not walk down that shady alley, or to listen to that screaming voice telling you that it's time to leave your job because it's either an unhealthy environment, you no longer find yourself growing or let's face it... you be bored.

This book is a fantastic read and another fantastic source in flicking open that third eye so we can be that 2017 kind of woke.... even 25 years later.

GirlBoss | CF Book Club

#girlboss by sophia amorusoThis book is everything you think it is.. It has the ups and downs that anyone one of our own lives have which means this story is insanely relateable. Sophia Amoruso, who is both the author and star of the story, gives us a generous look into her beginning days of her uber successful clothing company, Nasty Gal. What makes this book and Sophia's story so compelling, I believe, is her unapologetic, I don't give a fuck, I have no choice but to succeed attitude. When she is faced with epic adversity, yes she has her moments of fear and doubt but she learns to take on these obstacles head on and take that bitch by the reigns. Starting her clothing company off on the auction platform EBay, Sophia gains tremendous popularity and financial success by showcasing her clothes in a way that was unheard of on the modest website, she was a fresh of breath air and everyone was taking it in.

But alas, with great success comes an even greater amount of haters who banned together to get Nasty Gal shut down for good from EBay. If that happened to you, what would you do? Well I'll tell you what Sophia did, she shook that shit on, used the money that she had acquired from Nasty Gal up until that point and invested in building her own clothing website, it's like she didn't even skip a beat. After the website launch, the rest was history.

Go ahead and add this book #GirlBoss to the list of her ever growing #birlboss by sophia amorusoachievements because Sophia literally built a movement, whether she intended to or not. Her story is reassurance that a lot of us are on the right path. You're not supposed to always know what you are doing, you're not always supposed to wait until you have all of your ducks lined up in a row.... just jump.

Culture Fuzz is very excited to add this book to our reading list! Make sure you join the Culture Fuzz Book Club to give us feedback and start a discussion on your thoughts about this book.

 

 

You Are a Badass | CF Book Club

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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

 

I was drawn to this book for it's obvious reasons of course because, duh, I am a badass and I've never thought anything less of myself but just like you and plenty of other people I forget sometimes and I need refreshing reminders of my badassery. Her book strives to empower any reader to shake of the cobwebs of doubt and to start trusting the universe. To master positive thinking, smash the ego and learn to be present so we can enjoy the life we are building for ourselves. Such a great listen, because hey, I listen to audio books now!

You can find Jen's book on audible, Amazon or if you are vintage like I like to be sometimes you can mozy on over to your nearest Barnes and Nobles to get your hands on a copy.

 

think and grow rich

Book of the Week: Think and Grow Rich

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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

I wasn't sure what to expect when I first heard about this book to be honest. I sure as hell didn't think I would read anything about visualizing and saying mantras about the financial goal you are trying to reach. Napoleon knew what he was talking about that one - it made me ask questions like, "Did he have incense lit while writing this stuff down?" and statements like, "Damn, he is so woke", I apologize, I watch a lot of YouTube and Instagram, that's what is being shot around right now, so I apologize for the lack of witty phrasing. the message in his book Think and Grow Rich is no different than what a lot of other compelling authors like, Lisa Nichols and Toni Robbins are writing about today, who learned or thing or two from Napoleon's writings also. If you are looking for a book about creating a different kind of relationship and viewpoint on money this is the book for you!

 

 

The Game of Life & How to Play it

Book of the Week: The Game of Life & How to Play it

The Game of Life & How to Play it

This book was one of those reads that had my mouth agape the entire time. I demolished it in about a day thanks to recorded narrating and it's definitely a book I need to read a couple times again because there's that much information, valuable information.

The Game of Life & How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn touches on a lot of life questions that we all find ourselves asking like, the power of words, are we following are true calling, and the law forgiveness. My favorite part of the book is "The Law of Use" and how Shinn explains that a gift is a better investment than a savings account. "Many people are in ignorance of the fact that gifts and things are investments, and that hoarding and saving invariably lead to loss." That portion of the book really resonated with me as finances are a constant thought not only in my head but I'm more than certain it's constantly in the minds of others.

If you are interested in hearing the narrated recorded version on your drive to work or home click here.

If you are like me and like to have the hard copy in your hands, click here to purchase from Amazon.com.