I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

I'm judging you by Luvvie AjayiNigerian born, American raised author and blogger Luvvie Ajayi wows us with her keen sense of humor and truth in I’m judging you. She states a lot of things you’ll consider common sense but one has to realize that common sense isn’t always very common. Luvvie touches on many different topics and gives us advice in a humorous way.

As a Nigerian woman living in the States, I can relate to all the issues she’s brought up but I especially appreciate her appeal to a wider audience. She is real and unabashedly herself. Luvvie says all the stuff you’re thinking but can’t say cause you’re too polite or perhaps afraid of the backlash. I love that she’s so real and calls folks out for bad behavior.

Here are four reasons to read I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi:
  1. Honesty / Candidness : Luvvie tells it like it is. She says that stuff we can’t say cause we have day jobs and reputations to protect. We are thinking it and are glad someone finally said it. For instance, in one chapter  she calls out folks on social media who post ridiculous things or overshare.
  2. Humor : She is hilarious; Luvvie describes events in a comical and entertaining manner. She’ll keep you engaged with her humor.
  3. Advice: She tells you what to do. Luvvie suggests behaviors and ideas to do better.
  4. She’s Nigerian: Hey, I’m Nigerian and I love to see and shout out other Nigerians doing well! I’m especially proud that she’s from Ibadan, my home town.

Overall, of course I recommend this book 😉 it’s a great, light and funny read. Pick this up for your next plane ride; you won’t be disappointed.

Have you read I’m judging you? what are you thoughts? Leave me a comment below.
Luvvie Ajayi’s Blog: http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com
Publishing Date: September 2016

Five Life Lessons Frugal Millionaires Teach Their Children

Abis Book Blog: The Millionaire Next Door is one of those books that really opens your eyes on how to manage your finances. The authors Thomas Stanley and William Danko are college professors who have conducted extensive research on millionaires and their lifestyles.The Millionaire Next Door is one of those books that really opens your eyes on how to manage your finances.  The authors Thomas Stanley and William Danko are college professors who have conducted extensive research on millionaires and their lifestyles. The most important lesson to learn is that most millionaires do not live flashy lifestyles like those you see on reality TV. In fact, a good portion of them live in the same neighborhood as you and drive regular cars. Here are five key lessons millionaires teach their children.

1. Don’t tell your children that you are rich/wealthy. Children that are told they are wealthy are more prone to spend money on lavish lifestyles. They think ” hey! we are rich, we can afford it” without realizing how difficult it is to earn money. These children grow up feeling entitled and spoiled, they become accustomed to a certain standard of living and when they become adults, they aim to maintain the lifestyle even when their income does not support it.

2. No matter how wealthy you are, teach your children discipline and frugality. Financial habits are picked up from parents. If you’re a spendthrift, it’s very likely your children will also be excessive spenders. Teach them to work hard and not waste. Teach them the value of a dollar and the effort that goes into earning it.

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Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud

Abis Book Blog and Reviews : Necessary EndingsEndings can be very difficult for all involved. Depending on how you were raised, you may have a negative view of endings. But endings are certainly not all bad,  they go hand in hand in dealing with change. See this post for a few snippets on handling change. In this book, Dr. Henry Cloud helps sort through your thinking processes so that you can decide about an ending and execute it well.

 I picked up this book because I felt conflicted about a particular situation and needed to get things moving. I needed something to end but change is so difficult and I was not sure how to navigate the situation. My opinion was that this book would perhaps lead me to some form of clarity and give some advice on how to handle the situation in a positive way. Although change is difficult, not all change is bad. In fact some times, its very much needed for growth.

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Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, ChangeAn A-mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

I recently joined a mentoring program within my company. I signed up to be a mentor and soon realized that I also need to be mentored. During one of our sessions, my mentor recommended “Who Moved My Cheese”. I heard about this book a few years back but was probably too overwhelmed with college courses to stop and read anything. I checked my local library catalog and placed the book on hold. I picked it up from the library today and the first thing I noticed was how light it was and then I looked inside and was greeted by huge fonts. This should be an interesting read. I guess I shouldn’t judge a book by its font although it does make me wonder.

Who Moved My Cheese is a book about change and how to handle it. The author uses a simple story to illustrate his point. In this story, there are two mice Sniff and Scurry and two little human beings, Hem and Haw looking for cheese in a maze. The book follows their thought patterns and actions as they search for their cheese. Cheese is an analogy for things we want in life; job,  career, relationships, house, money etc.

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