I don’t want to sound all somber, but happiness is an elusive thing sometimes… especially for entrepreneurs who usually work at home on their own (solopreneurs!) for most of the day. I heard about this book through one of my idols, Karena (one of the two amazing trainers who founded Tone It Up) and it was on my list of to-reads for a long time. When I did read this it took me SO long to get through… I think this was one of the best/hardest books to read for me.
There is only NOW. By shifting your focus to now, you’re shifting your mindset away from stress-thinking (about the past or future) and BEING and enjoying this moment. For me, obviously that’s this moment of writing these words on Beach Babe Stock. If you think back to when you were a kid, really… weren’t those some of the happiest days you’ve experienced? It’s because you weren’t thinking about future goals or worrying about past mistakes. You were LIVING your life in the moment.
If you’re an entrepreneur who struggles with (let’s be honest) those totally normal stresses that come with being a business owner, then I highly recommend you read this book to help you shift your mindset into the NOW being.
Worth the read score – It’s a hard read… 10/10.
Favourite quotes / ideas :
- There is literally only now. Righ now, this very second. As soon as it’s passed, it’s gone, it’s in the past and what’s going to happen tomorrow or one year from now, hasn’t happened yet (and it might not… I mean, just look at this covid situation we’re all in right now… who actually had plans for this?), so there’s no point thinking too much about it and worrying y.ourself for now reason.
- If you’re afraid of missed opportunities, of not living your life to it’s fullest there’s SUCH an easy fix. Be in the NOW. When you master this technique, nothing is missed. No moment is taken for granted or passed over as your body is physically in one place and mind in another.
Have you read The Power of Now? If you have, what were your favourite parts and key takeaways? Let me know in the comments!
The Power of Now is available here in paperback.
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