BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS OF 2021!

Every year, the goal of Bullet Point Reading is to read 52 books, one a week, and share the noteworthy findings. What are the overlapping ideas that span multiple books, across a variety of genres? That’s what we are looking at today. All books are further linked to Goodreads, Amazon and the full takeaways. Top … Continue reading BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS OF 2021!

What I Know For Sure By Oprah Winfrey

Broken down into quick snippets, What I Know For Sure is the work of Oprah revising and condensing over 14 years of her magazine column. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • If you’re holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you’re wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself … Continue reading What I Know For Sure By Oprah Winfrey

All The Money In The World By Laura Vanderkam

All The Money In The World touches on many different ways to procure happiness. Ultimately, the book can be summarized by this: save and budget more than you think, try to live minimally and cut excess spending where you can. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “I’d like to live as a … Continue reading All The Money In The World By Laura Vanderkam

The Psychology Of Money By Morgan Housel

A simple and effective book about the psychology behind how humans invest and make financial decisions. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Some lessons have to be experienced before they can be understood. • King Alyattes of Lydia, now part of Turkey, is thought to have created the first official currency in … Continue reading The Psychology Of Money By Morgan Housel

Atomic Habits By James Clear

Atomic Habits presents the idea that small changes are key to building new habits and making progress with goals. Gradual 1% improvements each day add up over time and will help build a system that supports consistent growth. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The purpose of setting goals is … Continue reading Atomic Habits By James Clear

Psycho-Cybernetics By Maxwell Maltz

Psycho-Cybernetics is an eye-opening self-help book about developing a positive mind-body connection. Dr. Maxwell Maltz was a cosmetic surgeon, and through seeing the insecurities in his patients, created a system to improve self-image and achieve a more successful and fulfilling life. RATING: 4.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • All your actions, … Continue reading Psycho-Cybernetics By Maxwell Maltz

Quiet By Susan Cain

Are you introverted or extroverted? Quiet breaks down the difference between the two: showing the pros and cons and the evolutionary benefits of both characteristics. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • One third to one half of Americans are introverts—in other words, one out of every two or three people … Continue reading Quiet By Susan Cain

The Most Important Thing By Howard Marks

Chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital, Howard Marks, reveals his investment philosophy. RATING: 4.1/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON Also check out: The Warren Buffet Way KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Investment success doesn’t come from “buying good things,” but rather from “buying things well.” Thus, it’s not what you buy; it’s what you pay for … Continue reading The Most Important Thing By Howard Marks

Finish By Jon Acuff

Written in a humorous style, Author Jon Acuff makes the point that the quest for perfection may be what’s hindering you from completing your goals and measuring data is the best tool to counteract perfectionism. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The harder you try to be perfect, the less … Continue reading Finish By Jon Acuff

Stop Checking Your Likes By Susie Moore

This book is NOT about social media. Rather, it is about gaining freedom from the opinions of others and constant need for social validation. It’s your life, do what makes you happy. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “As within, so without: If humans clear inner pollution, then they will … Continue reading Stop Checking Your Likes By Susie Moore

Chronicles Vol. 1 By Bob Dylan

Sporadic stories told by Bob Dylan himself— sharing his inspiration, song creation process and the encompassing musical characters that helped shape his career. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Folk songs were the way I explored the universe, they were pictures and the pictures were worth more than anything I … Continue reading Chronicles Vol. 1 By Bob Dylan

The Four Agreements By Miguel Ruiz

First glance... seems like a children’s book—the length, word spacing and illustrations. Upon further reading, an abundance of straightforward wisdom. Now, I understand why this book is so popular and universally loved. Simple and impactful. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • 1st Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word. • Speak … Continue reading The Four Agreements By Miguel Ruiz