What’s on Your Nightstand?

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. ~ B.B. King

by Pete Ferguson

The famous quote that has been attributed to many, but I believe originates with Charlie “Tremendous” Jones states:

“You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”

As I look back over the past five years of my life, much of what I do today and who I am has been influenced by the books, blogs, articles, and people I’ve introduced into my life – as well as the TV, time wasters, and people who were zapping a lot of energy out of my life that I “un-introduced”.

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. ~ Confucius

Recently I’ve been able to be a very interactive reader – I volunteered to help Farnoosh Brock edit her next project: Crack the Code – How to Get Promoted. It was fun to be on the editing side and I found that is something I may enjoy doing more of in the future. You get to read a book first for free and have an impact on the project. Win-win.

Fifteen years ago, many in business would (and still) site Covey’s “Seven Habits for Highly Effective People” – which was a game changer for me.

What’s on your nightstand? I’m looking for a few good books.





2 thoughts on “What’s on Your Nightstand?

  1. Hi Pete, Another great post. Currently “Wrecked” by Jeff Goins is on my nightstand. I just finished “Yes Chef,” “On the Line,” “The Man Who Ate Everything.” My next book will be “Start” by Jon Acuff.

  2. Thank you so much for your help with the project, Pete. It’s all the better thanks to you. On my nightstand lately, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg (love it), “The Second Empress” a historical fiction by Michelle Moran (I read everything she writes!), “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie (which I just finished) and “1984” Haven’t yet gotten into it too much, and a few more stuff on my Kindle 🙂

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