My 2021 Reading List

After publishing my reading list from 2019 and again in 2020, it seemed only fitting to continue the trend for 2021.  This past year there were some book goals I socialized on Nerd Journey, so we’ll see what goals vs. reality were and discuss potential reasons for discrepancies. Unless otherwise specified, the books below were…

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Burned Out for the Holidays

There’s no place like burnout for the holidays.  You can run, but you can’t hide.  Perhaps the possibility of being burned out never crossed your mind.  Stop for a second, and let’s explore.  The answer might be different than you thought. Think back on your personal state of the union during 2021 (mental health, physical…

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Learning from The Maestro

Roger Federer has long been my favorite tennis player.  Sports commentators have often mentioned his fluid movements and graceful game on the tennis court.  He makes playing tennis look like an art and is sometimes referred to as the Swiss Maestro.  After winning one of his first few major tennis championships, the tournament director told…

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The Journey Continues…One Year Later

What would you do if a friend suggested the two of you start a podcast?  That’s exactly what happened to me back in December 2017 right before changing jobs.  When you’ve never helped create or co-host a podcast, you truly have no idea what it takes.  I had been a podcast guest once before, but…

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Two Nerds on a Journey

When is the last time you embarked on a journey?  A journey is likened to a lengthy adventure with a number of challenges to overcome along the way which result in personal development.  Movies like Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey or Journey to the Center of the Earth serve as excellent illustrations of what a journey might…

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