Exponential Living Book Review

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Exponential LivingHey hey! I’m back! I took a little hiatus from my blog as I was dealing with some personal issues as well as planning for my big event.  On top of health coaching, I am the founder of a nonprofit organization called Rockin for a Match, and we raise awareness for blood cancers via an annual charity concert and bone marrow drive.  Our 9th annual event was a few weeks ago and it was a great success!

Back to business….

I am so excited and proud to be a part of a business group with several lovely health coaches all around the country and overseas.  We just recently started our own book club.  I love to read but always somehow become distracted by other things. So, I’m so excited to have a reading accountability team.  We will be reading all different types of books, while still focusing on health, wellness, and growth.  We are the Flourishing Book Club. From time to time, I will post book reviews and highlight key points. I will keep you updated with our Instagram handle once it goes live!

Our first book was Exponential Living by Sheri Riley.  This was an excellent and inspirational read that focuses on personal growth and development.  Sheri takes us through her life and the life of others that are seeking and presently “Exponential Living.” Sheri educates us on how people tend to invest more time in their careers than in their actual lives. She preaches, “Stop spending 100% of your time on 10% of who you are.” Our career is what we do, not who we are. It is so easy to lose sight of that.  Nobody on their death bed says, “I wish I would have worked more.” It’s usually, “I wish I would have traveled more, spent more time with my family, made more time for my friends, focused more on my children, etc.” When we focus 100% on 10% of who we are, we can become engulfed, overworked, under-joyed, unhealthy, sleep deprived, depressed, unfulfilled, distant from family and friends, and burnt out.  Sheri explains that when we shift our focus onto our 90%, amazing things can happen.  That 10% (career) begins to come naturally.  When we invest in our lives outside of work, then we begin to live in peace and self-purpose.  Success doesn’t always bring clarity.  Some of the most successful people are very lonely or depressed.

Sheri talks about steps to pursue peace and joy, key relationships, reality vs. truth, confidence, work and joy, etc.  Her book is a great awakening both spiritually and professionally.  I love that Sheri has action steps and homework within the book to give you a guide on how to reach Exponential Living. She has composed real life conversations with high-performers and their journeys that teach us just how we can reach our truth. Sheri covers nine principles to help the busiest goal-oriented people integrate their professional success with whole-life success.  Often times, we use the excuse that we don’t have time. One hour is four percent of your day (yep, that’s it!).  We must change our perspective and make the time if we want to change. Sheri’s nine principles are as followed:

1) Live in You P.O.W.E.R. (Perspective, Ownership, Wisdom, Engagement, Reward)
2) Health Living is More Than Just a Diet
3) Pursue Peace and Positive Mind
4) Have a Servant’s Heart and a Giving Spirit
5) Stop Working, Start Maximizing
6) Happy is a Choice, Joy is a Lifestyle
7) Build Lasting Confidence
8) The Courage to Be Faithful
9) Exponential Living

Whether you are new to the idea of Exponential Living or not, I highly recommended this book for all who are seeking a better, peaceful, confident being in 2020.

Happy New Year!