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Jump Right In

I have been officially employed for exactly nine working days. The first two days were orientation and I didn’t even make it into the office. Then I spent the next two days half in meetings and half with my manager, who had flown in to Charleston just for me. Then I took a day off to move into my apartment, and the day after that I was pretty much 100% booked in meetings. So in other words, today was really only the third day that I was able to actually do anything other than orientation or meeting coworkers.

And that’s what makes this all so exciting. This all being, specifically, that today I got to do something that actually added value for the first time! And I have lots more planned!

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Mastering Habits

A few months ago, I found a list online of “17 Self-Help Books Everyone Should Read.” It turns out there are probably hundreds of lists like this one on the internet, which is why I didn’t link the particular one that I encountered, but when I found myself bored in an airport a few days later, it was that list that I chose to reference when picking out a book. So that’s how, knowing nothing about it at the time, I ended up buying The Power of Habit. And I’m really glad I did.

The book was slow to read at first, and I generally had to read it one chapter at a time because there’s a lot to it, but it was fascinating and I truly believe that if I can manage to put the things it taught me to practical use, it will change my life.

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