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Genre: Non-Fiction Self-Help | Pub: 11.24.202 by Thomas Nelson
Arielle’s Review Notes
Book Format & Source: Hardback copy purchased from Book Outlet
Review & Thoughts:
- The Joy of Missing Out (JOMO) was an enjoyable read that had actionable suggestions and a ton of inspirational and motivational guidance. It didn’t contain anything groundbreaking or any major takeaways but I thought it was well-structured and offered some great tips that you can implement in your life. One of the focus points and main takeaways of the book is the importance of creating harmony in your life by focusing your time and attention and truly making the priorities in your life a priority.
- Ideas from the book you can implement:
- Sitting down once a week to do a brain dump of things to do and priorities
- Crafting a mission statement for your life. Mine would include something about creating and inspiring joy.
- Visit the joyofmissingout.com for more resources. You can also sign up for the Jomo emails for ongoing resources.
- Inspired blog posts coming: Although this book didn’t offer any groundbreaking concepts it did contain a lot of inspiration and quite a few blog posts will be inspired by this book. I made a few notes while reading and marked a ton of inspirational sound bites.
- Small ideas on how to improve your own systems. I loved the remark about towel hooks vs. towel bars.
- Slow down and rethink busy. Focus on priorities. Live a life that feels meaningful to you. Choose a life centered on your priorities. Embrace the joy of missing out.
- Stop borrowing from today to make tomorrow great. Instead, lets choose to make the most of today, knowing that when we spend our days focusing on priorities, we are investing in our future.
- Life is never one-size-fits-all. The challenge in life is not just saying no; its the art of learning when your answer should be a ‘no’ and when it should be a ‘yes’. It’s about finding yes.
- Productivity is not about doing more, it’s about doing what’s most important.
- Happiness isn’t defined by others. It’s defined by you and the daily choices you make.
- Choices have the power to make us genuinely productive rather than simply busy.
- Being kind and being assertive are not mutually exclusive.
- Periods of rest are not a reward for great work but are a requirement for great work to happen.
- Focusing on our priorities is what separate the busy from the truly productive.
- We lose time dreaming of a life we could have when the one right in front of us could be even more beautiful.
- It does us no good to bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan if the kitchen is burning down around you.
- A wide-open calendar is an invitation for others to cram it full with their priorities and demands rather than our own.
- When we make time for our wants and needs we are able to give our fullest selves to the world around us.
- Every time you say yes you are saying no to something else.
- Nobody in the history of the universe ever accomplished great things by trying to do everything.
- We can take our experiences and allow them to swallow us whole or we can use them as fuel to drive us.
Recommend for: Fans of personal development and inspirational self-help
My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥
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About the Author – From Bookshop.org
Tanya Dalton is a nationally recognized productivity expert, bestselling author, and speaker who serves as a growth strategist for female leaders in the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors. She is also the founder and CEO of inkWELL Press Productivity Co., a business focused on helping women create fulfilling lives on purpose. Her popular podcast, The Intentional Advantage, has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times and hundreds of thousands of her inkWELL Press products have found their way into the hands of eager consumers around the world. Tanya is also the wife of John and the mom of Jack and Kate. They reside in Asheville, North Carolina, where John doesn’t just work by her side; he sits across the desk from her. They spend their days planning, laughing, and working together as she once dreamed they would.
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