Summer officially starts Wednesday — what’s that mean to you??
I leap right to summer reading (well maybe I leap to ice cream at the same time… but I’m nothing if not a multi-tasker). My friend and fellow coach Kanesha Lee Baynard sums up the reading impulse perfectly (the ice cream’s self-explanatory):
“When I think about summer, I think about relaxing, reflecting, renewing and reading. Summer is my time to go on vacation physically and mentally. A great book can take me on amazing adventures, help me tap into my creativity, and learn something new that will improve my life and help me live more BOLDLY.”
In her typical spirit as Queen of Bold, Kanesha came up with a super summer equation:
long summer days + hot book + cool coaches + blog hoppage = “On the Same Page”
On the Same Page is a blogging book club that will be hosted by five amazing professional coaches. Our summer book is………….. Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Now’s your chance to really savor this classic — WITH company.
Here’s how it works:
Each Monday from July 9th through September 17th, one of five coaches will feature a chapter from Flow on her blog. She’ll highlight key points, post discussion questions, and — best of all — develop a custom, complimentary “YOUwork” (aka homework) tool.
That’s my favorite part because, honestly, the book is a lot to digest by yourself — much nicer to have savvy companions on an adventure. And if you miss reading a chapter yourself, you can still enjoy the takeaways and use the tools!
We hope you will join us and read along. You don’t have to register for anything. Just purchase or checkout the book (from your local library), check back here July 9th, and lend your voice to the discussion.
There will be insightful, thought-provoking, and transformative fun. And knowing these fellow coaches — unpredictable awesomeness too!
In the meantime — tell me — what other books are on YOUR summer list? And what flavors of ice cream? Do you find certain combinations work best? Flow seems to be working really well with Expresso Explosion [sic], but then again…. what doesn’t?!