Read N Review: Midnight in the Piazza by Tiffany Parks

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If you are not already familiar with my ‘RNR’ series here on the blog, it’s a monthly series where I read and review a book that I have recently read. This way, I am holding myself accountable to read at least one book a month, and although I haven’t done such a great job at it recently, it’s the effort that counts right?

This month I am reviewing a very special book, and the first one where I personally know the author! Tiffany Parks, the author of Midnight in the Piazza, is editor at Where Rome magazine and co-host of the podcast, The Bittersweet Life. I thankfully had the chance to work with Tiffany on the The Bittersweet Life podcast this past winter/spring.

Tiffany’s book, Midnight in the Piazza, was published on March 6, 2018. I ordered mine off Amazon and was so excited to finally have received it. With that being said, I normally don’t go for fiction books. I’m one to usually read books in the genre of “self-help” or “self-improvement”, but Midnight in the Piazza was just the change I needed.

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Read N Review: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

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If you are planning to make “wake up early” a New Year’s resolution in the coming year, then this book is definitely one you should have on your radar. I found out about The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life by Hal Elrod from blogger/influencer, Marianna Hewitt.  I read it this past summer, so a book review on it is waaay overdue.

The Miracle Morning is not just a book, it’s a movement, practiced by thousands of people around the world. Once read, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the highest rated books on Amazon with 1200+ five-star reviews. Hal Elrod wrote this book to help transform every area of a person’s life by simply changing how they start their day every morning, all it takes is a minimum of 6 minutes to make a difference and below you’ll see why…

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Read N Review: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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How to Win Friends and Influence People. Who wouldn’t want to know that?? Originally published in 1936, this one is for sure an oldie, but a goodie. A book that many seem to know (and love), and for those that haven’t read it, I’d bet they have at least heard of it. The beautiful thing about this book is that just about anyone can relate to the information inside regardless of your occupation, gender, social status, etc.

Through Dale Carnegie‘s various courses and professional development teachings, he has been improving individual and business performance all over the world. Some of these courses include sales, effective speaking/human relations, and management seminars.

As I was reading this book, I couldn’t help but to think of all of the different scenarios throughout my life where his teachings would have come in handy. In my roles as a salesperson while working retail, to being a student and presenting to my classmates, and even being a good friend and learning how to communicate better.

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