Multitasking with Raymond

Hello Wendy,  
I am on an self improvement,  life empowerment, business growth and spiritual growth mission this year. 
My goal is to read at least one book per month on the things that will make me a better me. 
I would like you to give me a list of good reads you would recommend. Thank you in advance.  
Warm Regards,  Raymond Jackson


I’m on an “write more” mission for this year – and
I think
our two goals could fit together nicely.
With your permission I’ll post your message on the blog Wendy’s Desk 
and include the reason why I’m recommending each book, and what I got from it.
If you would like, we could do a second post on that book,
where you say what you got from it. 
We could even
 (this is a second goal of mine) 
do that post as a audio or video file. 
Then we’d link the two together.
And let me know if you already have good systems in place for reading,
or if you’re interested in the tools I use – from my phone, to my car’s bluetooth.
And thanks again for asking.
Best success to you,  W!


Wendy, You certainly have my permission to post the message on the blog. 
The fitting of the two goals together would actually be good for me. I need
structure and a purpose to keep me on track.  

I definitely do not have a good system in place for reading.
So whatever advice that you can share would be a major help.
Thank you so much !!!  Raymond


My first suggestion is
John Medina’s 
Brain Rules



He gives twelve ways to maximize . . . humans.
Rule #1 is exercise — and we joined a gym.
It’s hard, and I don’t like it, but I’m doing it anyway.

Rule #4 is attention — gave me lots of data for InfoMinutes.
Particularly it reinforced the requirement that the Blue Card be new information.

Rule #7 is sleep oy. I’ve been living under the mantra “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”
for nearly 25 years. After two years of processing Medina’s message, I started 2014
going to bed at 9pm every night. Yes, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights too. Oy.
This is so not me. I’ll let you know in the future if I see any benefits!

There’s a quick .pdf of the rules here:
And the hard back book includes a CD with additional content.
Share the things that pop up for you in the comments below  ~  W!
3 Responses to Multitasking with Raymond
  1. John Drawdy
    May 22, 2014 | 10:32 am

    Wendy, I see this book has additional content. I usually “read” books via Audible. Would I be missing out on a workbook/exercises if I did not get the paper version?

    • Wendy Kinney
      May 22, 2014 | 10:41 am

      John, I’m a “windshield reader” too.
      What I’ve noticed is that new books have a URL with the information we need to see or refer back to.

      My policy has been to make the first pass on a business book through my car’s speakers. If, after listening, I feel like my eyes need to make a pass, I’ll buy the e or paper version.

      However . . . the next book I’m assigning to Raymond (and you!) is so useful, so actionable, such a resource, that I’m going to listen to it again, at my dining room table, with a notebook and pen. I’ll post a link here when I get that one up!

      • John Drawdy
        May 23, 2014 | 3:18 pm

        OK, I checked it out on Audible and saw a link to two videos on this website:

        That is the only URL I found, is that all that would be on the additional content CD as well?

        PS – Do you know if The 4 Hour Workweek is supposed to have “extras?” I’ve bought it on Audible but see no URL now that I’ve checked. It would be good to know before I start listening. Thanks!

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