The key to being successful starts within. As a team here at Gundersons we take pride in self-development. We believe so highly in this that we ask all new employees to read 6 books in their first 90 days. Might sound crazy right? I mean they are just starting a new position and have a lot to learn in their first 90 days as it is… BUT these books can make the difference between a champ and a chump. We got this crazy idea from none other than Dave Ramsey!

BUT it doesn’t stop after 90 days! We as a team strive to better not only ourselves, but the business as a whole. We know if we are constantly improving as individuals then in return the business will flourish. We try to have an hour team meeting at least twice a month to check in with each other. How’s life outside of work going? Celebrate the Highs and Sympathize with the Lows. In these meetings we also discuss what book we are all reading (Most of us cheat and listen to Audible, but it helps us busy working women). Here are two books that our team members have recently finished and highly recommend everyone read!

  1. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Hal makes it clear that to be successful you need to dedicate time to personal development every single day. This is why he came up with the “Miracle Morning”. I won’t ruin the entire book for you because I highly suggest you go and download it today, but here is just a few huge take aways from the book.

  1. You are worth is. Success and happiness is something that everyone is capable of having, everyone is deserving.
  2. Your morning routine has a significant effect on your success in every area of your life; it’s not just about energy levels.
  • The Life S.A.V.E.R.S
    1. S is for Silence
    2. A is for Affirmations
    3. V is for Visualization
    4. E is for Exercise
    5. R is for Reading
    6. S is for Scribing
  1. Girl, Wash your Face by Rachel Hollis

Rachel takes you on a journey through each lie she once believed about herself (which most women can relate to). She talks about being a working mother, a former foster parent, insecurities she dealt with in relationships and about her body, she speaks with kindness, helping women unpack the limiting mend-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them moving forward. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.

P.S. She also has a blog “The Chic Site”

If you feel like you are in the same old routine… Make the decision today to do something for yourself. Not just something that will make you feel better, but something that will make you a better person, a better employee, a better parent, a better boss… the possibilities are endless!