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Clean Your Routine For A Sweet ’16 Challenge Day 15

Read a book on an educational topic

One of the best ways to acquire new knowledge is through reading! I haven’t started to read a book a day like Tai Lopez but I do find reading to be very important. Some people love to read for entertainment, I have always preferred knowledge. If you don’t feel like you have time to sit down and read a book Audible is a great way to access the same knowledge! Stop by your local library or bookstore and grab a book for educational purposes! If you prefer download something to a Kindle, Nook, your phone, tablet, another reading device or through Audible.

Some of the benefits of reading include expanding your vocabulary which can help with aggression, a reduction in stress and mental stimulation which can help slow the progress of Alzheimers and Dementia.

Here are my top must reads…

Atlas Shrugged
The China Study
Mindset
Think and Grow Rich
The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage
Bold
Zero to One
Grain Brain

Have you read any of these? What did you think of the content?

On my list to read next

Blue Ocean Strategy
Transcend
Make It Stick
Who Moved My Cheese
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
On Immunity: An Inoculation
Should We Eat Meat? Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory
How to Lie With Statistics
The End of Faith
The 5 Love Languages
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Where do you find new books to read? Here are some great articles to start with…
6 Books Shark Tanks Daymond John Wants You to Read
7 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read
10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can’t Miss
10 Books That Bill Gates Wants You to Read to Become as Successful as Him
10 Great Psychology Books To Change Your Life

I’m sure there are a ton of other great lists and recommendations out there but this is where I plan to start!

What will you be reading? Scope, Instagram, Tweet etc and let us know! Use #BAAMS16 so I can find you and support you as well as included you in our contest!

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Clean Your Routine For A Sweet ’16 Challenge Day 11

I wanted the challenge for today to be visiting a veteran but instead you’re going to get a choice. I know some Veterans personally so I can do it but I couldn’t find an easy way for everyone else to find a veteran to visit. Of course if you live in a major city with a VA hospital you can start there.

Let me tell you why I think you should visit a veteran. First reason is they are people and we all need compassion and companionship. The second reason is regardless of how you feel about war or anything else if you are an American you have veteran’s to thank for your way of life. Finally, you can learn a lot from a veteran they have very interesting stories to share. It can be quite a pleasurable experience for you and the veteran you decide to visit.

If you can’t physically visit a veteran I suggest you help a veteran in another way. I found this list on CNN Five Ways to Help A Veteran Today. You can use it as a guideline to do something else nice for a veteran. Hopefully, this will be an experience and concept that you carry with you into the New Year. Don’t wait for Christmas or Veteran’s Day etc. We should be nice compassionate individuals all year round! Why not visit monthly? Find time in your life and space in your heart to reach out to these often forgotten but very important pieces of society. Just like the rest of us they do a job for a living. Their job happens to be very risky and controversial but they do it anyway. The least we can do is give back a little of our time for all that they have given and sacrificed for us.

Scope, Instagram, tweet, snapchat etc! Your visit with a Veteran! Share their story if it’s ok with them and don’t forget to hashtag it #BAAMS16 so I can find you and support you as well!

Other options and ideas

Volunteer or Donate

Volunteering with Seniors

Ideas for kids to help with Seniors