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2019 Book Club Reports

Welcome to the 2019 Maniacs’ Book Club Archive!

Each month the Organizing Maniacs’ team selects an organizing book, reads it, and prepares a Report and Video with a summary and tips for you. You get access to applicable strategies that you can put to use right away! We’ve gathered the 2019 videos and reports all in one place on this page.


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January 2019 – Finish by Jon Acuff

The strategies in this book are counter-intuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise.

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February 2019 – Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

“Digital minimalists are all around us. They’re the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. Digital minimalists stay informed about the news of the day, but don’t feel overwhelmed by it. They don’t experience “fear of missing out” because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction.”

Does that sound like someone from the 1990’s? Probably, but maybe it is time for us to find Digital Balance. Are you in?

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March 2019 – Atomic Habits by James Clear

“If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

Who is tired of setting goals and never accomplishing them?

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April 2019 – Women with Attention Deficit Disorder by Sari Solden

“Living with ADHD has a huge impact on every area of a woman’s life, especially her intimate partners, friendships, and relationships with family members. When trying to understand women with undiagnosed ADHD, it is important to remember that almost all women, not only women with ADHD, have difficulties meeting the complicated demands of today’s world. For the women with untreated ADHD, however, the demands of daily life can be crippling to their self esteem, families, work, and relationships. With undiagnosed and untreated ADHD there will be some serious effects somewhere in their lives, even if it is invisible and hidden. Some women may never talk about their struggles.”

We love this book. It brings a lot of awareness to how challenging it can be to have ADHD in a world that doesn’t always accept our brain wiring.

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May 2019 – The Power of Less by Leo Babauta

“Why Less Is More – Many people focus on time management to beat the hectic pace of modern life. You may think you can fit more into a 24-hour day, but that approach never yields satisfactory results. You inevitably will get overstressed and will spend too much time performing relatively unimportant tasks. Living a more sensible life means setting limits and focusing on essential things.”

I loved this book. It brings a lot of awareness to how impactful giving up some of our excess can do to our lives.

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July 2019 – 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

“Throughout your life, you’ve had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?”

I am trying to figure out how to get to the gym at 5am, what are you trying to get accomplished?

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Enjoy these archived Book Club Reports:

2017 Organizing Maniacs Book Club
2018 Organizing Maniacs Book Club
2020 Book Club