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Winter 2017 Reading List for Better Optical Practice Business Ideas

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Nov 7, 2016 2:18:00 PM

With National Book Month wrapping up in October, we thought it was the perfect time to put together a complete list of business books we think would be great for anyone's shelf, especially for business owners. As a practice owner it can be challenging keeping up with all the demands of running a business on top of providing quality care for your patients. Whether you're looking for new optical practice inspiration, organizational tips, or advice on being a better leader you'll find a little bit of it all on this reading list.

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Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes that Take 5 Minutes or Lessoptical practice reading list

Most of us have a hard enough time finding 5 spare minutes in a day. This book offers 97 small, and quick, changes you can make that will help improve different areas of your life. The ideas behind habit stacking is to take a series of small changes and build up a routine that you follow on a daily basis. 

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

For many people, decision making can be a challenge, even when it comes to something as simple as what to have for dinner tonight. Whether you're aware of it or not, biases and emotions are constantly affecting the decisions we make. Decisive will help you take a better look at understanding the things that play a role in our decision making and the steps to take to make better ones. 

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

This New York Times Best Seller, written  by a Japanese cleaning consultant, Marie Kondo, will help you properly simplify and organize your home once so that you'll never have to do it again. The overall theory of this book is determining which items in your house spark joy, and which don't to help you declutter.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

This oldie but goodie was first published in 1989, and is one of those rare books that has stood the test of time and influenced Presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world to improve not only their careers, but also how to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. 

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Live, Joyful Life

As an OD, designing skills might not be one of your specialties, but this book can show you how design thinking can help create a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. Everything in this world was designed by someone, so it's time to start designing the life you want to live.

The Hard Thing about Hard Things

Starting a business from the ground up is no easy task. Ben Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley's most respected entrepreneurs gives his essential advice on building and running a company, and practical wisdom on managing some of the toughest business challenges even business school doesn't cover.


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