I recently got a hold of the book Walk Your Way to Better by Joyce Shulman. When I first received the book I felt that the title was incomplete. Walk your way to better.... what? However, I didn't have to dive too deep into the book to find out there was no better title for this book. You are literally walking your way to better; better physical health, better relationships, better emotional health, better organization, better productivity, and the list goes on. What I loved most about the book is it was not just a sit down and read kind of book but it challenges you each day to think, move, and act. Here is a quick summary from the Author:
"This is a book about walking your way to better. Each section provides a thought-starter, a piece of information, a story, or research that I think is important. But I don’t want you to just read it. I want you to read a section and then lace up your sneakers and head out the door because while walking, your brain will process information in a unique way. When you finish the walk, take a moment to capture a few thoughts right away. If you don’t, the insights and ideas will disappear the same way a dream is lost if you don’t capture it right when you wake up. I know, we are all busy—we’re going to talk a lot about how busy we are—but capture the thoughts anyway. I promise—it will take you less than five minutes. Then grab a notebook or pad of paper. Or, better yet, take notes in the margin, underline the things that seem important, make lists right in this book. Doodle. Draw smiley faces. Fill the empty spaces with the answers to the questions I pose and the things you think about. Read, walk, process, write, and bit by bit, become better."
One of the hardest things about creating company incentive challenges are choosing things that are applicable for EVERYONE we have so many different backgrounds, preferences, strengths, and weaknesses. What is a struggle for one might be a walk in the park for another. So as I was reading this book the thought kept coming to me that this would be an excellent company challenge. Everyday they read a new chapter and then think about ways they can improve their life instead of me telling them what to work on. We are currently working on a free Walk Your Way to Better challenge kit. If you would be interested in receiving that kit when it is complete click the link below and write "Walk Your Way to Better" on the comment line.
Walk Your Way to Better is available to purchase now on Amazon.com.
About the Author, Joyce Shulman
Joyce Shulman, founder and CEO of 99 Walks and Macaroni Kid reaches millions of moms each month with hyper-local and national e-newsletters and websites, social media content, video and her Weekly Walk podcast. Having created a one-of-a-kind digital platform, she connects families to the wonders of their own communities and inspires women to chase their dreams and crush their goals.
Her most recent endeavor, 99 Walks, is on a mission to combat loneliness and improve fitness through the simple act of encouraging moms to walk together. Her mission? Nothing short of getting a million women walking.
Throughout her two decades as an entrepreneur, Joyce has guided SAHMs, teachers and even MBAs to success. Joyce shares how moms need to “take care of mama bear” and avoid the “martyr mom syndrome." Her experience in business and leading mompreneurs makes her a coveted speaker where she shares tactics for beating burnout, fueling creativity, goal crushing, how walking can fuel productivity and performance, and more.
Joyce received her Bachelor's in Business Management from the University of Maryland and her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from St. John's University School of Law. After law school, she spent more than a dozen years as a New York City lawyer where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation.
A self-confessed idea junkie, in 1998, Joyce abandoned law firm life to liberate her entrepreneurial spirit and focus on the things that are most important to her: family, community and empowering women to chase their dreams.
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