7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
The Speed of Trust - Stephen M. R. Covey
How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie (Great AoM book, written in 1936)
Getting Things Done - David Allen
I'm reading I will teach you to be rich by Ramit Sethi right now. Extremely good book. He has a blog with the same name. Don't let the campy title fool you. Solid, action-focused advice with no navel-gazing. In a similar vein, The four-hour work week by Tim Ferriss changed my life for the better. The basic message is automating your income to free your time for what is truly important (along with helping you define what is important to you). I'm not all the way there, but I'm working towards it.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is fiction, but the emphasis is similar. The story follows a young boy trying to meet his Personal Legend. According to the book, a Personal Legend is "[...] what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is." He meets people who gave up on their legends, who accomplish theirs, and the obstacles he meets. Very powerful book, and world record holder for most translated book by a living author.
"I'm French Canadian so it's Mr/Mrs by default. Despite being very close to my in-laws, that's what I still call them.
As far as your friends' parents, I'd stick with Mr/Mrs unless the say otherwise. Let them make the…"
"Sup guys. 20 year young sailor in Japan, keeping the longstanding tradition of tattoos going. Currently got the "cock on the right", and working my next few bouts of ink including an upper back mural I'm laying out. Joined to get some…"
"I think it just depends on your relationship. It would not hurt to ask them how they feel. I used to get called by my last name by some of my friends parents . Hopefully they recognize you as an adult and will welcome the change."
I've been thinking about this kind of group for a long time and I'd like to share my own stories along with other people's stories about their body modification experiences. Please keep it clean and use only acceptable responses.