We are walking through the book “ReWork” as a staff team.  It is written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier.

The book promises to assist you in showing a “better, easier way to succeed in business.” It encourages the reader to, “stop talking and start working.” The book is filled with brief chapters that seem to swim against the current of conventional wisdom.

So far I have really enjoyed the brief chapters that inspire, encourage the reader to take action and think differently.  I have always enjoyed business books because I think there is some good leadership insights and truths found in them, but I also recognize that a church is not the same thing as a business.  There have been some transferable principles and ideas that have made me think about our context differently.

Here are a handful of quotes from the book so far:

“Working more doesn’t mean you care more or get more done.  It just means you work more.”  (pg.25)

“What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.”  (pg.38)

“To keep your momentum and motivation up, get in the habit of accomplishing small victories along the way.”  (pg.115)

“When you spend time worrying about someone else, you can’t spend that time improving yourself.”  (pg.148)

“Use the power of no to get your priorities straight.”  (pg.153)

So far this book has helped me think about what really matters and the importance of taking action.  What have you been learning or reading lately?


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