Book Club


You’re invited to the
NorCalCCIM Book Club

Our purpose is to read books related to our industry and have thoughtful and well-rounded discussions that helps enhance and grow our knowledge. Agreement with the various authors’ viewpoints are not required and debate is recommended.

Meeting will be via teleconference on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 8:30 AM.

You can participate by being on the teleconference – Dial 605-475-4850 Ext. 664336#.

(June 25, 2019

1THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK

by Mark Manson

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—”not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

If you have any questions, comments or book suggestions, please contact the committee chairs Steven Edrington, CCIM at steve@edringtonandassociates.com or John Shaw, CCIM at nomadinvest@comcast.net.

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