A Woman of Action

Stephanie Brackett

In early 2015 I read a book that started a major change in my life. The book was called The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod. By implementing one of the tactics taught in the book I began reading 10 pages per day. The commitment is 10 pages of a personal development book (something to help with business, finances, becoming a better parent/spouse, improving health/fitness, etc.).

Shortly after I began implementing all of the tactics in the book, aka The SAVERS, I started teaching a class on personal development and implementing the strategies taught in The Miracle Morning. As part of my class I began sharing the Top 8 books I have read that have made the biggest impacts in my life.

Those books are……..

  1. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  2. The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
  3. Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey
  4. It Starts With Food – Dallas & Melissa Hartwig
  5. The One Thing – Gary Keller
  6. The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
  7. The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
  8. Wooden on Leadership – John Wooden

Reading those books has made such an impact on my life that I began offering a $500.00 bounty to the first person that would read all eight books and give be a brief summary of the takeaways they got from each of the books. I had many people who told me they were going to take me up on the challenge and pocket my money. I only had a handful that actually sent me any book reports. The most I had received by one person was 5 book summaries (submitted over the course of a couple of months).

And then came Stephanie…………..

I taught my class at a 7:30 AM session on Sunday, February 18. Once again, I offered the $500.00 bounty to anyone who would read all eight books and send me a summary of their takeaways. And again, I had a dozen people come up to me after class to tell me they were going to accept the challenge.

Then on March 5, just three weeks after my class, I received an email from Stephanie Brackett. I expected it to be a summary of the first book she had read towards the challenge. But what I received was a summary of ALL EIGHT BOOKS. And it was not just a cursory summary, it was rich with insights, aha’s, and action steps she was taking to make improvements in her life. I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the quick action that she took and how she immediately began making significant changes. And just in case you were thinking that this lady is sitting around the house with lots of extra time on her hands………think again! She is the Director of Operations for one of the top real estate team in Keller Williams AND she is a mom, a wife, and a grandmother. She is the definition of a WOMAN OF ACTION!

I am absolutely inspired by Stephanie. She is living a life that is a wonderful positive example to others. I would have never guessed I would be so happy to give away $500.00, but it actually made my day when I received her email. May we all take a little inspiration from her story and pursue our goals with ACTION and INTENSITY!

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