Sometimes a book, or even just a line, chapter or passage within a book can stick with us long after we’ve read its final page.  We asked some of our favorite community members to tell us about a book that’s had a meaningful impact on them.

Carey Handley | Graphic Designer and Print Professional

One of the most influential business books I’ve read recently is “The Seven Levels of Communication” by Michael J. Maher; in fact, I read it in a day. One focus of this book is a gentle reminder on how to build and maintain positivity in relationships which is then used to build business foundations. Relationship-building has always been a cornerstone in my graphic design and printing business so this book solidified what I believe to be true and took it to the next level. Read more>>

Albi Sabani | Video Marketing and Distribution

Breaking the Habit of Being You : How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza. I’m a huge proponent of personal development. I believe that, like water, if we aren’t changing we become stagnant. Stagnancy invites disease. Dis-ease, is a body out of ease. The power of the mind is incredible, especially when put to correct use. Just like a magnifying glass can create a fire by focusing the light from the sun onto an object, our minds can do the same. Read more>>

Lady Chant’e Prince | TV Broadcaster & Digital Producer

I read the book of Proverbs and specifically began to take heed on Proverbs 31. In times past of my early stages of being a Wife, Mother, Ministry Gift & Business owner I studied that book to enhance the lifestyle of keeping the assignment on these areas of my life balanced. Proverbs 31 vs. 10-31 is about a Virtuous Woman, one who is declared Worthy by God to fulfill these roles of being an excellent wife, nourishing mother, a community advocate/leader and a very resourceful business BOSS! Read more>>

Shahroze Khan | Actor & Creator

I recently read “The Power of the Actor”. It’s an amazing book and I’d recommend it to all the actors out there. It shows you a step by step technique to maximize your scene study and get the most out of it. It helps in developing your process of creating a real, believable character that you & the audience can connect to. Everything is broken down into simple terms so it’s easy to understand and learn. Read more>>

Silvina Hecker | Visual Artist

Creative rituals are unique and personal, there are no universal rules that could serve everyone. As human beings we should enjoy and cheer our personal qualities that make each and one of us unique. In order to succeed and grow in our creative process, it is important to respect our own idiosyncrasy and use our strength to be successful in our task. Read more>>

Josalyn Ironette-Dione Holiday | Children’s Author

I am currently reading Be the Message Taking your Faith Beyond Words to a Life of Action by Kerry and Chris Shook. It may seem strange, but I am not a person that reads often. When I do find a book that grabs my attention from the beginning I can get hooked in wanting to read til the end. I received this book from my late Uncle Fred a while back, but I never looked inside to see what it was about. With everything going on in the world I had to find things to occupy my time and distract me from some of the craziness people are saying and doing. Read more>>