#LPReads: Little Gold Book of Yes!

In today’s summer staff pick, Shellyn discusses how “Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude” by Jeffrey Gitomer helped jumpstart her pursuit of going back to school and provided her with valuable insights.


Shellyn Willis, Administration Intern
“Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude” by Jeffrey Gitomer

Why did you pick this book?
I picked this book to jumpstart my pursuit of going back to school to obtain my business degree. It was insightful and motivating. It addresses the correlation between your attitude as it correlates to a person accomplishing set goals (could start off great, but when difficulty arises and you become negative about it, that could be the end of your success).

What is your favorite quote from this book? Why?
“YES!” is my favorite quote from the book because it made me stop and ask the question, “Why not? What is really holding me back?” That word moves you forward; it takes you around the doubts, obstacles, roadblocks, and challenges that may be standing in the way of a person and their goals.

What is your favorite memory of summer reading growing up – do you have an anecdote to share?
My favorite memory of summer reading is at the beach under the canopy relaxing, sipping lemonade, and enjoying a good book. Reading kept me busy; it broke the boredom during the times when my friends (they called us the Three Musketeers because we did everything together, like sisters) were out of town on vacation or visiting relatives. While reading, I learned so much about different people, cultures, foods, and ways of thinking – reading took me outside of the box.

What does literacy mean to you – why is it important?
To me, literacy means the ability to communicate, understand, and be an active participant in the world around you. Literacy is imperative to one’s growth. Literacy enhances one’s quality of life.


As the summer heats up, we’ve been busy reading – check out our staff picks:

Arifa – Milk and Honey
Gohar – The Hundred Year Walk
Luan – The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Emily – An American Marriage
David – Happy Dreams
Aarushi – The Handmaid’s Tale


Through Books of Their Own, Literacy Partners provides brand new books to our students and their families. Share in the joy of providing home libraries – give the gift of reading, and donate to Literacy Partners today. 

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