Monday, August 21, 2006

Back ache

Well this morning I got my first ever massage and boy did I need it! Wow! I've been lugging these bags through airport after airport and I just figured out why my bags are so heavy - books! Really everything I know has come from real life experience or from reading books and it's amazing how much you can learn from just taking the time to read books and then thinking about how to apply the principles to your life.

Here is a picture of the books that I brought to read on this trip

and then last night I was listening to some word-of-mouth marketing presentations and found some more books to get so I swung over to Borders and picked up some more...and notice that all my books are hard back! I don't like paperback books because I save my books and I write in them and I want them to last a long time so if it's offered in hard back I always buy that.


People always ask me how I have time to read and although I do try and spend a couple of hours reading every morning I also found that I can spend an extra hour or two reading each day by just having a book with me when I'm waiting to eat or waiting for a plane or something...so I know you have time to read and believe me it's so important to read!

...oh yea...and I didn't bring my phone charger out here or on the last leg of my tour last week so if you've called or texted I probably haven't gotten it (sorry) :)

20 comments:

Garrett Nudd Photography said...

Glad to hear you got a massage!!! Yeah! You should try the couples' massage :) *wink*

kristy r behrs said...

*sweet* purpose-driven life! :)

Garrett Nudd Photography said...

That was me above. Oh and yes, agree about books.

jn

OpenSourcePhoto said...

Couples massage! :) I don't think I qualified for that one so they didn't offer it...bummer!

Purpose Driven Life is great! I've already read it but I'm reading it again!

faithness said...

I will pay you in books and sarcasm. Please shoot my wedding on the October 14, 2006.
I love you.
Did you see my Save the Date, cause now I have not send out a Change the Date for the 14th in Scottsdale.

Amy Nave said...

So weird but I just got from the gym and as I was working out I decided that I am going to read 30 minutes each day.

Too funny!!!!!!!!! A little strange.... I guess it's a sign:)

Anonymous said...

Very cool slide show. Is that new music I hear? Any change us OSP'ers will get a change to purchase the music and a template?
Hope your relaxing well.
Blessings,
Damion

Anonymous said...

Sorry,
The word should be "Chance", not "Change"!! I'm so not awake!
Damion

Sarah Barlow said...

Aww!! DJ that's awesome!! Yeah books totally rock!! I need to read WAY more than I do...and get massages WAY more than I do...which is never!! lol!!
So glad you're finally able to relax for awhile:)

Natalie said...

Looks like your having an awesome time!! can you stop here on your way back?? we NEED some DJ!! lol
You Rock!!

:)
Oh yeah and those pics from the wedding were awesome!!!

Liana said...

Oh ohh...you're gonna be a massage-addict now, hu??

Such a luv-cat - "hardback books so I can keep them in write in them".... if I remember correctly???

Erik Dungan said...

Is that a Moleskine notebook on top? Excellent.

Shyla said...

Yay for books!!!! :)
Oh man, I am uber jealous...you got a massage and got to just chill and read! Sounds like the PERFECT day to me!

Amy DeYoung said...

I sense more massages in your future.

I love all of your book suggestions, I just ordered "Love is a Killer App" and am looking forward to reading all of the great stuff I keep hearing about on OSP. Thanks for the tips!

Deyl said...

i haven't had a good massage since our long nights in that westmont darkroom :)

Eric Hegwer said...

DJ -

I've got one word for you

PAPERBCKS

-Eric

amber said...

good to see you are taking some time out for yourself! its good for you :) you are a blessed guy and you should make sure to take it all in at every moment you have...many of us dream of having the opportunities and blessings you have!! take care...God bless :)

OpenSourcePhoto said...

Deyl - hmmmmm...not sure how to respond...

LOL

Sarah Renée said...

Oooh, massages are a wonderful thing! :)

Ana Gabriela said...

12 books in how many daysss??? Woah, you read fast!!!