Read a Book…

Mitch Schneider
March 21, 2020

Yesterday’s post was about the uncomfortable reality we’ve all been presented with and a simple, yet incredibly powerful question we should all be considering:

“What do I have to do to make it work?” To work my way through it?

What do I have to do to make it work for those close to me? The people I depend upon. The folks who depend on me.

I provided a number of suggestions. Things I believe are essential, like the need for education and awareness when it comes to all the important elements surrounding this new reality. And, a stubborn unwillingness to allow the negative impact of our present reality to define us.

It was a ‘high altitude’ look followed by some 50,000-foot solutions.

Today’s post is a kind of on-the-ground follow up with a less esoteric, more concrete look at a number of practical things we can all do.

Read a Book…

I’m a writer. A writer who just published Misfire: What to Do When Things Aren’t Running on All Cylinders. So, naturally, my first suggestion is: Read a book! Any book!

I’d love to have you read mine if you haven’t already ordered the paperback or digital copy. But there are plenty of other books out there that are more than worthy of your interest and attention. I’ve placed nine of my favorites at the bottom of the ABOUT page of my website: And, will be adding more (Many more!) over the next few weeks!

If reading is difficult or you don’t have the time, download an audiobook. (Shameless plug: We just finished recording the audio of Misfire.) Listen. Enjoy. Learn. Grow.

Exercise. There are all kinds of online sites you can utilize. is one I visit from time to time. If that doesn’t work for you… Walk, run, swim, bike, practice Tai Chi, yoga.

Collect sites like Seven Good Things, a weekly compilation created by Misfire’s editor and my friend, Fredrick Haugen. It’s incredible!

Reach out to friends, colleagues, family, and ‘framily’ — the friends you’ve chosen to be family. This is no time for isolation. We need each other more than ever.

And, perhaps more than anything else, stay focused. Stay positive!

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