Thursday, November 4, 2010

50 Questions Challenge, Day 21: Do you have a hobby that you like to do but you don’t get paid for? What is it?

I used to cross stitch when I was in college.  I have made several portraits that hung in my grandaunt's house.  My cousin told me that I can sell them from several hundreds to thousands a piece depending on the size and design.  I have thought of it once but never really had a chance to sell a thing.  I stopped cross stitching because I have been using my eyes quite harshly recently (blogging and internet freelancing).

Is shopping considered a hobby? Haha!

Photo from here.
I am into reading again.  I don't get paid reading.  It is a relatively expensive hobby but the ROI is incomparable.  It is with reading that I get inspired, gain knowledge and stimulate my lazy brain neurons.  Here are some of the books that I have read (not listed in order of importance or favorite):

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
2. The 8th Habit by Stephen Covey
3. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
4. Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins
5. The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
6. Toyota Talent: Developing People the Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker and David Meier
7. Brida by Paolo Coelho
8. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
9. Paper Money by Ken Follett
10. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
11. First Landing by Robert Zubrin
12. The Hammer of Eden by Ken Follet
13. Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic by Leonard Berry and Ken Seltman
14. Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance by Paul Herr
15. The Secret by Rhona Byrne
16. Blogging for Business by Shel Holtz and Ted Demopoulos
17. Harry Potter Books by J. K. Rowling
18. Bob Ong books
19. Angels and Jejemons by Arnel Aquitana
20. Chronicles of Narnia

So, read y'all.  It is fun.

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