56. Read one non-fiction or business book each month for a year.

In December 2012, I applied for and was accepted to the Actionable Book Club. This probably means nothing to you, but it meant that I would put into action Mighty Life List Item #56.

And there were deadlines involved. 12 of them, to be exact. Because participants of ABC are required to write a summary of their books, which provides for the group actions we can take to improve our lives and work. Here’s how it went down:

January: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

February: 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman

March: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There In Sales by Marshall Goldsmith, Don Brown, and Bill Hawkins

April: Play by Stuart Brown

May: Disrupting Class by Clayton Christensen

June: Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert Sutton

July: The Business of Belief by Tom Asacker

August: Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

September: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

October: Focus by Heidi Grant Halvorson and Tory Higgins

November: Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum

December: Wonder Women by Debora Spar

The best part of all this reading is that I get to do it all again for 2014. Follow along at Actionable Books.