New! Find Your Answers in the Library

One of my favorite things to do is to curl up on the couch and bury my head in a good book. I bet you love losing yourself in a fabulous story too.

I get most of my reading material from the local library because I can’t say no to free resources. It’s also a perfect way to “try before I buy” so I only spend my money on tomes that are truly bookshelf worthy.

The library is my first stop when I’m looking for answers to my life’s problems or when I need a little creativity boost.

When I was in college, I spent loads of time in the library studying and gathering information for my numerous term papers.

This was the late 90s…before Facebook, YouTube, and a million other distracting websites that could eat away your time. But just forget about trying to do research for your classes.

The internet or “information super highway” was a joke back then.

I was one of the few students who had a computer in her dorm room, and it was crazy enormous and took up my entire desk.

Basically, I used my computer as a word processor, to check email, and to play a random pirate trivia game I found. “Arrg, matey! Ye be gettin’ 2 gold pieces for a right answer or ye be walkin’ tha plank!”

The only place to get some references for my class assignments was at the university library. Do you have fond memories of hanging out in the school library?

Now I want to make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for on my website.

With more than 400 blog posts, 5 eguides, and various coaching programs, I knew I needed to group similar resources together to cut down on your search time.

Introducing The Library!

Now you can easily find resources for just what you need:

  • I want to reach my goals and be more productive.
  • I want to stop procrastinating.
  • I want to love my career.
  • I want to take better care of myself.
  • I want to be a happier person.
  • I want to improve my relationships.
  • I want to lose weight and feel good.
  • I have no idea what I’m doing.

Click here to check out the library.

Click to tweet: “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges via @SageGrayson1

What answers are you looking for in your life?

In the comments below, share a question you want me to answer in an upcoming blog post.

Comments

  1. says

    I’m a big fan of organization so I naturally love your library! Such a great idea to do that. :)

    I have very fond memories of the library when I was younger. It was one of my favorite places to go and was always very exciting to get new books to read! Now I mostly use the online library for Kindle books but I still find it just as exciting to get a new one.

  2. says

    Well, of course, being a librarian, how could I not comment on this post? I love libraries – even though I spend 40 hours a week in one (a middle school library) I’ll still frequently go to the public library on the weekends as well. I spent a LOT of time in my university libraries as a student too.

  3. Darcy says

    This is such a great post! I normally just go to the library to pick out books I’ve reserved online. I love doing stuff like this in Barnes and Nobel. My idea of a perfect lazy Saturday is drinking some Starbucks inside a Barnes and Nobel browsing a new book!
    http://www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

  4. says

    Sage this is such an awesome post! My therapist told me to try to spend more time in the library for alone time, and also to check out self-help books. Some are outdated, but you can take certain aspects from the material.

  5. says

    Sage this is such an awesome post! My therapist told me to try to spend more time in the library for alone time, and also to check out self-help books. Some are outdated, but you can take certain aspects from the material.

  6. says

    I didn’t go to the library much when I was in college because I lived at home, but I get most of my books from the library now!! It’s so convenient and of course free! In fact I have two books I need to return today! But now you don’t actually have to go to the library in person — my friend just told me about Overdrive. It’s an app that you connect to your local library system and you can get books for 7 days. It’s great!
    ~Sara

  7. says

    Wow, that must have been a big job to organize and categorize all of your blog posts and resources, but I think that’s a great idea for making them more accessible and easier to find!

  8. says

    I miss the old days. We live in the age of technology which is great but most kids do not have or experience what we did when we were young. They can find whatever they are looking for with just a click of button in a few seconds unlike we older generation who patiently went through aisle after aisle searching for book. I used to read more often but rely on internet a lot more these days. Your blog us certainly a great read.

    No I haven’t listened to that version you mentioned, will have to. That song is just so pretty.

  9. says

    How cute!!! What a perfect way to introduce your library! I enjoyed perusing libraries but for some reason I couldn’t really get into doing work there. I think I got distracted easily there because in college I’d inevitably run into someone I knew or get sidetracked one way or another. But walking through the stacks was always so fun and actually finding that perfect resource to prove your point was always a good feeling! I’m with Nneka too, I LOVE hanging out in Barnes & Noble. I could spend hours there! It always helps that the ones near me all have a cafe in them with soy lattes calling my name. Those comfy chairs and a soy latte could hold me for hours!

    When I was a TA in grad school I actually had to spend way too much time explaining why Wikipedia is not a valid source for making an argument in a paper… that’s just a fun fact I thought I’d share. I wanted to shake them and tell them that they are in a Research I institution and have access to some AMAZING libraries, why the hell are you going to use a source written by who even knows?! Drives me nuts haha.

  10. says

    I love, love, love libraries too!! When I was an elementary teacher, I would visit every week to check out picture books for the kids! Now, there’s one next to my office and I head there during my lunch break to work on my website.

    My one question: How to create a concrete plan for quitting your job? I don’t want to up and jump ship, but make sure that I have things lined up (i.e., how much money I need to earn, how to set a date, what should be in place for my business, etc.)

    Thanks a bunch, Sage!!

    • says

      Oooh, good question, Jennifer! I’m actually planning a post (or maybe a series) about how to transition from working a corporate job to working for yourself. A lot of it was trial and error for me, but I’m sure I could save my readers some of the time wasters and frustrations I faced. Thanks for commenting! :)

  11. says

    Very neat!
    I LOVE libraries. Later, I turned to Barnes and Noble. I could still browse to my hearts content and sit in comfy chairs while sitting on a cushy armchair. I get lost in bookstores and libraries.

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