Do you love to read!? Then we would love for you to join the Vend Raleigh Book Club! One thing we have heard over and over from our community is that they love our live events, but they also really enjoy cuddling up with a good book as a way to learn and a bit of self-care time too. Our very own Kristen Bagwell will be hosts our monthly book club where we will focus on books that directly relate to our monthly education topic.


"Content Mavericks" by Andrew and Pete
 October Book Club
Thursday, October 15th at Noon via Zoom

Are you fed up of writing blogs, recording podcasts or creating videos and not getting anything from it? Are you overwhelmed by Social Media, SEO, Email Marketing, Paid Ads? Are you sick of wasting your time with poor performing 'Content Marketing' and now want to actually make some money and grow your business?! Content Marketing offers the biggest opportunity for growth, but the world is overcrowded and overwhelmed with content. If you don't do things a little differently, then you don't stand a chance. If you want to build an audience, create fans, and start making money from your content, then you need to be a Content Maverick. Our revolutionary Content Mavericks process, takes you through 7 logical steps to create a content marketing strategy that not only helps you create insanely shareable content but also GENERATES SALES! So, are you going to continue banging your head against the wall or are you going to stand out and grow your business faster than ever before?


"Chasing The Bright Side" by Jess Eskrom
November Book Club
Thursday, November 12th at Noon via Zoom

One flicker of hope. That’s all it takes to catapult yourself into the life you’ve always imagined.
Success is not born out of skill, school, where we’re from, who we know, or what we scored on the SAT. None of us were born ready. None of us started life knowing how to fly a plane or launch a company or knit a sweater for our dog.
But we are born with something more important than skills. We’re born with optimism—the initial seed for success. Optimism fuels the belief that you can be the one to create the good the world needs. But you’ve got to hone it. And practice it. And determine to live from it.
In Chasing the Bright Side, Jess Ekstrom shares her own inspirational story of how optimism helped her overcome multiple challenges, and the dynamic ways her mind-set propelled her as a young entrepreneur, international speaker, and philanthropist.


"Road Back to You : An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery" by Ian Morgan Cron
December Book Club
Thursday, December 17th at Noon via Zoom

Ignorance is bliss―except in self-awareness. What you don't know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you're stuck in the same ruts? The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. Witty and filled with stories, this book allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about your own number. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people's eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do. Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help take you further along into who you really are―leading you into places of spiritual discovery you would never have found on your own, and paving the way to the wiser, more compassionate person you want to become.


"Permission To Try" by Annie Franceschi
 January Book Club
Thursday, January 14th at Noon via Zoom

"What's my purpose?" • "What if I fail?" • "What will other people say?"
These are the doubts that keep you from making a career change, starting a business, or reinventing yourself!

From the other side of fear, brand creator and speaker Annie Franceschi is here to give you the answers to the questions that keep you up at night: the powerful objections that keep you from changing your life for the better. Whether you're facing a quarter-life crisis or just wondering if there's more you're meant for, this is the pep talk you’ve been needing!

It's time to find your purpose in this career advice book of hard-won personal stories, funny anecdotes, and helpful exercises on how to take risks, switch careers, and reinvent yourself. Discover the motivation to begin a new chapter with Annie's best professional and life advice from quitting her Hollywood dream job, ditching Corporate America, and starting a passionate, profitable business on her own terms.

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