Rob Recommends v1 // This Weekend's Reading Recommendation

I'm CONSTANTLY nerding out on EVERYTHING I use on a daily basis. From THE BEST PEN I've found to the only notebook I write in (yes, even some nerdy music gear I refuse to show up to a gig without) ... I've decided to start sharing some of them with you at the end of each week as you go into your weekend for those of you who would find it enjoyable. 

First things first... THE NAME IS TOTAL CRAP AND CHEEZY! But who cares... both words start with the same letter and that means it needs to happen. Now... on with this weeks recommendation.


"Reading is like leaving your house. You can go your whole life without making a habit of doing it, but you won't have much of a life if you don't." 

Some of you know my thoughts on books. If not, you can read short quips HERE

I NEVER borrow books, I never rent them from a library, I never read them on an e-reader and I have recently decided to not lend them out either (I gift them all the time instead). That's because I love to destroy a book, writing notes all over it and saving it for later referencing. I've been experimenting with highlighting (instead of underlining) and writing notes and thoughts in a designated notebook (instead of in the margins) 

I found that when I go back and re-read a book that I wrote in the margins, it doesn't allow me to experience it with a fresh perspective. My past thoughts take me back to the exact viewpoint I had when I first wrote them years ago and I end up getting locked in. 

I've tried countless highlighters and have recently stumbled on this one called the 'Hi-Glider'. It's a gel stick instead of the marker version that bleeds through most pages. Think: translucent adult crayon. They rule on even the thinnest of pages and it allows you to decide how dark you want it depending on how hard you press (unlike the standard issue markers I've used my whole life) You can find them on amazon HERE

Also Pictured: "You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" by Jen Sincero. One of the top 10 most impactful books in my life. It helped me completely change my inner perspective of myself and redefined how I decided to interact with the universe. I got it at a dark time in my life mentally. 6 months later, I was on a private jet playing with Owl City. I'm not saying it's why... I'm not saying it's not... I'm just saying it's a game changer. I'm a better husband, a better human and a clearer thinker because of it. 

Read it this weekend and highlight the crap out of it. 

-RM