As Manny Lara takes on a new role as chief human resources officer at The Bartolotta Restaurants, he’s re-reading one of his favorite books, “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe The World” by Admiral William McRaven.
The New York Times bestseller is based on McRaven’s 2014 commencement address at the University of Texas at Austin, where he shared 10 lessons learned while training to be a U.S. Navy SEAL.
“It’s an easy, quick read yet so powerful for those taking on a new endeavor or looking for some extra motivation and focus,” said Lara.
Lara, a Navy veteran himself, was a fan of McRaven prior to the release of “Make Your Bed” and had watched his speech.
“I was reminded of the simple life lessons from this book that resonate with anyone to stay focused, find courage and take comfort in the team around you,” Lara said.