Motivational Book Review. What's your recommendation? Great Reads. Motivational Business Books. Motivational Business books The choice is overwhelming When I am working or to zone out I like to listen to an audiobook, I have a little list going on in my planner...
Motivational Book Review.
What’s your recommendation?
Motivational Business Books.
Motivational Business books
The choice is overwhelming
When I am working or to zone out I like to listen to an audiobook, I have a little list going on in my planner which I keep adding to! I am not a great reader so I take a book to bed and before I know it I am snoring, never to reach the end of the chapter. Then I found Audible the perfect app for me, I can now tune in at work, in the gym, on the run, in the car and before bed!
Everyone needs a ‘pep me up!’ a bit of an injection of get up and go! Do you need a bit of a scientific read with say Prof Steven Peters and his book The Chimp Paradox or something to help you break habits like Mel Robbins 5 Second Rule? They all bring something different to your life.
Since joining the Badass Network I have met so many different ladies from very different careers, but one thing we all like to do is talk and learn. I think that current reads are a great starting point when making that initial connection with someone you may have never met before. I have been given so many recommendations that I have been going through them one by one. I think we would make a fascinating library if we joined together.
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
Any of my friends will tell you I have always been a worrier, I worry about everything from food to what’s happening six months down the line. My good friend asked if I had read You Are A Badass, as she had just finished it and it was AMAZING!! Now I am quite a realist and don’t believe in ‘airy fairy’ stuff but I can honestly say things have changed. I really like the way Jen talks openly about her own personal experiences and what she has learnt from her life, she lived (at the time of writing) from house to house, beach to beach!
I have had my house up for sale for just under 10 months, we had an offer took it and then the buyer vanished! not a word! I was heartbroken as we had found a property the kids were excited and it was all down the pan! I then remembered Jen said to write it down and put it out there to the universe. Pft, really? A few more days passed and met a client who is a coach and again she insisted I write it down and put a date on it! What could go wrong? nothing it was already a mess! So I did!! I wrote it down and BINGO! I had my buyer! It all went back to plan. – The point I am getting to is actually, put it out there, cause it makes you more focused and accepting of possibilities.
“IN ORDER TO KICK ASS, YOU MUST FIRST LIFT UP YOUR FOOT.”
Tanya –Founder and Fellow Badass!
The Slight Edge – Jeff Olsen . If you were only to read one self-help in your lifetime, I would highly recommend you make it this one. The principles Jeff teaches in this fabulous guide to producing massive success and happiness can be the key to making everything else you have learned in life, including all the other self-help books you may have read or be about to read, work and produce results.
My biggest practical takeaway was the simple graph in this book called the success curve.
The horizontal axis representing time and the vertical axis representing the decisions you make in either the positive or negative. It shows you that success and failure are not destinations we come to overnight but over an extended period. How we arrive at one of these destinations is through the choices we make in the small things in life that compound over time.
I love this visual so much that I chose to print a few and stick them in key places around my home to help me keep making the right small daily choices that will take me up, on the success curve and not down. I have one by the sink to help me when I’m pondering the many decisions that occur at that particular spot. My hand half grasps the curve on the fridge just before I grasp my next food decision from within! There is one by my bed helping me turn off devices when I go to sleep and get my butt out of bed when I wake. The bathroom mirror curve nudges me in the right direction when I’m about to decide I’m too tired to do my skincare routine and finally there is one on the front door to remind me to make good choices when I am out and about.
The quote from this book “How you do one thing is how you do everything”, has stuck with me for three years since reading The Slight Edge and continues to help me make the right decisions (most) of the time!
Top Tip, start every day by making your bed, and you will start every day with a feeling of accomplishment to go on and accomplish more. This, is the Slight Edge. Enjoy.
Becky – Fellow Badass aka Wild Bee Solutions
Ok – I haven’t read many! I have picked one that has inspired me the most, I made loads of notes as I went thru it and I will go back to again and again.
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss – it’s like being in a room with some of the most successful CEO’s/Athletes/Entrepreneurs in the world all at the same time. You get an insight into what makes them tick, learn about their failures (they’ve all had many), find out how they cope with feeling overwhelmed (high % do meditation), what advice they’d give to students fresh out of college, and the all-important question – what is the best thing they have purchased for under $100 – some good answers for this one.
I think the biggest lessons I have taken from them are about their failures – how they came about, how they bounced back and where they are now. It gives an important perspective on how to handle your own failures and empowers you to take more risks, step out of your comfort zone and seize new opportunities.
Caroline – aka The Dance Lady
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