I’m a big fan of reading – I love what it does to my brain. I have several bookcases and literally hundreds (maybe even thousands) of books, layered two and three deep on the shelves.
I plucked 7 books from my bookshelf – I was going to call them my favourites, but how can I say that when there are so many more!
These 7 mind-expanding books will help you think differently, do things differently – and get different
(and better) results!
- Ship it – Seth Godin (Free download).
Seth says don’t wait for things to be perfect, just get it out there – you can make adjustments through feedback.
- The obstacle is the way – Ryan Holiday
That 6 foot wall in front of you could be the best thing that ever happened to you. Look at and reframe obstacles differently – and the bonus is, you’ll be a lot happier.
- First things first – Stephen Covey
Work out what’s important to you and do those things, not the millions of other distracting, misleading little tasks that take you nowhere.
- The Dip – Seth Godin (Free download)
Sometimes you’re in a dip and sometimes you’re in a cul-de- sac. It helps to know the difference before you proceed.
- The Art of Non-conformity – Chris Guillebeau
Set your own rules – this is YOUR life, it’s made to be enjoyed.
- The Present – Spencer Johnson (video preview)
Remove the things that keep you focused on the future or locked in the past. The ONLY place you can take action in is the present.
- 18 Minutes to Find Your Focus, Master Distraction & Get the Right Things Done – Peter Bregman
This book is a misnomer – it looks like a left brain book but I would call it more of a creative life-hack book. It will change your perspective for the better.
- A BONUS BOOK: Oh the Places You’ll Go – Dr Seuss. (free video on YouTube)
I had to put this one in because every so often we need reminding of how wonderful we are and not to take things too seriously.
I believe you will find within the pages of a book what you are looking for. With that in mind, before you open a book ask yourself “What will I find in this book to help me with… “X” (Finding my Flow, in this circumstance.)
Your brain is able to do remarkable things – it will help you find what you are looking for. It’s what your Reticular Activating System is constantly doing – looking for the thing you asked for.