There are countless great books on business and (self-) management. I cannot possibly list all that inspired me over the years. Below is a short list of the ones I read recently and found relevent to the topcis in this book. Enjoy!
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
A quick and simple guide on developing small habits and let them grow to bigger ones over time.
Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
Lots of good advice on developing habits. It also shares some of the science behind habit forming and how to go further. “Change your self-image instead of chasing goals!”
Focusing on what matters
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
Stay focused on the one thing you need to achieve. There is always one thing that’s more important than everything else. What’s your one thing today, this week, this year?
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
Roy Baumeister, John Tierney
Besides time, willpower is your most important resource. Learn what depletes willpower and what you can do to preserve it to get the most out of it.
Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
Lots of good advice. My favorite one is on making experiences a priority. “Plan it in. Do it anyway.”
Living within your values
Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment
Todd Rose, Ogi Ogas
There are many ways to be successful, find what YOU want to do. Not what others tell you or do.
An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake
Srinivas Rao, Robin Dellabough
Your pursuit for passion or art is about you, no one else. Don’t try to please others. Don’t chase external confirmation. Do it for yourself.
A little lengthy but the book presents good principles on how to live and make business in accordance with your values and with integrity. Has a great side story on accountability culture.
Changing your self-perception
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Harvard scientists have proven what martial arts taught for centuries: “Your inside reflects on your outside, your outside reflects on your inside.”
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Success comes from happiness, not the other way around. The stories you tell yourself define your perspective which in turn defines your happiness level. Learn to be happy.
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