James Clear did a nice job of compiling and summarizing knowledge on habits from various sources and then adding specific actionable steps. He has also created good tools and media as companions to the book which are available for free, see links in the summary.
Tag: Self Development
Think and Grow Rich has been recommended by several friends and I read it in 2019 together with a mastermind group. It is no surprise that it is so popular and frequently recommended. It contains so much information, it will take several re-readings to absorb the content and put it all into action.
In January I started the habit of writing down three lessons learned or 'ah-ha moments' at the end of each week. This is the compiled list for 2018 sorted into general categories.
Here are two of my favorite quotes from the summary. "You have enough time to do everything in God's will for your life." "If you do not have enough time to accomplish everything then maybe you are doing too much or watching too much television."
The ONE Thing is incredible and is on my list of best books of 2018. It shares several similar concepts with Essentialism. The main concepts that helped me are learning to use the focusing question, being aware of the domino effect, and time blocking.
Bluefishing exceeded my expectations. Steve Sims makes many key points covering topics of passion, relationships, career advice, learning, failure, creating experiences for people and customers, brand building, and more.
The author's stated goal of this book is to introduce you to a lifestyle of owning less, without letting you lose sight of the purpose for it. Mainly, finding the freedom to pursue the things that matter most to you.
A friend recommended this book for improving interviewing techniques and for learning how to ask better questions. It is written by former CIA officers, contains good information on detecting deception, what questions to ask, and how to ask them. All of the examples in the book are from real-world situations and are relevant and entertaining.
This is my first reading of a Seth Godin book, enjoyed in very much. It has insights on a variety of topics. His thoughts on the decision between better and safer was a significant ah-ha moment for me. Understanding that most people are looking for safer and not better is an important mental model I have incorporated into my thinking.
Contains both philosophical and tactical advice. Filled with stories and anecdotes from George's law enforcement career. The explanation in chapter 5 of three types of people, nice, difficult and wimps, was eye opening and helped me in my relationships with several people.