In the War of Art Steven Pressfield explains the struggle all artists have against RESISTANCE and how to overcome it and beat it every day by turning pro.
I found this book very helpful in learning about myself and how to make sure I keep on working on my goals.
Yes this book is about tidying up, but there is also a surprising skill you learn as you go through the process (and it’s not how to make your wife angry)
This week’s book was The Life-Chaning MAgic of Tidying up by Marie Kondo.
Ever had a sneaky feeling someone wasn’t being quite honest with you, but you couldn’t put your finger on it…..
Well then maybe this video will help. This week I read: What every BODY is saying by Joe Navarro. Joe is an ex-FBI agent and used used his knowledge of body language to solve cases.
If I had to summarise this book in one sentence, I would say:
Always remember, whether you are chasing money, fame or possessions, happiness is the goal. So do what makes you happy.
Derek Sivers is the founder of CD Baby, a website that became the largest seller of independent music on the internet with over $100M in sales and 150,000 musician clients. But Sivers never intended to start a massive online store. He started out with a site just to sell his own CD’s, then put on the CD’s of a few friends and it grew from there…. Read more
I don’t say this lightly, but Solve for Happy has probably been one of the best book I have ever read.
This book will change your life and your outlook on life in a fundamental way.
It is not like any of the other “self help”books out there. This is a highly logical breakdown of how to solve the happiness problem. Mo, quite literally, takes the problem statement of how to be happy and solves it like a mathematical theorem. Read more
How would your life look if you were just 10% happier?
If the wind rustled through the trees just a little louder and those experiences with your loved ones were just a little more clear and memorable….
Well that’s a journey that Dan Harris went on. Read more
Predictably irrational is one of those book you read and you constantly look back on yourself saying: “Hhmmmm, I guess I do that too….”
If I had to summarise this book to a friend in one sentence I would say:
“It turns out we don’t know ourselves as well as we think we do and we aren’t really as rational as we would like to believe we are.”
Marketing is one of those things everyone knows these days. We see advertisements almost everywhere we look. But a lot of it feels like it is wasted marketing and wasted money. Like it’s not really achieving it’s true goal.
That’s why I decided to read The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing this week. In this book Al Ries and Jack Trout explain the 22 rules that you should always keep in mind with marketing, and that so many companies seem to be forgetting these days:
1. The Law of Leadership
It’s better to be first than it is to be better.
The leading brand in any category is almost always the first brand into the prospect’s mind. If you are the leader, you don’t have to be the best. You are perceived to be the best because of your position. Read more