Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee

While the title screams generic self help, Do Nothing is far from it. Rather than preaching tips on how to optimize your time, the book analyzes history and nueroscience to show how we have been conditioned to work hard even at the cost of our mental and physical well being. Packed with tons of interesting … Continue reading Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee

Nothing To Envy By Barbara Demick

Nothing To Envy focuses on the chaos of living in North Korea told by six defectors who over the course of the book realize their government has betrayed them. Rating: 4.2/5 Recommended for: Anyone who wants to hear the inside scoop from defectors about how fucked up ordinary life in North Korea actually is. Key … Continue reading Nothing To Envy By Barbara Demick

Crucial Conversations By Kerry Patterson

Crucial conversations arise everyday and could have a huge impact on the quality of your life. They can be any conversation that are tough, delicate or sensitive to talk about. They can happen in business or day to day life; particularly in situations where stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong.   This … Continue reading Crucial Conversations By Kerry Patterson

Total Recall By Arnold Schwarzenegger

You can check out Total Recall on: AMAZON or GOODREADS Key Takeaways What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else? The idea of balancing the body and the mind. You have to build the ultimate physical machine but also the ultimate mind. The joy in … Continue reading Total Recall By Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad can be summarized in three terms; assets, liabilities and rat race. Robert Kiyosaki presents a untraditional way of thinking when it comes to the path of life. His real father was middle class because he played it safe. His friends father was filthy rich because he took chances. “Don’t just play … Continue reading Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert Kiyosaki

On Writing By Stephen King

Stephen King’s On Writing is basically a two part book merged into one. The first half of the book goes over his childhood, how he got into writing—picking up little lessons along the way. He touches on his influences growing up, school shenanigans, and how certain life experiences translated into his books. The second half seamlessly switches … Continue reading On Writing By Stephen King

Sacred Hoops By Phil Jackson

Sacred Hoops covers Phil Jackson’s upbringing and career through 1994. Demonstrating how he applied zen principles to his coaching methods. True joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way.  If we can accept whatever hand we’ve been dealt— no matter how unwelcome— the way … Continue reading Sacred Hoops By Phil Jackson

A More Beautiful Question By Warren Berger

To ask a powerful question, we must: Step back. Notice what others miss. Challenge assumptions (including your own). Gain a deeper understanding of the situation or problem at hand, through contextual inquiry. Question the questions were asking. Take ownership of a particular question.  To question well, you must have the ability to say, ‘It doesn’t … Continue reading A More Beautiful Question By Warren Berger

The Last Lecture By Randy Pausch

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Look, I'm going to find a way to be happy, and I'd really love to be happy with you, but if I can't be happy with you, then I'll find a way to be happy without you. Experience is what you … Continue reading The Last Lecture By Randy Pausch

The Art Of Living By Epictetus

Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. Think of your life as if it were a banquet where you would behave graciously. When dishes are passed to you, extend your hand and help yourself to a moderate portion. If a … Continue reading The Art Of Living By Epictetus

Shadow Divers By Robert Kurson

If an undertaking was easy, someone else already would have done it When things are easy a person doesn’t really learn about himself. It’s what a person does at the moment of his greatest struggle that shows him who he really is.  Most men, it seemed to them, went through life never really knowing themselves. … Continue reading Shadow Divers By Robert Kurson

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone By Lori Gottlieb

But part of getting to know yourself is to unknow yourself—to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life. There is a simple realization from which … Continue reading Maybe You Should Talk To Someone By Lori Gottlieb