The Book Of Ichigo Ichie By Hector Garcia

A short and simple read; Ichigo ichie is the Japanese art of making the most of every moment. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON Related: IKAGI By Hector Garcia KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Ichigo Ichie = What we are experiencing right now will never happen again. And therefore, we must value each moment like a beautiful … Continue reading The Book Of Ichigo Ichie By Hector Garcia

The Power Of Less By Leo Babauta

Power of Less offers extremely generic tools to streamline your life by identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary. The basic principles of this book include: simplifying your goals and commitments, cutting down on anything that’s not top priority and focusing on the task at hand. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS |AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “With … Continue reading The Power Of Less By Leo Babauta

Contagious By Jonah Berger

Certain stories are more contagious, and certain rumors are more infectious. Some products get a good deal of word of mouth, while others go unmentioned. What causes certain products, ideas, and behaviors to be talked about more? This book provides cutting-edge science about how word of mouth and social transmission work. And how you can … Continue reading Contagious By Jonah Berger

Four Thousand Weeks By Oliver Burkeman

Four Thousand Weeks is yet another book about making the best use of time. But it is written in the belief that time management as we know it has failed miserably, and that we need to stop pretending otherwise. The rest of the book is an exploration of a saner way of relating to time … Continue reading Four Thousand Weeks By Oliver Burkeman

Doesn’t Hurt To Ask By Trey Gowdy

Former congressman and prosecutor, Trey Gowdy, teaches the art of persuasion and effective communication. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • In persuasion there is no clock; there is an acquired sense of when there is an opening and an even more acquired sense of when to step into that opening. • “Chance … Continue reading Doesn’t Hurt To Ask By Trey Gowdy

The Book Of Mac By Donna-Claire Chesman

Mac Miller is my favorite musician of all time. Unfortunately, the book is disappointing, mostly because the author primarily talks about her experience, instead about his music and life. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “You gotta pretend that no one listens. You gotta pretend that you’re just making music for yourself, … Continue reading The Book Of Mac By Donna-Claire Chesman

Sentence By Daniel Genis

If you’re curious how prison is, this is an honest representation from an articulate inmate on his 10 year sentence through the correctional system. In that time, books were his anchor, entertainment and guide. Highly recommend. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • One can purchase so much in a prison yard. Packs … Continue reading Sentence By Daniel Genis

Think Again By Adam Grant

Think Again is about the mental flexibility to rethink and question people and opinions you don’t agree with. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Intelligence is traditionally viewed as the ability to think and learn. Yet in a turbulent world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability … Continue reading Think Again By Adam Grant

Rocket Men By Robert Kurson

Robert Kurson does it again! From the author of Shadow Divers comes another riveting true story about the Apollo 8 mission—mankind’s 1st journey to the moon on just 4 months planning. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Apollo 8 was the first human mission, in which the spacecraft left the Earth’s orbit. … Continue reading Rocket Men By Robert Kurson

Integrity By Henry Cloud

A well-rounded book about integrity, character development, growth and goals. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Character = the ability to meet the demands of reality. • People who become leaders, or really successful, tend to have three qualities. Number one, they have some set of competencies, meaning they know their field … Continue reading Integrity By Henry Cloud

Switch By Chip Heath

Switch is a dated, broader version of Atomic Habits By James Clear, presenting essentially the same main point—change begins with small incremental steps. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Failing is often the best way to learn, and because of that, early failure is a kind of necessary investment. • Even in … Continue reading Switch By Chip Heath

Improvise! By Max Dickins

Improvisational techniques that are applicable offstage in the business world and everyday interactions. CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Improvisation is all about the creation of something out of everything. • You become adventurous by taking the leap. We are never ready for change. We become ready through the process of changing. … Continue reading Improvise! By Max Dickins