Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Drawing from history's greatest thinkers, Ryan Holiday gives a modern definition of stillness, presents examples and lays out how it can be achieved. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” -Blaise Pascal Who is so certain that … Continue reading Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Mans Search For Meaning By Victor E. Frankl

This classic bestseller is broken into two parts. The first tells the chilling stories from Victor’s experience at concentration camps. The second half goes deep into his psychiatric studies following those tough times. The two parts are linked together and show how meaning, even in the most harshest and hopeless of times can be found.  … Continue reading Mans Search For Meaning By Victor E. Frankl

The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

The Book Of Five Rings is the work of Miyamoto Musashi who was a samurai in 16th century Japan. After a lifetime of battles he resided to a cave in the final years of his life to write the strategies he used. Many of his ideas on fighting technique and strategy have become commonplace amongst … Continue reading The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

Learned Optimism By Martin E.P Seligman

Learned Optimism focuses on over 20 years of clinical research to show optimistism in society and the evolutionary benefits of pessimism. Martin Seligman, assisted by other prominent psychologist's, predicted MLB/NBA records, presidential elections, and how effective employees/students will perform solely by analyzing speech patterns for optimism. The book also has tests that you can use … Continue reading Learned Optimism By Martin E.P Seligman

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

Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly

Resisting Happiness is a religious take on how to live to your fullest potential. Originally, the rough draft for this review was bashing the book for lacking depth or any original takeaways. But after reviewing it again there are a lot of insightful takeaways. It seems like God is referenced every other sentence mixed with little … Continue reading Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly

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

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 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

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