Does your GoodReads “To Read” folder seem overwhelming?
Are you forever stacking how to books into piles?
This list may or may not help you with that, but you could use it as the Cliff’s Notes for quite a lot of self-help and business related books. What follows are my notes from the books I’ve read recently. I read about a book a week, so you might want to bookmark this page and come back occasionally for updates. These are books worth reading, but if you don’t have time right now use the notes to get you started.
Browse these notes, take what you like from them. If something strikes you, I recommend picking up a copy of that book and reading the whole thing.
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What I’ve read lately…
“Desire is the engine of creation.” – Danielle LaPort“The essence of your desire is a feeling.” -Danielle LaPort“When you cease to desire, you cease to grow.” Danielle LaPort“Your soul is home. Your soul is the destination and your feelings are the road signs leading to it.”
The introduction to the Stengths-based management model that Gallup is now famous for. This book goes in-depth with the methodology, the research and the basics of the Stengths Finder method. If you don’t care about all the background and just want to understand the different strengths, I recommend skipping this one and reading StrengthsFinder 2.0 instead.
Essentialism is a manifesto for the life philosophy of, “Less but better.” It isn’t really a how to guide. It’s more of an argument for why the current way we’re doing things doesn’t work. The formatting of this book is beautiful, it’s worth a spot on your shelf of hardcovers.
Shannon Drury is a badass feminist bitch.
And she is seriously pissed off about the state of family values in America.
She will kick you in the face with her Chuck Taylor-wearing good sense about what it means to be a Mommy in a post-Baby Einstein world, how feminism’s infighting hurts us all and why middle class stay-at-home moms like her should care about feminism.
Abundance Now is a practical overview of many of the self-help world’s most beloved and powerful ideas. What follows are a few of my favorite moments:
- The Best Definition of Abundance: Privileged Circumstances
- Spiritual life, relationships, finances and health are the four aspects of our life we should focus on most.
- If you love your life now, then you’ll be open to attracting and creating an expanded future.
- Pursuing health and wellness gives us the stamina to take on new adventures.