“It is what you read when you don’t have to
that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
~ Oscar Wilde

If I could eat books, I’d have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Saying that I love to read would be an understatement.  I LOVE it.

Below are some of the books that struck a chord.

Books that inspired me. Books that comforted me.

Books that gently pushed me.  Or brutally swept the carpet from under my feet.

Books that made me see things from a different perspective.  Books that made go “Aha”.  Or that took a little more time to digest.

Books that I embraced completely.  Books that I just took bits and pieces from.

Books that made me laugh. Books that made me think.

Books that propelled me into action.

Books that confirmed my view.  Or that made me experiment with some of their concepts.

Books that I still pick up today to flip through.

I also added in some inspiring videos below.

Enjoy!

 

 

The books*

On exploring what a rich, meaningful, purposeful life means to you:

 

On how thoughts make us do the things we do:

 

On imperfection:

 

On becoming great at what you do through the struggle and resistance:

 

On being a leader:

 

On the process of change:

 

On the here and now:

 

On happiness:

 

On communicating authentically and respectfully:

 

A critical view on selfhelp:

 

The videos

Brené Brown on the power of vulnerability

 

Jill Bolte Taylor on her stroke of insight

 

Benjamin Zander on music, passion and leadership

 

Steve Jobs on how to live your life instead of someone else’s

 

JK Rowling on the fringe benefits of failure and hitting rock bottom

 

Oprah on learning from life

 

Neil Pasricha on how big the little moments of awesomeness in life really are

 

Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire – it all starts with their why

 

* The links above are Amazon affiliate links, generating a small commission that I use to do even more cool work at Own Your Life Coaching.


 

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