Some excellent reading material here – motivational/inspirational, business & entrepreneurship, productivity, spirituality, health & fitness and more!

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Eat, Move, Sleep by Tom Rath EMS

Greatness, is consistency on the fundamentals

I don’t know who said that originally… probably many people – and often – as it’s true. And what more fundamental can you get than eating, moving and sleeping. Your diet, your exercise and your rest. To say these are essential and the cornerstone of everything would be an understatement.

At the time of writing, I’m only about half way through this book but it will certainly be one to refer back to and has earned pride of place at the top of the page!

Some of it’s obvious, some not so much and some of it a gentle reminder with perhaps another angle on these topics. Either way, a good read and excellent resource.

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The ONE Thing by Gary KellerThe1Thing

Great book on productivity and priorities. One of the best personal development books I’ve read, and I’ve seen a few (currently on my second reading). Fairly simple and straightforward concept, but that’s the point. Essentially focusing on a single task or goal to achieve success.

Obviously Gary goes in to a bit more detail on techniques and examples but you get the idea. Probably the most important thing to handle in this day and age – how and where you focus your time and mental energy.

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EOJThe End Of Jobs by Taylor Pearson

Interesting and important book on the nature of work – past, present and future! I’m about to go back for a second reading and it sums up the changes in the ‘workplace’ over the years. More and more we’re moving to digital, with people working all over the world… traditional employment essentially being dead as we enter a new paradigm.

From Amazon:
“Those that don’t adapt are becoming trapped in the downward spiral of a dying middle class – working harder and earning less. Entrepreneurs that understand the new paradigm, have created unprecedented wealth in their lives and the lives of those they love”

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DaVinciBookThink Like Da Vinci by Michael Gelb

Principles based around the methods of the great renaissance man and ‘boosting your everyday genius’. Apparently this guy achieved a few things in his life so perhaps worth emulating or at least studying a little! As well as a bit of background on Leo, you’ll learn:

  • Curiosità – An insatiable quest for knowledge and continuous improvement
  • Dimostrazione – Learning from experience
  • Sensazione – Sharpening the senses
  • Sfumato – Managing ambiguity and change
  • Arte/Scienza – Whole-brain thinking
  • Corporalità – Body-mind fitness
  • Connessione – Systems thinking

As you can see, you’ll also get a chance to brush up on your Italian; 7 words of it anyway.

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More to be added shortly… meanwhile, there are more referenced in these posts.

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