7 Books That Will Make Your Life Better
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7 Books That Will Make Your Life BetterOr at least make you say Aha! I get it now.
Fact: books are good for you
Reading the right book can change you
outlook of work / life balance
7 books were catalysts for pursuing my dream of travel
Its up to you to change your life, but these books can give you an idea where to start
The Art of Non-Conformity
by Chris Guillebeau
This book a manifesto actually made me seriously think about my career lifestyle.
Quote: The typical path to success is a deferred life, and it was designed to make you embrace safety and mediocrity.
Challenge the sanity of deferring fun until
Help others to help yourself
website The Art of Non-Conformity
Tales of a Female Nomad
by Rita Golden Gelman
This memoir was my first introduction to a life of full-time travel.
Quote: I have buried my fears, abandoned self-consciousness, and allowed myself to slide into sensation.
Find a purpose for your travel
If you feel stuck, things can change
website Rita Golden Gelman
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
by Robin Sharma
A fable about a high powered lawyer with a fast-paced life, who survives a heart attack and drops out of the law game to become a zen guru.
Quote: Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. it will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.
Think carefully about everything you do in
Achieving work / life balance is possible, but
youll have to work at it
website Robin Sharma
The Denial of Death
by Ernest Becker
A book about the idea that death is the underlying reason for everything humans do. Serious stuff. And it makes sense.
Quote: Man cannot endure his own littleness unless he can translate it into meaningfulness on the largest possible level.
Immortality projects are necessary: get yours
Dont wait to take your vacation
website The Ernest Becker Foundation
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
This book nails down the concept of flow, being in the zone. How do you get more of it? Read the book to find out.
Quote: People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any of us can come to being happy.
Work can be more enjoyable than free time
Seek flow to enjoy more of life in general
website Pursuit of Happiness
The 4-Hour Workweek
by Tim Ferriss
Its title reads like a get rich quick scam, the book is the opposite.
Quote: To enjoy life, you don't need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren't as serious as you make them out to be.
Use the 80/20 rule in all parts of your life
Being more efficient at work and youll have
more personal time
website: Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
The Dream Manager
by Matthew Kelly
The book is about a fictional company suffering from employee turnover. Having a Dream Manager helps the employees. But you need to be your own Dream Manager.
Quote: The earlier we start dreaming and the more mentors and friends we have who urge us on toward our dreams, the richer our lives become
Dreams need plans
Whats your dream?
website: Matthew Kelly
If youve received the award for most overtime, take time off to recharge.
While you take a break, grab something to read, and choose wisely.
It might be the first step to reaching your dreams.
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