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

    priorities

    perspective

    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.

    Key takeaways:

    Challenge the sanity of deferring fun until

    retirement

    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.

    Key takeaways:

    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.

    Key takeaways:

    Think carefully about everything you do in

    your life

    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.

    Key takeaways:

    Immortality projects are necessary: get yours

    Dont wait to take your vacation

    website The Ernest Becker Foundation

  • Flow

    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.

    Key takeaways:

    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.

    Key takeaways:

    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

    Key takeaways:

    Dreams need plans

    Whats your dream?

    website: Matthew Kelly

  • Conclusion

    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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