“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
Love that quote by Murakami, it so matter of fact. If your to lead, make an impact in your personal, social or work life then it’s imperative that you seek-out resources that can aid with creating that shift that’s so needed. The following books are packed with excellent tools, that can help. Worst case scenario you will have learned something.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Part biographical and part research findings. Brown recaps the topics of her prior books on shame and wholeheartedness, and then explores the myths and realities of vulnerability. She applies her findings to areas such as education, work, and being a good parent. In the process, she recounts personal experiences from her own life, such as the vulnerability she felt after presenting her TED talks and lessons from raising her children. What emerges is a deeply personal book that mirrors the vulnerability she shows in her public speaking and seminars.
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
This book is about transcendence; transcending all negative emotions and fears so that you can live without any event in life disturbing your peace. It explains what true spirituality is and how to reach it. What I think will benefit many is the explanation around the voice in our heads, and how we can work with it.
The book is beautifully written as it is so simple and without complex language. Instead, the content is so eye opening that you will want to devour every chapter. Although it is simple, you do have to focus and maybe re read certain parts as your mind makes sense of notions being described.
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
The author opens with the line, “Life is difficult.” This book may serve as the ultimate roadmap to dealing with some of life’s greatest challenges with grace and love. Topics include: how to problem solve; dealing with pain; delaying gratification; being open to challenge; and developing a dedication to reality and personal growth.
What stood out was Peck’s insistence on personal responsibility in everyone’s life. Peck lays out a recipe for a fulfilled life that’s based on self-discipline, love, spirituality, and a mysterious force he calls grace. Mastering these is essential to maintain personal growth, he suggests, which in turn is key to a happy existence.
So there you have it 3 must read books to add to your tool box. If you have book suggestions, feel free to drop us a line. We’re always eager to discover what’s helped someone else along the journey.