Born to Win by Zig Ziglar is foundational
The book Born to Win (by Zig Ziglar and Tom Ziglar) is a great one for anyone looking to make changes in their life. The book provides tools and insight to help you figure out who you are, what you want, and how to get there. Zig Ziglar ( who has passed on) and his Tom Ziglar provide both great life stories along with concrete tools to both motivate and support the change process. The book has 3 main focus areas; plan for success, prepare for success, and expect success, with a fourth area of tools for success. This book pairs nicely with understanding how to develop and change habits (previous review).
Extreme Ownership is a valuable read on leadership and life
I recently completed the audiobook version of Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. The book is excellent and very helpful in a variety of ways. I was a believer in the idea that you cannot fix a problem if you don’t own it before I listened to the book. Listening to this book and it’s concise lessons and strategies pushes the listener to take responsibility and do more in life. This is a great book by warriors who know what they are talking about.
Enlightenment Now is a Great Book
I have been reading the book Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker. I recommend this book for everyone who wants to know more about current events, and the condition of the world. We are bombarded by the current state of chaos in our government, but the world does not stop because we are dysfunctional. Read or listen to this book for in-depth information and perspective on important trends and events in our country and the world.
The Power of Habit- a timely New Year book review
Charles Duhigg wrote a powerful book (The Power of Habit) that gives us tools to impact a central area of our lives – habits. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their life. Here is a brief summary of the central question key points of the book. What’s the best way to release yourself from negative habits? You need to understand the habit loop; which is made up of three stages:
1.Cue – something that triggers your habit
2.Routine – the behavior that follows after you’ve triggered your habit
3.Reward – the positive reinforcement your brain identifies with the routine you use.
The key to breaking out of habit loops is to understand these three stages and little changes you can make in any one, or all of them to change your behavior. With time and discipline you can make small substitutions or choices consistently and change whatever you desire about your habits!