The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

I’d heard of this but then started seeing references to it “everywhere” – a sure sign it was time to read it! I couldn’t put it down and allowed myself the luxury of reading and being inspired for hours.

I was aware of the concept of being in our Zone of Genius and of course in my mentoring/coaching I spend much time working with clients on “limiting beliefs” but the way Gay Hendricks explains the 4 – yes, just 4 – Upper Limit Problems that prevent us living a life of abundance, love and success really resonated and I could see that one was still in play after all these years and $s spent on personal & spiritual development.

In the process of reading – combined with listening to Denise Duffield-Thomas (author of Get Rich Lucky Bitch) – I came up with a complete new business model that truly has me in my Zone of Genius and encapsulates everything I love, have done, learnt and aspire to thus far.

If you have a knowing that you can be more, do more and have more but feel as though you are operating with a limiter in place read this book.

 

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Shibumi, by Trevanian

Shibumi, by Trevanian

I was asked to read this book by a mentor of mine and at first I really couldn’t get into it.

It is a deep and profound story highlighting the massive difference in culture between Japan and the West, especially American. Reading it I felt a great admiration for the attention to detail, sophistication and subtlety of the Japanese culture and something bordering on disgust for the crassness of the American ways – but that is how it is written and how we are “supposed” to feel I’m sure.

Some of it I felt went on for too long, for example some of the cave passages but one chapter in particular I found fascinating with many deep insights into nature, culture and character – the chapter with Monsieur de Lhandes. In fact this chapter was a real highlight of the book for me… and I love this quote “one of the difficult things for egocentric Man to face is that he is a minor character in every biography but his own” – which is of course why people worry unnecessarily about what people think of them because the reality is they probably aren’t thinking about them at all they are too self obsessed!

I can see that paying acute attention to subtlety, detail, attaining perfection for its own sake is possibly true mastery and that honour can be an elusive but prized attribute. But as a generalist rather than a specialist I found the fixations to be bordering on obsessions which appear to lead more to agony and heartbreak than to contentment and joy and as such it left me moved but questioning and wanting something different.

 

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Top 5 Books of the Month

July’s Top 5 Books of the Month

Here are the top 5 books of the month that are a must for your summer reading list. There are books here that make you think, better yourself and help you get what you want in life.

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Think and Grow Rich the Action Pack

Think and Grow Rich Action Pack

Think and Grow Rich Action Pack

Think and Grow Rich is the most important financial book ever written.

Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you.

Once you’ve read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you’ll be the one with an edge. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be rich and start knowing.

This book will change your life!

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It's Not How GOOD You are, It's HOW GOOD you want to BE

It’s Not How Good You Are

It’s not how good you are
It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be
Author: Paul Arden

It's Not How GOOD You are, It's HOW GOOD you want to BE

It’s Not How GOOD You are, It’s HOW GOOD you want to BE

A concise look at attitude and business philosophy, full of good ideas which are easy to understand and implement.

This book has brought delight, insight and ideas more than once, and is a present I’ve been given several times over the years.

Sure to inspire and challenge.

Influence

Influence

Influence
The Psychology of Persuasion
Author: Dr. Robert Cialdini

Influence

Influence

“Influence”, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes” – and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You’ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader – and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of “Influence” will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.

About the Author
Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. holds dual appointments at Arizona State University. He is a W. P. Carey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Regents’ Professor of Psychology, and has been named Distinguished Graduate Research Professor. Dr. Cialdini is also president of Influence At Work, an international training and consulting company based on his groundbreaking body of research on the ethical business applications of the science of influence.

You will never look at a sales message in the same way again..

The Brand Messiah

The Brand Messiah – Jonathan Gabay

The Brand Messiah
Author: Jonathan Gabay

The Brand Messiah

The Brand Messiah published in 2012 is a book who’s time has come.

Jonathan Gabay is a well established expert on branding and marketing, and his book for many will seem like fantasy but for those with an inside track the connections and similarities will be closer than many would expect.

The books is a fictional tale set in 2012 around Sam, the head of a global media agency, who is rolling out the new initiative.

It has some great lines and messages, and is a book that we feel is set to become a cult classic.

If you loved the work of Steve Jobs and Apple, then you owe it to yourself to read The Brand Messiah.