Pause Stop Reset™ is an incredible book.
Pause Stop Reset™ is the must read manual for entrepreneurs, business owners and everyone that wants to thrive over the next decade and beyond.
It was written by the award winning author, business man and philanthropist Simon Hedley (You can learn more about Simon here www.SimonHedley.com)
Simon has brought together a lot of the insights, distinctions and key wisdom that he’s learnt through experience and through working with some of the most creative and insightful minds of our times.
This is a very subtle and powerful book and one you’ll want to revisit.
We were very lucky to attend the prelaunch of the book in London at an amazing venue, where we got to meet Simon and some of his mentees and partners and were truly blown away.
Make sure to click through to the site to be in for a chance to win a 1-1 mentoring session with Simon and also to be part of what looks set to be an incredible movement of people that get this content and apply it.
The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world.
Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.
#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you’ve been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy—and even buying wine.
Whether you’re planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.
Review by SimonHedley | The Strategic Alchemist
I’ve got to know Gary over the decade. I’ve seen him sharing, growing and learning.. And more than that helping. His #AskGaryVee work is a massive step forward both those in the corporate space looking to make the step outside and into the faster waters of modern entrepreneurship and social influence, and also those looking to free themselves from the distraction rich world of the guru cult snake oil training space.
I come from a background of business, banking and entrepreneurship. I also know there is more to life than just making money.
Why I’m writing this is in the last few days, I met with Gary live in London and watched him being present and talking to hundreds of people who came and asked Gary V. There was no ego, there was no security, there was a man who was and is deeply passionate about 1) being authentic 2) cutting through the BS 3) walking his talk.
He wouldn’t have done that for the money or to sell some books. He actually 100% deeply cares. Meet him, shake his hand and get behind the “noise” of @askgaryvee
We also run a charity , and we’ve given his previous books – jab jab jab hook, and shared his content and it’s made a difference to a lot of people. So far early days.. But the same here ..
If you want to see why 300+ people came at a few hours notice after a simple post on Instagram and snapchat.. Read this book.
And remember all it takes is one simple idea, implemented to make the difference.
This book will give you more than one..
There are fewer people right now I would recommend you read if you wanted a fresh mindset and fresh take – based on tried and tested logic
Gary is someone that is walking the talk of being a growth mechanic and I know because I am too. This is not noise or gambling. This is work. And he’s loyal to what he knows works.
He’s also willing to admit – I was wrong and learn and move forward.
Read the book, apply what you learn, and hopefully I’ll be learning and partnering and buying from you soon too.
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.
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.
How to Make Love All the Time: Make Love Last a Lifetime
By Barbara De Angelis
Everyone who is in a relationship strives for it to be ‘perfect’, however no one has really taught the world how. Barbara De Angelis does know the answers to a happy, passionate relationship and explains it all in ‘Making Love Every Moment’.
Barbara is internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts on human relations and personal growth, and imparts all her knowledge and wisdom about relationships in a simple and easy to understand format.
The book shows you how to manage your emotions easily and Barbara gives you practical tools to do so.
Regardless of if you’re already in a relationship, looking for one, or just having a rough journey, this books will in no doubt open you up to some interesting ideas.
Consciously Creating Circumstances
By George Winslow Plummer
Published in 1935, George Window Plummer explores the idea that human beings have natural powers inside them. We can access these powers by tuning into our contemporary alchemical philosophy of the Christian Mystics..
George Winslow Plummer also shows you how to tune into those powers, and use them for personal and financial success.
Anything is possible, and this book has been said to contain “metaphysical dynamite” which can, and will, change your outlook on life.
The Millennial Project: Colonising the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps
By Marshall T. Savage
The Millennial Project expands your perception of the world to length that exceed this world and is the ‘blueprint for the future of the American Space Programme’.
Human kind has been restricted to just that- being human. But what Marshall T Savage hopes this book will unlock, is the ability for humankind to think of itself outside the constraints of Earth.
From floating sea cities to lunar ecospheres, Marshall T Savage explains the interesting ways to taking over the galaxy, it even explores the dream of harnessing anti-matter for fuel.
The Millennial Project is deeply inspiring, and has the ability to extend your thinking.
The Thousandth Man by Rudyard Kipling
ONE man in a thousand, Solomon says.
Will stick more close than a brother.
And it’s worth while seeking him half your days
If you find him before the other.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend
On what the world sees in you,
But the Thousandth Man will stand your friend
With the whole round world agin you.
‘Tis neither promise nor prayer nor show
Will settle the finding for ‘ee.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of ’em go
By your looks, or your acts, or your glory.
But if he finds you and you find him,
The rest of the world don’t matter;
For the Thousandth Man will sink or swim
With you in any water.
You can use his purse with no more talk
Than he uses yours for his spendings,
And laugh and meet in your daily walk
As though there had been no lendings.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of ’em call
For silver and gold in their dealings;
But the Thousandth Man he’s worth ’em all
Because you can show him your feelings.
His wrong’s your wrong, and his right’s your right,
In season or out of season.
Stand up and back it in all men’s sight
With that for your only reason!
Nine hundred and ninety-nine can’t bide
The shame or mocking or laughter,
But the Thousandth Man will stand by your side
To the gallows-foot – and after!
Dr Neslyn Watson-Druée
Dr Neslyn Watson-Druée CBE is the best selling author of Fly High, Land Safely: The Definitive Book on Career Transition for Executives. She is a renowned international speaker, award winning author and founder of Beacon Organisational Development.
She is a business psychologist with a tapestry of experience across health services, education and the voluntary sector, focused in three areas:
- Leadership Development
- Living with Passion
- Leaving a Legacy
She has been honoured three times by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 as follows:
- Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth 11 Medal for Health Service Innovation, July 2013
- Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Health Service Development, New Year’s Honours List, 2012
- Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Nursing Leadership, New Year’s Honours List, 1999
She is committed to developing a cadre of leaders to: find the passion and genius in themselves and others; unleash their creativity; freedom and joy and to live extraordinary lives with authenticity and power. www.LeaderShapeNOW.com
Key phrases that people say about Neslyn are, Neslyn is:
- Spiritually connected, passionate, visionary and focused
- True to herself and others
- Tenacious, resolute and determined
- Very skilled in enabling others to think for themselves
- Compassionate and forthright
- A light, salt and spice of life
- Masterful with the maintenance of relationships
- Open to dealing with the emotions of others as well as her own emotions
- A brilliant coach and mentor