Who Moved My Cheese

Who moved my cheese

Who moved my cheese
An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Author: Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese

Who Moved My Cheese

This book helps trigger toughts on parts of life you might not even know you’re thinking of changing. It puts things into perspective and gently speaks to your unconscious mind, guiding you to make the decisions you have already made.

Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice, non-analytical and non-judgmental; they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are “little people”, mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It’s not just sustenance to them; it’s their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they’ve found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods–our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in–although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships. The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out.

‘One of the most successful business books ever’, Daily Telegraph .’Dr. Johnson has the rare ability to be interesting, provocative and succinct. My admiration is complete.’, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking

From the bestselling co-author of The One Minute Manager series comes this guide to help you anticipate, adapt to and enjoy change in your life, thereby achieving success. Johnson delivers his message via a simple parable about creatures living in a maze, looking for cheese to nourish them and keep them happy. The book is split into three sections: in ‘A Gathering’, a group discusses how they currently deal with change; in ‘The Story of Who Moved My Cheese?’ we find the parable itself; and in ‘A Discussion’, the group talks about what the story meant to them and how they mean to use it in the future. There are also fun cheese illustrations bearing key advice: ‘Monitor Change – Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old’. Quick and easy to read. (Kirkus UK)

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 Four Hour Work Week

The four hour work week

The Four Hour Work Week
The Four Hour Work Week – How to Escape the nine to five, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Author: Timothy Ferris
Four Hour Work Week 

The Four Hour Work Week

The Four Hour Work Week

A lifestyle book to provoke you into doing the things you want and guide you though the beiginnings of a new work life through your own business.
Outsource everything!

Tim Ferris has certainly helped shape a lof of people’s ideas. Some will make you think, some may not sit right. Worth a read and definitely a book that I’ve seen cause a shift in the thinking of many friends and clients.

If you’re inspired by that check out www.DelegateEverything.com

Why talk to a Guru?

Why Talk to a Guru?

Why Talk to a Guru?
Why Talk to a Guru? When You Can Whisper to a Horse. The art of Natural Leadership
Author: Paul Hunting
Horse Joy – The Natural Leadership Centre – with Paul Hunting

Why talk to a Guru?

Why talk to a Guru?

I met Paul several years ago.. and one afternoon later, i was happy to be changing jobs, and leaping into the unkown with a plan, and trust in myself.. a few years later, with many great experiences behind me, the experience of Horse Joy still remains as something i can’t explan and relish.

This book is profound. It deserves a second reading. This is more than about horses. It’s about you.” Terry Tillman, World Renowned Leadership Coach, Trainer and Best-Selling Author Natural leadership liberates your right and destiny to have a joy-filled, healthy, abundant life. ‘Guru?’ offers you practical keys to unlock the spiritual intelligence that enables this. It shows how skilled coaching alongside horses will help you harness your natural potential to create a sustainable future and lead the life you are meant to. This is not about horses – nor about coaching, business, psychology, philosophy, physics or theology. Inspired by one man’s evolving relationship with horses – and through them to the spirit in all things – it challenges all these disciplines to raise their game. It is an extraordinary work: sometimes subtle, sometimes passionate, always provocative. ‘Why talk to a guru? When you can whisper to a horse’ With this intriguing question, Paul Hunting challenges our assumptions and paradigms that conceal the truth of who we are. He reveals phenomenal insights into the nature of man and the universe.

It will enrage those with ‘sacred cows’ to keep and liberate those who are truly looking for greater meaning, purpose, and joy. With his horses he both honours and cancels out the animal in us. We are left holding our true spiritual nature in the palm of our hand. While primarily intended to unleash authentic, natural leadership in sustainable businesses, he is spotlighting the cause of issues unconsciously affecting us all. ‘Guru?’ is a practical antidote to the primordial superstitions of religious dogma, New Age ‘psychism’ and the nihilistic reductionism of modern science – all equally demeaning to the true nature of the human spirit. This work is essential reading for those who really do care about a sustainable future and are willing to pick up the gauntlet to become part of the solution.

Theory of Constraints

Theory of Constraints

Theory of Constraints
What is this thing called the Theory of Constraints and how should it be implemented
Author: Eliyahu Goldratt M
Website: Eliyahu Goldratt M – Theory of Constraints 

Theory of Constraints

Theory of Constraints

This book was recommended to me by Simon at www.WebTyrant.com having heard about it from Eugene Ware, Adam Spiel and Brad Fallon. I’m so glad I stayed around after Web Tyrant Live.. This booked changed my mindset about my business .. almost as much as E-Myth.

I’d recommend this to anyone that gets overwhelm and is trying to make a real difference.. not just add an extra £ here or there.

Eliyahu Goldratt M is an absolute genius.

Caidian Johnson –
OnlineMLMMentor.com

The E Myth Revisited

E-myth Revisited

E-myth Revisited
Work On Your Business, Not In It
Author:  Michael Gerber

The E Myth Revisited

The E Myth Revisited

I wish I’d read this book 10 years ago.. There are so many “Doh” moments, where I found myself going, that’s where I went wrong.. So many of us get it wrong, and this should be essential reading.. I can’t believe no one told me to read it before. (Many thanks to Simon Hedley, I owe you one for recommending this)

Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited should be required reading for anyone thinking about starting a business or for those who have already taken that fateful step. The title refers to the author’s belief that entrepreneurs–typically brimming with good but distracting ideas–make poor businesspeople. He establishes an incredibly organised and regimented plan, so that daily details are scripted, freeing the entrepreneur’s mind to build the long-term success or failure of the business. You don’t need an MBA to understand or follow its directives; Gerber takes time to explain buzzwords and complex theories. Written in a clear and well-paced manner, The E-Myth Revisited is like receiving advice from an old friend.