Books and the mind

By | 03/08/2015
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What books are you reading to help grow your business and yourself ??

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Many people are looking for opportunities to either gain more business insights or to improve self development, as with many things on the world wide web there is so many choices and knowing where to begin can be very frustrating and time consuming.

The world of business has changed dramatically over the years and the internet is ever evolving so keeping up to date with all the changes means a constant input from yourself. I have recently come across a book which is perhaps old but interesting ( The Electronic Dream written by John Fuhrman) it would be worth a reading, one of the quotes that stuck with me  is ” Life is a highway. The enjoyment you get depends on the lane you choose.”

Success means different things to each of us it also has many ingredients and levels yet most people think success is all about the money, whilst we do want to make a decent living we have to have a balance and the right mindset, so how do we go about getting this.

We have all heard the saying your body is what you eat, it is a similar process with the mind, its what you put in it and how we deal with life’s experiences, mindset is a powerful thing and the beauty of it is that you can change that, almost like rewriting a program for your computer.

I have recently read a book quite by accident called Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling written by Ben Irvine even though I am not a cyclist it demonstrated the importance of balance in your life especially in the fast paced world we live in, more and more people are depressed and stressed with the everyday demands of work and family life, this book is certainly worth a read after all most of us have ridden a bicycle at sometime or another so we can relate to that time we learnt how to ride.

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Einstein & the Art of mindful cycling

 

As with many self improvement books you really need to go over them more than once, have you ever been fired up after reading a good post or book, we gain that initial inspiration then over a period of time we lapse to some of our older not so good habits,once they start coming back we can get disheartened, when this happens then is the time to reach for those books, posts or whatever to get us  fired up once more, don’t just take my word for it give it a go if this is how your feeling now.

 

Another book I consider a great read is The 7 Habits of highly effective people,I read this book around one year ago and decided to revisit it whilst some parts I could remember others I had forgotten and thought yeah I could apply some techniques I had either overlooked of lost sight of.

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This is certainly a well know book and as it says one of those on the high best seller books,  people have spoken highly of this book and remarks such as “life changing ” have been mentioned, personally I think it is indeed a very powerful book and can help in many area’s of your life, he breaks down the various stages of our life and t demonstrates a more effective way of navigating through the area’s of your life from personal matters to our career path.

Our working life has change dramatically over the years and there is no such thing as job security anymore, historically there was a time when we are work either from our home or very close to home, now we face structured work patterns, long commutes, oversea travel, financial pressures and the list goes on, so is it any surprise that more and more people are seeking to find a more holistic way of working so that they have more freedom to spend time with loved one’s or social activities.

So I ask the question again what books do you read or do you even read we need to build up ourselves as well as the business, try setting a challenge of reading useful books that you will learn something from.

So why not grab a book now or download one, even if you only do 15 minutes per day it will help. The collaboration of technology and books can open new doors of opportunities for many things in your personal life as well as your career

If you are seeking direction in building a business or improving on your knowledge then why not check out my starting out page

 

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