Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence – and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuck
Does Gary Vaynerchuck really need an introduction? Serial entrepreneur. Investor in Twitter, Snapchat, Uber and Venmo. CEO of a 150 million USD media company, called “VaynerMedia”. Gary seems to do so many things at the same time. Above all, Gary is considered a top expert when it comes to social media marketing.
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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results – Cy Wakeman
Organizations lose billions annually due to ego-driven emotional waste. A lot of money gets pumped into employee engagement, including surveys, HR initiatives, and learning & development programs. The truth seems that these activities actually exacerbate more problems rather than solving them the most fundamental one: the ego. Cy Wakeman, an international leadership speaker and consultant, found out through studies that the average employee spends 2 hrs and 26 mins a day in drama and emotional waste—i.e. on addressing ego behaviors, working to get buy in, overcoming resistance to change, and employee engagement. So why is that?
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Getting The Love You Want – Harville Hendrix
Harville Hendrix has been working as a relationship therapist over the last thirty years. Together with his wife, who is also a therapist, he shares his experiences based on psychoanalysis and scientific research. Harville’s ultimate goal is to help transform your relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship.
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The Grid: The Decision-making Tool for Every Business – Matt Watkinson
Matt Watkinson is an internationally renowned author, speaker and business consultant. He was introduced to the idea of interconnectivity within the business world during a visit to his surgeon. As he wanted to fix his busted knees, he discovered how the body’s muscles are all intricately connected into a single system. When something is composed of interconnected parts, whether in a body or in a business, its overall behavior can’t be determined by looking at those parts in isolation. You have to look at it as a system, or as Matt defines it: the Grid.
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The Mask of Masculinity – Lewis Howes
Lewis Howes is a lifestyle entrepreneur, business coach and keynote speaker. He is mostly known for his podcast “The School Of Greatness” . On this podcast, Lewis Interviews the TOP performers in their field, from entrepreneurs to doctors and psychologists. Up to now, his podcast gained over 45 million subscribers. Besides that, Lewis is a NYT best-selling author of the book “The School of Greatness”, which is basically a summary of all his podcast interviews.
So, what made Lewis Howes write this book?
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The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Power Laws of Nature: The Science of Success – Richard Koch
Richard Koch is an author, management consultant, entrepreneur, investor, and life long lover of history. Koch has worked at the cold face of business and management consulting for forty years.
In this book, he provides a unique perspective on the interaction between scientific laws and success within the business world. Coming from a data-focused business consultant background, Koch brings the science of these laws to life in their real world application.
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Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron Mcillan, and AJ Switzler are the leaders of VitalSmarts, a top leadership company that helps organizations with employee effectiveness. Their first bestselling book “Crucial Conversations” provided the necessary tools to dealing with high-stake interactions in the workplace. Crucial Accountability is the “sequel” to their first book. In this work, the authors highlight the principles which will prepare you for the next accountability discussion when expectations are not met after being agreed upon, either at work or at home.
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One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance At Work With Mindfulness – Rasmus Hougaard
Rasmus Hougaard has been a mindfulness practitioner and teacher for the last fifteen years. He has worked with big companies such as Nike, IKEA, Sony and Google. In this book, Rasmus shares how using mindfulness tactics can enhance performance in the workplace.
Someday Isle. Approximately 80% of the population lives on it: “Someday, I’ll do that.”, “Someday I’ll do this”. But they’ll never do it. Excusitis has become a real disease. Losers make excuses, winners make progress. The first step to become successful? Vote yourself off the island! No more excuses!
Self-discipline is considered the most important characteristic in becoming successful. It is the ability to do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. You must have it to resist the lure of excuses. Self-discipline can also be defined by self-mastery or self-control. It is also linked with your self-esteem: the more you practice self-mastery and self-control, the more you like and value yourself. Your sense of self-respect and personal pride increases.
The law of least resistance says that people invariably seek the fastest and easiest way to get the things they want, right now, with little or no concern for the long-term consequences of their behaviour. People , in general, do what is easy and fun rather than what is necessary for success. The law of least resistance is therefore the worst enemy of success. Most successful people are long-term thinkers. They look into the future as far as they can to determine the kind of people they want to become and the goals they want to achieve. They then come back to the present and determine the things that they have to do NOW to achieve their desired futures.
“Bad habits are easy to form, but hard to live with. Good habits are hard to form, but easy to live with. Everything is hard before it’s easy.” , Goethe said. All good habits are learnable.
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Ego Is The Enemy
1. THE CONTEXT
Ego is the Enemy explores the negative aspects of the ego and its effects on several historical and contemporary figures.
But what is the ego?
There are a lot of definitions around but this is the one used by Ryan Holiday:
“EGO is an unhealthy belief in our own importance. Arrogance. Self-centered ambition.”
As you can see, the ego is MOSTLY something negative. We all have it and it is our responsibility to keep it in check. The purpose of this book is to show how powerful of a force the ego can be in shaping our lives for the good and for the bad. The author looks at historical figures and contemporary personalities and their relationship with their ego and how it affected their outcome in life.
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