Chris's Reading List
Beliefs drive behaviour.
Behaviour drives action.
Repeated actions become habits.
These books will help you cultivate a mindset fit to ACHIEVE youR goal.
The inner game of tennis - TIMOTHY GALLWEY
Instead of concentrating on how to improve your technique, it starts from the understanding that 'every game is composed of two parts, an outer game and an inner game'. The former is played against opponents on the court, but the latter is a battle within ourselves as we try and overcome self-doubt and anxiety. It is often won or lost before a ball has been hit.
THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY - RYAN HOLIDAY
We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. The Stoic philosophy - that what is in the way, is the way - can be applied to any problem: it's a formula invented more than 2,000 years ago, whose effectiveness has been proven in battles and board rooms ever since.
TURNING PRO - Steven Pressfield
The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind."
incognito - DAVID eAGLEMAN
In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain. Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synaesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence and visual illusions, INCOGNITO is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
MINDSET - CAROL DWECK
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset.
SWITCH - CHIP HEATH & DAN HEATH
We all know that change is hard. It's unsettling, it's time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback. But why do we insist on seeing the obstacles rather than the goal? This is the question that bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath tackle in their compelling and insightful new book.
HAPPINESS BY DESIGN - PAUL DOLAN
As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment.
START WITH WHY - SIMON SINEK
Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again? Start with Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way - they all started with why.
ENERGY IS EVERYTHING - MIKE MACDONALD
Energy Is Everything: Mindset, Nutrition & Exercise for the best version of you is a book aimed to help you look, feel and perform at your best. Rather than the tired old health messages you’ve heard a million times before, Mike MacDonald blends his own experience, lessons from working with real clients, and the latest scientific research to outline a path to your best self.
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