Book Reviews

The Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World – Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis, a former stockbroker, travels around the world relying only on the kindness of strangers for food, shelter, and gas. His book The Kindness Diaries documents his trip. Leon also shares his journey as part of a Netflix documentary television series. Below are the 13 quotes Leon references in his journey You block your dream when…

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The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

What determines a person’s level of happiness: •Genetics accounts for 50% •Income, ethnicity, and health account for another 15% and •The remaining 35% is a product of how the person thinks and acts. How do you maximize that 35%? A good place to start is my Top 12 Takeaways from Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project”….

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One Minute Rule – Instantly Make Yourself More Productive and Happier

I recently started listening to Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project.  One nugget that was uncovered in the early part of the book is “The One-Minute Rule”. The idea is super simple: If a task will take you a minute or less to complete, do it as soon as you realize it needs to be done. Some examples of one-minute tasks Make your…

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Predictably Irrational -The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions: by Dan Ariely

The entire premise of the book can be found in the book’s title: “People are irrational creatures.” The more we have the more we want. The only cure is to break the cycle of relativity.   My Top 5 Takeaways Here are my top five takeaways from Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational -The Hidden Forces…

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Edge: Turning Adversity Into Advantage – Laura Huang

Laura Huang, an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, shares her views on developing a competitive edge. The main theme of the book is that hard work on its own is not enough, and I definitely agree with Laura’s conclusions..   Her four cornerstones for success revolve around the “edge” acronym Enrich…

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It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad. My 11 Takeaways

Trevor Moawad is a mental conditioning coach that has worked with some of the top athletes in the world including NFL Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Russell Wilson who wrote the forward for the book. Moawad’s concept of neutral thinking is a very cool spin on how to stay in the moment and optimize the way…

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Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights – 7 Lessons Learned

Continually ask yourself the question – what is success to me? Don’t choose anything that will jeopardize that definition.I just finished listening to Matthew McConaughey’s memoir Greenlights.  In addition to it being very entertaining, especially the audio version, which is narrated by McConaughey, it has a ton of great takeaways. Here are my top seven…

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How To Be An Imperfectionist – Stephen Guise

I’ve now listened to three of Stephen Guise’s books. The most recent, How To Be An Imperfectionist, is based on Stephen Guise’s premise that perfectionism leads to anxiety, fear, and procrastination. Find out more and get some other great tips in my top 14 takeaways below: If you look for perfection, you will never be…

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What I learned Reading Endless Energy by Peter Hollins

I recently finished reading Peter Hollins’ book Endless Energy.  Peter had a plethora of ideas on how to increase your energy levels. Here are my top 15 takeaways: 15 Take Aways Drink more water and minimize screen time, especially late in the day. I always start my day with a tall glass of water, but…

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