Tuesday, July 6, 2021 (Day 187)
Relaxing Music for the week: East of Full Moon: Deuter (8:33) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBdkb0suFFI
Question: What books have had the biggest impact on your life?
Answer: What’s my limit? Since I have over 3,000 books, I’m sure I could identify at least 15-20 that have had a significant impact on my life. Since I’m not home right now, I’, going to go with my memory. Here are a few of the books that have impacted my life a great deal:
- The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (2015, 2nd edition) by Jack Canfield
- The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do (2015) by Jeff Goins
- The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose – Zach Mercurio
- The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms (2012) by Danielle LaPorte
- Ready to Be a Thought Leader?: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success (2014) by Denise Brosseau
- The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future (2012) by Chris Guillebeau
- Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days (2017) by Chris Guillebeau
- How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum (2008) by Keri Smith
- Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (2014) by Austin Kleon
- Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills (2008) by Tony Stoltzfus
- The Most Magnificent Thing (2014) by Ashley Spires
- What Do You Do With an Idea? (2014) by Kobi Yamada
- The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients (2013) by Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin
There are so many others to include, but at least this is a start. All of these books have made me think about the work I do at different points in my life. When I first started coaching, I used the original “The Success Principles” and “Coaching Questions” to start my first (group) coaching practice – one with graduate students and one with undergraduate students. Needless to say, the books listed above have all been useful in my journey to create the Life Design Catalyst Program.
If you’re into learning more about self-awareness, I have a great article for you to check out by Mark Manson. He defines three levels of self-awareness. Read them here:
- The Three Levels of Self-Awareness – https://markmanson.net/self-awareness
The thing that I love most about the article is that he shares that the key to positive self-awareness is self-acceptance (vs self-judgement). And that it’s important to not only accept yourself for who you are, but to accept others for who they are. If you can do this, you’re moving in the right direction.