Personal - Rough Organization

Naturally many of these resources are made to address a single issue or put forward a solution of overall improvement that can at times be lacking in additional information.  The resources listed are meant to be an expanded and easily referenced bibliography of resources that seem to cross reference each other.  Like in academia, the more a research study is referenced by other studies, the greater its standing among all other researchers and studies.  

Finding Your Path - The 30,000 Foot View

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra
‘I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life.’  I enjoy my job at times but there are parts about it that I just hate.’  ‘My job and life are ok right now but I feel like there could be more.’  These are all quotes that we may have made at some point in our life or know someone who has.   A popular piece of advice for this is “follow your passion”…whatever the hell that means.  What many of the following resources offer are practices you can use to help uncover hints of your passion(s).  I do believe our passions are an ever evolving path of developing interests. Here are a few books with tools to help you find a more fulfilled life. 

 

Designing Your LIfe

Written by two Stanford professors, this book also has a workbook you can purchase that allows you to easily put their suggestions into practice.  This book of proven tactics was developed from the two professors decades of experience teaching design thinking. 

Find Your Why

In a follow up to Simon Sinek’s book and Ted talk, Find Your Why provides people with the tools and systems to help to uncover your why. 

Living Forward

Life isn’t just about passion.  Creating the compass by which you will live a fulfilled life is key to consistency.  Hyatt and Harkavy help you develop and define the road map that will guide you when making decisions ensuring that they align with your goals in each area of your life. 

High Level Mindests

Mindset

If there was a book that I would recommend to every man, woman and child, it would be this one.  You can consume all of the information in the world, but if you don’t have the growth mindset to believe in your own growth you won’t get anywhere. 

Grit

Whether you are a Navy SEAL or a child musical prodigy, you won’t get to that level of excellence without the grit and persistence to stay the course to excellence.  Dr. Duckworth provides the scientific studies and research in an easily consumable way that helps you understand the importance of grit.  

Ego is the Enemy &
The Obstacle is the Way

Ryan Holiday has created a couple of essential books for your mindset development. 

Productivity

Flow

Peak

Deep Work

Talent Code

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