I am still very positively influenced by the right books and podcasts. As much as I enjoy reading an actual book, Audible has become such a convenient way to consume books, it tends to be this way. It gives me much joy to be able to recommend my own first published book, The Art of Conscious Communication for Thoughtful Men, with my hand on heart, as a positively impactful and helpful read. The global feedback since launching in November 2021 has been glowing. Readers can access my book via online stores, bookshops, my website; soon to be available on Audible too. I really hope you get as much from it as other readers.
🍁Jem Fuller, www.jemfuller.com
A life mantra I follow is 'people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their power'.
🍁Anja Christoffersen, Champion Health Agency
"I live by the mantra: "Be yourself, always."It's something I learned from my grandmother, who was always the most genuine person I knew. She was never afraid to express herself and never tried to be someone she wasn't. And it's something that's stuck with me throughout my life—even when I've gotten caught up in trying to be someone else."
🍁Jason Williams, Automatelife.net
"I live by the mantra, 'Don't sweat the small stuff.' It's a reminder that I don't have to be perfect, and that I can always try again if I mess up. I've had a lot of setbacks and failures in my life, and I can be prone to getting wrapped up in them. Life is too short to be upset so when you're in a bad mood, take a step back and recognize that. I've found that if you don't focus on the negative stuff, it tends to melt away by itself. I can confidently say that I am living my best life with purpose."
🍁Matt Marshall, Coffeewitness.com
Rian lives by this life mantra. A quote by Tony Robbins - “Change your story, change your life.”
🍁Rian Janan, Powerhouse Wellness
One of the books that has impacted me the most is The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday. It’s a really thought-provoking piece of literature that can influence the reader both personally and professionally. Also, it’s not a fast read as you are supposed to read it for a year, one page a day, truly savoring the information the author shares. The book is, basically, an all-round introduction to stoic wisdom. Stoicism is a philosophy supposed to make people more resilient, happier, and more wise–and as a result, better humans and better professionals. To make the information easy to absorb, the book provides relevant up-to-date author commentary together with classic wisdom coming from Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus, and other stoic philosophers. It is really up to you how you apply the advice from the book. You can use it to relieve your anxiety, understand your friends and colleagues better, become more mindful and accepting, or simply treat it as a guide to a better life.
The Daily Stoic is not just a business book in its traditional sense. Some people in the book’s reviews say that it serves as a “book vitamin” to them, gives a whole new perspective on life, and opens their mind. In short, it’s one of the must-read books for anyone who wants to achieve great results both professionally and personally, become a happier version of themselves, and lead a more mindful life.
🍁Monika Dmochowska, Tidio
I have always been a fan of stories that have an element of the fantastical. I love the way these stories effectively put magical things right in front of you, and then you, as the reader, must decide if you can believe them or not..Here are my favorites:
Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope by Robin Kerrod. This book is a real labor of love. It’s based on the typical “man against the odds” story and to be honest, I definitely felt like it was a bit of a stretch in places but it’s so much fun that it doesn’t matter. If you’ve ever seen a documentary on Thomas Edison, you might think that Kerrod has spent way too long watching those things because he uses them as a starting point for his story. It works well, but I would have liked to know more about William himself — some of the personal details are very thin on the ground.
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho — I’ve read this book probably 5 or 6 times since my 20th birthday. This book has had such an impact on me because it taught me to focus on what I want in life, rather than what I don’t want. If you are willing to dedicate yourself to your dream, everything will fall into place for you. It also helps to learn about the concept of synchronicity, which is how you know you are on the right track.
“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum — I remember reading this book in 3rd grade and being so intrigued by the idea that there is another world right next to our own, even if we can’t see it.
“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll — Another whimsical tale that involves a girl falling into a fantasy world and being completely overwhelmed by it all. These stories have always resonated with me because they teach us to live more boldly and let our imaginations run free.
🍁Henry Miller, Starregister.org
In today's world we are bombarded with consistent narrative programming across all forms of media. There are certainly agenda's continually pushed in movies, TV shows, reality TV shows, sport and the legacy News. I typically like content that challenges the narrative and brings in a different perspective so you can form an educated view. For example, the Daily Wire recently launched a documentary called "What Is A Woman?". I found it fascinating how the host traveled the world asking that one question and the answers / non answers were mind blowing.
For that reason I enjoy listening to podcasts with interesting people like Dr Jordan Peterson who challenge the narrative and bring a different perspective for you to form a more rounded view on different topics.
🍁Craig Schultz, www.craigschultz.com