The new year has begun, so there is no better time to take advantage of a fresh start and change your life. This is the time to think about what you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t taken the time to plan to get it done.
Let me help you out. Three outstanding books have appeared on my desk that I believe will help you experience a happier and more productive year, no matter what specific goals you hope to achieve.
1. Choose Your Story, Change Your Life: Silence Your Inner Critic and Rewrite Your Life From the Inside Out
kendra hall, The Wall Street Journal The best seller and master of storytelling in success magazineIt’s time, he says, to stop telling ourselves negative self-stories. In her new book, Choose your story, change your lifeAnd Hall points out that none of us are aware of the self-sabotage we do to ourselves on a daily basis. The book will It helps you control the stories you tell yourself.
Hall writes, “While you don’t have a choice as to whether or not stories are told—whether you like it or not, the story does—the good news is that the choice of stories you tell is entirely up to you. Because while there are certainly stories that keep you stuck, And it makes you feel heavy, it makes you wonder if you’ll ever get past the great divide, there are also stories that can set you free. There are stories that can propel you forward. There are stories that can raise you up against challenges, stories that can break through barriers. [The] Science, research, and evidence from each of our own experiences in this difficult, wonderful, and story-filled world point to one powerful thing: If you can change your story, you can change your life.”
2. Take charge of you: How self-training can change your life and career
Everyone today is looking for a new career or a new opportunity, and many are hiring a coach to push them to move from a mere dream to an actual achievement. Unfortunately, good coaches are either too expensive or unavailable.
Now, a method called “self-training” is available to everyone with the publication Take charge of you: How self-training can change your life and career Written by David Novak, Co-Founder, Former CEO and Chairman of Yum! Brands and Jason Goldsmith, coach of some of the best PGA golf stars in the world.
Novak and Goldsmith write, “Despite the importance of coaches, there are not enough good coaches—indeed, there is a real training deficit. The coaches that do exist are often too expensive and often in high demand for most people to consider hiring. But this It doesn’t mean you have to do without it.Your life is too important to leave your personal and professional development to chance.It’s time to take responsibility for training yourself and give yourself what you need to succeed, grow and live a more fulfilling life.It’s time for it Take charge of you Learn how to train yourself.”
3. Bridging the Gap: Hacking Communication Tools to Transform Work Relationships from Challenging to Collaborative
Jennifer Edwards and Katie McCleary are coaches for Fortune 500 companies and social enterprises. As the authors of the next book close viewpointsAnd Edwards and McCleary acknowledge the consequences of living in a divided world: we no longer understand and respect our colleagues. This book will help you develop your communication skills, and strengthen your relationships at work.
Edwards and McCleary write, “Every interaction you have has the potential to improve or deteriorate an important professional relationship. You have the ability to advance your work by emerging with the intent to communicate, engage, and communicate…even through tension, conflict, or embarrassment. Likewise, you also have the power to shut people down, And building contentious walls, creating drama, shame, blaming, hindering your success and that of your company.Most of the time the choice is yours of course, there are times when you may not have a choice – the other person may be sabotaging you, harassing you, or crushing your values because they are mean Soul. We call these grooves, not grooves….and yet, overwhelmingly, most people are able to fill in the gaps and improve their work experience (and their lives) with our tools.”