I promised last month to share my reading list with my audience at the beginning of every month just for people who might be interested in expanding or adding to their books to read for the month. I haven’t had time to write one for September till now due to pressing work challenges.
Here is the first part of my September reading list. Some of them you will find interesting to read for yourself and a number of them are just weird.I encourage you to choose the ones you find interesting and try to read them.
1.The Hero With a Thousand Faces– Joseph Campbell:
This is one of the books a number of people will consider weird. However, for people who are interested in uncovering their leadership identity, personal identity and embarking on what Campbell calls ‘the Hero’s Journey’, this is one of the best works to read. Campbell lays down a simple, yet poignant sign post of self discovery. You are the Hero of you own story. Everyday, there is a challenge, a call to action to do something significant, to rise to the occasion and give the biggest gift to humanity, the gift of ‘ discovering yourself’ and ‘following your bliss’.I hope you find this book as engaging as I found it in the event you decide to check it out.
2.The 8th Habit– Steven Covey:
Everybody knows Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective people. It is one of the most influential book on personal development of the last century if I am not taking it too far. The impact of the book is undeniable. However, Steven Covey decided to write a sequel. The 8th Habit. This book, like all Covey’s books is loaded with insight and highly practical.The 8th Habit inspires us to thrive, innovate, and lead in order to move beyond effectiveness and into greatness find our ‘voice’ and do great work.
This phenomenal book published as part of the 99U book Series is a simple easy to read book based on insights from some of the creative people alive today or how to build a routine, manage your time, your life and get things done.Featuring contributions from: Dan Ariely, Leo Babauta, Scott Belsky, Lori Deschene, Aaron Dignan, Erin Rooney Doland, Seth Godin,Todd Henry, Christian Jarrett, Scott McDowell, Mark McGuinness, Cal Newport, Steven Pressfield, Gretchen Rubin, Stefan Sagmeister, Elizabeth G. Saunders, Tony Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Linda Stone, and James Victore. Plus, a foreword from Behance founder & CEO Scott Belsky.
This book will help you stop doing busywork and start doing your best work.