OK … this is it … no more excuses… And you know what? … It’s Charles Duhigg’s fault. Because in his outstanding book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Amazon affiliate link), he demonstrates that the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, becoming more productive, raising exceptional children, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.
How to break habits
But that’s not all! The book also explores how by harnessing recent scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
Here is a brief introduction to some of his other findings. Fascinating stuff!
Target knows your secrets
How the military uses habits
So … I strongly recommend you to get this book. I have been reading it for the past couple days and I simply cannot put it down. Interesting, provocative, but most important, full of extremely valuable advice.
Couple of days ago I started reading an outstanding book: Little Bets (Amazon affiliate link) by Peter Sims and I am loving it!
The book describes how highly productive and creative thinkers and doers, such as Ludwig van Beethoven, the story developers at Pixar or Jeff Bezos, have achieved remarkable results by discovering and developing breakthrough ideas.
The book is so brilliant that I started to look for more resources and information on Peter’s work and I found this excellent presentation he gave recently at Google while promoting his new book.
This is an excellent introduction into the remarkable insights in the book, so I highly recommend you to watch it and then to go and get this outstanding book.
1. Where good ideas come from
In this episode of The Great Books Series I am sharing with you my recommendation on a remarkable book full of excellent advice on how to accomplish change.
I am talking about Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (Amazon affiliate link) by Chip and Dan Heath.
In this episode of The Great Books Series I am sharing with you my recommendation on a remarkable book full of advice and wisdom.
I am talking about Million Dollar Consulting (Amazon affiliate link) by Alan Weiss.
If you work in the professional services industry, regardless if you are just starting or you have many years of experience, this is the book for you.
In this episode of The Great Books Series I am sharing with you my recommendation on a remarkable book by Bob Burg. The title of the book is Endless Referrals (Amazon affiliate link), and this is an outstanding book on how to create more sales in less time and how to generate leads fast and effectively.
Definitely a must read for anybody in sales!
By the way, if you would like to watch my review on another outstanding book by Bob (written together with John David Mann) entitled Go-Givers Sell More (Amazon affiliate link), please click here
In this episode of The Great Books Series I am sharing with you my recommendation on an excellent book by Keith Ferrazzi. The title of the book is Never Eat Alone (Amazon affiliate link), and this is a remarkable book on the power of relationship building, not only in business, but in your life.