For many people, spring is a time to shake off the cobwebs of the past and embrace new opportunities. It’s a chance to start fresh, set new goals, and make positive changes in our lives. The energy of spring is infections (or is that just the fresh air and our Vitamin D levels stabilizing)?
Spring can also be a time of reflection and introspection. Often we’re reminded of our own potential for growth and transformation and the importance of nurturing our own inner landscapes. That’s all great unless you’re sitting there with untapped potential and no way to find it…that’s why we’ve curated a list of self-help listens to help you tend to the garden of your mind along with your backyard…or something like that.
Atomic Habits – James Clear
They say it takes what? 21 days to form a new habit? Not when James Clear is playing through your headphones! The book provides real, practical strategies for building good habits and breaking bad ones, as it draws on insights from psychology, neuroscience, and other fields to help readers understand the science behind habit formation. Instead of the pressure to transform overnight, Clear argues that small changes in behavior can lead to significant improvements over time, and provides a feasible framework to make the good stick and the bad say “see ya later.”
Dare to Lead – Brené Brown
Maybe you’re looking for a career or work environment transformation. Say no more. If you’ve ever felt like you have the potential for leadership or that promotion you keep getting skipped over for, Brown is here to help; though this advice is also applicable to leadership in any capacity. She emphasizes the importance of vulnerability, trust, and the role they play in fostering a culture of innovation and growth.
“Dare to Lead” also offers practical tools and exercises for developing the skills and mindset needed to be an effective leader. The book covers topics such as setting boundaries, communicating with clarity and empathy, managing difficult conversations, and creating a culture of accountability for others and yourself.
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Let’s keep the corporate improvement ball rolling with Collins’ “Good to Great,” which sets out to inform you how to emulate some of the most successful and enduring companies. Collins and his team identify a set of characteristics and practices that distinguish “great” companies from the mediocre, citing a focus on a strong culture of discipline, rigorous attention to hiring and retaining the right people, and a commitment to continually improve and collaborate. This listen also emphasizes the importance of leadership in driving organizational success. Collins argues that great leaders are humble, disciplined, and focused on the long-term success of the organization rather than their own personal gain…imagine that.
12 Rules for Life – Jordan B. Peterson
Have you ever done “the thing”? You know “the thing.” It’s, well, the thing where you have so much you want to do and learn that you start questioning your very existence until you’re doom-scrolling under your comforter, immobile. Utterly incapable. Just us? Don’t lie to yourself.
This happened all too often until Jordan B. Peterson came into our lives. He provides a set of practical and actionable guidelines for living aligned with your purpose. Each of the twelve rules is accompanied by a chapter that explores the underlying psychological, philosophical, and cultural principles that support it. Give this one a listen if you’re looking to live a more rich and meaningful life.
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