Bounce Book Club

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So many books… so little time…

Here you will find our personal faves of life, mind and knowledge expanding books we’ve read.

Our books are categories by your bounce week and two types of life learning:

  • ‘Just in time ’ (JIT)
    Empowering your weekly modules and entrepreneurial journey with book recommendations at the right place and time, to Learn and take action!

  • ‘Just in life’ (JIL)
    Book recommendations to nourish your mind, body and soul. Plant seeds of wisdom and cultivate a trained intuition, to master your world.

Grab your kindle, grab a cuppa tea, and indulge your mind, in some of our fave books.


One Purpose, Many Missions


Why read it:
Ikigai means a reason for living…

Discover what it means to have a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect.

Quote: “essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

Category: Just in time (JIT)

Why read it:
The meaning of life according to Viktor Frankl lies in finding a purpose and taking responsibility for other human beings and ourselves.

A short - sharp - life changing read. written after world war ||… by a psychologist in a concentration camp.. Some golden rules of life, inevitably emerged.

Quote: “Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.”

Category: Just in life (JIL)

Why read it:
Help Develop self-control and patients as a means of overcoming destructive emotions.

You’ll gasp at how similar your daily thoughts are with Marcus’s.

Written in 180 AD (Just think - Gladiator!) by Marcus Aurelius. An emperor of Rome, and a Stoic.

Quote: “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

Category: Just in life (JIL)


Entrepreneurial mindset


Why read it: learn the theories and rules of confidence. A guide to overcoming fear and self-doubt.

Quote: “Rule 1: The actions of confidence come first; the feelings of confidence come later.”



Why read it: this is a powerful guide for day-to-day living and stresses the importance of living in the present moment and avoiding thoughts of the past or future.

Quote: “The beginning of freedom is the realisation that you are not “the thinker.””


Why read it:
Mindset is filled with insights and illustrations on the differences that a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset can have on our lives. She touches on all the things.. business, parenting, school, and relationships.

The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. This book.... is all about cultivating a growth mindset! and seeing opportunities to learn and grow in everything.

Quote: “Becoming is better than being.”




Why read it:
Follow the journey learnt he mistakes of the giants, so you don’t have too.

Quote: “Customers won’t care about any particular technology unless it solves a particular problem in a superior way. And if you can’t monopolize a unique solution for a small market, you’ll be stuck with vicious competition.” 


Why read it:
This book is all about being disruptive (or, as he calls it, “disagreeable”). This book is ultimately about how the underdogs who come out on top are the ones who change the rules and use new ideas to upset the status quo.

Quote: “You can’t concentrate on doing anything if you are thinking, “What’s gonna happen if it doesn’t go right?”





Why read it:
Does this behavior help me become the type of person I wish to be? Does this habit cast a vote for or against my desired identity?

Learn real techniques, systems and tools to form new habits and eliminate old ones.
This book is ground breaking with an Identity-based habit forming methodology.
Focus on who you wish to become!

“Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.” 


Why read it:
You will feel like you really really have your sh*t together…

This books reflects on many of the worlds more successful and famous people in history. It’s a good laugh, and fascinating to look into their lives, particular quirks, and how a lot of them did bugger all except socialise and drink…all day.

Quote: “It’s no easy business to make life simple.” 


Why read it:
I do believe what changes everything is not a lifehack and not even a strategy. Which may be wrong, Mindset is a key. If you have ‘correct’ mindset, you will answer hundreds of questions automatically.

This book consists of 3 parts: Healthy, Wealthy, Wise. and will blow your mind, at the simple, powerful tools and minds of the worlds titans. They are all just humans, just like YOU.. and have experimented, failed and successes through their daily lives.

Quote: “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”


Self Mastery


Why Read it?
If everyone has the same number of hours in the day, why do some people seem to get so much more done than others? How do they do more, achieve more, earn more, have more? If time is the currency of achievement, then why are some able to cash in their allotment for more chips than others?

The answer, they go small. Going small is ignoring all the things you could do and doing what you should do. It’s recognising that not all things matter equally and finding the things that matter most. It’s a tighter way to connect what you do with what you want. It’s realising that extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.

Quote: What's the ONE thing I can do, such by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?


Why read it:
learn to tear through any obstacle and resolve any conflict.

Each time you read this... You’ll develop strength, wisdom, and perspective. Each time, a little more of the competing thoughts fall away. Until all that is left is you: the best version of you.

With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. This book will shift your perceptions of your life, and the world... So hold on, and just keep swimming.

Quote: “In every situation, life is asking us a question, and our actions are the answer.”



unicorn factory


Why read it: Build-Measure-Learn feedback loop is at the core of the Lean Startup model. Discover how the problem discovery mindset, will pepper its way through out your entrepreneurial journey.

Quote: ”We must learn what customers really want, not what they say they want or what we think they should want.”


inspiring others


Why read it: This book is a powerful, definitive statement of the timeless laws you simply must follow if you want to be a great leader—at home, on the job, in church, or whenever you are called on to lead.

Quote: “Always touch a person's heart before you ask him for a hand.”


Why read it: Sharma believes there are certain skills and attitudes that allow you to rise to extraordinary success. In this powerful parable he offers a story designed to help people from all walks of life to achieve great things.

Quote: “Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.”



“ Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body “

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