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Series 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: Millman approaches a complex topic of life's meaning with a unique and exceedingly appealing blend of wisdom, wit, and practicality.

Quote: “We come to accept ourselves (and others) as we are rather than as we might want ourselves (or them) to be. And as we embrace the full scope of our humanity, we open the way to genuine growth and transformation.”

Category: Just in time (JIT)

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
By Héctor García, Francesc Miralles

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)

Man's Search for Meaning
By Viktor E. Frankl

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)


mindset

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.”

Category: Just in time (JIT)

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.”

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Category: Just in time (JIT)

Why read it: What if everything we think we know about how the world works—our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and love—are based on Brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date?

This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms.

Quote: ““The people making you feel guilty for going your own way and choosing your own life are simply saying, 'Look at me. I'm better than you because my chains are bigger.' It takes courage to break those chains and define your own life.”

Category: Just in life (JIL)

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”

Category: Just in time (JIT)


energy management & foundational habits for success

Atomic Habits
By James Clear

Why read it: Does this behaviour 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!

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

JIT

Why read it: What changes everything is not a lifehack and not even a strategy. But, Mindset. 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. Powerful tools and mindsets from the the worlds titans. They are all just humans, just like YOU. And they have experimented, failed and succeeded in their daily lives.

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

JIT

Why read it: So many of us are running the marathon of life, trying to keep going, keep hustling, keep grinding….. This book is a game-changing notion that we are all oscillatory beings and in fact shifting our lives into rhythmic states might just be the best way to get the most out of life!

Quote: “Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.” 

JIT


visioning

 

Why read it: will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

Quote: “With enough attention to anything, the essence of what you have been giving thought to will eventually become a physical manifestation.”

JIT

Why read it: a unique methodology and questioning to build a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would.

Quote: “Living coherently doesn't mean everything is in perfect order all the time. It means you are living in alignment with your values and have not sacrificed your integrity along the way.”

JIL


self love

 

Why read it: a ground-breaking new book to help us overcome the side of us that is destructive and negative to find a deep level of happiness and fulfilment.

Quote: ““Real change requires you to change your behaviour - not just your attitude.”.”

JIT

Why read it: this book sounds like a book for perfectionists. And it is, but also so much more. The titular gifts are courage, compassion, and connection. If you're ready for some deep digging on the way to having more of those qualities in your life, read on…

Quote: “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are.”

JIT

Why read it: One of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century shares his wisdom about building loving relationships

Quote: “When two lovers are really open to each other, when they are not afraid of each other and not hiding anything from each other, that is intimacy.”

JIL

Why read it: Ask yourself…are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change, today? How would you answer those questions? A book to challenge how you think about your daily life.

Quote: “The real problem is that people are living lives that are incongruent with their authentic selves either because they’re following in their family’s footsteps instead of carving their own path, or they’re doing what worked for them ten years ago but simply doesn’t anymore, they’ve closed themselves off to what life has to offer because of fear or any number of other reasons.”

JIT

Why read it: astonishing true-life story about what happens when you just let go…

Quote: “How could I possibly explain the great freedom that comes from realising to the depth of your being that life knows what it's doing?”

JIL

self mastery

 

Why read it: an OG personal development classic. If it’s time to take immediate control of your mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny!

Quote: “Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.”

Category: Just in life (JIL)

Why read it: shows us that there is a different way. By breaking free from the societal structures and expectations, we can make new agreements for ourselves.

Quote: Be Impeccable With Your Word – Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love..”

Category: Just in life (JIL)

Why read it: We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

Quote: “Choose not to be harmed—and you won't feel harmed.”

Category: Just in life (JIL)

Why read it: this book will teach you how to bust the excuses that are preventing you from doing your best work and living your best life….So don’t put it off any longer.

Quote: “Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.'“

Category: Just in life (JIL)

Why read it: You need to be able to handle "deep work" to succeed in an information economy. Yet people face increasing distractions or social pressure that drive them toward shallow work. Work that demands your full focus is intrinsically valuable and rewarding so how do we get to do more deep work? Read the book and find out.

Quote: “Who you are, what you think, feel, and do, what you love—is the sum of what you focus on.”

Category: Just in life (JIL)

shadow work

cultivating powerful relationships

 

Why read it: a practical guide to understanding the science of adult attachment. Determine your own attachment style and your mate (or potential mate) to enable you to building stronger, more fulfilling connection!

Quote: “Most people are only as needy as their unmet needs.”

Category: Just in life (JIL)

Why read it: this book sets forth what it describes as seven principles that can guide toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. The book attempts to debunk a number of what it describes as myths about marriages and why they fail.

Quote: “The point is that neuroses don’t have to ruin a marriage. If you can accommodate each other’s “crazy” side and handle it with caring, affection, and respect, your marriage can thrive.”

Category: Just in life (JIL)

Why read it: we all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives.

Quote: “Love is that micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being” 

Category: Just in life (JIL)