Inspiration

Quotes for Thought

So recently Elon Musk got in some murky water with him smoking weed on a podcast with Joe Rogan. Watching the latest Casey Neistat video it made me want to watch the 2hr long vidcast because of the following statements made:

“Comparison is the thief of joy” - Theodore Roosevelt

“Happiness equals reality minus expectations” - Tom Magliozzi


Book Recommendations - How I Developed

I get asked quite a lot about what books I recommend for productivity and what books helped me get the current mindfulness I have currently. Below are the books in the order I read them, that led me on a journey to where I am now:

1 - The Beginning

To start with I read the following 3 Books from 99u, they are relatively small reads and are quite easy to consume. These books helped me get into the mindset of a freelancer, treating everyone as a customer and how I should act with that.

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Links:

- Make Your Mark - https://www.amazon.de/Make-Your-Mark-Creatives-Building/dp/1477801235/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1517246947&sr=8-3&keywords=99u

- Maximize Your Potential - https://www.amazon.de/Maximize-Your-Potential-Expertise-Incredible/dp/1477800891/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1517247029&sr=8-2&keywords=99u

- Manage Your Day-To-Day - https://www.amazon.de/Manage-Your-Day-Day-Creative/dp/1477800670/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517247044&sr=8-1&keywords=99u

2. The Method

The following books helped me then start work on my second Brian (my system) for being able to tackle the tasks that my clients / customers through at me.

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Links:

- GTD - https://www.amazon.de/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0143126563/ref=sr_1_1?s=books-intl-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1517250082&sr=1-1&keywords=GTD

- Making Ideas Happen - https://www.amazon.de/Making-Ideas-Happen-Overcoming-Obstacles/dp/1591844118/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517250048&sr=8-1&keywords=Making+ideas+happen

 

3. The Mindset

Next came a long these 3 books. Each one targets a specific growth area and enabled me to grow as an individual. They really open your eyes to a new way of thinking and allow you to gain a different perspective.  

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Inspiration - Why Leaders Eat Last

Today, I thought I would share with you a video that I watch regularly to remind myself on how to lead others and what not to do. Simon Sinek is a really inspiration person. He has written several really insightful and thought provoking books as well as presented some really good talks. 

The video below outlines how leaders shape how the employees act and feel in an Organisation and also mentions the biological aspects that is in our nature.