The 2023 Book Reset: freshen your mind with our top three books.
Masters in Minds LOVE books – not only is it one of the best ways to fill your time, you can learn so much from books. Remember: you don’t need to read non-fiction to learn new things! However, the following books will be a few of our non-fiction recommendations as our books are chosen to complement our services. Before we jump into our recommendations, we’d like to tell you reasons why reading is amazing. There are numerous benefits to reading that are backed by science, such as:
- Improved mental health
- Expands your vocabulary
- Increased brainpower
- Broadens imagination
Those are my favourite reasons, but there are many more reasons to encourage you to read.
Our first 2023 recommendation is ‘Think Like a Monk: The Secret of How to Harness the Power of Positivity and Be Happy Now’ by Jay Shetty. For anyone who does not know Jay Shetty, he is a social media superstar and host of the number-one health-related podcast, ‘On Purpose.’ Shetty takes the timeless wisdom he learned as a practising monk, in the Vedic tradition, into practical steps to live a less anxious, more momentous life. Pulling from ancient wisdom and his experience in the Ashram, Think Like a Monk teaches readers how to fight negative thoughts and habits and find peace in life.
It is easier said than done, but there is a choice to change your life – you do not have to, but you can choose to. If your mind is constantly fixated on the negative side of life, it will be challenging to change your life. However, if you view life positively, you will more often see the positive in each situation. Jay Shetty’s book is a great read if you are motivated to change your mindset.
Our second recommendation is quite fitting with today’s time. ‘Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere’ by Tsedal Neeley. Homeworking has been revolutionary – it offers flexibility, comfort, and some may argue that it saves money! However, of course, managers may have anxiety over leading virtually as it’s difficult to establish a relationship with someone you cannot see. Remote Work Revolution answers eight questions managers may ask – Neelay provides evidence-based answers to develop actionable plans and deliver results that may have previously been out of reach.
We can appreciate being a leader/manager is not easy, let alone a virtual one – so this is the perfect book for leaders out there. Get answers to those difficult questions!
One of our old favourites, which is always worth revisiting! ‘Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t’ by Simon Sinek. It would feel like a crime to leave one of Simon Sinek’s books out of our 2023 recommendations! Simon Sinek investigates great leaders from Marine Corps Officers, who do not just sacrifice their place at the table but often their comfort and even their lives for those in their care. Sinek draws on examples from Apple, Goldman Sachs, GE, Walmart, Microsoft, and many other organisations, including the US Congress, to show that collaboration and cooperation in pursuit of a meaningful vision work much better than quick fixes and headline-grabbing behaviours.
Sinek wants the readers to imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work and return to work feeling fulfilled. He discusses how a leader can exactly do that.
That’s all for our 2023 recommendations – however, our suggestions continue. Head over to our ‘books’ page to find more interesting reads. If something stands out that you want to implement into your business, reach out to us – leadership development, mindset growth, and remote working are a part of our many specialisms!
If reading isn’t for you, head over to our videos section here.
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