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The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage - Simply One Question - One Q

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

Brené Brown


Amazon Audible

Book Description

Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen

I love Brené's work. For people, especially women to truly step into who they are and live their purpose, we need to let ourselves be really seen. This can be very scary because it goes against what we have learned and see in our modern day culture. In our culture, we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.

When we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Vulnerability is not a weakness, but a measure of courage.

Highlights

  • Cultivating shame resilience - the key to developing a sense of worth and belonging.
  • Vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership.
  • Our emotional armory - how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable.
  • The myths of vulnerability - common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self-sufficiency.
  • Discovering your vulnerability armor - recognizing what makes us shut down, and how we can change.
  • The 10 guideposts of wholehearted living - essential skills for becoming fully engaged in life.
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One - Simply One Question - One Q

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Joe Dispenza


Amazon Audible

Book Description

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action - Simply One Question - One Q

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek


Audible

Book Description

In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY - the third most popular TED video of all time.
 
Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?
 
People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. 
 
START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Leap First: Creating Work That Matters - Simply One Question - One Q

Leap First: Creating Work That Matters

Seth Godin


Amazon Audible

Book Description

Are You Ready to Raise a Ruckus?

You're probably good at your job, maybe even great. But secretly, do you yearn to fly higher? To challenge the rules and surprise us with something remarkable? To instigate delight, connection, and real change? To choose better over safer?

Business and cultural visionary Seth Godin has transformed the terrain of marketing and commerce more than once. But many of his readers remain stuck in their own work lives. So what's keeping us back? "The problem isn't a lack of knowledge or skill," he's realized. "The problem is fear." With Leap First, Seth Godin is here to help. This immersive audio program invites us to learn with him personally, unrehearsed and in the moment, as he shines a light for us, not with answers but with questions on the road to:

  • Overcoming our instinctual resistance to risk and change
  • Discovering our creative genius in the face of the empty page or whiteboard
  • Finding the courage to share that work - with vulnerability, generosity, and results

Recorded in an intimate gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs, writers, and leaders, Leap First teaches us 49 essential principles, practices, and life lessons that have helped Seth the most in his own work and life. More than an audiobook or keynote speech, each track here presents a carefully chosen catalyst intended to trigger our own passion and insight with each listening.

"It always feels too soon to leap. But you have to. Because that's the moment between you and remarkable. I hope this helps you return to that edge. And then, to leap."

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - Simply One Question - One Q

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Greg McKeown


Amazon Audible

Book Description

Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload?

Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised?

Do you ever feel busy but not productive?

If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist.

In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less. Being an essentialist is about a disciplined way of thinking. It means challenging the core assumptions of "we can have it all" and "I have to do everything" and replacing them with the pursuit of "the right thing in the right way at the right time".

By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter.

Using the experience and insight of working with the leaders of the most innovative companies and organisations in the world, McKeown shows you how to put Essentialism into practice in your own life, so you, too, can achieve something great.

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business - Simply One Question - One Q

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Josh Kaufman


Amazon Audible

Book Description

Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition

The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works.

Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more.

True leaders aren't made by business schools - they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - Simply One Question - One Q

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Eckhart Tolle


Amazon Audible

Book Description

With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.

Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are - Simply One Question - One Q

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Brené Brown


Amazon Audible

Book Description

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares 10 guideposts on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?"

Brené engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."

This is a beautiful book to help connect us more with ourselves and live from that place, knowing that we are enough, just as we are.

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind - Simply One Question - One Q

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Daniel J. Siegel


Amazon Audible

Book Description

Authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene.

No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.

My take and understanding of discipline now is - an opportunity to connect, listen, learn, grow, guide and teach. Love it! 

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive - Simply One Question - One Q

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive

Dan Siegel


Amazon Audible

Book Description

Two authors: Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell have quite deftly managed to translate highly complex neuroscientific and psychological matters into lay strategies for effective parenting.

Drawing on Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication influences brain development with Hartzell's more than forty years' experience as a child development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.

This is a great book for any parent wanting to create better communication and relationships with their kids.

Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being - Simply One Question - One Q

Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being

Deepak Chopra


Amazon Audible

Book Description

"You are not simply the sum total of the genes you were born with," writes Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi. "You are the user and controller of your genes, the author of your biological story. No prospect in self-care is more exciting."

When you make lifestyle choices that optimize how your genes behave, you can reach for a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago. The impact on prevention, immunity, diet, aging, and chronic disorders is unparalleled.

If you really want to understand the power of what every single one of us is capable of achieving with our health and well-being, then this book is for you. This book does get technical, so if your brain loves that stuff then enjoy.

Sapiens - Simply One Question - One Q

Sapiens

Yuval Noah Harari


Amazon Audible

Book Description

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us.

We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens?

In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

To be honest, I did glaze over some of the history 'stuff' but this book gave me a more insightful perspective of us as humans. I do believe there is more that wasn't really touched on that goes deeper into who we really are, but I understand that is not his area of expertise. 

A great foundational book to have under the belt!

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success - Simply One Question - One Q

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success

Shawn Stevenson


Amazon Audible

Book Description

When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body.

Personally, I never new how important sleep was until being introduced to Shawn's podcasts and book. The quality of my life dramatically improved after realizing this because quite simply - I had so much more energy in my body and clarity of mind. With this new energy and clarity, I have been able to create so much more in my life. 

I highly recommend this book if sleep is an issue for you. 

Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today - Simply One Question - One Q

Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today

Lisa Nichols


Amazon Audible

Book Description

Lisa's gorgeous and so inviting. This is abundance creation with heart and soul to create fulfilling lives. I highly recommend it. 

In Abundance Now this icon in the field of personal transformation shares her secrets for creating a life that is rich in every way possible. Focusing on the four areas of life that must be refined to bring true abundance, or the 4 Es - enrichment, enchantment, engagement, endowment - Nichols identifies the framework upon which a fulfilled existence is built. Abundance Now offers provocative lessons, actionable plans, and real-life case studies and makes clear what we must do every day to attract abundance, how to act as if we are already leading abundant lives, and how to open the door to a life of richness in our work, our relationships, our finances, and our view of ourselves.

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter - Simply One Question - One Q

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter

Dr. Joe Dispenza


Amazon Audible

Book Description

You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible.

Joe asks the question: "Is it possible to teach the principles of the placebo, and without relying on any external substance, produce the same internal changes in a person's health and ultimately in his or her life?" Then he shares scientific evidence of amazing healings from his workshops, in which participants learn his model of personal transformation, based on practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. The book ends with a "how-to" meditation for changing beliefs and perceptions that hold us back - the first step in healing.

I really love Joe Dispenza's work. I do his meditations often and have accessed parts of myself that have created great change in my life that I don't believe I would have accessed as quickly as I did without his meditations. I highly recommend his book and meditations to anyone wanting to create great change in their lives, challenging themselves beyond what they have believed possible.

Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook - Simply One Question - One Q

Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook

Tony Robbins


Amazon Audible

Book Description

No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible. 

What I love about this book is it's really easy to understand. Also, for me personally, I had never thought about my Super like I do now and made big change with it after listening to this book. The potential that we all have financially can be much more exponential with the right understanding and strategies in place.

Especially if you are young, listen to this book now and taking the necessary actions will setup your life in a very powerful way.

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