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Recommended Reads – Week 5 2019

That Further Shore by Sarah Arnot

“Believe that further shore is reachable from here.” – Seamus Heaney “The cure of Troy”
If year after year is passing by and you’re still not living the life you know were meant to have, maybe it’s time to try a different approach.

So many books tell you how to achieve your goals, but few help you to set great objectives in the first place. Discover a fresh, innovative approach to thinking about what you want out of life and how to get it. Sarah Arnot shares a 5-step approach to help you close the gap between reality and your dreams.

If you are serious about achieving what matters most, That Further Shore is your guide to taking the power back and becoming the master of your own fate.

Drawing on a rich trove of research about the human brain and how we make decisions, Arnot reveals 5 proven steps to help get out of a rut and finally achieve your greatest goals.

Learn how to identify what’s important in your life, set objectives and put into place the processes that will ensure you reach those objectives. This step-by-step guide will show you how to create a simple but effective life plan, so you can get from where you are now to where you really want to be.

In That Further Shore, Arnot shares her experience from 20 years of leadership in executive search and development, as well as sports management and provincial and national levels, to help you:

  • Audit your life and uncover your real dreams
  • Implement your own game plan to turn these dreams into reality
  • Create daily routines that will keep you on track

Don’t let another year pass without having the life you’ve always wanted. Set sail today and take a journey to a new shore you never thought you’d reach! It starts with a single step…

The Leader who had no Title. A modern fable on real success in business and in life by Robin Sharma

For more than fifteen years, Robin Sharma has been quietly sharing with Fortune 500 companies and many of the super-rich a success formula that has made him one of the most sought-after leadership advisers in the world. Now, for the first time, Sharma makes his proprietary process available to you, so that you can get to your absolute best while helping your organization break through to a dramatically new level of winning in these wildly uncertain times.
In The Leader Who Had No Title, you will learn:

  • How to work with and influence people like a superstar, regardless of your position
  • A method to recognize and then seize opportunities in times of deep change
  • The real secrets of intense innovation
  • An instant strategy to build a great team and become a “merchant of wow” with your customers
  • Hard-hitting tactics to become mentally strong and physically tough enough to lead your field
  • Real-world ways to defeat stress, build an unbeatable mind-set, unleash energy, and balance your personal life

Regardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities. This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life—and the world around you—in the process.

Manage Your Money like a Grown Up by Sam Beckbessinger

We never get an instruction manual about how money works. We never have to pass a test to get our Money License before we can take a new credit card for a drive. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and just never deal with it. I wrote this book, because so many of the people I spoke to told me that they wished someone would.

In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, Sam Beckbessinger covers topics from compound interest and inflation to “Your brain on money”, negotiating a raise, and particularly local South African phenomena like “black tax”. The book includes exercises and “how-to’s”, doesn’t shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish you’d had at 25, but is never too late to read.

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