The Virtue of Jam & 9 Other Tools to help you become a Better Decision Maker

Struggle with making decisions? Glad to know I’m not alone. I find myself in a constant state of flux – my mind and soul – a jumble of limitless options and alternating possibilities. My mind fools me into the illusion of progress, in thinking about, imagining, researching and navigating a rich landscape of thrilling opportunities.Continue reading “The Virtue of Jam & 9 Other Tools to help you become a Better Decision Maker”

The Blank State

We are all born into a world, not of our own making. We inherit ways of looking at the world, paradigms and thoughts, from those who have come before us. Even those non-conformists in rejecting the conditioning and indoctrination of the systems and rules they find themselves entangled in, are by default, bound and controlled,Continue reading “The Blank State”

Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to create real change in the world?  As individuals, we are not as in control as we may think. We live reacting to rules and cultures, whether consciously or not, subject to the forces of inherited systems we find ourselves in, birthed into paradigms notContinue reading “Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows”

Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher &William Ury

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to negotiate effectively? Winning all of the pie (win-lose) or equally sharing the pie (compromise) has its price. Damaged relations and sacrificial lambs are the cost of a win. Principled negotiation seeks to get us to a “True Yes” by fundamentally understanding that it’s ourContinue reading “Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher &William Ury”

Sack Your Boss by Christian Rodwell

Buy the book here! Free copy here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesContinue reading “Sack Your Boss by Christian Rodwell”

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Glamour is overrated – there’s success in the mundane. Success is so simple it’s tragically overlooked. This is the book of mastering the drill of the mundane, the small, the insignificant, the “easy-to-do easy-not-to-do”; in order to gain the Slight Edge – and ultimately become successful.Continue reading “The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson”

Successful Women Think Differently, by Valorie Burton

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Happiness comes before success. Adopt mindsets and practices that increase your true happiness, and success will follow. Although this book is aimed at women, lessons shared can apply to anyone. The book focuses on 9 habits and this book summary is structured differently, highlighting the essentialContinue reading “Successful Women Think Differently, by Valorie Burton”