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Do you have a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset?

This is the important question that Carol Dweck asks in her book Mindset: You can fulfil your potential. So what are the two mindsets? Those with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities such as intelligence are innate and set in stone.  They have a need to constantly prove themselves and will avoid situations where […]

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Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life

Creative Visualisation – Shakti Gawain

Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love this book, it really helped me to overcome my belief that meditation was difficult. Lots of practical exercises means that you get to experiment to find a method […]

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Book Review: Working on Yourself Doesn’t Work

Working on Yourself Doesn’t Work: The 3 Simple Ideas That Can Instantaneously Transform Your Life by Ariel and Shya Kane My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book doesn’t contain any new ideas, but what sets it apart from many books in this genre is the clarity and simplicity with which they are expressed. The […]

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

Book Review: Start With Why

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like a lot of people, I first came across Simon Sinek by watching his TED Talk. Packed with examples and case studies it demonstrates the tendency many businesses and individuals have of concentrating on what […]

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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Book Review – To Sell is Human

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink My rating: 4 of 5 stars I usually steer well clear of out-and-out sales books, but this book is a little different (notwithstanding the title). The author demonstrates through the use of case studies, stories and research, that we are all […]

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The Journeys of Socrates

Book Review: The Journeys of Socrates

The Journeys of Socrates by Dan Millman This is another book that I’ve read many times and it never fails to inspire. It tells the story of Socrates, the service station attendant in Way of the Peaceful Warrior from his childhood at a military academy in Russia to the time he left for the United […]

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Book Review: The Barefoot Indian

Julia Heywood I’ve lost count of the number of copies of this book I’ve bought, it’s one of those books that I always seem to be recommending and lending out! This is a short book which centres around a female character who has clearly emerged from the same mould as Bridget Jones.  With her life going nowhere she […]

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Book Review: The Really Good Fun Cartoon Book of NLP

Philip Miller I have to admit to being a little sceptical about this one when I first saw it advertised – I’m not really a cartoon sort of person.  I’m happy to admit though that my fears were misplaced! This book provides an excellent introduction to NLP in a practical user-friendly way.  I used to […]

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Book Review – Taking Flight

Merrick Rosenberg Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships… Your Life This book is for you if you are interested in psychometric profiling but are turned off by answering those endless questions in online tests. Through the medium of a parable the authors outline the key traits of the 4 main personality […]

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