Something for the Weekend #10 - Personal Development Books Edition
Something for the Weekend is a weekly round-up of authenticity-related goodness from the web and IRL.Far better for your emotional well-being than the Sunday papers, SFTW features a selection of the good, the inspirational and the quirky. I hope these links entertain and inspire you as much as they did me. Enjoy!Today's Something for the Weekend is a little different. I'm getting ready to release From Coping to Thriving in a couple of weeks and doing a lot of learning and behind-the-scenes work for that. Most of my recent reading has been about self-publishing and marketing, which might not be so interesting for you!So instead of sharing links from around the web, I thought I'd share a selection of my favourite personal development books from this year so far. Would you add any to this list? Leave a comment and let me know. Also, don't forget that The Ultimate Guide to Journaling audiobook is available for free until August 12th. Click here to get yours!
Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind - Kristin NeffOne-sentence summary: Why self-compassion is far more valuable to us than self-esteem, plus exercises and practices to increase our self-acceptance and compassion.The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel BrandenOne-sentence summary: Actionable information and advice around how the way we live affects the way we feel about ourselves, and how to take more responsibility for our lives.
The Suitcase Entrepreneur - Natalie SissonOne-sentence summary: How to combine work and travel to create freedom in business and adventure in life.Mash-up!: How to Use Your Multiple Skills to Give You an Edge, Make Money and Be Happier - Ian Sanders and David SlolyOne-sentence summary: This book gives you permission to carve a career doing the things you love, rather than fitting them in around a conventional job.
Getting Real: Ten Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life - Susan CampbellOne-sentence summary: Dr Campell's ten truth skills will change the way you interact in your relationships and with the rest of the world.Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and LeadOne-sentence summary: Dr. Brené Brown is a pioneer in shame and vulnerability research, offering an inspiring and uplifting message in her latest book.Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert - Beth BuelowOne-sentence summary: A lovely collection of essays on introversion and what it means to be an introvert.
Zen Meditation in Plain English - John Daishin BuksbazenOne-sentence summary: Abstract ideas and practical suggestions meet in this interesting read on meditation.