The Power of Now – by Eckhart Tolle (WYWL podcast)

The Power of Now – by Eckhart Tolle

‘A guide to spiritual enlightenment’

We’ve tackled another spiritual book. It’s all about the present moment. We are too often caught reliving the past or obsessing over the future that we neglect the Now. There are a lot of lessons to take from The Power of Now!

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – by Stephen R Covey (WYWL podcast)

By far our favourite book we’ve ever read. We don’t usually push books on people, but this is one that everyone must read – grab yourself a copy here –

We hope we do this book justice. There’s a lot of info to cover in a relatively short amount of time. The ‘7 Habits’ are all about progress along the Maturity Continuum from Dependence to Independence and then to Interdependence. This is through…

Private Victory:

Habit 1 – Be Proactive

Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3 – Put First Things First

Public Victory:

Habit 4 – Think Win/Win

Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Habit 6 – Synergise

Balanced Self-Renewal:

Habit 7 – Sharpen The Saw

Absolute must-read.

Season Finale – The Best of Season 1

This episode might be a little self indulgent due to a little bit of alcohol. But – it’s our official 1 year anniversary!! Thanks for listening and reviewing and spreading the word. We love reading books and hope you’re enjoying the show so far.

We’re taking a short 1-month break, but we’ll be back with a MASSIVE month of books. We’re relaunching on July 1st with ‘The 7 Habits off Highly Effective People’, probably the greatest book of all time. In our month of July we’ll be doing some of the best books of all time, including ‘Think and Grow Rich’, ‘The Lean Startup’, ‘The Power of Now’ and ‘Start With Why’.

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Unstoppable – by Bill Nye (WYWL podcast)

Unstoppable – by Bill Nye

‘Harnessing Science to Change the World’

Bill Nye, The Science Guy, is back! After his hit TV show in the 1990s, Big Bad Bill has a new book. He also has a new series on Netflix – ‘Bill Nye Saves The World’. In this book, Bill opens our eyes to the fact that climate change WILL affect everyone’s life. The human race has always used science to fix the messes we’ve created, so now we need to use science to fix climate change. Bill presents a heap of different ideas. The ultimate aim is to inspire the New Generation and gives people ideas to experiment with.

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Patti Sanchez (WYWL podcast)

Our interview with Patti Sanchez, co-author of the book we reviewed this week, ‘Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols’.

Patti was good fun and it seems like everything she says is structure in a powerful story arc that is intriguing and captivating. Patti shows us how everyone can benefit from the tools and techniques highlighted in her book ‘Illuminate’ and how we can put them in to action in every day life.

Illuminate – by Nancy Duarte & Patti Sanchez (WYWL podcast)

Illuminate – by Nancy Duarte & Patti Sanchez

‘Ignite Change through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols’

A cool, well-structured, well designed book about creating change. The book is centred around the ‘Innovation Life-Cycle’ and the ‘Venture Scape’. It takes us through the story of change through the stages: Dream, Leap, Fight, Climb, Arrive and Re-Dream. At each stage, you as the ‘Torch Bearer’ and the leader need to light the way for your travellers, using speeches, stories, ceremonies and symbols.

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“Reassurance is overrated because you can never get enough of it”
– Seth Godin

Don’t seek reassurance. If you need reassurance that somebody else thinks you’re doing the right thing or that somebody else thinks it will work, you’re not going to get a lot done and you’re not going to learn to take initiative. Seth Godin says that any reassurance you get will quickly wash off. What then?

The Untethered Soul – by Michael A Singer (WYWL podcast)

The Untethered Soul – by Michael A Singer

‘The Journey Beyond Yourself’

Today, we’re getting spiritual. This book talks about becoming free from limitations, soaring beyond your boundaries, finding inner peace and freedom, and learning to navigate your thoughts and emotions. We were perhaps a little out of our comfort zone on this one, but keep your heart open and don’t close over on us – the path to unconditional happiness is here.

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Pamela Slim [Author: ‘Escape from Cubicle Nation’ and ‘Body of Work’] (WYWL podcast)

Pamela Slim: Author of ‘Escape from Cubicle Nation’ and ‘Body of Work’

Our previous episode summaries the biggest lessons from Pamela’s book, Escape from Cubicle Nation, and today what got to speak with her to find out a little bit more of her journey and her advice for any ‘corporate prisoners’ who want to find their passion and escape.

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Escape from Cubicle Nation – by Pamela Slim

Escape from Cubicle Nation – by Pamela Slim

‘From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur’

The fancy titles and steady pay checks of a ‘safe’ corporate job aren’t so safe anymore… And perhaps it doesn’t make us that happy either. Pamela Slim’s book presents ideas for becoming self-employed and how you can go about it, but also highlights a lot of the risks involved.

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