They always say the first time the hardest and it gets easier but something tells me anytime you are “live” it’s always going to be a bit of that fly by the seat of your pants nervous adventure!
We had such an amazing conversation that covered a wide range of topics from employer and employee relationships to how to keep learning even with all the distractions of working from home. We discussed productivity tips and how to resist watching Tiger King to use that time to learn instead. Full disclosure I still haven’t watched Tiger King and I totally got called out for it! Ha. I promise I will….eventually.
I loved our conversation about helpful apps like Audible (which can help you read books by listening to them) and Pocket (which can help you read articles by listening to them). Between dishes, laundry, working out, and cleaning I have a lot of time to listen but not a lot of time to sit still. These two resources have been lifesavers for me to keep learning and growing while on the go – literally!
The best came last when I asked for a great business book recommendation and was flooded with amazing responses. They were so great I knew I had to share. We’ve compiled and linked to all of them below. Which one should we tackle first?!
Speaking of, when you do order the book (if not using Audible of course) please think about using Bookshop.org. It’s a service that helps small, independent book stores compete with the big guys like Amazon. They assist the local chains with online order fulfillment and shipping. I’m all about helping small businesses and doing what we can to support them during COVID.
I can’t wait our next coffee to keep exploring, learning and growing the best way we can…TOGETHER!
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant – Renée A. Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim
Fanocracy: Turning Fans Into Customers and Customers Into Fans– David Meerman Scott and Reiko Scott.
How To Become A Rainmaker– Jeffrey J. Fox
Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies – Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh, Bill Gates
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game – Michael Lewis
The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money– Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: – Carol S. Dwek
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds – David Goggins
Gap Selling – Keenan
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader – John C. Maxwell
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results– Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Let My People Go Surfing The Education of a Reluctant Businessman–Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual – Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia)
How to Make a Plant Love You Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart – Summer Rayne Oakes
It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy – D. Michael Abrashoff
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable…About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business – Patrick M. Lencioni
Legacy – James Kerr
The Abilene Paradox: and Other Meditations on Management – Jerry B. Harvey
Ego, Authority, Failure: Using Emotional Intelligence Like a Hostage Negotiator to Succeed as a Leader – Derek Gaunt (student of Chris Voss)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t – James Charles Collins
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It – Chris Voss and Tahl Raz
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable – Patrick Lencioni