Grabbing My Attention Lately
Currently, these are the books I'm reading:
Indistractable by Nir Eyal
I admit to being very easily distracted. I think to some degree we all are. I love resources that help me keep my mind and life in order. One way that I keep reading new content is via my Audible App. Because I am constantly in motion, I need to be able to read. Don’t get me wrong, I still hold the book in my hand. Often times to be totally focused, and present in my reading I will do both at the same time. What I learned from Nir Eyal is not a magic potion. It is a practical framework for decreasing the amount of distractions in your day. It’s a great read, and he gives away a FREE 80 page workbook to go along with the content so you can really apply what you are learning. One tidbit, that I give all of the attendees of my sessions: Don’t get overwhelmed with trying to apply all of the suggestions at one time. Apply one or two that really resonate with you, and start that rhythm. Then, add another to the rhythm. Every effort that you give to take control will be rewarded with you being more efficient with your time.
The Motive by Patrick Lencioni
If you have listened to me in any venue, within about 10 minutes you will hear me quoting Patrick Lencioni. I find him to be one of the most practical workplace authors around. I love listening to his podcast on The Table Group. He’s just a great guy, and his principles are not pie in the sky philosophies. In this book, The Motive, he begins with a fable about a CEO, Shay Davis who is struggling with his current role. He receives some “in your face” advice from a rival competitor, which helps focus Shay on a self assessment of why he’s in a leadership position and how to be more effective. In true Lencioni fashion, he completes the book, with a practical layout of his theory so that the reader can apply it to their own professional life.
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