This is a collection of carefully selected books that will help you on your way to self-discovery. Next to each book there’s a short summary of what it’s about. Click on any book to get the full info.
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It is a book that helps you to identify your natural talents and teaches you to focus on what you can do best and ignore your weaknesses. So that they can take a test revealing their strengths, readers are given access to the StrengthsFinder web site and a special ID number; once they learn their profile, they can read the analysis in the book. Highly insightful and self-awareness increasing book.
Most readers call this book life-changing.
A LifeLaunch is the beginning if a new chapter of your life. Each LifeLaunch requires a fresh new vision, new plans, and inner courage as you shift gears from yesterday’s commitments to tomorrows possibilities. Each LifeLaunch is a graduation from one era of your life into the next. Society used to tailor our LifeLaunches for us, and guide us down established paths of adult life. No more. Today you must design your own path, and take charge of all your LifeLaunches no matter what your age or situation. Suitable for all life stages.
The Sufi poet Rumi once claimed that it is better to live the questions than always know the answers. In this spirit, bestselling author Dan Millman offers a book of contemplative answers to the common spiritual questions that we all live with. Millman has created a very readable format where he poses a question, offers a brief response, and then elaborates with lengthier thoughts and anecdotes.
This is a simple and practical guide for anyone who wants to find purpose in their life and work. It is about: doing what one loves; dealing with bills and broken legs; discovering one’s own power; finding peace of mind; dealing with disasters; and not blaming one’s mother. The book is also about: how happy people think; why rich people make money, even by accident; and what losers do, and how not to be like them.
For people who love fables this is certainly a good one. The protagonist is Julian Mantle, a high-profile attorney with a whacked-out schedule and a shameful set of spiritual priorities. Of course it takes a crisis (heart attack) to give Mantle pause. And pause he does–suddenly selling all his beloved possessions to trek India in pursuit of a meaningful existence. Yet it is easy to forgive the story’s simplicity because each kernel of wisdom is framed to address the persistent angst of Western white-collar professionals.
In this absorbing combination of detailed self-awareness exercises and true stories provided by her own counseling experience, Harvard-trained sociologist Martha Beck invites readers to explore their hearts desires and the vast social webs that keep such desires in check. The goal is not to forsake the “social self” and indulge every emotional impulse of the “essential self.” Rather, Beck gives readers the tools and the encouragement to achieve maximum happiness by harmonizing these typically divergent voices.
Does the road to self-discovery really have to be so long and torturous? No! Cut decades off the process and take a major shortcut on the road to clarifying your true purpose, says Dr. Brad Swift: Just follow the six steps that he outlines – and infuse purpose into every aspect of your life. Author turned his life around to follow his true life calling–and in the process, invented this six-step method to determining one’s life purpose. He has since made a difference in the lives of hundreds of clients who’ve gone on to clarify their own purpose.
Author manages to create a career book that is a page-turner. His 50 vivid profiles of people searching for “their soft spot–their true calling” will engage readers because Bronson is asking himself the same question. He explores his premise, that “nothing is braver than people facing up to their own identity,” as an anthropologist and autobiographer. He tackles thorny, nuanced issues about self-determination. Among them: paradoxes of money and meaning, authorship and destiny, brain candy and novelty versus soul food.
This book is for you if you’re religious. The spiritual premise in The Purpose-Driven Life is that there are no accidents—God planned everything and everyone. Therefore, every human has a divine purpose, according to God’s master plan.
Robinson, renowned in the areas of creativity development, innovation and human resources, tackles the challenge of determining and pursuing work that is aligned with individual talents and passions to achieve well-being and success. The element is what he identifies as the point where the activities individuals enjoy and are naturally good at come together.
This entertaining film not only inspires, but also teaches us how to create a life of meaning and purpose.