The Best You’s top reads
The Little Black Book of Decision Making: Making Complex Decisions with Confidence in a Fast-Moving World
By Michael Nicholas
We make hundreds of decisions every day. However, the act of making a decision, even small ones, involves a mixture of emotions and rationality that can leave a person dumbfounded. If you’re overwhelmed by decision making, author Michael Nicholas will guide you through the cognitive process of using intellect and intuition to ensure the best decision is made. Nicholas believes that more than any other skill, the ability to make the right decision in any given scenario separates those who excel from those who don’t, and that professional judgment is one of the most important leadership attributes. This book teaches readers to empower the logical mind with intuition, neutralise inherent biases, and sharpen judgment to better handle uncertainty and improve every area of life.
The Power of Eight: The Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life and the World
By Lynne McTaggart
Many of us believe that what we send out into the universe comes back to us. The energy of positive thoughts is thought by many to be an influential force in transforming lives, but the power of group intention has never been explored. In this beautifully written book Lynne McTaggart, an expert on the science of spirituality, reveals her remarkable findings from 10 years of experiments about how group intention can help change the world for the better. There are remarkable accounts of case studies, plus the latest brain research, which MacTaggart uses to demonstrate that when individuals in a group focus their intention together on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic can emerge that can heal longstanding conditions, mend fractured relationships, and even rekindle life purpose. It’s an inspiring and thoroughly researched phenomenon, and one that has huge potential to spread goodness.
Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative
By Ken Robinson
Too often creativity is stifled or discouraged, when it can be part of the secret to living a happy and fulfilled life. In Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative, Ken Robinson argues that organisations everywhere are trying to fix a problem that originates in schools and universities. Robinson believes that education and training are keys to the future, but that such a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and help people find a greta source of joy. Robinson says that “to realise our true creative potential in our organisations, schools and communities we need to think differently about ourselves and learn to be creative”.
Playing the Matrix: A Program for Living Deliberately and Creating Consciously
by Mike Dooley
Mike Dooley is a former PricewaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant turned entrepreneur and spiritual adventurer. In Playing the Matrix, he delivers a master class in living deliberately and creating consciously. The concepts he shares were born of material that Dooley has delivered to audiences around the world, and at their heart lies a simple yet unexpected concept for creating major life changes. It reveals why manifesting sometimes works with incredible ease and other times doesn’t work at all, and occasionally, in hindsight, we wish it hadn’t. Dooley explores the ‘Bermuda Triangle of Manifesting’ that too often leads to heartbreak and loss, while also providing the necessary tools for successfully navigating around it.
Inspired Leadership: How You Can Achieve Extraordinary Results in Business
By Kevin Gaskell
As CEO of Porsche, author Kevin Gaskell led the company from near-bankruptcy to the most profitable car company of its day. During his four years at BMW, the company saw an 80% growth in sales and 500% increase in profitability. Gaskell believes that good leaders get results, great leaders get great results, and ‘Inspired Leaders’ get extraordinary results. In this book, Gaskell explores how to perform at the highest level every day. By offering workable strategies, practical frameworks, and essential skills drawn from his own experience, Gaskell presents readers with realistic models for success to take with them into daily life.
Dream Therapy: Dream your way to health and happiness
By Dr. Clare Johnson
As the world’s leading expert on lucid dreaming, it’s no surprise Dr. Clare Johnson would write a book that would hold your interest, yet you might not expect it would hold the power to change your life. Johnson has completed a PhD on Lucid Dreaming, and this book is an accessible, practical guide to understanding what really happens when we’re asleep. and how we can learn from our dreams. Dream Therapy teaches readers how to experience lucid dreams; as well as recognising how dreams endeavour to communicate with us, how they reveal our deepest desires and fears, and how we can address them in our everyday lives in order to be healthier, happier, and more mindful. Through both Johnson’s personal experiences and actual case studies, readers will learn to understand the real power of lucid dreaming.