Content tagged with "self-help"

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Book Review
October 10, 2019
151

“I don’t disagree with the author’s advice (the 12 rules themselves are just good common sense), but his writing style did not fit with me. He meanders, and tells stories that are way, way removed from…”

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Book Review
February 17, 2019
173

“This might be the perfect self-help book, because it doesn’t really introduce anything new. I mean, think about it, when it comes to habit formation, is there anything new to know? I think behavioral…”

Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others
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Book Review
November 3, 2019
72

“A pleasant book about overcoming negative self-talk through Christian faith. There’s a lot of evangelism in here, and some of it is repetitive. The book is at its best when it offers a few…”

Destiny: Step into Your Purpose
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Book Review
September 14, 2016
237

“My wife bought me this at the Global Leadership Summit. It was one of the top three selling books there (which is her criteria for buying me books for my birthday). The book is…awful? I almost don’t…”

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
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Book Review
June 3, 2017
118

“A book about applying military principles to business. It’s not a bad book, but the hook is clearly the Navy SEAL angle. Every chapter starts with a novel-esque recounting of some warfare scenario in…”

Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, Endorphin Levels
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Book Review
January 20, 2018
126

“A very mainstream self-help book, with the ‘hook’ that it digs deep into the hormonal science of the brain. It discusses happiness in terms of four chemicals – endorphin, serotonin, oxytocin, and…”

How to Influence People
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Book Review
March 20, 2014
162

“This is a great book…but there’s no trick. If you pick up this book and think there’s some magic trick, you’re going to be disappointed. This book is about being a better person. Having integrity,…”

How to Make Small Talk: Conversation Starters, Exercises, and Scenarios
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Book Review
June 3, 2018
87

“Sometimes I buy books out of pedagogical curiosity – I’m just curious how they might explain their topic. This is one of those books. I’m not rating it, because I could really relate to it because I…”

A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder - How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-The-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place
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Book Review
October 16, 2021
358

“A book which makes a wonderful claim: not everything has to be perfect. We spend our lives thinking we need to get everything organized, but this book argues that often, we just…don’t. An early and…”