The Alchemist Book Review

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By Paulo Coehlo   Much like the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari this is a book I had heard was good many times from many people. Likewise, it took me ages to finally get around to reading it once I’d had these recommendations. When I eventually got around to it I wasn’t disappointed.   The book is only 163–pages long. …

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Book Review & Detailed Notes

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I first heard about this book when I was reading an interview of Jonny Wilkinson in the newspaper. He was asked what he takes with him when he travels and his answer was books. He then name-checked The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari (he also mentioned the Alchemist which I will do a review of in future). I remember thinking, ‘If …

59 Seconds – Think a Little, Change a Lot (My Review and Detailed Notes)

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59 seconds is a self-help book with a difference.  Most are full of waffle and regurgitated advice, based on little (often no) scientific or psychological evidence. 59 seconds is different. In it, Professor Wiseman suggests only strategies and tactics which are supported by research. Even better the key take home messages can be explained and understood in under a minute. …

My Morning Routine

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Do you have a morning routine?   Hitting snooze 5 times before mainlining coffee doesn’t count!   If you don’t have a morning routine then, you should.   From personal experience, I can vouch for the fact that I am more energetic, efficient, focused, motivated, and productive when I follow my morning routine.   Yet, I don’t always get it …

Motivation and Progress – Use their Synergy to Reach Your Goals

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Progress is the most effective form of motivation. So, if you want to stay motivated you must set yourself up for progress. Long-term this is setting yourself up for success.   So, how do we ensure progress is made?   Firstly, make a goal. (Read more about effective goal setting in this article.)   Your BIG goal is an outcome/performance goal. …