7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
The Speed of Trust - Stephen M. R. Covey
How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie (Great AoM book, written in 1936)
Getting Things Done - David Allen
I'm reading I will teach you to be rich by Ramit Sethi right now. Extremely good book. He has a blog with the same name. Don't let the campy title fool you. Solid, action-focused advice with no navel-gazing. In a similar vein, The four-hour work week by Tim Ferriss changed my life for the better. The basic message is automating your income to free your time for what is truly important (along with helping you define what is important to you). I'm not all the way there, but I'm working towards it.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is fiction, but the emphasis is similar. The story follows a young boy trying to meet his Personal Legend. According to the book, a Personal Legend is "[...] what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is." He meets people who gave up on their legends, who accomplish theirs, and the obstacles he meets. Very powerful book, and world record holder for most translated book by a living author.
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"Naturally we would expect different answers from those inside the Church and without it. (I would hope.)
We've heard from outside -- naturally, they would see movement away from the Gospel as progress, and we wouldn't. To start…"
"Wow, you're still butthurt about women's liberation from the 20s? Now that is some conservatism... you don't even go for the tired, lazy insult to modern feminists but you bring it all the way back to the flappers.
"Well said, Vy.
I also see quite a lot of talk about "the things we hold most valuable, being eroded" - but once you get into the nitty gritty of what those things are, despite the general perception - people have a hard time…"
"So what if you ARE being "stubborn and insensitive"? I'm glad there are SOME guys who still think it's okay to be definite about...well, ANYTHING.
I believe that the problem started long ago when men incited anger and…"