Building time into your daily routine, along with some sunny summer days, helps keep learning and growth at the forefront. While we’ve been busy working with our incredible clients and a flurry of projects, we’ve also made time to catch up on our reading list—and we present to you our next reading roundup! This blog contains links to products which may earn us a small commission if you buy them through the link.
Manuscript Found in Accra
If you are looking for a quick, yet impactful, read, reach for Paulo Coelho’s Manuscript Found in Accra. Written in a Q&A-format, a mysterious man answers the questions of the people who have gathered around him the night before an invasion. With topics covering love, anxiety, solitude, beauty and more, you’ll find impactful advice and life lessons you can apply in your day-to-day. This is a book we’re likely to go back to time and time again, along with The Alchemist and The Noticer!
The CEO’s Mindset: How to Break Through to the Next Level
While the core teachings of Vinnie Fisher’s The CEO’s Mindset are impactful and necessary for success, this book fell a bit flat with the push for their business offerings. Generally concise and to the point, the author offers implementable actions for those who have not previously focused on these topics. For those coming from a business or corporate background, it’s likely you understand the importance of key performance indicators, hiring aligned to core company values, and simplifying your product offering. If these are new ideas for your business, then check this book out! It comes with freebies to help kickstart implementation, which we found helpful. Beware of some editing misses throughout the book. We found ourselves wanting to edit while reading!
We couldn’t agree more with the following quote—and Simply Hudson can help you get there!
“Proper processes and systems do more than free up the owner or CEO’s time and energy too. They also provide much needed consistency.”
Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Esther Perel is a psychotherapist with a cross-cultural background who tackles questions around modern relationships and intimacy in her book Mating in Captivity. The love we often search for in long-term relationships is built on trust and certainty, where eroticism more often comes from unpredictability and risk. Perel lays out how modern day partnerships have taken on roles previously held by community. We look to our partners for the emotional support and connection once found in tight-knit communities. This book offers a thought-provoking view that makes you rethink your approach to relationships.
Existential Kink: Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power
Carolyn Elliott offers a unique point of view in looking at our shadow sides with Existential Kink. She suggests that we are drawn to the pain of negative things in our lives, almost as if creating a self-fulfilling cycle of negativity because of the subconscious draw. By leaning into the dark patterns, we can find power in understanding the subconscious pleasure we experience. Elliott offers a different path toward self-love and acceptance. While we agree that letting go of resistance opens you to freer expression, this book may not be for everyone. If you feel drawn to, check it out!
How are you building time into your daily routine for reading?
What are you reading? Let us know of any recommendations to add to our list!