It’s that time of year: it’s getting dark earlier, temperatures are cooler, and we fall back into the habit of ending our day watching TV. Might there be a more productive use of our time in the evening? Yes! I’ve put together some reading and podcast recommendations to help improve your communication skills, get inspired and develop a growth mindset. Here are some of my favorites:
Communicating with Influence
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
This is the science behind how to motivate your audience to action. It’s a classic.
How to Wow by Frances Cole Jones
This book gives you techniques to present your ideas and persuade your audiences.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Dr. Angela Duckworth
I originally read this to help my children, but it quickly became my personal guide to being better at anything I am focusing on.
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
This is the science of how experts become experts.
Inspiration and Entrepreneurship
How I Built This Podcast with Guy Raz
Everything about this podcast is inspirational.
This is a story about a young boy who started with a single table at a flea market and how he went on to build one of the largest industrial distribution companies in the country. The best part about the book are the in-your-face, do-the work-lessons that are instantly transferable.