In general, I tend to be more action oriented than planning oriented, which explains the post I wrote yesterday. Instead of contemplating the change I’d like to see in my life or career, I often find myself identifying actionable steps to get results.
In order to create the steps necessary for change, it is incredibly important to gather information about how to take the next steps in my life. It is through the information gathering process that the best ideas come forward. Below you will find some resources that I use on a regular basis as I help others find stability in their lives. All of the items are also listed on my resources page within this site.
- Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life–An incredible book that helps you think about a balanced, fulfilling life.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!–This book changed my life when I read it 10 years ago and has been in my head ever since. It has really helped me think about the way in which artists (and the majority of our workforce) work. Great read!
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich—Another mind blowing book that has dozens of shortcuts for daily tasks like email, phone calls, and meetings.
- The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need—A great career advice book by Daniel Pink.
- Moleskine Classic Notebook, Pocket, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5)—I don’t go anywhere without a Moleskine book. The primary reason I use them is that I find my written ideas are better than the ideas I type. I find that it’s also really nice to always have something to write in when I go to meetings.
Thanks so much and please let me know what resources you have used to find stability in your career in the comment section below.