Winter tends to slow me down… and this affords me to opportunity to really tune in to the books I’m listening to. Most of the eight books I listened to in January, were experienced while lying in the snow, cutting off trees at ground level with a hand saw… This type of activity, really embeds the words into your full experience.
Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink **.5
Braving The Wilderness – Brené Brown ***.5
The End of Average – Todd Rose ***.5
Deviate – Beau Lotto ****
Ask More – Frank Sesno ***
Stop Saying You’re Fine – Mel Robbins ***
Advice Not Given – Mark Epstein ***
12 Rules for Life – Jordan Peterson ***.5
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Of the eight, ‘Deviate’ by Beau Lotto, stands head and shoulders above the rest. Drawing on his experience and research as a neuroscientist, Beau makes the case that we are not meant to perceive the world accurately, but to perceive it usefully. Black and white, are never black and white… we just see them that way. Knowing this, can help you ‘deviate’ from your perceptual tendencies, and open yourself up to a world that is far richer that you realize. Great listen.