December was a slim month of reading, completing only eight books. With cold temps and challenging workouts, it’s harder for me to take notes, so it takes me much longer to get through a book. Of the eight, there was only one that I’d recommend.
Top honors goes to “How to build self-discipline to exercise” by Martin Meadows. Martin has written many short books on motivation and self help, and I avoided his work for quite some time. But since they are so short, I thought I’d finally give one a try… I was pleasantly surprised. He knows his stuff. While I’m not a fan of the idea of self-discipline, I do agree with many of his ideas. This is a quick listen, and you’ll definitely find some valuable information.
The least valuable book of the month was tossup between “Mindshift” by Steve Chandler, and “The inside out revolution” by Michael Neill. Both of these books are dripping with spiritual drizzle. They make bold claims that can’t be backed up, and essentially position the ‘ego’ at the center their work. It’s unfortunate, because both of these men have produced other good works without the schlock. Don’t waste your time on these two.
Here is my December reading list, in the order that I listened to them:
TTC Becoming a Great Essayist ***
Super Coach – Michael Neill ***.5
TTC The Psychology of Performance – Eddie O’Connor ***.5
How to Build Self-Discipline to Exercise – Martin Meadows ****
The Inside Out Revolution – Michael Neill **.5
The Quiet Rise of Introverts – Brenda Knowles ***.5
Mindshift – Steve Chandler **.5
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell ***
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