Embrace Possbility Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

(click on book cover for more details) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Published: September 2012 ISBN-10: 1592408419 EP Rating: 4 out of 5 (worth picking up) EP Main Takeaway: People are inspired by other people's vulnerability yet ashamed [...]

  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell

(click on book cover for more details) The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Their Full Potential by John Maxwell Published: September 2014 ISBN-10: 1599953676 EP Rating: 5 out of 5 (great read) EP Main Takeaway: Growth should be intentional and aligned with your passion and purpose. [...]

  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston

Just Listen by Mark Goulston

(click on book cover for more details) Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston Published: March 2015 ISBN-10: 0814436471 EP Rating: 4 out of 5 (good read) EP Main Takeaway: Focus on the other person by listening and making them feel important [...]

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Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

(click on book cover for more details) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall Rosenberg Published: September 1, 2015 (3rd Edition) ISBN-10: 189200528X EP Rating: 5 out of 5 (highly recommended) EP Main Takeaway: Express your needs honestly and receive your requests [...]

10 books I wish I read earlier in my life but glad I still read them eventually

Have you ever finished a book and found it so useful that you wished you read it much earlier on in your life? I read on average 1-2 books a week (the silver lining to a long commute to work). Most of the books, I read once, glean the key ideas and never re-read again. Which is why I [...]

Outgrowing Things (or The Real Reason Your Relationship is Falling Apart)

When you reflect on the year past, it's easy to focus on your accomplishments and what happened. What might be interesting to think about are the activities you stopped doing and what didn't happen. This past year, I no longer: Watch the Oscars, the NBA or go to movies Play basketball Spend time with certain friends [...]

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Why Being Grateful is the Smart Thing to Do

Thanksgiving is one my favorite holidays. Not only does it bring my family together for great food and company, it also serves as trip wire to reflect on the year and all the things to be grateful for. These days, in this era of busyness, it's so easy to go from one task to the next without taking [...]

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Two Quick Tips to Be More Patient

If you're the type to lose patience quickly or if your patience is wearing thin at this moment, here are two tips that can help immediately: Remove expectations You lose patience when something you expect to happen does not happen. You expect your colleague to get back to you within 24 hours and you're mad [...]

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How to Get Along with Almost Anyone (it’s easier than you think)

Over the years, I've received a lot of advice from friends and family, trained professionals and books on how to get along with others and build strong relationships. Most of it is insightful and effective but when I'm caught up in the moment, I find it hard to apply what I've learned. This is especially true [...]

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When Just Trying to Help Fails

"I'm just trying to help." How often have you said or thought these words? If you're a loving parent, good friend or caring colleague, probably one too many times. It's a plea you usually make when your good intentions fall short and it reflects both frustration and surprise. So why does this happen? Why are you [...]

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