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You've heard the old saying, "you are what you eat". But
did you know that your subconscious is made up of the external factors
we expose our brains to? Research from MIT states that
"thoughts" are directly triggered by external stimuli-a
feather brushing your skin, seeing these words on the computer screen,
hearing a phone ring. Each of these events triggers a series of
signals in the brain" (MIT School of Engineering, 2014).
This means that our thoughts are manipulated by the books we read, the
films we watch and the TV we binge on!
We want to help you Spring Clean your thoughts. Have a think about
your long term goals. What you would like to achieve through study?
How would you like to be perceived by others? Then begin to absorb
content that represents this ideal.
First published in 1936, this self-help book will teach you one of
life's most important lessons – How to deal with people. From the art
of delivering criticism without causing the receiver to have a
meltdown (yes, it's certainly an art), to getting your point across
without offending everyone in the room and the elusive skill of
winning people over (without relying purely on your good looks). This
book is a must read. You can thank us for the recommendation later.
Steve Jobs had this bestseller on his bookshelf. Author Clayton M.
Christiensen explores why most companies miss out on new waves of
innovation... (*cough* Blockbuster). He explains that unless business
owners evolve they will be pushed aside by new and innovative
companies... (*cough* Netflix). This book will help you to think
beyond the bounds of the status quo.
If you've ever considered starting your own business then this book
is a must read! Komisar has worked with a number of companies
including Apple, Lucas Arts Entertainment (the gaming division of
George Lucas's empire), and WebTV. He has come to a rather startling
conclusion: if you can't see yourself doing this business for the rest
of your life, don't start it. So what's the secret to success you may
ask? Passion and bucketloads of it!
Find that you're coming up with excuses to put something off a little
more often than you'd like? Do you procrastinate despite your best
intentions? Do you get stuck on the small details instead of focusing
on the big picture? If so, this book will change your life. Some of
the many lessons you'll learn from this bestseller are how to think
and dream creatively, make your attitudes your allies, get the action
habit, and think like a leader. This book is a personal favourite of
mine :) I highly recommend it.
Based on author Chris Guillebeau's popular blog, this book will
leave you wanting to live your life for you and not the
expectations of your parents, teachers, friends or society. Guillebeau
will give you the tools needed for setting goals, working hard and
honouring the authentic you.