This book has been recommended to me a number of times. It’s coming up soon on my reading list!
“After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians” (USA TODAY). In her “inspiring” (The Christian Science Monitor) Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.
Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?
I recently found myself feeling a bit tired through the day. Knowing the details of my diet and workout plan, my fitness trainer recommended I try this electrolyte powder. The first day I drank it, I could tell a difference!
There are a lot of fitness drinks out there. Most have a lot of sugar or not-so-great sugar substitutes. This particular powder seems to be very clean and compatible with a number of eating plans.
This playlist is full of tracks that can help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep. I am trying to break my habit of listening to podcasts when I go to bed.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Opportunities don’t knock, they whisper. So shut up and listen.” – Thomas Leonard
I am grateful Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller have written this book about what they call The Double Win™. For years I burned the candle at both ends. I think I found some of my worth and identity in being busy. Once I got married, I realized that needed to change.
I’ve benefited from sitting under Michael & Megan’s teaching. My life is substantially better from learning and applying The Double Win™. If you have ever felt like you are sacrificing relationships and high-impact opportunities due to being too busy, I’d definitely recommend you check out this book. There is a way to win at work AND succeed at life. Michael & Megan are the perfect guides to help you (us) get there.
Great leaders are driven to win. Yet career wins can come at great cost to your health, relationships, and personal well-being. Why does it seem impossible to both win at work and succeed at life?
Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller know we can do better because he’s seen it in his more than four decades as a successful executive and a loving and present husband and father. Today Michael and his daughter, Megan Hyatt Miller, coach leaders to live the double win. Backed by scholarly research from organizational science and psychology, and illustrated with eye-opening case studies from across the business spectrum and their own coaching clients, Win at Work and Succeed at Life is their manifesto on how you can achieve work-life balance and restore your sanity.
With clarity, humor, and plenty of motivation, Win at Work and Succeed at Life gives you
– an understanding of the historical and cultural forces that have led to overworking
– 5 principles to rethink work and productivity from the ground up
– simple but proven practices that enable you to slow down and reclaim your life
– and more
Refuse the false choice of career versus family. You can achieve the double win in life.
Music helps me focus while I’m working. I’ve often put a single song on repeat for hours just to stay in a groove. Just by playing music, I can sense my focus increase.
[email protected] is a website and app that plays scientifically optimized music to help you focus. I like that you can select from several styles and energy levels.
I love eating at restaurants on the lake. It feels like you are on vacation even though you’re just 10 minutes from home. The view of the boats and water brings my stress levels down.
If you are near Lake Lanier, I’d suggest checking out Fish Tales. Their firecracker shrimp and frickles (fried pickles) are both great appetizers. Everything on the menu is fantastic but you certainly can’t go wrong with Fish Tales (their version of fish and chips).
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
There is a big difference between having meaningful work and having a meaninful life.” – Michael Hyatt