There’s the old inflation/money printing joke about Bernanke going into a pizza parlor and ordering a pizza. The guy behind the counter asks “How many slices should I cut the pizza into – six or eight?” to which Bernanke responds “I’m hungry today, better make that eight!”
I have a different question: what would you do with the extra hour if we had a 25-hour day? I’m not trying to redefine how long an hour is, I’m genuinely asking you if you had an extra hour a day, what would you spend it on? Continue reading “Getting Things Done”
Between education, entrepreneurship, communication skills and other such important topics, personal development forms a key component of one’s path to personal freedom. No human is perfect and while we ought to balance the recognition of this fact with self-esteem and acceptance of our nature, there is room for improvement in us all (and if nothing else, there is room for us to at least maintain our level of awesomeness).
I’ve included books covering important components of personal development and tools to increase your efficiency. These include productivity and time management methodologies (such as the highly recommended Getting Things Done or GTD), leadership skills, creativity, resilience, organizational skills and many more, all of which require the formation of great habits, self-discipline and willpower. Other intriguing topics like stoicism and minimalism are covered too.
Topics related with personal development include physical and mental wellbeing as well as psychology, which I will cover in my next post.
I know I keep saying that each group of topics is crucial. Indeed if it’s not, why include it in my site? But mastering some of these techniques, creating the right habits, prioritizing your work, etc. have a significant and lasting impact on the rest of your path to self-education and personal freedom.
These books are not necessarily written by people who share all the same views that are common to many guests of Books of Liberty. So please join the conversation and provide other members your comments, reviews and unique insights as to how you applied these concepts to your lives. And as always, thank you for reading!