Soar: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up
by TD Jakes
TD JAKES is one of the most published and televised pastors of all time and has written 40 books. His latest book SOAR! comes highly recommended and I have heard some excerpts from the book on his podcast. I like the title a lot SOAR! it is powerful and the book talks about dreams, mindset, faith and fulfillment, in business, in LIFE in all we do! Love this quote; “Each time you fail there’s a clue to your future success.”
Description: You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to think like one and take flight with your dreams.
Too often we remain in jobs that stifle our souls and leave us on the runway of opportunity with the engine of our deepest passion stalled, watching others make their personal vision a reality and build a legacy for their children-the opposite of what God intends for us. But it’s never too late to get your dreams off the ground! If you long to maximize your unique abilities and aptitudes, if you strive to combine personal fulfillment with professional satisfaction, if you dream of creating exceptional goods and offering transformative services and fulfilling God’s destiny for you, then you are ready to SOAR!
In SOAR! T.D. Jakes reveals how to build the uniquely personal vision within each of us into our special contribution to the world. Blending the practical business acumen of a successful, global CEO with the dynamic inspiration of a life coach, SOAR! provides the tools needed to ignite our imaginations into action and challenges us to embrace our God-given purpose as we align our character and creativity with our careers.
Bridging both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, SOAR! is a practical and easy-to-follow flight plan for launching the entrepreneurial drive inside each of us. It provides an inspiring look into the mindset of people who don’t wait to see what will happen but strategically build the wings that will take them to new heights. So buckle your seat belts and prepare for liftoff-you have been cleared to fly beyond your fears, to absolutely SOAR!
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport
The 2nd book was recommended by Joe Polish and Tony Robbins and it is titled: DEEP WORK by Cal Newport … Rules for Focused Success In a Distracted WORLD I love some of the titles to the Chapters of this book: Deep Work is valuable, Deep Work is Rare, Deep Work is Meaningful. The author defines “DEEP WORK” as Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill , and are hard to replicate. Now that’s DEEP itself. I can’t wait to dive in to this book!
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.
In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules,” for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.
A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.