"The more you read the more you know."
To us, a good book opens up a world of possibility. Here’s a selection of some of our favourite reads which have shaped our thinking.
Find your why
“There are two ways to build a career or a business. We can go through life hunting and pecking, looking for opportunities or customers, hoping that something connects. Or we can go through life with intention, knowing what our piece looks like, knowing our WHY, and going straight to the places we fit.”
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
“Begin with the end in mind….It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the thick of thin things.”
“There are no straight lines in nature or business.”
Just a Little Run Around The World
“I believe that if you can keep your strength in a difficult situation, that strength is yours forever when you need it.”
A A Milne
“What do you say, Pooh?”
Pooh opened his eyes with a jerk and said, “Extremely.”
“Extremely what?” asked Rabbit.
“What you were saying,” said Pooh. “Undoubtably.”
“A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind, like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine.”
“Tackle your toughest challenge today. Burnout doesn’t occur because we’re solving problems; it occurs because we’ve been trying to solve the same problem over and over. The problem named is the problem solved. Identify and then confront the real obstacles in your path.”
“These are ordinary people who have loads of ordinary days…most of the time they’re fine. If you’ve only got one life to go at, fine seems a little tame.”
Rowing the Atlantic
“Roz sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary — the one that she wanted and the one she was heading for. They were very different. She realized that if she carried on as she was, she wasn’t going to end up with the life she wanted. So she turned her back on an eleven-year career as a management consultant to reinvent herself as a woman of adventure. She invested her life’s savings in an ocean rowboat and became the first solo woman ever to enter the Atlantic Rowing Race.”
The Curious Bird Lover’s Handbook
Because we’re not the only goldcrest round here. This book tells you everything: Why do you never see a swift sitting down? Do birds wee? And why you should never trust a bird with a beard.