This summer I decided to don’t read many books – because the weather outside allows me to do a lot of sport so I have much more time to listen to podcasts. In this post, I’d like to recommend only one book and a few podcasts and videos which inspired me last time.
Principles by Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio is an American investor and hedge fund manager, well known as the founder of Bridgewater Associates. On a regular basis, he is sharing advice regarding investing and life. This book includes many of them and it really took me a while to go through all of them and really understand how they can help me in my development. It was a thought-provoking publication and I will go back to this in the future for sure.
Key takeaways (principles)
- We need to identify and accept our weaknesses and learn how to deal with them.
- Plan what you will do in the worst-case scenario, to be well-prepared.
- Be imperfect. If you think too much about some details you can miss something really important.
- Learn how to make decisions effectively. This process has two stages – in the first you learn, in the second you make a decision.
- Manage yourself and guide others to get what you want.
- Dreams+ Reality+ Determination = Successful life.
- Don’t be afraid to solve difficult problems. There is always a way to do this.
- Almost everything will take longer and cost more than you expect.
- Don’t forget that the conscious mind is in constant battle with the subconscious mind.
- Choose the right habits.
- Take the lessons from the successes but also failures.
- If you have your own company and employees, communicate clearly your plans and you need to know how to measure progress.
- Remember about constant feedback.
- Find out who you are and how others are.
My top 5 podcasts
The podcast is a very convenient form of gaining knowledge because:
- it is easily accessible
- it is free
- you can listen to it everywhere and anytime (also without access to the Internet)
- you can find podcast almost about every topic
My list of podcasters is still evolving but for the time being these people I listen to regularly.
1. The Good Life Project hosted by Jonathan Fields
Jonathan is interviewing guests who are sharing their thoughts about how to live a meaningful, engaged, and connected life.
2. The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes
The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews with the most successful people on the planet. Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur.
3. Tiny Leaps, Big Changes hosted by Gregg Clunis
I’m a huge fan of a regural small, daily, improvements. In his podcast series Gregg Clunis shares things that we can do every day to improve our life.
4. Untangle by Patricia Karpas and Ariel Garten
If you are interested in mindfulness this podcast is definitely for you (if you are not, you need to try because it’s a game changer in personal development). From this series you can learn about mindfulness and self-compassion practices.
5. Finding Mastery by Michael Gervais
This podcast will take you inside of the minds of the world’s best performers like athletes, business leaders, scientists, doctors, and artists.
As you can see above, the majority of them are in the form of interviews but I love this form because I can get some inspiration and gain new knowledge at the same time.
Please share in the comments what is your favourite podcast!
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