Self Knowledge

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 0995753504
Release Date: 2018-11-06
Genre:

An examination of the importance of self-knowledge, providing practical exercises to aid self-discovery.

How to Be Bored

Author: Eva Hoffman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250078674
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time—and even benefit from it. Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing, but in the modern world the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. We live in a hyperactive, over-stimulated age. Uninterrupted activity can seem exciting, but it can also leave us emotionally disorientated and mentally depleted. How can we recover a sense of balance and a richness in our lives? In How to Be Bored, Eva Hoffman argues for the need to cultivate curiosity and self-knowledge and to relish moments of unplugged idleness and non-virtual contact with others. Drawing on psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and a wide range of literature, she emphasizes the need to understand our own preferences and purposes and to replenish our inner resources. This book aims to make readers more vigorously engaged in their lives and to restore a sense of depth and meaning to their experiences.

Great Thinkers

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 0993538703
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Idea (Philosophy)

Simple tools from 60 great thinkers throughout history to improve your life today.

How to Be a Leader

Author: Martin Bjergegaard
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250078735
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Business & Economics

What does it really mean to take a leadership role? In this book, learn how true leaders are made and how you can be one too No one is born to lead. This is the idea at the heart of this thoughtful book on true leadership. While popular culture feeds us images of the stereotypical leader—charismatic, powerful, decisive—the truth is, with the right amount of self-knowledge and authenticity, anyone can be a good leader. There are countless courses and books available on leadership technique, decision-making and public speaking, but How to Be a Leader by Martin Bjergegaard and Cosmina Popa aims to give you the tools to understand and bring out your own individual leadership style. With an in-depth look at what it really means to lead, and the differences between being a manager and being a leader, this book invites you to explore and learn about the unique leader in you.

On Being Nice

Author: The School of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995573646
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: Charm

Most books that want to change us seek to make us richer or thinner. This book wants to help us to be nicer: that is, less irritable, more patient, readier to listen, warmer, less prickly... Niceness may not have the immediate allure of money or fame, but it is a hugely important quality nevertheless and one that we neglect at our peril. This is a guidebook to the uncharted landscape of niceness, gently leading us around the key themes of this forgotten quality. We learn how to be charitable, how to forgive, how to be natural and how to reassure. We learn that niceness is compatible with strength and is no indicator of naivety. Niceness deserves to be rediscovered as one of the highest of all human achievements.

Job to Love

Author: School Of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 0993538754
Release Date: 2017-02
Genre:


How to Find Love

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 0995573697
Release Date: 2018-12-04
Genre:

A guide to making wiser, more informed choices in love, drawing on in-depth analysis to explain our instinct for romantic self-sabotage.

On Confidence

Author: The School of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995573670
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre:

A thought-provoking essay that teaches us that confidence is not a gift from the gods, but a skill that can be learned.

How to Develop Emotional Health

Author: Oliver James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447258810
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Genre: Self-Help

Happiness is a loaded term that means different things to different people. To some, it might mean life satisfaction, to others, a fleeting moment of joy. Rather than seeking to be happy, Oliver James encourages us to cultivate our emotional health. Outlining the five elements of good emotional health - insightfulness, a strong sense of self, fluid relationships, authenticity and playfulness in our approach to life - he offers strategies for optimizing each characteristic to live more fulfilling lives. Helping us to understand the impact our emotional baggage has on our daily interactions, he reveals how to overcome unhelpful patterns and become more self-aware - revitalizing our approach to life. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley

How to Be Alone

Author: Sara Maitland
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250059031
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Philosophy

IN THIS AGE OF CONSTANT CONNECTIVITY, LEARN HOW TO ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND HAPPINESS WITHOUT OTHERS. Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom, and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? In How to Be Alone, Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us practice it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller lives.

The Sorrows of Work

Author: The School of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995753512
Release Date: 2019-02-05
Genre:

A fresh approach to modern working life, offering thoughtful solutions on how to cope with professional challenges.

The Four Purposes of Life

Author: Dan Millman
Publisher: Dan Millman
ISBN: 9780982428580
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Few writers approach the topic of life purpose with the clarity of Dan Millman, whose prior book The Life You Were Born to Live reached more than a million readers worldwide. In The Four Purposes of Life, Millman distills decades of exploration and experience into a concise map of what we’re here to accomplish on our life’s journey. This book is for anyone seeking deeper insight into themselves and their lives, but especially for those at a crossroads, facing a challenge or change, when our past approaches no longer work. These four purposes — learning life's lessons, finding your career and calling, discovering your life path, and attending to this arising moment — bring your life into sharper focus by revealing: • the value of everyday challenges in relationships, health, work, and money • how to make wiser decisions in career and relationships • our twelve required courses in the school of life • a mysterious system that highlights your hidden calling • keys to mastering the most important purpose of all The Four Purposes of Life can generate a quantum leap in self-knowledge, insight, and wisdom. The seeds planted will bear fruit for years to come.

How to Make a Home

Author: Edward Hollis
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447293347
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Self-Help

At a time when work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred, and modern technology brings the realm of the public into what used to be a personal and private space, Ed Hollis looks at what it means to make a home in today's world. Exploring the meaning of private and public space, the importance we place on physical objects and the demands we make of our home environment, How to Make a Home challenges us to re-imagine the concept of home and hearth.

The School of Greatness

Author: Lewis Howes
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781623365967
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Self-Help

When a career-ending injury left elite athlete and professional football player Lewis Howes out of work and living on his sister’s couch, he decided he needed to make a change for the better. He started by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches’ advice from sports to life off the field. Lewis did more than bounce back: He built a multimillion-dollar online business and is now a sought-after business coach, speaker, and podcast host. In The School of Greatness, Howes shares the essential tips and habits he gathered in interviewing “the greats” on his wildly popular podcast of the same name. In discussion with people like Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and Pencils of Promise CEO Adam Braun, Howes figured out that greatness is unearthed and cultivated from within. The masters of greatness are not successful because they got lucky or are innately more talented, but because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives. A framework for personal development, The School of Greatness gives you the tools, knowledge, and actionable resources you need to reach your potential. Howes anchors each chapter with a specific lesson he culled from his greatness “professors” and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals. His lessons and practical exercises prove that anyone is capable of achieving success and that we can all strive for greatness in our everyday lives.