Our ‘conscious’ work has been informed and influenced by so many of our own work and professional experiences, training and development, mentors, inspirational role models and ‘hero’s’, reading and research.
We are often asked what reading we would recommend that would accompany our conscious journeys. Over the coming months we are asking our Global Warrior coaches and the Conscious Leader community to share their top picks.
Biba Binotti is kicking this off with two recommendations – The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann. Here she gives describes why these two books stand out for her.
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod – This was a recommendation from one of our Conscious Leaders. What I love about it is focuses on the need to put self development on the daily map if you are serious about wanting to make a difference and change. Hal says you need to put attention on who you need to be in order to make that change – so not just who you are being but who you are becoming again an important focus in our fast and vast ever changing world. He sets a morning practice of 6 rituals that take 10 mins each and these are what he calls the Life S.A.V.E.R.S being:
S = stillness – mindfulness/meditation
A = affirmations – positive reinforcements and messages to help reframe the neural pathways
V = visualisation to support the above and bring the vision into reality
E = exercise
R = reading
S = Scribing or journaling
What I like about it is it is very simple and quick to read so it will hopefully be accessible to people but more importantly it holds the importance of rituals, small but regular practices that are a pivotal part of change and transformation. Each of the 6 parts are all good development and leadership development practices in their own right.
Another favourite of mine and I know many of the Conscious Leaders is a parable called The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann.
It talks to the fundamental philosophy that by focussing on the value you can bring and add to others… rather than what you get from them…. is ultimately what brings you value anyway. The book takes you through the 5 laws of Go-Giving or “Stratospheric Success” and in the process conveys a really powerful and compelling message for business and life.
The 5 Laws are:
The Law of Value – Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
The Law of Compensation – Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
The Law of Influence – Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
The Law of Authenticity – The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
The Law of Receptivity – The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.
Have these texts have made an impact on you? I would love to know your thoughts, feedback and comments.
Best wishes and much love….