As a coach, I obviously read a lot of personal development books.
After a while, a great many of these books blur into oblivion.
These three books stand out from my crowded reading list over the last few years because they caused a fundamental change in the way I see myself in relation to my creative practice.
All three books share psychological insight into the kind of approaches that will work for us as individuals, instead of promoting a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to building a sustainable workflow.
Click on the titles for my full reviews of each book.
David B. Goldstein and Otto Kroeger
Creative You looks at how the way we perceive the world, and make decisions according to psychological preferences, affects our creative practice.
It provides a framework of tools and techniques to help you maximise your innate, positive traits and mitigate your weaker areas.
Mindset shows how, from an early age, we're subtly programmed towards a positive or negative mindset and how this profoundly affects the likelihood of us achieving success.
The author explains how we can change our mindset to reverse this early conditioning and achieve greater success.
Despite what the productivity gurus say, there's no one-size-fits-all strategy for building new habits.
Better Than Before explains how you can build enduring habits by customising your strategy according to your personality.
Have you read any - or all - of these books?
What insights did you gain or changes did you implement as a result?
Share in the comments :)