Transitions by William Bridges
William Bridges is a master at explaining the dynamics of change and how to move through this difficult process. He discusses the three stages of transitions: ending or letting go, the neutral zone, and new beginnings. He also outlines seven strategies for coping with transition.
The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander
This book is written to help you expand your thinking about what is possible and offers simple exercises with direct and immediate application to your life. A must read!
What Should I Do with My Life? by Po Bronson
In this book you can read about many people who have searched and found their life’s work. It is important to be inspired by others’ experiences.
The Pathfinder by Nicholas Lore
Nicholas Lore, founder of the Rockport Institute, has worked with people over the last 25 years in career counseling. This is a wonderful book that will guide you through the process of identifying your inherent gifts and talents and is filled with solid information and great exercises.
Finding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
This is a well researched and informative book. Csikszentmilhalyi is a professor of psychology and education at the University of Chicago. In this book he reports flow as the feeling you get when you are fully engaged in life and that having flow allows you to live the most satisfying life possible. His research shows that the conditions for flow are: having clear goals, relevant feedback, and knowing the challenges you face are in balance with your skills. You will enjoy the down-to-earth approach.
TED – Ideas Worth Spreading
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED started as a conference for professionals in each of those three areas. Over the years, TED’s scope has increased and the conference draws top speakers from a wide variety of disciplines. The speakers are challenged to deliver the talk of their lives in just 18 minutes. The results are astonishing and inspirational. View TED Talks.