Some of the participants in our recent Creative Intelligence/Human Fusion webinar wrote and asked for some books I mentioned during the presentation. Thanks for attending and paying attention! Here are a few that I think will help you move forward with achieving your goals.
BTW, if you missed this one, I’m giving another LIVE webinar on Friday, Sept. 7th at 9:00 PST where we’ll discuss some of the same material and have LIVE Q & A at the end!
- The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. This important book shows you how to manage your ENERGY rather than time to effectively for maximum personal growth and emotional/spiritual evolution. (Also see Tony’s latest work The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance.)
- Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind – How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less. By Guy Claxton.
Since writing Planetary Intelligence, I came across a wonderful resource that supports and expands upon the same ideas I put forward. Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less by Guy Claxton shows how our “undermind”, as Claxton calls it, is a supermind that is capable of astounding feats of thinking skill. While we have all been trained in the ways of fast-thinking, Claxton shows how slow thinking is often more able to deal with ambiguous and paradoxical situations. Confusion and uncertainty often lead to more original, creative thinking than calculated, linear, rational thought. Claxton’s book goes a long way in showing us the power of process-oriented thinking and the benefits of slowing down to a more natural pace of life.
- Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. An excellent an practical guide on how to create a flowing, optimally engaged, and satisfying experience in your life. These ideas also apply to many peoples’ experience with viewing. This is a scholarly book too, with lots of citations, so skip the sections that don’t interest you. You’ll still get the main drift.
- Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. By John Medina. An excellent resource that explains how to keep your brain running at its best. One big tip from Medina, avoid Multi-tasking: you can’t do everything at once. Among other things, Medina also recommends getting lots of exercise and enough sleep (plus naps).