organize your mind
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self (Manoush Zomorodi)
In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. Grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of “mind wandering” what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all―Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing. Unplug and read on. (via Amazon.com)
Getting Things Done (David Allen)
In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. (via Amazon.com)
Evernote Essentials: The Definitive Guide for New Evernote Users (Brett Kelly)
New Evernote users spend several hours or days watching outdated video and searching the web — just to figure out the best ways to use it.
Over 30,000 new Evernote users have jump-started their Evernote skills using Evernote Essentials: a fun, informative guide written in plain English that tells you everything you need to know to get off to a great start with Evernote.
Evernote Essentials was the first English-language guide published. Now, in its fourth revision, it's bigger and better than ever. (via Amazon.com)
Switch On Your Brain (Dr. Caroline Leaf)
According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.
Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life. (via Amazon.com)
Performance Intelligence at Work (Dr. Julie Bell and Robin Pou)
The ability to perform your best when it matters most is a skill anyone can learn. A well-known sports psychologist, Julie Ness Bell, Ph.D., has trained some of the world’s greatest athletes, from professional golfers and tennis stars to football teams and basketball pros. She’s learned that the athlete’s ability to perform under extreme stress is predominantly mental-not physical-and the basic principles of peak performance are the same for everyone, whether you’re a corporate leader, team player, or small business owner. (via Amazon.com)