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Option B: Facing Adversity

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“Loss, grief, and disappointment are profoundly personal. We all have unique circumstances and reactions to them.”

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Losing my mum is by far the toughest thing have had to Endure thus far and in healing/grieving, so many lessons have been learnt in the process.

The Book Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant made me teary a lot while reading it as I could totally relate with most of the stories, anecdotes, pain and experiences she shared on losing her husband Dave Goldberg.

The book explores the psychology of recovery and the challenges of regaining confidence and rediscovering joy. Option B shares Insights on facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy.

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.- Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl

Goal Read 100 Books by December 31st 2020

January 2020-7

  1. Relentless: True Story Of The Man Behind Rogers Communications by Ted Rogers
  2. MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins
  3. Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age by Brad Smith
  4. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry
  5. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
  6. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins
  7. Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday

February 2020 – 9

  1. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
  2. Artificial Intelligence: Modern Magic or Dangerous Future? by Yoris Wilkis
  3. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker 
  4. 12 Rules of Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  5. The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D
  6. Rethinking Reputation: How PR Trumps Marketing and Advertising in the New Media World by Fraser P. Seitel 
  7. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkBook by Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  8. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  9. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop (7/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary

March 2020 -11

1. Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market Hardcover – by Acha Leke , Musta Chironga , George Desvaux 

2. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy by Héctor García

3. Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back (Unfu*k Yourself series) by Gary Bishop

4. The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by Ross Douthat

5. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team By Patrick Lencioni (7/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary

6. Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (8/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary

7. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear (9/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary

8. The ABCs of Success: The Essential Principles from America’s Greatest Prosperity Teacher by Bob Proctor

9. No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity by John C. Maxwell

10. Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership by John C. Maxwell

11. The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders by John C. Maxwell

April 2020 – 9

  1. How to Lead When Your Boss Can’t (Or Won’t) by John C. Maxwell
  2. Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It by John C. Maxwell
  3. Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work by John Maxwell
  4. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (8/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  5. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
  6. The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki (9/10): Print Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  7. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Bob Iger (9/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) Audiobook | Book Summary
  8. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch (7/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  9. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield ((7/10) : Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary

May 2020-8

  1. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice by  Shunryu Suzuki  
  2. The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (8/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  3. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (9/10): Print Kindle (eBook) Audiobook | Book Summary
  4. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) (8/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  5. A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen (9/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  6. On Writing Well by William Zinsser (8/10): Print Kindle (eBook) | AudioBook | Book Summary
  7. The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness by Lolly Daskal (7/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  8. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey 

June 2020-6

  1. Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence (8/10): Print eBook (Kindle) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  2.  No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy
  3. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (9/10): Print | eBook(Kindle) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  4. Rising Strong by Brené Brown (8/10): Print | eBook (Kindle) Audiobook | Book Summary
  5. The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga (9/10) : Print | eBook (kindle) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  6. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker (9/10): Print | eBook (Kindle) Audiobook | Book Summary

July:7

  1. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy (9/10): Print | eBook(Kindle) Audiobook | Book Summary
  2. 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam (7/10): Print | Kindle (ebook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  3. The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde
  4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (10/10): Print | Kindle | Audiobook | Book Summary
  5. The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon (7/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  6. I Will Teach You to Be Rich, No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works by Ramit Sethi 
  7. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

August -9

  1. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware (9/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) Audiobook | Book Summary
  2. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey 
  3. The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker (9/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  4. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter (9/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  5. Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried
  6. Chess Not Checkers: Elevate Your Leadership Game by Mark Miller (7/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) Audiobook | Book Summary
  7. Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo (8/10): Print | eBook (Kindle) Audiobook | Book Summary
  8. How Life Imitates Chess by Garry Kasparov (8/10): Print | eBook (Kindle) Audiobook | Book Summary
  9. Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell (9/10): Print | Kindle (eBook) Audiobook | Book Summary

September- 6


1.Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (9/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
2. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb. Print | Kindle(eBook) Audiobook | Book Summary
3. The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime! by MJ DeMarco. Print Kindle (eBook) Audiobook | Book Summary
4. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Wash. (9/10) Print | Kindle (eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
5. Made In America by Sam Walton. (9/10) : Print Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
6. Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity by Charles Duhigg. Print Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary

October-7

  1. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier. (9/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  2. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind by Jonah Berger. (9/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  3. The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes by David Robson (8/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  4. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin.(8/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  5. Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s by Ray Kroc. Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  6. Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Gary Chapman. (8/10): Print Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary
  7. Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder by Chip Conley. (8/10): Print | Kindle(eBook) | Audiobook | Book Summary

November -6

December -4

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