Holiday book picks for #careerlions
Did you notice our holiday has been all we’ve been able to think, talk and write about for the past few weeks? Well, today is certainly not an exception. However, this might be more applicable to you #careerlions who have already been on their well-deserved holiday or staycation. Today I am talking about some very important real estate here, I am talking about the precious space in my backpack. If you’re curious to know which books made the cut, read on!
Lonely Planet Vietnam
This one’s a no brainer. Ashley and I are quite the ambitious planners, with only thirteen days to cover Vietnam from North to South. Therefore, a little help was no unnecessary luxury. And in this case, help comes in the form of the Lonely Planet. Thirteen days equals 39 meals, also known as 39 chances for the best meal ever. Yes, even on holiday we’re setting goals!
Unlimited Power – Anthony Robbins
The new science of personal achievement. That just sounds like the kind of science I want to learn more about during this time of relaxing and reflection. I’ve been liking Robbin’s approach of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and using the power of the mind to achieve your goals ever since I read Robbin’s book Awaken The Giant Within. This book is the one I’ll be reading more towards the end of the holiday to get ready and motivated for work again!
The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
I feel I am most inspired when travelling. Combine that with travelling with your business partner and that makes it the perfect time to create new ideas and keep building on the #careerlions empire. The subtitle says: “Why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it”. As we’re determined to do make it work, this is the only business related book I am bringing during this trip. What actually compelled me the most is that books are usually focused on what to do rather on what doesn’t work. So, I’m curious to see whether that different approach will work for me.
Tuniversity – Pharrell Williams
Some real talk here: Travelling is nice, but it also comes with a lot of time spent waiting. My occupational therapy of choice: Tuniversity! Pharrell Williams has published an ebook in which he decomposes his hit song Happy and teaches you to recreate it with the GarageBand app on the iPad. As I am a major fangirl of Pharrell, this just seemed like the perfect way to pass time on airports, night buses or trains.
Bikini Body Guide – Kayla Itsines
We won’t just stay in Vietnam as we’re also going to Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, there are even more meals to cover. With all that Asian food for grabs, some exercise is definitely needed! Strapping my pink yoga mat onto my backpack and a copy of Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide and I’m ready for a workout whenever, where ever!
You’ve probably guessed it, but writing this blog post has actually been a nice way to select the right combination of books to bring along to Asia. What are your top reads at the moment? Let us know in the comment section below!