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Books I am reading at the moment

I love my reading. To me, it’s one of the best ways to wind down while also learning about new stuff. This year I have the goal to read at least two books a month. My favourite types of books are nonfiction (with the exception of Harry Potter, obviously), most of the personal development genre. At the moment, I am reading three books that sparked my interest. Read on if want to know whether it’s something for your reading list.

5 #Careerlion Reasons to Love Audiobooks

Yes, I am fully aware that I am late to the party, but I love audiobooks. The last few months I noticed that I was reading a lot less than before. Especially with my new job, most of my reading time has been more job relate. Then again reading Lonely Planet's also took up quite some time. With my reading challenge of 20 books and having fully finished only 2 new books, I needed to make changes quickly. When people started recommending me audiobooks more and more, I decided to do some research and start off with Audible. Having finished nearly 3 additional books in a month time, I am happy to say that I am hooked. Today, I will share with you all my reasons to love audiobooks. Hopefully, this will get those of you that are not convinced in the game. Making your #careerlion lives that much more efficient and productive.  

Your #Careerlion Reading List for Career Transitions

As you may have read in our earlier blogs, both Liona and I started on new professional adventures November last year. Speaking for myself, it has been a great adventure so far. However, it is also quite an adjustment. I have and had lots of questions starting in the new position. That is why I have made a reading list for myself to deal with the change itself, in addition to the knowledge I have still to obtain about the new domain. I personally feel that in your professional career it is not always about how much you already know about a certain domain. It is the way you carry yourself in your team and organization and obtain the knowledge that you need. Keeping that in mind, please read on if you are curious to know which books have made the cut.

New Year’s Resolutions 2019

Dear #careerlion readers, let’s start off this blog by wishing you all a very happy new year. May this year bring you everything you desire, health, and happiness. May it give you all the direction that you may crave and the headspace to make this year even better than any of the successful ones before.

The start of a new year, of course, is paired with new year’s resolutions for many of us. We blogged about this previously. Today I will of course share with you my new year’s resolutions, but the tips and tricks we shared before still stand. Therefore, I will provide you with a small recap and reminder and I will try to elaborate more on my plan to make them work.

The Art of the Good Life Review for #Careerlions

Last week, I read The Art of The Good Life by Rolf Dobelli. This book is another bestseller, from the same writer as The Art of Thinking Clearly. After hyping the book, I convinced my boyfriend to get a copy that I, of course, had to read myself as well. As he prefers to read in Dutch, so did I for a change. The Dutch book also contains a lot of artwork that makes flying through the book and checking the page numbers even more satisfying. Another fun note is that Rolf Dobelli is apparently one of the co-founders of getAbstract! I only realised this reading the book. The book is about the 52 shortcuts that increase your chances at a good life. I imagine every #careerlion is on a quest to lead a good life, so today a review of The Art of The Good Life.

How To Be Happy Review For #Careerlions

As I mentioned in my review on Notes on a Nervous Planet, I recently purchased How To Be Happy by Eva Woods. I usually get my books via Amazon.co.uk, as book prices in England can be significantly lower than in the Netherlands. The shipping costs are not bad at all and I find that it is a great way to add to my book collection. Especially pre-ordering cookbooks by Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson. How To Be Happy is one of the first fiction books that I have read in ages. It was on sale and the reviews were great. Also, the topics discussed are very current and near to my heart. In today’s blog, I will provide you with my review of the book as well as some incredible insights and my take on the devastating topics in the book.

Notes On A Nervous Planet Review For #Careerlions

This week, my order from Amazon arrived with a bunch of fabulous of books. Among them was a copy of Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig. A number one bestselling author, who wrote Reasons To Stay Alive and How To Stop Time among others. It was such a good read that I was not able to put it away. I finished the book in less than two evenings after work. The book addresses psychological issues as a result of the modern world. How everyone in these circumstances is prone to psychological issues with the demands of the modern world. Today, I will share with you my thoughts on this book and my favorite insights from this book.

Invisible Influence Review For #CareerLions

On my last holiday, I got to go book-shopping in the US. One of the books I picked up is Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior by Jonah Berger. A very current topic today, where there is a growing group of so-called “influencers”. Berger explains why brands work with them and many other influences that shape our behavior in disguise. By creating a better understanding of the power of influence, you will be able to better balance embracing and resisting it. Today’s blog covers some of the invisible influences Berger elaborates on in the book as well as a short review.