29 Awesome Audiobooks – Personal Growth – Medium
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level. With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home — and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire. The Five Love Languages: How To Express Heartfelt Commitment To Your Mate Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language — quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Whether this is your first exploration of inner space , or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers — from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic — with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. A life-changing book in which listeners will learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Phil Knight details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream — along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls the formative relationships with his first partners and employees. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Malcolm Gladwell explores and illuminates how the tipping point phenomenon is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Steven Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs — in companies of all sizes — a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Eric Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever. When Breath Becomes Air What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life? What does it mean to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Paul Kalanithi wrestles with in this moving memoir. Cosmos One of the bestselling science books of all time. Carl Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness. The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter has been abducted and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the wilderness. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife Dr. Eben Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. Principles: Life and Work Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business — and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. From the big bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.