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/ 29. 7. 2021

Summer Reading Recommendations for Striking a Healthy Balance

Since the pandemic outbreak, people all over the globe have been dealing with change and uncertainty but in a different manner than in the past. It is only natural to seek inspiration and to try to bring a healthy work-life balance back.
That is why we have gathered the top 7 business books to help you strike a balance and respond positively to change. And because we are real book worms.

Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction, by Matthew Kelly
According to the author of this work, striking work-life balance is one of the primary issues in everyone’s life. In his great message, Matthew Kelly proclaims that we shouldn’t expect perfectly balanced lives in the short term. Both work and private life constantly throw unexpected curves, and if you desire an ideal balance, you will be disappointed.
Matthew shares the system he uses with his colleagues and customers to personally and professionally find deep satisfaction. You will learn how to use this system to establish and honor your biggest priorities, even if you spend a lot more time on lesser ones.

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal, by Jim Loehr
The Power of Full Engagement is an efficient, scientifically-based approach to managing your energy more skillfully. The book provides a powerful, step-by-step program that will help you mobilize four critical energy sources and a life-changing road map to becoming more fully engaged on and off the job.

Achieving Balance: A simple book that will change your life, by Allan Willis
Understanding and achieving balance does not have to be a difficult path. This book explains the main elements of balance and how to apply them to your life. All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to change old habits. Everyone’s journey in life is different, but the principles of balance like the laws of physics, are the same for all of us.

Work-Life Brilliance, by Susan Scott and Denise Green
Susan and Denise created this book for those who consider themselves super overwhelmed by career responsibilities. The idea behind the book is to learn how to shift negative thoughts and be proactive in achieving work-life balance. The authors also offer stress-reduction tips.

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, by Brian Tracy
Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing to happen to you all day long. Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.

The Work-Life Balance Myth: Rethinking Your Optimal Balance for Success, by David J. McNeff
We usually divide our lives into two categories: work and life. But we are a lot more complex and more prosperous than that. According to the author, all of us have Seven Slices in our lives: Family Slice, Professional Slice, Personal, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and our Spiritual Slice. By being transparent and mindful of all aspects of your life, you’ll be more likely to find inner harmony when stress impacts one of them.

Great at Work: The Hidden Habits of Top Performers, by Morten T. Hansen
Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his “Seven Work Smarter Practices” that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance.

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