Look no further, we have gathered books, podcasts and articles that should satisfy your hunger for inspiration and that may encourage you to try something new, do the one thing you always wanted to do but never did, change paths or improve the way you live, lead and love. Whichever, I promise you it will change your life for the better.
Women Taking the Lead with Jodi Flynn
Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing interviews with women who have achieved success and men who help women develop their leadership; topical episodes giving insights and how-to’s in the areas of leadership and personal and professional development, as well as “on-air” coaching episodes. The aim of Women Taking the Lead is to inspire you to overcome self-doubt so you can follow your true calling, earn the money you deserve, create more time for fun on your journey, develop relationships that support you, and to silence your inner critic, and make working on your mindset for success a top priority.
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
A New York Times bestseller written by the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder. Shonda Rhimes shares how her challenge of saying YES for an entire year changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times). Being the creator and producer of some of the most revolutionary and audacious shows on television. She depicts bold stories based on current issues and makes a point of making herself and others heard. Well, did you know that Shonda Rhimes considers herself an introvert? That she preferred to avoid public appearances even the once in a lifetime events? That she suffered panic attacks before media interviews?
A mother of three and a the creative leader of three hit television shows, Shonda's preferred excuse was that she was too busy. When actually, she said she was scared. During a family gathering, her sister said: you never say yes to anything. This sentence was a wake-up call for Shonda, she decided to embark on a challenge to say Yes to everything that scared her, for an entire year.
This poignant, intimate, and entertaining chronicle of some of her life experiences explores Shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, book-loving childhood to her commitment to creating television characters who reflected the world she lives in. The book narrates her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. Yes.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
The writer of the New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection and the famous research professor, Brené Brown has shared decades of research on how to lead, live and love through her books, TED talks, her Unlocking Us podcast and and a Netflix filmed Lecture, The Call to Courage. This book is just as as transformative as the other masterpieces that have helped and guided millions.
Every Day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive, uncomfortable, even a little dangerous sometimes. Without question, putting ourselves out there invites a far greater risk of being criticized or feeling hurt. But Brené Brown explains that when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives, and that nothing is as dangerous, uncomfortable, or hurtful as standing on the outside looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.