Resources I recommend to people all the time.

Classics that I’ve shared with so many people so many times it’s worth including them here!

Don’t know who you want to be when you grow up?

The ultimate self-help book for people who don’t do cheesy self-help books. I never thought I’d type the line “this book changes lives” but this book does.

How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric

Make work (and life) easier: understand what’s going on under the hood

You need an instruction manual for your brain. Seriously. This is a simple and easy-to-understand start when it comes to neuroscience.

Your Brain at Work by David Rock

Habits. Habits. Habits.

How about starting to create new habits rather than break old ones? Excellent insights into personal (and organisational) change.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Shift your thinking to change your world

It’s more than OK to be ordinary at lots of stuff until you get good at it.

Mindset: Changing the Way You Think by Carol Dwek

The ancient art of turning adversity to advantage

Manager your perceptions, recognise when you can change things. Direct your actions and explore how to turn obstacles to advantage.

The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Get started when it comes to mindfulness

Learn to meditate in just 10 minutes a day. Good for your brain. Good for life.

Headspace app and blog