Learn More About Discovering and Getting What You Want
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Here are a few of the references I used for the book and a few suggestions to explore and learn more.
The War Of Art
Why don’t we face up to what we want? And if we know, why is it so hard to do it? The War of Art is hands down the best book ever on resistance and self sabotage. You’ll come back to it time and time again.
The Artist’s Way
A twelve-week course in recovering your own creativity by helping you to know your own mind.
Becoming A Writer
Even if you don’t want to be a writer this is a short and fascinating introduction to training your brain to help you know what you want.
Managing What You Want
Getting Things Done
I highly recommend GTD as a way of managing all the lists and thoughts you have generated. Will help you to set up a number of practical habits for achieving what you want.
Mind Maps For Kids
Yes, it’s aimed at kids but it’s also the best introduction I know to the practice of using MindMaps. I highly recommend mindmapping as a way of coping with all the ideas you’ll generate from these exercises. If you want a bit more theory in a more grown up form (shame on you) then take a look at How to Mind Map also by Tony Buzan.
Ready For Anything
A series of short, digestible essays on the practical business of how to manage your stuff so you can make things happen.
Clearing The Decks
It’s All Too Much
A guide to keeping the clutter you want and letting go of the stuff you no longer need.
You Can Have What You Want
Once you know what you want, this is the place to go. Michael is a genius at helping you put your goals into action.
I Could Do Anything, If Only I Knew What It Was
A practical guide for those who find a single goal too constricting.
The Tao Of Coaching
Learn the art of conversational coaching from this great little book.
When you hit a hard patch, how to sort out whether it’s a blind alley or just something temporary.
Great Stuff From Around The Web
John Medina: Brain Rules: The latest research about how your brain works presented in a friendly and engaging way. Great videos.