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January 2018 – The Power of When by Dr. Michael Breus

We have selected for our first book in 2018, The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD. Focusing on your internal clock, this book attempts to identify the perfect time of day to get stuff done!

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February 2018 – The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson

We have selected for our next book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson. The book focuses on how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter.

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March 2018 – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

We have selected for our next book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. This book takes a closer look at how the beliefs we hold about ourselves can dramatically affect our behavior. Dweck defines and explains the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset; and how they can help you reach your full potential in all areas of life!

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April 2018 – Buy-ology: Trust and Lies about Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom

We have selected for our next book, Buy-ology: Trust and Lies about Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom. This book uses a neuromarketing study, which looks at brain scans of consumers, to identify patterns in buying behavior.

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May 2018 – Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire by Stacey Turis

We have selected for our next book, Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: An absent minded tale of life with giftedness and ADHD – Oh Look! A Chicken! by Stacey Turis. This book is a hysterical, eye-opening, entertaining memoir of the crazy antics that surround living with ADHD.

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July 2018 – Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness

Peak Performance is a tutorial on how to get more done by paying attention to what is going on inside of our heads and our bodies.

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August 2018 – Willpower Doesn’t Work by Benjamin Hardy

Willpower Doesn’t Work is the needed guide for today’s over-stimulating and addicting environment.

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September 2018 – Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Rest draws on rigorous scientific evidence and revelatory historical examples. Rest overturns everything our culture has taught us about work and shows that only by resting better can we start living better.”

“For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. In our busy lives, rest is defined as the absence of work: late night TV binges, hours spent trawling the internet, something to do once we’ve finished everything else on our to-do lists. But, dismissing rest stifles our ability to think creatively and truly recharge.”

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October 2018 – When by Daniel H. Pink

When “draws on a rich trove of research from psychology and biology, neuroscience and economics, Pink reveals in When how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain types of daily breaks dramatically improve our children’s test scores? How can we turn a mediocre beginning into a fresh start? Why do endings boost motivation and deepen meaning? And how, ultimately, can we make time our ally rather than our enemy?”

“All of us confront a never-ending stream of ‘when’ decisions. When to change jobs. When to schedule a class. When to get serious about a person or a project. Yet we make those decisions haphazardly–based on intuition, hunches, and guesswork. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Daniel H. Pink argues this is exactly the wrong approach.”

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