My Bookshelf

Throughout my journey in life, I’ve had the privilege of being inspired and motivated by hundreds of amazing people.

Here’s a small list of some resources that have helped me navigate life successfully.

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General Personal Development Books

The Chimp Paradox: The mind management programme for confidence, success and happiness, Dr Steve Peters, Vermilion, 2012

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain, Penguin, 2013

Willpower, Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney, Penguin, 2012

Learned Optimism, Martin Seligman, Nicholas Brealy, 2018

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman, Bloomsbury, 1996

The Compassionate Mind, Paul Gilbert, Constable, 2010

i-brainmap: Freeing your brain for happiness, Rita McInnes, Naughty Brain Ink, 2014

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey, Simon and Schuster, 2004

Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, Penguin, 2012

Leadership and Self-deception, The Arbinger Institute, Berrett-Koehler, 2010

Change Your Life in 7 Days, Paul McKenna, Bantam, 2010

How to Get from Where you Are to Where You Want to Be: The 25 Principles of Success, Jack Cranfield, Harper Element, 2007

The Mind Gym: Wake Your Mind Up, Mind Gym, Sphere, 2005

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever, Marie Kondo, Vermilion, 2014

Life Makeovers: 52 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Improve your Life One Week at a Time, Cheryl Richardson, Harmony, 2002

Wishcraft: How to get what you really want, Barbara Sher, Ballantine Books, 2004

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich, Timothy Ferriss, Vermilion, 2011

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, Harville Hendrix, Simon and Schuster, 2005

You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay, Hay House, 1984

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, Elaine, N. Aron, Harper Thorsons, 2017

Visual Thinking, Willemien Brand, BIS, 2017

Now, Discover Your Strengths: How to Develop Your Talents and Those of the People You Manage, Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, Simon and Schuster, 2014

The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron, Macmillan, 2016

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning to Discover Your True Potential, Barbara Oakley, Tarcherperigee, 2017

Switch: How to change things, when change is hard, Chip and Dan Heath, Random House, 2011

Flip: How to Survive and Thrive By Turning Your Business on its Head, Peter Sheahan, HarperCollins, 2009

The Flipside: Finding the Hidden Opportunities in Life, Adam J. Jackson, Headline, 2010

Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations, Dan Roam, Portfolio, 2014

How to Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations, Jeremey Donovan, McGraw-Hill, 2013

Creative Business Presentations: Inventive Ideas for Making an Instant Impact, Eleri Sampson, Kogan, 2003

Presentation ZEN: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, Barr Reynolds, New Riders, 2011

 

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ADHD Specific Books

Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder, Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D., Anchor, 2011

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, Scribner, 2006

The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths, Lara Honos-Webb, New Harbinger, 2008

ADD and Creativity: Tapping Your Inner Muse, Lynn Weiss, PhD, Taylor Trade, 1997

Fidget to Focus: Outwit Your Boredom: Sensory Strategies for Living with ADD, Roland Rotz and Sarah D. Wright, iUniverse, 2005

The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents, Nancy A. Ratey, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize your Life: Strategies that Work from an Acclaimed Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician, Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau, Routledge, 2016

The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps, Melissa Orlov, Specialty Press, 2010

Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD?: Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder, Gina Pera, 1201 Alarm Press, 2008

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.

But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. “

S.B. Breathnach