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The Resilience Project
- Finding Happiness Through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness
- By: Hugh van Cuylenburg
- Narrated by: Hugh van Cuylenburg
- Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher volunteering in northern India when he had a life-changing realisation: despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive. By contrast, back in Australia Hugh knew that all too many children struggled with depression, social anxieties and mental illness. His own little sister had been ravaged by anorexia nervosa. How was it that young people he knew at home, who had food, shelter, friends and a loving family, struggled with their mental health, while these kids seemed so contented and resilient?
I don't like self-help books
- By Jo on 06-12-2019
Great book to help you find happiness
I purchased this book not knowing anything about The Resiliance Project. Feeling a little anxious about the world in the COVID pandemic, it seemed like a timely read. I have to say, I was blown away by the brilliant stories within and tips for finding happiness. Having adopted the GEM principles in my life for just over a week, I have noticed a massive change in my mood and overall increased level of happiness. The stories of Hugh's sister, Beefy and Stunzen will bring a tear to your eye and make you feel like you have known them for years due to the way he relates to them. As a result, you will want to embed the underpinning principles of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness into your life straight away. I have listened to this book twice now and purchased a hard copy so I can ensure that I always have it ready to inspire me to stick to GEM to live a happy and thoughtful life.
Start with Why
- How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
- By: Simon Sinek
- Narrated by: Simon Sinek
- Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.
Don't waste your time
- By clinton on 14-03-2016
ok, not great.
The first few chapters are great, but it is very repetitive after this and fails to deliver anything meaningful from the mid point I recommend Simon's other book Leaders eat last before this.
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