My Favorites

We never stop learning. We never stop growing. If we’re lucky, we never stop laughing. We can learn and grow in ways that expand who we are, connect us closer to others, and bring meaning into our lives. Below are some of my favorite books, videos, and other content that do that for me. They offer perspective, encourage thought, and help me consider ideas I hadn’t before. Sometimes they just remind me of what’s important. Other times, they simply make me laugh.

There are so many great thought leaders and now technology allows us to access them pretty much whenever we want. Here are some great ones to help you grow, consider, and contemplate.

Brené Brown: Listening To Shame

Justin Baldoni: Why I’m Done Trying To Be “Man Enough”

Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

Brené Brown On Empathy:

Why Mindfulness Is A Superpower

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke Of Insight

Sometimes it’s words that bring us the closest to our own humanity and to the humanity of the world. These are some of my favorites.

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

Louisa May Alcott

“Let go of who you are supposed to be, and embrace who you are.”

Brene Brown

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

Alice Walker

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings.”

Unknown

“More important that what leaders do or how they do it, is the inner place from which they operate.”

Otto Scharmer, Theory U

“Who we are is how we lead.”

Brene Brown, Dare to Lead