Not everyone is a leader, but sometimes, the best leaders come from the most unimaginable backgrounds. Brene Brown’s book on Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts, provide a clear definition of what good leaders are made up of.
Published by Random House, this book aims to reach out to individuals who might think so much less of themselves compared to the capacities they actually have in making a difference not only in their lives but also in the lives of others.
The book itself is New York Times’ number one best seller.
Brene Brown’s experience in bringing the best out of her readers through connecting with their behavioral perception and helping them see their situations differently, made this book extraordinary especially when it comes to helping individuals see matters head on.
To dare and to rise to brave the storms of life, Brene Brown tries to talk directly to her readers and help them understand that they are worth more than the uneasy life that they may have lived.
Sometimes, people are challenged with the most unimaginable conditions in life. These challenges often get them too tired to even fight and face another day. However, as Brown explains in her book, these are the very challenges that strengthen individuals, making it easier for them to face life at a much better pace as they grow. However, unlike the challenges, growth is a choice to take.
A Dare to Change
Stepping up to face life’s most unimaginable challenges could make every person more responsive to changes. Weathering through every storm teaches a person to find solutions to certain problems that have come into his life. Because of these experiences, he becomes more capable of assisting others who may face life the way that he did.
To outline the way individuals could use such experiences for the best results, she pens down the understanding about human emotions and experiences that she has mastered for the past two decades. In this book, she highlights the critical role of empathy, connection, and the innate courage that persons develop through years of experience.
Empathy comes from the deep sources of experience. A person who has gone through the same experience is able to understand what a person going through the same path goes through. On the other hand, connection is established through knowledge, and courage comes from the deeper essence of understanding what it takes to face a certain challenge and end up successful.
Individuals who can develop all these key factors of behavior and perception end up becoming great leaders who are able to easily connect with others.
This book by Brown creates a huge sense of realization especially for individuals who may have lost all belief in themselves because of being subjected to distinct challenges in life. As tired as they may seem, Brown gives them the hope of getting the best out of the situation they may be in.
Looking into the stories of great leaders, she outlines the fact that once a person realizes the worth of his experiences and uses such worth to improve his own personal value, he becomes more capable of serving others as a leader- a person who is able to bring the best out of every person.
Reading through this book by Brene Brown is certainly a great source of courage and confidence that could rebuild individuals from the breakages that they may have been experiencing for a long time. Giving them a better vision of what is happening to them and getting the best out of the experience they need to face, every individual who reads this book shall get a better chance at surviving life and inspiring others accordingly.
Other books that are hailed as practical reads for modern business entrepreneurs facing difficult times in these uncertain times include the following:
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
This reading presents a new sense of viewing work different from the 6-day work duty that regular workers are usually more familiar with.
Tim Ferris’ argument on the increased productivity of workers when they are focused within a 4-day work schedule and enough days to maneuver for personal growth challenges the way businesses treat their employees at present.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
This book offers practical advice for the business newbie.
May it be a physical or an online startup business a person wants to create, this book encourages its readers to focus more on purpose rather than on the monetary earnings they may get from the business later on. He argues that the trend of business development has already changed so should the attitude and perception of businessmen themselves.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
In modern business setup, gaining friends and influence is critical to staying with the line of competition. Dale Carnegie provides practical advice for the startup business managers to increase their influence in the middle of a digitally driven world.
The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for Lifetime by MJ DeMarco
Who does not want to be a millionaire?
This book provides readers a chance to embrace wealth within a much less stressing environment. Assuming the fact that the situation has already changed in the market today, MJ DeMarco uses his personal experience and the experience of other successful businessmen in the market today as an inspiration for those who want to make more and live better lives.
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
Who says you need to have high stakes of money to spend for your business’ capital?
This book by Chris Guillebeau proves that even a $100 amount of capital could bring business enthusiasts who have the right perception and purpose in their business to create a working and booming business that gives every person a chance to do what he loves and create a different and better future for him and those whom he loves.
Reading through these book solutions provide every individual a chance to see through himself and be more aware of what he can do in order to improve his lifestyle.
Changing his own perspective of himself and finding a way to create a business that will define his leadership and his purpose in life is the direction that the authors certainly want to lead their readers into.
Adding these books into your collection of must-reads shall certainly help you become the best leader that you can be, and possibly the successful businessman that you are.