Updated June 29, 2017
I have added some titles to this list and did complete the online Mindfulness course. I will provide a separate post with comments and quotes regarding selected titles in this list and a prior list. A primary target audience will be participants in GPA+ Solutions Academic Workshop sessions who may wish to expand the notes they “made” on their workshop handouts. The information could be of use to participants interested in creating a collection of quotes/thoughts about the strategies they learned and topics which caught their interest.
Advice I have noted and have increasingly put to use is not every online course and not every book or article purchased or downloaded is necessarily worth the time and effort to complete or read fully. A million books are published each year and there are as many options available online to occupy your time and attention. So I have given some books only the quick look they deserved based on my expectation. I have also not completed a couple of online courses if they could not keep me engaged or I did not see a positive goal to be achieved.
With the above in mind, I will hesitate to recommend a title unless I can do so with confidence. I still try to support local bookstores, but make frequent use of Amazon Prime for used books and free shipping. The shortest titles, not all, are on my Kindle, Nook, or iBooks apps; but, I prefer real paper versions.
February 9, 2017
Update to Reading List
At some point, soon, I will find it important to curate, to use the rather pompous or stylish version of the traditional description for editing, my reading list and provide suggestions which might be helpful and of interest to students who participated in the academic workshops I conduct.
For now, here are some of the titles that have been a part of my fall reading and leading up to an online certificate course I started on February 6 and which will continue for six weeks. It is offered through FutureLearn and comes from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The course name is Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance.
Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Laser-Sharp Focus: A No-Fluff Guide to Improved Concentration, Maximized Productivity and Fast-Track to Success
Why Don’t Students Like School?
Daniel T. Willingham
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
How to Become a Straight-A Student
On Managing Yourself
Harvard Business Review Press (10 Articles
Tools of Titans
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less
S. J. Scott
Seneca: Letters from a Stoic
Selected and Translated by Robin Campbell
How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential
Barbara Oakley, PhD
The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It
W. Chris Winter, MD
Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be
Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
The Mindful Athlete: Secrets To Pure Performance
Learning: How To Become A Genius & Expert In Any Subject With Accelerated Learning
The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life
The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive
Jim Afremow, PhD
The Art of Mental Training – A Guide to Performance Excellence
Habits: How to Easily Create Habits for Success with a Step-by-Step Method (Kindle)
How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country’s Top Students
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
How To Learn Any Skill Or Subject In 21 Days (Kindle)
Effortless Reading: The Simple Way To Read and Guarantee Remarkable Results (Kindle)
How to Study and Master Any Subject – Quickly! (Kindle)
Mario J. Giordano
Grit: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up (Kindle)