Take a long shower for some new thinking
Work is a crucial part of our lives, but usually it doesn’t even come close to satisfying our creative capacities. With stimulating examples and enlightening stories, Anja Förster and Peter Kreuz encourage the reader to begin a quest to discover what really matters to them. They do not want to see work as a burden, but as an opportunity to take the initiative on your own behalf, unpack the status quo and take full advantage of your own opportunities.
Be uncomfortable! Be demanding! Be valuable! A new book by Anja Förster and Peter Kreuz challenges us to live the life we really want. From their popular newsletters and public appearances, the pair has selected 66½ inspirational episodes, aimed to giving us the courage to think further, dare to try new things, push boundaries and create our own rules.
The message from the contrarian business thinkers: none of us is a victim of social circumstances. Each one of us has the choice to discover our talents and to make something of them. Of course, if we prefer, we could doze our lives away within the status quo, be someone else’s scenery, a bit player on their stage.
HAVE YOU GOT YOURSELF A “TO DON’T” LIST?
You don’t know it? Well you surely know all about ‘to do lists’. But what is just as important is your own private list of things you never want to do again. For this, you will need, first and foremost, a basic level of self-reflection, where you separate what is important to you from what is superfluous. You also need the courage to say NO, no matter what others think or say. This list can emancipate your mind, leaving you more time for what is essential. As long as you know what is essential for you.
SHORT, FUN READINGS
The scenes in the book are often just two pages long, simple and easy to read. The book doesn’t claim to offer simple, just-add-water recipes on how to live your life. You won’t find easy solutions to magically give you a new, better, or more beautiful life. What it does offer are bites of inspiration, giving pause for thought and allowing you to grasp the bigger picture. To get a sense of what it says, have a quick browse through the sample texts here.