I still have so much to learn about video production, but I hope you all enjoy it 😊. Here are my top tips for reading more books in the coming year.
Traditionally, we view power through a Machiavellian lens. Popular culture and tradition show leaders gain and lose influence through displays of force and hold on to power through brute cruelty. However, Kelter argues that the violent strategies outlined in Machiavelli's famous work The Prince are outdated and incompatible within the social structure of our modern world.
In the Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, we're shown an interesting new perspective on habit creation. Duhigg argues that the power to change your habits and to construct your idea life comes when we understand the hidden mechanisms underlying habitual action. I found this book helpful in understanding the triggers for action and the phycology behind our subliminal choices. I wish this book focused more on the actionable steps for habit change instead of over explaining the same concept through a series of anecdotal case studies.
I was not always a fast reader although I have always loved books and the stories they told. I spent the early years of primary school in remedial English classes frustrated with my brain's hesitation to latch on to the new skill. At the time, I was deciphering the words on the page so slowly…