The titles shared are the author’s most recent works (link to the online card catalog shows all formats of that title). Jenna enjoys these podcasts on the regular. All opinions are Jenna’s own.
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Soundtracks| Jon Acuff
Summary from the Online Card Catalog: Overthinking isn’t a personality trait. It’s the sneakiest form of fear. It steals time, creativity, and goals. It’s the most expensive, least productive thing companies invest in without even knowing it. Jon Acuff offers a proven plan to change overthinking from a super problem into a superpower.
PODCAST: All It Takes Is A Goal
Effortless | Greg McKeown
Summary from the Online Card Catalog: Do you ever feel like: You’re teetering right on the edge of burnout? You want to make a higher contribution, but lack the energy? You’re running faster but not moving closer to your goals? Everything is so much harder than it used to be? As high achievers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the path to success is paved with relentless work. That if we want to overachieve, we have to overexert, overthink, and overdo. That if we aren’t perpetually exhausted, we’re not doing enough. But lately, working hard is more exhausting than ever. And the more depleted we get, the more effort it takes to make progress. Stuck in an endless loop of “Zoom, eat, sleep, repeat,” we’re often working twice as hard to achieve half as much. Getting ahead doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it. Instead of pushing ourselves harder, we can find an easier path. Effortless offers actionable advice for making the most essential activities the easiest ones, so you can achieve the results you want, without burning out. Effortless teaches you how to: Turn tedious tasks into enjoyable rituals.
PODCAST: What’s Essential
Don’t Overthink It | Anne Bogel
Summary from the Online Card Catalog: We’ve all been there: stuck in a cycle of what-ifs, plagued by indecision, paralyzed by the fear of getting it wrong. Nobody wants to live a life of constant overthinking, but it doesn’t feel like something we can choose Anne Bogel’s answer is no. Don’t Overthink It More than a book about making good decisions, Don’t Overthink It offers you a framework for making choices you’ll be comfortable with, using an appropriate amount of energy, freeing you to focus on all the other stuff that matters in life.
PODCAST #1: What Should I Read Next?
“We don’t get bossy on this show: What we WILL do here is give you the information you need to choose your next read. Every week on What Should I Read Next, we talk all things books and reading, and do a little literary matchmaking with one guest.” (https://modernmrsdarcy.com/what-should-i-read-next/)
PODCAST #2: One Great Book
“Welcome to One Great Book, where each week I pull one stand-out selection off my personal bookshelves and tell you all about it, in ten minutes or less.” (https://modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook/)
Think Like A Monk | Jay Shetty
Summary from the Online Card Catalog: The host of the podcast “On Purpose”, draws on the wisdom he learned as a monk and social media influencer to outline practical steps to help reduce anxiety and find greater life purpose.
PODCAST: ON PURPOSE
Take Back Your Time | Christy Wright
Summary from Goodreads: “IT’S ABOUT DOING WHAT MATTERS.
As a busy mom with three young kids and a career, #1 national bestselling author Christy Wright knows what it’s like to try to do it all and be stretched too thin. After years of running on empty, she realized she had to do something different. It wasn’t just a matter of saying no to a few things. She had to figure out why she felt overwhelmed, overcommitted, and out of balance.
Here’s what she discovered: Life balance isn’t something you do. It’s something you feel. The great news is you can feel balanced — even in your busy life.” (Goodreads link)
PODCAST: The Christy Wright Show
Growing Boldly | Emily Ley
Summary from the Online Card Catalog: A celebration of self-discovery, taking risks, and doing what matters most, Growing Boldly by business owner and mother of three Emily Ley offers a powerful invitation for you to move beyond fear and dream big—and then dare to build a life you love.
PODCAST: The Simplified Podcast
BONUS BOOK RECOMMENDATION LISTS
Jenna here — I enjoy a good book recommendation list from people who seem to be authentically comfortable being themselves. What are they recommending? Why?
Jon Acuff shares “5 Books That Changed My Life.”
Greg McKeown article/interview GREG MCKEOWN: READ TO BECOME DIFFERENT
Anne Bogel shares numerous on-point book and audiobook recommendations over on her blog, “Modern Mrs. Darcy”
Jay Shetty shares 3 MISTAKES WE MAKE FROM READING BOOKS
Christy Wright article: “Q&A With Christy Wright: Take Back Your Time”
Emily Ley shares TEAM SIMPLIFIED’S 2021 SUMMER READING LIST