May 18, 2020

If you read one book during lockdown

Another read-in-one-go-over-the-weekend book, I recommend.  “Lost Connections”, by Johann Hari.

Appropriate for Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond.

This is a book about what happens to human animals when they don’t get what they need from life:

  • Agency – to make my own unique dent in the universe
  • Mastery – to be continually learning and developing my talents
  • Autonomy – to choose how I make my dent
  • Purpose – to do all the above for something larger than myself
  • Community – in the company of like-minded people
  • Status – and to find my place in that community

It’s also about ways to put it right.

Luckily, for small business owners, putting it right is not that hard.

We can simply make sure everything we do in our businesses contributes at least something towards these things for the people we work with, the people we work for, and ultimately for ourselves.

It starts by reading this book.

And then maybe this one.