Business Books in Brief
‘Thrive’ by Arianna Huffington.
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder of The Huffington Post, and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a company whose mission is to ‘end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance’, is one of the most influential business women in the world.
In her inspirational book, Thrive, she sets out her argument for a new definition of success, one founded on well being, kindness and wisdom. Here are five of the key nuggets of advice she offers in this thought provoking and insightful book. Here’s how to thrive, not survive.
Sleep Your Way to the Top:
There’s practically no element of our lives that’s not improved by getting adequate sleep. And there is no element of life that’s not diminished by a lack of sleep.
The Power of the Hunch:
When your inner voice speaks, shut up and listen. Feeding and nurturing our intuition, and living a life in which we can make use of its wisdom, is one key way to thrive, at work and in life.
Seek out Silence:
We need to take the time to wonder at the world around us, feel gratitude for the good in our lives, and overcome our natural bias toward focusing on the negative. Slow down and let wonder do its job.
Volunteer your time and your knowledge and don’t expect anything in return. It will increase your oxytocin levels, which in turn helps to lower anxiety and mitigate shyness.
Evict the Obnoxious Roommate in Your Head:
Stop listening to your inner critic. Educating our obnoxious roommate requires redefining success and what it means to live a life that matters, which will be different for each of us, according to our own values and goals. Don’t let your constant critic scupper your dreams.