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Hello guys, Joel Kingsley here from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, back with yet another podcast. So it’s been a while since I posted my last podcast. And the reason for that is because I was not able to get into the right to manage three things at this moment – a blog, a podcast, as well as a YouTube channel. So that’s something that I am still working on – a schedule. That being said, I was able to get consistent with the blog, posting at least one blog post every month. I think it’s been two years since I have got into that schedule and have been consistent with it, so I think that’s great.
So without further ado, let’s get right into the topic at hand, which is the top four books that I would recommend everyone to read. Actually, it’s not the top four books, but it’s the top four non-fiction books. And of course, this is apart from the Bible because, as a Christian, I believe that everyone should read the Bible. Even if you are a Christian or a non-Christian, you should be reading the Bible. The reason I am making this video is in order to inspire people to go and read books. And at this dire time, in which we have a lot of time, many of us don’t know what to do with this time. So reading books is a great thing to do at this time because we are gaining knowledge and wisdom at the same time. And you don’t have to read all the books that I would be telling you, because most of these books are available in Audible and maybe, except for the last one, which I’ll be covering right now. Without further ado let’s just get right into the list.
The first book then I want to talk about is Start With Why by Simon Sinek which is one of my favourite books ever and the reason for that is because of one of my favourite quotes which is in Chapter three. And this is also the central idea of this book, and here’s what it says. “People don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it”. And this is basically the central idea behind this book. This quote comes up over and over again in this entire book, and if you ask me, that’s for good reason, because this is such a big and powerful quote in this book. I would highly recommend anyone who’s who wants to make a major change in their life to go ahead and read this book. So that’s for this book.
Next on the list is How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie. So this is a very popular book and is recommended by almost every top 5 and top 10 list the entire world. And there is a very big reason for that, the reason being this book goes over 12+9 techniques or principles that you should be following in order to be friendly to people and to be nice to people. And if you are not sure why you should be nice to people and how to be nice to people, this is a book that you have to definitely read. So this not just for programmers or something like that. It has to be read by everyone. If you are a human being, you’ll have to follow the things that are in this book.
So yeah, off to number three in the alleged, which is Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. So this might seem a bit technical for some people because this is not a book, which is as easy as Start with Why or How to win friends and influence people, because this goes into a little bit of scientific research behind the concept of habits and how it works and how you can, um, basically tune in and make some tweaks in order to change your positive habits and improve them, and also eliminate bad habits. One of my favourite quotes in this book is in the prologue. Actually, this what it says. This is also the definition of habit according to this book. “The choices that all of us deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about but continue doing often every day”. So the choices that we make deliberately make at some point. But at the end of the day, we stop thinking about, so that’s a habit. This book, I would highly recommend anyone who wants to be productive, wants to change their bad habits or get some good ones. That’s something which anyone can do and if you are someone who wants to do that I would highly recommend this book along with atomic habits, which is another book which you can read side by side with this.
So yeah, another book on the top four is the definitive book of body language. But this I am not sure if this book this is available in Audible, but all the other three books are available in Audible and would be narrated mostly by their authors. So this book, however, I say is not like the other three books which I talked about. This book is more visual, and this talks about how body language work. And what are the things that a certain body language conveys and how you can position yourself and how you can change yourself in order to best reflect how you want to be, how you want to be seen. And this is something which I cannot explain just in this podcast because this is a very, very big book around 386 pages. This is not something that I can cover, but this is a really good book because it goes over different positions, the different body languages that you make knowingly, our unknowingly and what it portrays to the other person who is watching you.
And so if you like this type of content where I go through other books and content and recommend some of my favourite books and content, do let me know so that I can plan and make videos and podcasts like these in the future. So hope you have a great day today and the see you next time. Bye-bye.