Welcome to the KIN MVMT Library…
This collection has been read, reviewed, and curated by Nathan Senter. We believe in providing resources for those intent on seeking their most fulfilling life. These books are tools to help you, at any stage in the journey. Enjoy!
This book is primed for the person intent on change. The system Clear has created is designed to help you improve by 1% every day. Clear is a world-leading expert on habit formation. Picking up where Charles Duhigg left off in The Power of Habit - the clarity of thought, articulation of implementation, and the identification of what it truly takes to cement good habits for the long term make this book the first step for anyone looking to change course.
Anyone who needs a realistic perspective and a good kick in the crotch should start here. Manson strips away the pretense of self-help and infuses it with the real world, armchair expertise of a cynic, a Central Park shaman, and your buddy who seems to have it all figured out. He dispels the myths we feed ourselves in an effort to provide levity to the journey of life we so desperately need. As indicated in the title, “A counterintuitive approach to living a good life”, Manson all but attacks the typical rhetoric we’ve traditionally consumed when seeking that good life. It’s I’ve read three times, simply because it’s that refreshing.
We are constantly inundated with systems to do more, be more, live more, etc. McKeown’s book mentors us and urges us to ask the essential questions in an effort to strip all non-essentials from our lives so we may pursue our highest purpose. Simply put, he’s given us the formula for editing our personal and professional lives while concurrently giving us permission to not worry, care, or dwell on the dwindling responsibilities we’re constructively learning to shun. This may be one of the top 5 books I’ve read on improving my life simply because it comes from a reductionist perspective on productivity and fulfillment.
In a world obsessed with how much time we have left. This book is an arrow through the heart of the person intent on living forever. This book is a philosophical exercise in mortality while concurrently redefining what it actually means to live. We are not in control of as much as we think. Ehrenreich makes it abundantly clear we should spend less on battling particular things while rooting ourselves in our present life. This is for the person at an impasse with fad fitness, diets, health care, and woo woo self-help in the name of longevity.
The first two of a three book series which will be fulfilled on October 1st, 2019 when Holiday releases Stillness is the Key. If there was a medium for channeling, decoding, and making palatable, the teachings of Stoicism, it would be Ryan Holiday. The set is written for the person preparing to look within, take full responsibility for themselves, their actions, and how they impact the world. Through the teachings of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and other Stoics, Holiday implores us to address our enemy within: the ego. In The Obstacle is the Way, building upon new found strength post-ego dissolution and reconciliation, he bestows a formula for addressing anything-issue, problem, or otherwise in a fashion already championed by some of history’s greatest minds. These volumes should be consumed and digested in order. Not only is Holiday a premier thinker but his prose facilitates an ease of reading allowing you to spend more time applying the lessons therein.
If you’re looking to take a few steps back from the tech and over-scheduled world that has become our lives, this book is a perfect place to begin. It’s in the family with Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport and Essentialism by Greg McKeown. Zomorodi makes the case for a life with more downtime or time less involved in distraction. Boredom is one of the most underutilized at our disposal because we’ve come to believe it is something we are entitled to vanquish. Well, think again. Boredom is back! This provides examples and exercises for those who are interested in a phase one detox from the digital world. Written from an impassioned perspective imploring a more connected positive life, Zomorodi crams gold into less than two hundred pages.