No matter where we are in life, a little guidance is always helpful. From explorative reflections on how to overcome and rise above a crisis, to deep dives into the complexities of sports psychology, here are three self-help guides we'd recommend. You never know, they might just change your life. 

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Equanimity: The Diary of a CEO in Crisis

Equanimity: The Diary of a CEO in Crisis
Equanimity: The Diary of a CEO in Crisis features conversations with 50 entrepreneurs

For Simon Leslie, founder and chief executive of Ink – the world’s largest publisher of in-flight travel magazines – the global pandemic threatened to destroy the company he’d spent 27 years building as its revenue went from £150 million to zero overnight. Penned over this tumultuous time, Leslie’s book is a personal reflection on how he kept “feeding his positive dog” and learnt the biggest lessons of his career during the global crisis. Featuring conversations from other big time CEOs, speakers and authors like Jordan ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Belfort, Tim Storey and Heather Monahan, this is an insider guide on how to weather disaster and come out the other side on top. 

Equanimity: The Diary of a CEO in Crisis by Simon Leslie is available to buy now as hardcover, paperback or audiobook.

Good Sport

Good Sport
Good Sport is a deep-dive into transformational sports psychology

It’s no secret that the lessons top athletes learn about how to deal with stress and mental health can teach us a thing or two about how to cope in our own busy lives. Sports psychologist Dr Jay-Lee has spent her career helping people thrive in a whole range of competitive environments, from work to their personal lives. In Good Sport she turns her attention to how parents can support their children as they throw and kick their way through their sporting journeys, giving a slew of practical, essential advice on how to help young athletes thrive. 

Good Sport by Dr Jay-Lee Nair is available to buy now. 

The Road Less Stupid

The Road Less Stupid
The Road Less Stupid is now available as an audiobook

Ever made a stupid decision you regretted immediately? You’re not the only one. But, it doesn’t have to be this way, according to seasoned entrepreneur, speaker and author Keith J Cunningham. After starting his first business (a door-to-door egg delivery) when he was just 11 years old and going on to become a self-made millionaire and business coach, it’s safe to say he knows a few things about entrepreneurship. His mantra is: “I don't need to do more smart things. I just need to make fewer dumb mistakes” and this manifesto will teach budding business owners do just that, divulging the “real secrets” to success. 

The Road Less Stupid by Keith J Cunningham is available to buy now as hardcover or audiobook.