The internet may have killed books, but we all thought vinyl records were dead and look at the comeback they have made. Vintage hobbies, like reading, are super hip these days. The Office Monk team is always ahead of the curve on hot new trends, and for this reason we have decided to become the first ever website to sell books online.
Unlike your kale smoothie and yoga class, reading is a wellness activity that can make your friends think your smarter than them. Just remeber to remind them of it by crowbaring book references into as many conversations as possible.
All the books in TOM’s library have been vetted by the Office Monk staff to: teach, inspire, or entertain. Additionally we believe that each one of these titles will be the perfect accessory for making you look cool in a coffee shop. We thank you in advance for any books purchased from our site, since they help keep TOM alive
Harden yourself against the cubicle farm of life with books that feed feed the soul and foster mindfulness.
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking is a book that reminds me of the words of George Carlin: “If you're looking for self-help, why would you read a book written by somebody else?”
Burkeman will celebrate your inner pessimist while showing thinking parallels to Stoicism and Buddhism.
The book is anti self help, which will feel strange once you read it and realize it is one of the most helpful books you have ever read
By: Eckhart Tolle
This book will change the way you look at the world and your own mind. It demystifies the unknown in a conversational way with the reader,
Eckhart Tolle will remind you of Yoda, and you may at first want to label him a Buddhist. However, by the time you finish the book you will realize how unimportant spiritual labels are. You will also have a new found control over emotions like anxiety, depression, and fear
By: Viktor Frankel
Instead of spending thousands of dollars on the therapist you found on your insurers website, spend the cost of lunch to read the words of one of the most renowed pyschologist all time.
Frankel documents how he was able to survive and find meaning during his time in a Nazi concentration camp.
His perpesctive on life, humanity, and meaning will impact you greatly. This is the type of book you could read once a year and gain something new each time
By: The Dali Llama
Staring at your grey cubicle wall for 40 hours per week can make achieving happiness seem daunting. After reading this book you will realize that it is not the cubicle holding your happiness hostage it is your own mind and perspective. The Dali Llama delivers pages of inspirational qoutes that will make you wish you had read this book years ago.
By: Martin Seligman
Well being, and happiness can be hard to find, and sometimes hard to even define. In this book psychologist Dr. Seligman is able to do both, while giving the reader best practices from his scientifically tested and researched methods.
The practical steps laid out here can be easily applied by the reader, and have the power to change the way we think of and treat mental health.
By: Ryan Holiday
A testament that simple truths will always stand the test of time. This text was written by a Greek philosopher who was born into slavery in the year 55AD, and these wise rules for living still very impactful today.
A easy read, and great way plunge into the mind liberating philosophy of stoicism. This book will leave you with the profound realization that life isn’t really as difficult as one tends to make it.
By: Gordon Marino
A timely and impactful book on how to live: ”authentically in an unauthentic age.” Marino is a modern day disciple of great Existentialist thinkers such as Sartre, and Kierkegaard. In a society that implores us to “life hack”, medicate, or meditate our way around issues like anxiety, and despair, Marino shows us how the Existentialist have been able to embrace and even laugh at these feelings, and by the end of the book you will be able to also.
A classic text that explores the framework of thinking that defines Zen Bhuddism, but from a westerners perspective. Watts, who famously said: “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun” will open up your eyes to a way of thinking that just seems right. Afterall, he has a doctorate in Divinity so he can’t be wrong.
Sharpen your mind and skills with books that will help you succeed
A must read for any entrepreneur who doesn’t want to get left behind in the ever changing digital world. Vaynerchuk is a subject matter expert in the world of social media marketing, and his insights are invaluable for anyone wanting to succeed and live life on their own terms.
This book will not only give you his blueprint for success on various digital media platforms, it will inspire and motivate you to run through brick walls of self doubt.
By: Stephen Covey
A staple in self-help and business which many successful people have already read. If you have it is worth reading again, and if you haven’t make sure you do.
The habits outlined in this book can dramatically improve you personal and work life by making you more efficient and principle guided.
By: Napoleon Hill
This book was written in 1937 and it is amazing how very practical it still is today.
After reading this book you will learn the common thread that connects all sucessful people, their thought patterns. Once understood any goals whether personal or professional will seem infinitately more attainable.
By: Tim Ferris
This book will totally shake up the way you look at work, productivity and efficiency. This is hands down the best book on the market for anyone who wishes to live by the phrase “work smarter not harder”.
Be warned and read with caution, because the revelations in this book have led thousands of people all over the world to quit their 9-5 and become a part of what Ferris calls “the new rich”
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