Here at SFG, we support an ongoing educational culture. One of the ways we do this is holding an employee book club meeting several times per year to share about nonfiction books we’ve read. Additionally, we keep a library of books in our conference room for our clients and guests. These books all relate to one of our Four Capitals — Financial, Physical, Intellectual, and Psychological — and offer insight into the Four Capitals approach we are so committed to.
Below is a current list of our SFG Library books related to Psychological Capital (the other capital book overviews will be shared in the coming months):
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
This is a book to inspire you, your children, and your grandchildren to become everything they can. It is also about moving beyond failure, standing up to bullies, and giving others hope. The author shares the ten lessons he learned from Navy Seal training. They are simple lessons that deal with overcoming the trials of SEAL training; but the ten lessons are equally important in dealing with the challenges of life – no matter who you are.
The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness by Anna Black
This book is about meditation where we can learn to pay attention to our daily experience and become more content and fulfilled by daily activities. Many people find it difficult to simply appreciate the present moment. We seem to dwell on the past or worry about the future, and move mindlessly from one activity to the next. This book provides easy-to-follow tips and suggestions that may help you incorporate simple mindful moments into your daily life.
Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
This book offers a framework for self-improvement. What if you could continuously improve just 1% each day? Atomic Habits is focused on how we can gradually establish better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives.
Say Goodnight to Insomnia by Gregg D. Jacobs
The book is a guide to overcoming insomnia without sleeping pills and for people who are looking for a healthy night’s sleep.This book provides techniques for eliminating insomnia including behaviors and lifestyle practices, improving relaxation, reducing stress, and changing negative thoughts about sleep. He also reviews misleading and confusing claims about sleep and health.
Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done by Mick Ebeling
Not Impossible is a true testament to the power of determination. It encourages us to believe that all problems can be solved—and that each of us has the ability to change the world and make “miracles” happen. The author originally set out to perform a simple act of kindness for one person and that quickly turned into a lifelong mission for him. In the process he discovered that he could, indeed, change the world by asking himself two simple questions: “If not now, when?” and “If not me, who?”. The author shares his inspirational stories in this book and shows how we should toss out our old ways of thinking and look at changing the world from a new perspective.
Fight On: A Gift of Encouragement by M.H. Clark
A beautifully designed book that provides encouraging words whenever you need a boost of inspiration.