'I've been most impacted by books that have upgraded my beliefs': Blake Sergeant

Ive been most impacted by books  that have upgraded my beliefs: Blake Sergeant

The performance coach talks to us about some of his favourite books

What book(s) are you reading right now?
Drive by Daniel Pink. I work mainly with entrepreneurs and one of the most common skills they need to learn is the ability to create a happy, high performing team. This book tells you how to do that in detail. In 80 per cent of cases where money is used to motivate, performance actually decreases... It's a fascinating book on the psychology of what motivates humans.

Which are the books that changed your life?
The books that have impacted me the most are those that have upgraded my beliefs and taught me something about the behaviours and processes in our brains that give us external results. With respect to building empowering beliefs, ditching the limiting ones and understanding the processes in our brain that create our behaviour, these books are at the top of my list: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, Mindset by Carol Dweck, The Chimp Paradox by Dr Steve Peters, The Willpower Instinct by Dr Kelly McGonigal and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.
A book that you think is underrated (and why)?
Not a book, but a section of the book store or library, which is far too small and under-visited is the 'Personal Development' section. For most, education stops after school, yet there are books out there to teach you everything you need to know to actually lead the life you want.
Your favourite quote?
"A person who will not read has no advantage over one who cannot read": Mark Twain.
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