I read a lot. I try to read at least 2 books a month and last year read 26 books, not including summaries and audio books.

I will be sharing my favorite reads both related to my mentoring and coaching business and my personal life.  While my reviews may not be FT quality they will be brief, efficient and note any relevant themes discussed on this blog.

For a list of my Five All-Time Favorite personal development books click THIS LINK.

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What I’m Reading – Week of Oct 6th

By Damon D'Amore | October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read and watched this week: On The Value of Distraction https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/a-new-theory-of-distraction  “What if, in fact, we’re not very good at being distracted? What if we actually don’t value distraction enough?” On Self Doubt https://stevenpressfield.com/2018/09/self-doubt-is-good/ “For every measure of self-doubt we experience … Read more

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Takeaways from Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers Interview Series

By Damon D'Amore | October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Hero’s Journey is a sort of ‘template’ by which one can track the story and progression of heroes from any genre – from ancient myths to Harry Potter. This narrative arc has many applications outside of narrative fiction.  I personally use the arc when drafting speeches, working with clients on the trajectory and plan … Read more

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What I’m Reading – The Week of September 29th

By Damon D'Amore | September 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read and watched this week: On Luck Relative to Hard Work https://jamesclear.com/luck-vs-hard-work  “Absolute success is luck. Relative success is hard work.” On Self-Serving Bias https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/self-serving-bias/ “We all like to believe that our achievements are our own and that our failures are … Read more

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What I’m Reading – Week of Sept 22, 2018

By Damon D'Amore | September 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read and watched this week: On Learning From Mistakes https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/fool-me-three-times-and-i-give-up/ ” What you should learn when you make a mistake because you did not anticipate something is that the world is difficult to anticipate. That’s the correct lesson to learn from surprises: … Read more

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What I’m Reading – Week of Sept 10, 2018

By Damon D'Amore | September 12, 2018 | 2 Comments

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read and watched this week:   On Goals and Regret https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/concealed-emotions/ “Goals are emotional because you’re anticipating a future where things are better than today, or avoiding a situation where they could be worse than today. The point of a goal … Read more

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