Vincent Mays is an aspiring author from New Jersey and an avid reader interested in gaining new insights and skills relevant to his professional career and everyday life.
Growing up, Vincent Mays learned a lot about mental toughness and how to overcome obstacles. A relative of the great WIllie Mays, he has always been inspired to succeed and never give up. This sines through in his everyday life as he has since gone on to carry that drive into his consultant work as well as other work he completes around the community.
While he is working on writing a book of his own, Vincent Mays has found a number of other books to be very helpful and resourceful when it comes to improving mental toughness and ways to achieve success. Some of Vincent Mays books that he recommends are listed down below:
Author Carol Dweck Ph.D. is a psychology professor at Stanford University and world leading researcher in the field of motivation. In her book, Mindset, Dr. Dweck discusses how our successes and failures can be directly impacted by how we think about our own abilities. If we choose to think about our abilities with an open mindset, believing they can be developed, we will be more likely to succeed than if we were approach challenges with a fixed mindset. Vincent Mays has found this concept to be inspiring and informative in all of his endeavors working toward both long and short term goals.
While Good to Great is largely a book about business and management, Vincent Mays also finds many important qualities related to all aspects of life and goal setting. In the book, Collins discusses an extensive amount of research examining the process of companies transitioning from good to great. He takes note of many companies that have failed and looks into different reasons for what went wrong.
In her book Grit, Angela Duckworth provides great insight on the power of passion and perseverance in all aspects of life from careers, to home life, business, to personal life and beyond. Vincent finds her words motivating and inspiring and has used many examples from her book in his consulting and community work.
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