This is an evolving, inexhaustible, list of books that I have found to be helpful to me on my life journey. It can look overwhelming being that there is so much to choose from, but this is my encouragement… start with one. Find one book that peaks your interest, click on the link, and dig in. My hope is that, whatever you choose, you’ll find it helps in improving the overall quality of your life. Reading a book is an easy & convenient way of unlocking the imagination, rediscovering our true north, and leading us towards a world of new possibility. All the best…
Whether you’re a musician, artist, actor, writer, filmmaker, entrepreneur, etc… you’ve experienced the resistance. The fear. It’s inside every creative. In The War of Art, Steven Pressfield empathizes, challenges, and inspires us towards unlocking the inner barriers to creativity.
This is the followup to Ryan’s book directly below this one, but this one of my personal favorite’s. In Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday shows us how and why ego is such a powerful internal opponent to be guarded against at all stages of our careers and lives, and that we can only create our best work when we identify, acknowledge and disarm its dangers.
In The Obstacle is The Way, internationally renowned marketing guru and bestselling author Ryan Holiday reframes this forgotten formula for success in today’s world and reveals how John D. Rockefeller saw opportunity in adversity and got rich in a recession, Gandhi played to his weaknesses and turned the British Empire’s military might against it, and Steve Jobs made the impossible possible on a routine basis.
In Poke the Box, marketing genius Seth Godin inspires us to explore, create, and make a ruckus. We need to poke system and see what happens, to learn from it, to adjust, and repeat. You, your business, your organization has everything it needs; the plant, the brand, the people, everything, except… the ability to provoke, instigate, and discover. Go!
Ever since I discovered Dale Carnegie’s classic, How to Win Friends & Influence People, it’s been a resource I’ve found myself coming back to and rereading, or listening to the audio book, on an annual basis. This book is life changing. Don’t leave this page without clicking on the link and grabbing a copy.
Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top-seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its fifteenth year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, there’s no question that this book is worthy to be found in your repertoire.
In the international bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life”, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes.