“You are the same today as you will be in five years except for two things, the people you meet and the books you read.” ~Charlie Jones
If you want to change your life and expand beyond where you currently are you need to read more books. (I said what I said…)
Reading is a habit my Dad instilled in me from a young age. He always used to say “If you want to hide something from people put it in a book, because most people won’t read.”
Thanks Daddy ❤
I would probably spend my life savings on books if I had a life savings haha. For those of you guys who desire to read more, but finances are an issue there is a wonderful free resource called Overdrive. Its an app.
You can checkout audiobooks and ebooks from your local library as long as you have a library card.
Sometimes people comment on how smart I am, like they think I’m just naturally smart. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is I have read a LOT of books over the years. Personal growth books. Psychology books. Business books. Books books books.
This is one of the things I credit the most with my success. Make this a habit NOW.
I encourage you to set a book goal each year. My goal annually is 12 new books a year. And yes they do count if you listen to them on audio.
Here are my Top 10 Nonfiction Book Recommendations:
- The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley
- Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck
- Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt
- You are a Badass by Jenn Sincero
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Strength Finders 2.0 by Tom Rath
- Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
- The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
I have at least fifty I could recommend but we will stop there.
While I do read a lot of business, marketing, and personal growth books, I do enjoy reading fiction in the evenings to help me relax. I will save my top 10 fiction books for another post.
What are you reading right now? Leave a comment and let me know!