There was a point in time in the not so distant past that I was not much of a reader. Up until about four years ago, I had probably only read about five books in the previous 10 years. This was not really a good thing, but it’s true.
In the past three years, I have really taken a liking to it and have set yearly goals for the past three years. Here are 7 books that I think you should read this year:
Essentialism, by Greg McKeown
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
This is about getting more done in less time. It is more about getting the right things done. Greg discusses a systematic discipline for deciding what is essential and getting rid of everything that is not. This will force you to work on things that really matter.
The Art of Work, by Jeff Goins
A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do
This book will not actually be available until March 24, 2015. This is a must read when it comes out. I received an early copy of the book and was blown away. Jeff really makes you think a different way about what you are doing in and with your life. Does the work you are currently doing really matter to you? This will help you answer that and provide some things for you to do if you are not.
The One Thing, by Garr Keller
The surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
In this book, you will learn how to achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, overcome that overwhelmed feeling, and revive your energy to stay on track.
The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
This is a must read if you are trying to change a certain habit and are having trouble with it. It teaches you the key to changing a habit is to first understand how habits work. The book does a good job of giving real world examples to illustrate this.
Give & Take, by Adam Grant
A Revolutionary Approach to Success
Adam talks about how success today is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. He breaks people into three categories givers, takers, and matchers. His research shows how these styles have a surprising impact on success.
Leaders Eat Last, by Simon Sinek
Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
The books title came from a conversation Simon had with a Marine Corps general. He watched as the junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines went to the end of the line. He talk about how great leaders sacrifice their own comfort for the good of those on their teams. He uses fascinating true stories all the way from the military to investment banking to make his point. Leaders who are will to eat last are rewarded with very loyal team members who will do anything to complete the vision that has been put in front of them.
The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod
The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life – Before 8AM
Are you a morning person? Did you know you can be? Hal shows you how you can do this and what the incredible benefits are of becoming one. Hal’s story is nothing short of incredible and very inspiring. Hal lays out an easy to follow plan to make your own miracle morning.
All of these books have definitely changed the way that I think and I am better because of it.
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