Did you know the most CEOs and business leaders read 4-5 books per month? That’s a lot of books. So it’s no surprise that when Warren Buffett was asked about the key to success he said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” Even today, he devotes 80% of day to reading.
And he’s not alone. Mark Cuban, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg. They all read several books in the course of a year.
In October I started contemplating my goals for 2018. October? Yes October. If I wait for January to come to start planning, I will have lost the first couple of months just in planning. I want to hit the ground running in 2018.
So here is goal #1: Read More
(I’ll be sharing more goals during the month of December).
I will read 2 books every month. That’s 24 books if you aren’t so great at math. And while I enjoy a good fiction novel every now and then; this goal isn’t about that. I want to really push myself to grow!
I’ve researched, polled, and googled to compile my list of 24 books on business, leadership, psychology, etc.
But this isn’t just about me and the things I want out of life. I want to help you grow too! That’s why I’m inviting you on this journey with me. I know. I know. You are busy. It’s just not the right time. You can’t really commit to anything right now.
TRUTH. There will never be a day when you aren’t busy. There will never be a “right time”. And if you aren’t willing to invest in your dream a couple hours each week, then maybe you have a good idea and not a dream.
Stop making excuses.
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Not interested? That’s okay. Keep following as share tidbits from the books I’ll be reading this year.
Below you will find the list of books I will be reading (you can even order them).
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the writer of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people change into more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million […]
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
New York Times bestselling writer Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically support how they connect with customers and grow their businesses. Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with […]
Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected
Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you must turn into an extrovert. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is differently. This book shatters stereotypes about people who dislike […]
How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
An adaptation of Dale Carnegie’s timeless prescriptions for the digital age.Dale Carnegie’s time-tested advice has carried millions upon millions of readers for more than seventy-five years up the ladder of success of their business and personal lives. Now the first and best book of its kind has been rebooted to tame the complexities of brand […]
Start.: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters
Wall Street Journal best-selling writer Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome. Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into five stages that mirror the decades of working life: Your 20s are a period of Learning. This is […]
Born to Win: Find Your Success
As the last book written by the late Zig Ziglar, he’ll reveal your surest path to success and help your untapped greatness turn into visible. After writing more than thirty books, nine of which are best sellers, Zig again delivers life changing wisdom. For more than 50 years, in a style that may be unquestionably […]
Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition
How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill — and focused on greatness as an alternative. It’s an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small collection of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to concentrate on more satisfying […]
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Must be read by every leader in The united states…a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to turn into everything that they may be able to.” —Wall Street Journal “Powerful.” —USA Today “Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault.” —Washington Post “Superb, smart, and succinct.” […]
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the swiftly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research at the side of a three-year program of study on what moves people […]
Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks
From the writer of Bulletproof Coffee and writer of the bestselling The Bulletproof Diet comes a revolutionary plan to upgrade your brainpower—in two weeks or less. For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better—a process […]
Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive
What does it take to create the career you wish to have? It’s no secret that the world of work has changed, and we’re shifting toward an ever more entrepreneurial, self-reliant, work-from-wherever-you-are economy. That may be a liberating force, and many professionals dream of becoming independent, whether by starting their own businesses, becoming consultants or […]
Psycho-Cybernetics: Updated and Expanded
Cybernetics (loosely translated from the Greek): “a helmsman who steers his ship to port.” Psycho-Cybernetics is a term coined by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, because of this, “steering your mind to a productive, useful goal so you’ll be able to reach the greatest port on this planet, peace of mind.” Since its first publication in 1960, Maltz’s landmark […]
Principles: Life and Work
#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant…The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the crucial world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any […]
The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd
WARNING: Do Not Read This Book If You Hate Money To build a successful business, you want to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it ceaselessly doesn’t get done. In […]
Do Over: Make Today the First Day of Your New Career
From the New York Times-bestselling writer of Quitter and Start comes the definitive guide to getting your dream job. When you don’t like your job, Sunday isn’t truly a weekend day. It’s just pre-Monday. But what if you must call a Do Over and in fact look forward to Monday?Starting on the first day you […]
Trump: The Art of the Deal
President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the upward push of The usa’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I at all times have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump […]
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
The New York Times bestseller that explains why certain products and ideas turn into popular. “Jonah Berger knows more about what makes information ‘go viral’ than somebody on the earth” (Daniel Gilbert, writer of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness).What makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen […]
Rhinoceros Success : the Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity
Go get the life you wish to have. Be a Rhinoceros! There’s something dangerous about this book. One thing massive. One thing filled with power, energy and force of will. It usually is about you. It’s worthwhile to change into three heaps of thick-skinned, snorting hard-charging rhinoceros. It’s time to go get the life you […]
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!
There are laws of nature, so why cannot there be laws of marketing? As Al Ries and Jack Trout—the world-renowned marketing consultants and bestselling authors of Positioning—note, you’ll build an impressive airplane, but it’ll never leave the bottom should you ignore the laws of physics, especially gravity. Why then, they ask, cannot there also be […]
Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations. Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek’s powerful insights to be able to find more inspiration at work — and in turn inspire those around you. I consider fulfillment […]
Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done
Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, “I’ve never had a problem starting. I’ve started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can’t I finish?According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. You’ve practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to change into a ballerina […]
The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
“The general public just laugh when they hear that the name of the game to success is giving. . . . On the other hand, The general public are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.” The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. […]
Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising
A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing and Advertising A new generation of megabrands like Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Twitter haven’t spent a dime on traditional marketing. No press releases, no TV commercials, no billboards. As an alternative, they rely on a new strategy—growth hacking—to achieve many more people in spite of modest marketing budgets. […]