The best books on efficiency, mental strength, and business growth

The Books I Picked & Why

The Secret

By Rhonda Byrne

Book cover of The Secret

Why this book?

The Secret describes the law of attraction; everything in your life you attract to you, by images you hold in your mind.  Think thoughts of abundance and wealth, and don't allow contradiction to enter your mind. The law responds to your thoughts, whatever they may be. I loved this book as a foundational pillar to set your mind around whatever it is you want to accomplish. Trust the universe, have faith. Take the 1st step.


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Ben Franklin: America's Original Entrepreneur

By Blaine McCormick

Book cover of Ben Franklin: America's Original Entrepreneur

Why this book?

This book is an absolute blueprint from one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. I could share hundreds of examples you could use daily, but one of my favorites is his creation of personal virtues that he practiced and tracked over and over until perfection. Success leaves clues, and Franklin gives a road map to how he went from printing assistant to founding father, inventor, businessman, and visionary.


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The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

By Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

Book cover of The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Why this book?

In this wonderful book, Keller pushes back on the idea of a “balanced” life. To accomplish anything of true worth, to build an uncommon life requires an uncommon approach to living it.

He explains the benefits of narrowing the focus down to 1 thing and be determined to excel at it. Prior to reading this, I’d try to be good at so many things, spreading myself too thin. By focusing on my one thing over and over, I was able to overcome my challenges and get to the mountaintop sooner.


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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

By Timothy Ferriss

Book cover of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Why this book?

In his NY Times bestseller, Ferris describes how true freedom does not come from fiscal wealth, but time. Fewer hours can equal more meaningful results. Relative income is better than absolute income, relative takes in time and money and work. This resonated with me, as I learned that I can have all sorts of business success, but if I don’t have the time to enjoy it the way I like, then what is the point?


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Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives, and Celebrities

By Christopher Kai

Book cover of Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives, and Celebrities

Why this book?

I’ve always appreciated the personal power and connection that comes from networking, but Big Game Hunting takes it to another level. Kai explains how you don’t just want to go make connections in a room; you want to be in the room. BGH does an excellent job sharing action steps for you to build meaningful, long-lasting connections. I’ve found my network correlates to my net worth, and this book absolutely helped me build it better.


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