The best books to catapult your business and your life

The Books I Picked & Why

Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment

By George Leonard

Book cover of Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment

Why this book?

This is a quick and thought-provoking book to help you be even more successful – in business and in life. Leverage the five keys to mastery in this book and achieve your true potential. Drawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido (which I think is super cool), bestselling author George Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of excellence and a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our daily lives. If we are going to work at something, why not become a master of it and enjoy all the benefits that come with mastery. 


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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

By Steven Pressfield

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Why this book?

This is a must-read book for everyone, and I recommend reading it again every six months. This book is inspirational, funny, and is a good kick in the pants that we all need to achieve our professional and personal goals. This book will help you examine internal obstacles and create a game plan to conquer your internal foe, so you can fulfill what is truly important to you in life. You know how you can watch a movie or TV show a second and third time, and see things you didn’t see the first time? This is why I believe reading this book every six months can have a profound impact on you achieving what is important to you in business and in life.


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What if? Dare to Do More Be More and Reach Farther than You Ever Thought Possible

By Mike Rayburn

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Why this book?

This book is short and massively powerful. It gets you to think about all the possibilities you have to reach your full potential and do more than you might have thought possible. This 48-page, 2-word book just might change your life forever. You will learn 3 simple, powerful tools you can use immediately to access your unrealized potential. When you really start to think, What If?, around any issues, goals, or challenges, your possibilities can be endless. This book can inspire you to greatness, in my opinion. I bought hundreds of copies of this book because I thought it was so powerful and wanted to share it with my clients and prospective clients, so if you can’t find this book, I do have 5 more copies left.


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The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt

Book cover of The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty

Why this book?

The bottom line is that the people who focus on what they want, not what they don’t want, achieve their goals and even accelerate the achievement of their goals. So many times we have limiting beliefs (things we don’t want to happen) that get our focus and that is the wrong thing to focus on. No matter what you want in business or in life, the power of focus will help you get there. This book helps you to focus on your strengths and eliminate what holds you back from getting to where you ultimately want to go. It can help you change bad habits into habits that will serve you much better in life. This is a powerful book to help you no matter where you are or what you want in your business and life.


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The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results

By Norman Vincent Peale

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Why this book?

There is so much great content in this book, it is hard to only have a few words to talk about the huge benefits of reading it. The first chapter, "Believe in Yourself", starts the book with powerful and thought-provoking content. Sometimes the older books can have the biggest impact on us as we go through our life – both for our career and in our personal life. This book has been and will continue to be one of the most recommended books in history, I believe. If you haven’t read it yet or if it has been a while, I strongly recommend you read it for the first time or read it again. The power of positive thinking can have a huge impact on your business and your life.


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