My last 6 reads were awesome! I have read a lot of great books, but these were all amazing. What I have discovered through this journey is the more I read the better resource I become, and I can be a better friend, employee, leader, colleague, mentor, etc.
More than Enough; author Dave Ramsey
If you don’t know who Dave Ramsey is, then you must live under a rock or don’t listen to the radio very much. Dave Ramsey is the financial guy. Over 25 years ago Dave went broke twice and after that he decided to create a system that helped him get out of debt and on the path to wealth. This book doesn’t go through all of the steps he teaches in his programs, but it does give a lot of content on how to live a life of contentment. That is the key to financial success. How can you be content today with what you have, while you work towards having more. And then obviously, he says never, never borrow money.
Crush It (Why now is the time to cash in on your passion); author Gary Vaynerchuk
This book was written in 2006 and some of the information was a little dated. However, Gary is now the expert in the speaking and author world on anything related to social media. His style is very unique in that he tells it how it is and he will actually use cuss words in his speaking engagements. Not to say that it is right, but it shows how passionate he really is. Currently, he has amassed a sizable fortune, but it all started with him being passionate about being passionate about something. That is the gist of this book. What are you passionate about, and how can you start to monetize it. Period.
START (Punch fear in the face, escape average, do work that matters); author Jon Acuff
Actually this book was really along the same lines as the above book by Gary Vaynerchuk. Except, Jon Acuff has a very unique and witty writing style that keeps you interested. He found his passion and monetized it, just like Gary recommends. Jon was founded by and developed by Dave Ramsey. So Jon’s style is very similar to Dave’s in that he talks about walking away from whatever one else is doing, because most people are average and you don’t want to be average “do you”.
Never Go Back (10 Things You’ll never do again); author Dr. Henry Cloud
I recently posted a blog on this book. I found it so inspiring that I had to write about it. Check out my blog post titled the same as the book. But just like the title illustrates, we have all learned lessons in our life, and many of these lessons revolved around the 10 things Dr. Cloud talks about. This book will now be the book I recommend to people who ask me for advice on relationships. This book is very relational, but so is life.
48 Days to the work you love; author Dan Miller
I went into this book thinking that it would be a road map to figuring out your passion. Instead it was really a play book on how to find a job/career that you want to really be in. The author does a great job at providing resources and really a “how to”, to finding a new job, if that is what you are looking for. It will now be a book I recommend to any one looking to find a new job, his playbook is well done.
The Laws of Lifetime Growth (Always make your future bigger than your past); author Dan Sullivan
Dr. John C. Maxwell, one of my favorite authors and speakers wrote a book last year titled the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. This was a great read and provided a lot of great tools on how to be intentional about growth and development. The book by Dan Sullivan, has a little bit different tenor and style to it. It was more about the mindset and attitude you should have with your growth, your growth is all about your attitude.