When’s the last time you read a book that made an impact on your life?
Not just a book that made you feel good in the moment………one that truly gave you new perspective moving forward in your life on a daily basis.
A book that had a deep lasting impact on YOU…..
Over the past few years, I’ve read quite a few books (some better than others). They’ve ranged from 30-page eBooks to 800 page hard covers on finance/economics (I know, I’m a closet nerd).
I want to share with you 3 books that can positively change your life.
Whether you’re looking to build your own business, find a better job, or just want to excel in a particular area of your life more, these three reads can help you do just that.
1. Linchpin- Seth Godin
Hands down, this is my favorite read from Seth Godin. Seth grow up in my hometown of Buffalo, NY, but that’s not why I read his literature. He’s one of the most inspiring thinkers & marketers in the world. With multiple New York Times best sellers to his name, his work speaks for itself. Linchpin is a must read for anyone looking to become indispensable (in their work and life). In every workplace, there are “linchpins.” Linchpins are the individuals that businesses, organizations, and projects cannot live without. They are the lifeblood or success. Throughout the book, Seth focuses on how the working world is changing and how you need to adapt to it. He puts a strong emphasis on working without a map (meaning that in order to do great work, we can’t use a manual or set of directions to get us there anymore). This book has played a great role in the work I work, and it will surely do the same for you. Read this book and your outlook on work will never be the same (in a good way).
2. Talent Is Overrated- Geoff Colvin
This book teaches us what separates world-class performers from everyone else. A majority of the population assumes that ultra successful people are where they are today because of talent alone. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and this book proves it with hard data. Talent is Overrated is packed full of fascinating case studies, from child chess prodigies to an undrafted football player, Jerry Rice, who became the greatest NFL receiver of all-time. Colvin’s book has left a lasting impression for me that not only relates to my own athletic endeavors, but one that plays a meaningful role in all areas of my life. By reading this book, you’ll gaining a deeper understanding of how to became great in what it is you do.
3. Think & Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill
I’ll admit that the 1st time this book was recommended to me, I was skeptical for a minute. After reading the entire book in a few long sittings, my outlook on Napoleon Hill’s masterpiece completely changed. This book teaches you to follow proven principles that have helped others achieve great success, opposed to re-inventing the wheel on your own. You’ll learn how the likes of Andrew Carnegie, J.P Morgan, & J.D Rockefeller built their fortunes. Much more than a self help book, Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill teaches you the power of perseverance, will, and determination regardless of your upbringing.
If one of these books resonates with you, I encourage you to read one or to share this with someone who may find value in one of the above book selections. Thanks!