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Reading As An Entrepreneur

I've just finished a seven-part series reviewing the non-fiction books I read in 2017. You can read those posts by following these links: Part One  - The Millionaire Booklet and Finish Part Two - The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and DOTCOM Secrets Part Three - Smarter, Faster, Better and The Coaching Habit Part Four - The Power of Habit and Unshakeable Part Five - Rest and Building a Story Brand Part Six - Shoe Dog and Start with Why Part Seven - The One Thing What next? I thought it would be good to inspire you on your reading journey by listing the books I'm reading in 2018. Not all are in the picture. Several of them are on my Kindle or Audible accounts. Here they are in no particular order: The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy Rise of the Youpreneur by Chris Ducker Finish First by Scott Hamilton Steal the Show by Michael Port Work Less, Make More by James Schramko [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Books, Mindset|Comments Off on Reading As An Entrepreneur

Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part Seven

Wow! This has been a long journey to get through a review of the books I read in 2017. I've probably gone overboard in the review process, but it has been a good exercise for me. I don't know about you, but often times after I read a book, I tend to forget most of what I've read. I'm working to get better at recalling the key points and something that I've found that helps quite a bit is to either jot down some notes while I'm reading or to highlight a passage that stuck out to me.  I'm not one of those folks that can recite poetry from my high school days or quote lines from my favorite movies. My memory doesn't work that way. I have to work harder at getting things locked into my memory so reviewing the books and going over the key points of each has been really helpful. Now on to the last two books. #2 - Start With Why by Simon Sinek "People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it." - [...]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Books, Mindset|Comments Off on Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part Seven

Ranking The Books I Read In 2017 – Part Six

The book that I ranked the 3rd best book that I read in 2017 is the only autobiography that I read last year. I plan to read more of them this year because they provide an insight into how a person thinks and how they overcame challenges in their life. Also, they're just fascinating.  #3 - Shoe Dog by Phil Knight If there's a phrase that accurately describes Nike co-founder Phil Knight in the early years of his company, it would be: "Just Do It." In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight had what he called, his "crazy idea" of importing Japanese running shoes to America. There was one brand in particular that he really liked and it was Tiger, manufactured by the Japanese company Onitsuka. He had been a runner while in college at Oregon and had a dream of owning a business that would allow him to feel the sense of play an athlete feels while running his business.  After getting his Dad's blessing, he talked his friend Carter to make the trip around the world with him. [...]

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Books|Comments Off on Ranking The Books I Read In 2017 – Part Six