Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part Two

Reading is a big part of my growth and I'm trying to increase my reading time each year. This last year I read 13 non-fiction books. Rather than review all 13 in one post, which would be a huge post, I've decided to break it up into posts with 2 - 3 book reviews. In Part One of this series I reviewed #13 - The Millionaire Booklet by Grant Cardone and #12 - Finish by Jon Acuff. Here are the next books on my list. #11 - The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani This is an interesting book. I've been on a quest to study how your mindset affects everything in life. That is what attracted me to this book.  In the book, he lists 10 unconventional laws to redefine your life & succeed on your own terms. Here are the "laws". Transcend the cultureescape. - Exploring the collective rules, beliefs, and practices about life. Question the Brules. - How to identify the bulls**t rules or brules that should have expired generations ago but still infect our lives. Practice conscious engineering. - [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Books, Mindset, Software Marketing|Comments Off on Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part Two

Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part One

I have a goal every year to at least read one non-fiction book a month. I know, that isn't a very high goal, but you have to start somewhere, right?  Of all the habits of high performers, especially in business, reading it the one habit that they all have in common. The top-performing CEOs read a book a week. That's 52 books a year! The average person reads 2 - 3 books a year. There's a big difference between the two.  I decided that I didn't want to be average. We only have so much time in a day. Why not spend that time improving yourself? Here's the thing... If you don't read, you have no advantage over someone who can't read.  Without further ado, here are the books I read in 2017 along with how I rank them.  (This post covers only two of them. The rest will come in subsequent posts.) #13 - The Millionaire Booklet by Grant Cardone I'm a big fan of Grant Cardone and have seen this booklet advertised all over the internet. I finally clicked the [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Categories: Books|Comments Off on Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part One

This One Thing Is Required For Success

I turned 57 this past week. It seems like just yesterday that my Dad was running up and down the sidewalk banging on the windows yelling "It's a boy! It's a boy!". As I grew and went from crawling to walking, I was always being encouraged. "You can do it! Walk to Momma. Come on! Let go and take a step!"  I took my first step because my Mom and Dad knew that I could. I'm not sure what I thought at that age, but I know that I took that first step because they believed that I could.  This would be the theme of my early years as I grew from a toddler to grade school, middle school, and high school. I remember my Mom telling me that I could do anything I put my mind to. I believed that in my early years and dreamed of being a cowboy, a fireman and then during the Apollo moon landings, an astronaut. I thought I would be the first person to walk on Mars. After we went to the moon, Mars was [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Mindset|1 Comment