Why is reading so important to your growth & success?

The level of your outer success is tied to your level of inner development. The key measure of your inner growth and development is the rate at which you learn. How can you continue to learn? A core practice is developing a habit of reading. Through reading you expose yourself to new and generative ideas which will improve and transform your life. 

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

Book of the Month

Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

Why it’s worth reading: None of us has enough time these days. Our default strategy is to try to be more efficient and productive to fit more things in. This strategy, unfortunately doesn’t work and can lead to burnout. This book proposes an alternative way to make time for the important things in our life.

Philosophy & Connection with Higher Deals

Reading Recommendations:

  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer
  • Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
  • Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future by Peter M. Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, Betty Sue Flowers

Vision and Goals

Reading Recommendations:

  • Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz (Summary)
  • Feeling is the Secret by Neville Goddard
  • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  • 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn (Summary)
  • The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

Thoughts and Emotions

Reading Recommendations:

  • Power Versus Force by David Hawkins
  • Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
  • The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday (Summary)
  • The Places that Scare You by Pema Chodron
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • Self-Observation by Redhawk

Time and Productivity

Reading Recommendations:

  • Eat the Frog by Brian Tracy
  • I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • Mastery by George Leonard (Summary)
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman (Summary)

Story and Purpose

Reading Recommendations:

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Summary)
  • The Hero Within by Carol S. Pearson
  • The Second Mountain by David Brooks
  • The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida (Summary)
  • The Power of Story by Jim Loehr

Relationship and Network

Reading Recommendations:

  • The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
  • Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
  • Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • Give and Take by Adam Grant

Communication and Influence

Reading Recommendations:

  • Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
  • Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton
  • Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
  • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
  • How to Write, Speak, and Think more Effectively by Rudolf Flesch

Calling & Leadership

Reading Recommendations:

  • Who do We Choose to Be? By Margaret Wheatley
  • The Values Factor by John Demartini
  • What Should I Do with My Life by Po Bronson
  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie (Summary)
  • Inner Mastery, Outer Impact by Hitendra Wadhwa (Summary)
  • Solving for Why by Tony Tsai (My Book)