In today’s short article I will share my top ten books that have inspired me in some way, with the goal that you may find something here that appeals to you. I suggest picking one and giving it a read this summer!
“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.” William Faulkner
10. Bet On Me, Annette Verschuren. The story of an east coast farm girl who made it big.
9. The Magic of Thinking Big, Dr. David J. Schwartz. Provides a great boost of inspiration knowing you have within you the ability to do great things – whatever that means to you.
8. The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy. A great read that highlights the importance of your daily habits, and how that adds up over time.
7. Its Time to Sell (Cultivating the Sales Mindset), Chris Spurvey. Easy read on how to get your inner game in top shape so that you can be at your best (in sales and in life).
6. Screw It, Let’s Do It (Lessons In Life), Richard Branson. Of all the high profile global business leaders, he just seems like the regular guy we all went to high school with. Solid advice in this one.
5. Start With Why, Simon Sinek. Bestseller because it’s so useful. Makes you see and understand that the “why” is what inspires us and those around us.
4. The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz. Excellent read that reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs and how you can break that cycle.
3. Living Your Best Year Ever, Darren Hardy. Less a book and more of a day-to-day planner, this is a proven system for achieving big goals.
2. Psycho Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz. Never loved the title. First published in the early 1960s, this seminal work helps you take stock of your self image and how that links to accomplishing what you seek in life. One of my all time favourites.
1. The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor. The book that made it “click” for me. Practical ways to be happy backed by fascinating insights from the world of positive psychology.
What books have inspired you? Comment and share below!