Here is a list of what I have been reading throughout the second half of 2015. I would love to hear what you have read this year that has helped you. Leave a comment below letting me know what books you would recommend for us to read.
Intentional Living by John Maxwell (Affiliate link)- This is John’s newest book. As always, if John writes something, I read it! This book really focuses on living a life of significance. John walks you through his journey and shares a lot of stories of how he got to where he was today. This book really inspired me and helped me refocus on living a life of significance.
Simplify by Bill Hybels (Affiliate link)- – Bill Hybels talks a lot about the importance of taking time to replenish as a leader. He finally wrote a book about it. This book will help you do exactly what the title says, simplify you life.
Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull (Affiliate link) – This was one of my favorite books to read this year. Ed Catmull runs Pixar and Disney Animation. His companies are responsible for so many movies that we love today. However, as you’ll learn in the book, great movies don’t happen by accident. This book will give you a behind the scenes look into Pixar and teach you the principles they use to be successful.
Procrastinate on Purpose by Rory Vaden (Affiliate link)- – I read this at the recommendation of a friend. It’s a book on time management, priority management, and focus. I read a lot on those subjects, so I wasn’t sure if Rory could bring a fresh perspective to it, he did. I’d recommend anyone who is trying to be more intentional with their time to read this book.
When Heaven invades Earth by Bill Johnson (Affiliate link)– I’ve added Bill Johnson, Pastor of Bethel, to my spiritual diet this year. One of my family members handed me this book. It’s a 40 day devotion to help you grow in your walk with God. It was good.
Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey (Affiliate link) – We read this in our Mastermind group. For me it was a reread, however, it was just as good the second time! In fact, it was more practical for me at this stage in my life than when I originally read it. If you care about leadership or entrepreneurship, read this now.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (Affiliate link)- – Another reread of a success classic! The principles in this book are timeless. If you have not read this book, get it now!
Act Like Men by James MacDonald (Affiliate link)– We read this in a men’s small group. It’s a fantastic book. I’d highly recommend it for any man!
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen (Affiliate link)- – I blogged about the main principle in this book. To be honest, once you get the principle, you can stop reading. The rest of the book just continues to reinforce the principle. Here’s the principle: ‘What is easy to do is also easy not to do. That is the difference between success and failure.’
Destiny by T.D. Jakes (Affiliate link)- – Laura read this and encouraged me to read it as well. It’s a great book to help you find your purpose and to give you an idea of what pursuing your purpose will look and feel like as you go through life. I’d recommend this book for anyone trying to figure out their purpose.
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk(Affiliate link)- – Gary Vaynerchuk is an authority in the social media space. This book will give you a strategy to succeed with social media, online marketing, sales, etc.
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith (Affiliate link)– A classic leadership book. I read this at the recommendation of a friend. The title says it all. This book will help you break through lids in your life that may be holding you back from getting to where you want to go.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate (Affiliate link)- This is a book about addiction. I read it because of the line of work I’m in. It helped give me a better understanding of the men & women we’re serving at Light of Life. It’s a hard read, but if you deal with anyone struggling through some of these things, it’s a helpful book to read.
What books have you been reading lately? Leave a comment below! I’m always looking for recommendations! 🙂
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