What I Have Been Reading Lately (Winter 2015)

Here is a list of what I have been reading over the last few months:


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (Affiliate Link)  – This was probably the best book I’ve read in the last year. I could not put it down. This book will help you change bad habits and form habits that will set you up to succeed in life.

The Hard Thing about the Hard Things by Ben Horowitz (Affiliate Link)  – Bill Hybels said this was the one of the most thought-provoking leadership books he has read in the last ten years. That recommendation alone was enough to make me read this book. This book really helped me have a better understanding of what it is actually like to be at the top of a large organization. It’s not easy. There is a lot at stake and you are responsible. You have to make extremely difficult decisions that will impact a lot of people. If you love leadership, you’ll love this book. **Warning: This is not a Christian leadership book, it is filled with bad language… if that will offend you, I don’t recommend reading it.

Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins (Affiliate link) – This was Tony Robbins first book in 20 years! You have to want to read this book. It’s over 600 pages! For me, this book really helped me understand money at an entirely new level. I am a HUGE Dave Ramsey fan and follow his principles. If Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace principles are a 101 class, then this book will give you a 401 level education on money. The best part about it for me was that it was written simple enough that I could understand it. If you are serious about your finances, I recommend getting this book.

Hidden Power by Tommy Barnett – Tommy Barnett is incredible. He is probably most known for launching the Dream Center in downtown L.A. This book is all about following God’s dream for your life. It was great.

Execution: The Discipline of Getting things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan – The authors of this book argue that the difference between successful organizations and unsuccessful organizations is simply a matter of execution. This book will help you produce a culture of execution in your workplace.

Changes that Heal by Henry Cloud – This book changed my life two years ago. We are taking our small group through this book and workbook right now. It’s just as good the second time around. If you have not read this book and done the workbook, I cannot encourage you enough to do that now! I wrote an entire post on this books impact on my life. Read it here.

Die Empty by Todd Henry (affiliate link) – This book will challenge you to go after everything in your heart. You only get one life, make sure you leave everything you’ve got on the playing field!

Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy (affiliate link) – I read this book every January. We took our small group through it as well. This book will help you learn how to set goals, achieve those goals, and become as productive as possible. It’s a quick and easy read, but if you’ll apply the principles, it will change your life.

How to be a Star at Work by Robert Kelley (Affiliate link) – Robert Kelley is a professor at Carnegie Mellon. This is his best-selling business book. In the book, Robert teaches you 9 principles for becoming a star at work. I think a few of the principles will surprise you. Enjoy!

What books have you been reading lately? 

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