I read a lot of books each year. My max is around 150 that I read a few years back. I scaled it back though, because I found that I couldn’t remember as much from the books. Just too much information and not enough time to process and work on it.
Now, I read less, more fiction for enjoyment, and try to work through the non-fiction books instead of just reading them. Sometimes I’m known to read and even re-read a non-fiction book to get more out of it.
Last year I read 45 books. Here are the top gems from that list. They’re not in any particular order.
Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. This one came highly recommended from a friend. Because of it, I have an awesome morning routine that really gives me a jumpstart to the day.
Built to Sell by John Warrillow. This is actually the second time I read this book. It’s a business parable, a non-fiction book wrapped inside a fictional story to give it depth and meaning. The book is about gearing up your business to prepare it for a sell. I would highly recommend you read it before you start a business, not after. I reread it again because I’m helping a client plan his exit strategy from his business.
Scream Free Marriage by Hal Runkel. I attended one of Hal’s seminars last year and bought it there. It’s an excellent resource for self-helping your marriage. I also highly recommend any of his parenting resources.
Rise by Cara Brookins. Cara and her kids built their own house, mostly from watching Youtube videos. This book tells her amazing story.
E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. This book has been out for a while, but I never picked it up. Based on a Facebook recommendation from a friend, I grabbed a copy. It’s an excellent adjunct and very similar format to Built to Sell. READ THIS BOOK before you start a business or NOW if you’ve already started one.
My fave fiction for the year-
Any of the Jack Ryan or Jack Ryan Jr. series’ from Tom Clancy
Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series
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