7 Books that Changed My Life…

7 Books that Changed My Life…

2021-12-27T19:17:09+00:00

I want to share the 7 books that have changed my life the most with a brief explanation why…

1 – The Untethered Soul – Michael A Singer

I recently posted about this book, but to summarise again, this book helps you find inner peace by raising your consciousness and understanding how to objectively be aware of your thoughts and feelings, instead of being at the mercy of them.

2 – Never Split The Difference – Chris Voss

This book at first look seems like a Negotiation book, but it gives you so many practical approaches to improving your communication with people when it matters the most. By using some of the suggested approaches in this book, I have saved many thousands of dollars in my business as well as resolved otherwise tense situations easier.

3 – Atomic Habits – James Clear

I first read ‘The Power of Habits’ by Charles Duhigg which was great, but Atomic Habits (AH) seemed to be an easier and more applicable read. AH taught me how to understand what causes habits, and how to modify the 4 laws of habits to either stop bad habits or start good habits. Mastering your own habits is hard work, but this book gives you an advantage over them.

4 – Deep Work – Cal Newport

Intuitively I knew that my own command of productivity would make or break the goals I have in life and Deep Work gave me the insight and steps to harness my focus, concentration and output. As a result of doing Deep Work, I developed a new startup, reinforcing the big promise of the Deep Work which states “You will do your best, & highest value work when you do Deep Work.”

5 – Thinking Fast & Slow – Daniel Kahneman

Our ability to make decisions will determine the destiny of our lives, and this book, Thinking Fast & Slow is a well-researched and powerfully insightful book on trying to understand and navigate our own cognitive bias that can cause us to make incorrect decisions and judgements.

6 – The One Thing – Gary Keller

The One Thing layers nicely with Deep Work by Cal Newport, as it helps you to understand how to work smarter by working on the highest priorities first, and why this helps with productivity. By embodying this philosophy, it improves your ability to see the critical path in both small and large projects.

7 – Made To Stick – Dan & Chip Heath

For the last decade my business has been about educating people, so my intention is that what I teach sticks in their minds for longer than the initial motivation and excitement. This book, helped give me a framework that enabled me to deliver transformational and inspirational knowledge in a way that I knew would be easily remembered and therefore increase the chances of it have a positive impact on my students lives. By embracing these concepts, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching 10,000’s of people and even gone on to train other trainers & experts in how to deliver memorable & entertaining knowledge.

5 Other Honourable Mentions:

  1. Purple Cow – Seth Godin – Taught me that Packaging is just as important as the Product

  2. Indistractable – Nir Eyal – Compliments Deep Work really well, as well as Atomic Habits for being more focused.

  3. Pitch Anything – Oren Klaff – A must read for anyone in Sales or Pitching ideas to people.

  4. Authentic Happiness – Martin Seligman – Understanding Positive Pyschology and how to become more Optimistic in life.

  5. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John Gottman – Don’t try to have a successful marriage/relationship without knowing the science of what makes it work successfully.

I might have left some off the list, but these are at the forefront of my mind right now.

Let me know what you think of the list and tell me about your own list of Life-changing books.

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