I totally forgot I said this, but apparently in my podcast episode with Eric Helms I referred to a list of books that help me figure myself out when I lose my shit.
Here is the reminder from one of my awesome Instagram followers brought this to my attention:
So here’s my reply — the books that set me straight (turns out it was more than 5), separated by the sort of predicament I tend to use them for.
WHEN I’M NOT MAKING SHIT HAPPEN AS FAST AS I SHOULD BE
These are the books that slap me in the face, kick me in the ass, make me feel like I’m being a pansy and give me a jet-boost of “get shit done” energy. They help me both as an athlete and as a human who wants to do cool stuff in my lifetime.
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable — By Tim S. Grover
The 50th Law — By: Robert Greene & 50 Cent
Be Obsessed or Be Average — By: Grant Cardone
WHEN I’M FEELING OVERWHELMED AND NEED TO CHILL OUT
The are the books I revisit when I’m frazzled out of my mind, feel like I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, get a bit downhearted, or lose my confidence a bit.
Stumbling on Happiness — By: Daniel Gilbert
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It — By: Kelly McGonigal
WHEN I NEED TO REFOCUS MY BUSINESS BRAIN
Because I am self-employed, I get to make my won decisions. However, this also means that I don’t have a “boss” to keep me focused when those decisions are made. Because I have a billion ideas constantly dancing around my head at any time, I can often lose sight of the bigger picture. These books aid as reminders of that bigger picture and help me remember what is actually important in regards to how I want to build my future.
Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts — By: Ryan Holiday
Rework — By: Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur — By: Derek Sivers
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It — By: Michael E. Gerber
WHEN I HAVE PEOPLE ISSUES
These books are my go-to’s when I feel like my social skills, coaching skills, or people-handling skills need a brush up.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking — By: Susan Cain
Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want — By: Nicholas Epley
The 48 Laws of Power — By: Robert Greene
Thanks for the question, Lacey!
I hope this list helps.
If ya’ll have any other awesome books you think I should know about, let me know in the comments below 🙂