The Books That Always Set Me Straight

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.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life — By: Mark Manson

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 🙂

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