I love that I'm able to open up a book and learn from some of the best teachers and inspirational speakers. I've always been a reader (Laura)...ever since I was 5 years old my nose was stuck in a book. I think it was my way of escaping a life of 3 brothers,1 sister, 2 dogs, 1 cat and a bird...and the chaos that was just a natural byproduct of having a big family. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE having a big family and I wouldn't trade it for the world...it was just loud!
I have always been interested in reading things that would help change my mind, my thoughts, my worldview, my view of myself etc. I had focused mainly on Christian authors like Max Lucado, Donald Miller, Jen Hatmaker, Erwin Raphael Mcmanus, John Eldredge, Francis Chan etc...who are all amazing and have helped mold me into the person I am today! BUT THEN...after becoming a Beachbody coach an entire new world was opened! Books on leadership, goal setting, productivity, how to grow as a person, overcoming difficulties, personalities, nutrition etc...are definitely on our shelves now as well. Making sure that I feed my mind so that I can better help those around me is SO important. It also helps with the disappointments and rejections that life tends to hand me. I see so much more clearly now, how the things that happen to me - my circumstances and the way people treat me - don't have to dictate my attitude or my actions.
Safe to say I've even converted Dan into a reader. Well, I'm not sure it was me...but I'll take credit. His goal this year is to read 1 personal development book and 1 nutrition related book every month!! My goal is to read 1 personal development book.
Here are a few of our favorites (stars by highly recommended books):
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson**
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz**
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy**
Go for NO by Richard Fenton & Andrew Waltz**
GO Pro by Eric Worre**
Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy**
PUSH by Chalene Johnson**
Start by Jon Acuff
Quitter by Jon Acuff**
Make Today Count by John C. Maxwell
Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle Laporte
The 4 Hour Work-Week by Timothy Ferriss
The Four Year Career by Richard Bliss Brooke
The Charge by Brendon Burchard
EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey**
What are some of YOUR favorites? What would you add to this list??
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Healthy is a LIFESTYLE.