To kick off November, I wanted to put together some of the books which have changed my life over the last year. They’ve each impacted me in various different ways but really inspired positive change.
If you’ve read any of these already, I’d love to read your takeaway in the comments below. If not, I hope they create a positive change in your life.
Entrepreneur Revolution (by Daniel Priestley) (Amazon Link)
This is a wonderful book for both entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a business. It’s also a great book if you want to become more productive, break down the motive in your decisions and understand why people fail.
Takeaway: ’The reptile brain, monkey brain & empire builder.’
Life in half a second (by Matthew Michalewicz) (Amazon Link)
I’ve read this book 4 times and it gives me a new surge of life each time. Matthew discusses lifespan, goals & new ways of approaching life. If you’re willing to face the reality that you will die someday, you can unlock a greater focus through the topics discussed in this book.
Takeaway: ‘What if we measured our years left, rather than years lived.’
The 4-hour work week (by Timothy Ferriss) (Amazon Link)
I read this book a while ago, but revisited it again this year. You’ll find it on many lists and with high regard. I think the title is a little mis-leading, but the heart and soul of the book is about working smarter, living with purpose and doing what you love. The resources are inspiring and empowering especially if you’re not self-employed, as they will likely make you consider new avenues to working.
Takeaway: ‘You can outsource parts of your life.’
The Icarus Deception (by Seth Godin) (Amazon Link)
Seth is a genius and this book is one of my all-time favourites. You know the system, the set path you’ve come to know and trust? Well, this book uncovers the truth – that it’s setup to keep you in line, limit your freedom and hold you back. I find this book awakening and for those so deeply conditioned it could be a lifeline.
Takeaway: ‘The system you know and trust isn’t working anymore.’
Unstuff your life (by Andrew J. Mellen) (Amazon Link)
I’ve recently become a Digital Nomad and I downsized everything in my apartment into three small storage boxes and one 40l suitcase. When I made the decision I couldn’t figure out how I was going to let go of almost everything I’ve collected over the last 9 years. This book helped me on this journey and has set me free from ’stuff’.
Takeaway: ‘What do you truly need?’
Don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts, or if you have a book which has changed your life please share.
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