These are just a few of my favorite books and because of that I’ve read them more than once. Some of them I’ve written reviews for. If I’ve written a review there will be a link to that blog post.
This is Andy Andrews‘ first book and what a story it is. It’s about a man down on his luck who is thrown into an amazing trip to discover 7 principles of success. Andy recognized these 7 decisions in all greatly successful people.
Here is my review of The Traveler’s Gift.
48 Days To The Work You Love is not just a book on how to find a job. In the book Dan also goes into how to figure out what work would be the right fit for you. If the work isn’t a fit for you yo won’t love it.
A new 10th Anniversary issue was just released and it sounds like there is a lot of updated material in it. I’ve got to get myself the updated issue but if it’s anything like the original I know it’s great.
Actually I’m cheating here just a little bit. I’ve only read The Seven Decisions once but this is an updated reissue of Mastering The Seven Decisions which I’ve also read. It it Andy Andrews goes deep into what the 7 decisions are and why they are the keys to personal success. These are the same 7 decisions or principles that Andy gives us in his book The Traveler’s Gift (profiled above).
Dan Miller’s second book, No More Dreaded Mondays. In 48 Days To The Work You Love he delved mostly into finding a job that you love. He briefly talked about being your own boss but No More Dreaded Mondays he deals with what if being an employee doesn’t fit you. What do you do then? You find what it is you want to do and make your own opportunity.
How Do You Kill 11 Million People is the most controversy book I have on the list. The title is a bit “in your face” and not something you would expect coming from the author, Andy Andrews. The title asks and important question about how the Nazis were able to kill 11 million people during WW II. Its a great book and sheds a lot of light on how that was orchestrated.
Here is my review of How Do You Kill 11 Million People.
Bonus Books: Books I Plan To Read Again
These are just a few books that I’ve only read once but do plan on reading again.
This is probably the best book I’ve ever read on leadership. Joel Manby isn’t just a theorist who wrote a book on leadership, he lives it every day. He is the CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment. The largest family owned theme part company in the U. S. Herschend Family Entertainment owns or operations parks across the country such as Dollywood, Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta, and Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO.
In Love Works Joel gives example after example on how leading with Love is a much better and more effective leadership technique than leading with power ever was. Just a great book and I recommend it to everyone because we all are in a position of leadership is some form.
Here is my review of Love Works.
Robert D. Smith is Andy Andrews’ personal manager and one day he realized he was coming up on his 20,000th day living on this earth. He decided to take a few days off and get away to reflect. Out of that few days by himself came a bunch of private and very personal e-mails he sent to friends and the the beginnings of 20,000 Days and Counting. A wonderful little book about living life to the fullest.
Here is my review of 20,000 Days and Counting.
Ken Davis is a comedian and speaker as well as an ordained pastor. A hilarious guy. One day on a camping trip with his grand children his grand doughter got lost in the woods. It took all day and hundreds of rescue workers but they found here safe and sound. The event showed Ken that he was just cruising through life and prompted him to start living his life Fully Alive. This book is his story of how he lives life Fully Alive.
These are just a few of the great books I’ve read. I hope you’ve enjoyed the post and I hope I’ve inspired you to read a few of these great books.
Here is a link to my Recommended Reading list.
Also, I’ve written a review of some of these books on my blog. Here is a link to all my Book Reviews.