Some books are for pleasure.
Some are written just to entertain.
And while these 5 books are both pleasurable and entertaining, they are also more than that.
These books inspire. They inspire one to live a fuller, more strategic life.
At least they did for me.
Now I know most people don’t read much. But I feel confident nearly anyone can read 5 books in a year.
I mean good-grief.
If the average book is 250 pages, 5 books would be 1,250 pages long. To finish in a year, one would have to read just under 3.5 pages per day.
You can do that. So get after it.
I hope you enjoy these books half as much as I did.
This book is the story of Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby. Through his own journey, Sivers gives tips on both making it in business, and getting what you want out of life. It is categorized as a business book, but it is for everyone.
There is obstacle after obstacle that must be overcome in life. Most of those obstacles are external ones. But what about internal obstacles? What about problems we make for ourselves? Maybe with a little help from Ryan Holiday, we can overcome the biggest internal impediment there is: Ego
How do so many deal with adversity? Anger? Spending? Drugs? Walking away from it all? Getting up off the ground when circumstance, and sometimes our own decisions, knock us down is a lifestyle worth pursuing. Through letters to a friend, let Navy Seal Eric Greitens inspire you to a life of resilience and grit.
This book should nearly be required reading for high school seniors. With historical examples, Greene shows us how to act, how to approach others in certain situations, and the potential pitfalls of doing so. Use it as a reference of strategy and propriety.
Do you even know what you want out of your limited time here on earth? Do you have a narrow purpose you are pursuing? Or are you aimlessly wasting your time? Miller’s advice: Let’s all get off the couch and live a beautiful story.