I get excited for these posts! I may just be a book nerd but I get pumped on these posts! As some of you know I am constantly reading and trying to find a book or author that really speaks to me. An author or a story that gives me some kind of hint or life hack or entertainment value. I read fast and as much as I can and at the end of the month I try and pick four books. That’s right four, one a week, for you to possibly read in the upcoming month.
I am a firm believer that everyone and I mean everyone should be knocking out at least one book a week. It’s really not that hard. My tip for doing this is to actually schedule time each day to read and do nothing else. Just like you would schedule time in the gym, schedule time for your brain! It will pay off a lot more than the gym. I promise.
Ok with that, let’s get into it!
I don’t know how I haven’t talked about this book earlier. I mentioned it the other day on our podcast (episode 4) and I have also included it as a gift in some recent snapchat (@michaelbosstick) give-aways. This is a 100% must read. It just is. Peter Drucker has done an amazing job in just a little over 50 pages to give you the secrets on managing yourself. I have this downloaded on my phone and kindle so that I can refer to it when I have spare time. If I am in a waiting room and on my phone there is a good chance I am re-reading this. You can finish it in an hour! Read it!
This book is all about focusing without distractions. In the age of technology, phones, the internet, texting, snapchat!!, social media etc. There are so many distractions at our fingertips and in front of our faces that most people are getting lost in the fray. This book is all about conquering those distractions and getting into Deep Work. Deep work is defined here as “Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate”. I found it to be very helpful and informative.
I like biographies a lot. This one was really interesting because of the focus on multiple family members of the Hilton clan. Conrad Hilton helped shape the business model for the luxury hotel industry. His son was married to Elizabeth Taylor and some went on to become reality stars after a sex tape release! Highly entertaining book!
I was on Snapchat the other day talking about Monday mornings. I see so many people posting about how they hate Mondays. I get it. You are tired from the weekend, you have to get up early, you have to put in work. That’s tough but don’t you think you should be pumped up and excited on Monday for whatever it is that you are doing? If not what’s the point? So many have it backwards. Work to be successful so you will eventually be happy. This is backwards. Happiness actually fuels success. Success does not fuel happiness. This book sets out to fix the formula!
I hope you guys like these book posts! Let me know in the comments if you have any book recs for me! I would appreciate it. Cheers!