It’s been a little while since we have talked about books and I wanted to share some of my most recent favorites. I also really like when you guys Snap me and comment book recs to me, so keep them coming! Ok here are four books I recommend for this month, in no particular order!
Telling you that I love this book is an understatement. I have read this book at least 3 times and go back to it a couple times a month for a quick skim. This is a no bullshit, get-off-your-ass-and-do-something kind of book. Tim S. Grover is the trainer behind greats like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwayne Wade. He takes athletes at the top of their game and pushes them beyond great and into legendary status. The book is extremely blunt and brutally honest (my cup of tea) in the best kind of way. If this book doesn’t have you feeling like you can conquer the world. then I don’t know which book will. Read this book! That’s all I can say.
I had heard about Mike Cernovich through his blog/site but didn’t know much else about him. A friend recommended his book Gorilla Mindset and I loved it. I told Lauryn about Mike and she started listening to his podcast with rave reviews. The book is all about taking control of your thoughts and emotions so that you can live your life on your terms. He wrote Gorilla Mindset with men in mind, but I think this book applies to women as well. If you want to learn about the gorilla mindset and start living life on your terms, check this book out!
If any of you listen to our podcast you know I am a big fan of launching fast and adjusting as you go. I think there is so much time and money wasted on “perfecting” (no such thing) a product or idea that, in the end, many people/businesses miss the boat (and the point). Throughout my business career, I have pivoted and adjusted ideas/products multiple times. Think of the first version of Facebook, the first version of this blog, the first iPhone. All of these products have been adjusted over time after receiving consumer feedback. The 7 Day Start Up will teach you how to launch your business or idea quickly and efficiently. The book can be read in about a day and has some really useful tips on how to set up a website, come up with a product name, go to market quickly, and develop a customer base. I highly recommend you check this out.
Lauryn & I recently went to Venice and had some drinks at Harry’s Bar. Harry’s Bar is famous for developing the now famous Bellini cocktail, which was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway’s. During the brief period that he lived in Venice, he was a regular at Harry’s. When we got to Florence, Lauryn bought me his book: The Sun Also Rises. The book follows Brett and Jake through Paris nightlife in the 1920s. Late nights, champagne, sex, bullfights, what could be better? Most of the places Hemingway talks about are places he frequented while living in Paris and are currently still operating. This book also helped establish him as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Many of you have probably read this book but if not, I recommend reading it or revisiting it!
Enjoy these books guys! Also please feel free to comment below with any recommendations you may have for me. Have a great weekend!