What I have learned so far on my 1000 books journey. 9/2/17

I never thought of myself as a smart person.

I always felt like in school I was always behind and I was never good at studying/ taking exams. 

I actually had an experience where someone in my IB Physics class said I don’t have a thirst for knowledge because I didn’t want to skip my lunch to watch an IB Anatomy dissection.

It fueled my fire for growth and learning. It definitely lit a fire underneath my @$$ for years to come….

I never really thought anything of it until about 2 or 3 years ago.

All of a sudden, I felt like I wanted to learn so much. I listen to thousands of youtube videos, podcasts, learning about everything finances, peoples amazing stories, inventors, people that are out to change the world in a way no one has ever seen before!

I was so motivated and just wanted to do everything!

I have so much energy and I wanted to put it to good use.

I then learned throughout the journey that it’s not really about trying to fix something aka me thinking I am not smart enough.

Now I have the ability to choose what I want instead of my relationship to it before was that I was not smart enough.

It’s interesting to see the power of what happens when you choose from a place that is intentional.

Now, my relationship to learning is at cause instead of being at effect of something else.

I play the victim card much less now. I have a choice. I have the ability to do whatever I want not what someone else wants from me.

It’s amazing to feel empowered like that!

I am writing this to you to make you question just even one thing today…

Am I doing this for myself? Or because someone wants me to?

When you know that you have the power to do what you want. The ability to accomplish and do things become so much easier and filled with intentions.

Thank you for reading this on your Holiday weekend!

Bless you all for being such all amazing beings in the world!

 

 

My favorites are highlighted in bold.

  1. Tony Hsieh- Delivering Happiness: A path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  2. Pre:The Story of American’s Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine- Tom Jordan
  3. The Start- Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career- Reid Hoffman
  4. Rework- Jason Fried (Recommended by Mark Cuban)
  5. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow- Yuval Noah Harari
  6. Idea Man: A memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft -Paul Allen
  7. Ray Kroc- Grinding it Out: The Making of McDonald’s
  8. Getting Real: Ten Truth Skills. You Need to Live an Authentic Life- Susan Campbell, Ph.D.
  9. Michael Lewis- Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
  10. Phil Knight- Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the creator of Nike
  11. The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation- Matthew Dixon
  12. Strategic Management and Business Policy: Globalization, Innovation and Sustainability- Thomas Wheelan
  13. Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains- Lee J. Krajewski
  14. The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living- Ryan Holiday
  15. Peter Thiel- Zero To One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  16. Adam M. Grant- Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
  17. Ego Is the Enemy- Ryan Holiday
  18. The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt- T.J. Stiles
  19. Transform Your Life: 10 Principles of Abundance and Prosperity- Chris Lee
  20. Tony Robbins: Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
  21. The Intelligent Investor. The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel- Benjamin Graham – recommended by Warren Buffet
  22. Titan: The Life of John. D. Rockefeller- Ron Chernon
  23. Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age- Bernand W. Carlson- Recommended by Elon Musk
  24. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life- Walter Isaacson – Top 5 books of all time. (Also recommended by Elon Musk)
  25. Breakpoint: Why the Web will implode, Search will be Obsolete, and Everything Else you Need to Know about Technology is in your Brain- Jeff Stibel
  26. Michael Lewis- The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds.
  27. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt- Michael Lewis
  28. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story- Michael Lewis
  29. The Money Culture; Michael Lewis
  30. Grant Cardone- Be Obsessed or Be Average (sales related)
  31. Tony Robbins- Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement
  32. Tony Robbins- Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
  33. Tony Robbins- MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. (Highly recommended for everyone. Top 5 books)
  34. Essentials of Business Statistics- Bruce Bowerman
  35. Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm- Kenneth Laudon
  36. Introduction to Counseling: An Art and Science Perspective- Michael Nystul
  37. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us:Daniel Pink
  38. Organizational Behavior- Steven McShane
  39. Strategic Marketing- David Cravens
  40. Managing Human Resources- Susan E. Jackson
  41. Management- Stephen. P. Robbins
  42.  The Legal Environment of Business: Text and Cases: Ethical,  Regulatory, Global and Corporate Issues- Frank B. Cross
  43. Career Anchors: The Changing Nature of Careers Self Assessment- Egdar H. Schein
  44. Business and Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management- Archie B. Carroll
  45. Working with Emotional Intelligence- Daniel Goleman
  46. Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for getting out of your own way. Rick Carson
  47. The E-Myth Revisited: Why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it. Michael E Gerber
  48. Get Clients Now! (TM): A 28- day marketing program for professionals, consultants, and coaches
  49. Selling the Invisible: A Field guide to modern marketing
  50. Creating competitive advantage: give customers a reason to choose you over your competitors- Jaynie. L. Smith
  51. Coach anyone about anything: How to help people succeed in business and life: Germaine Porche
  52. Creating Sales Velocity- Matthew Ferry
  53. The Rosie Project: A Novel- Graeme Simsion
  54. The Rosie Effect- A novel- Graeme Simsion
  55. AskGaryVee
    Vaynerchuk, Gary
  56.  Originals: Adam Grant
  57. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1- Neale Donald Walsch
  58. Journey of Awakening: A Mediatator’s Guidebook- Ram Dass
  59. Coaching with Spirit- Teri E Belf
  60. This Thing Called You- Ernest Holmes
  61. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road- Nick Bilton
  62. Mary O’Malley
  63. Tolle, Eckhart
  64. Pressfield, Steven
  65. Schmidt, Eric
  66. Stone, Brad
  67. Levy, Lawrence
  68. Manson, Mark
  69. Tindell, Kip
  70. Marcus, Bernie
  71. Schultz, Howard
  72. Ahrens, Frank
  73. Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invicible Through 100 Days of Rejection- Jiang, Jia
  74. Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties- Beth Kobliner
  75. Deepak Chopra
  76. Miller, Arthur
  77. Think and Grow Rich – 1937 Original Masterpiece
  78. Twist, Lynne
  79. Headstrong- Dave Asprey
  80. Winning the Cloud– Trong Nguyen

What are your thoughts on any of these books that you have read or the main takeaways?

I am always open to suggestions for books that you think I would like. Thanks all for taking the time to read about my amazing journey!

The picture listed above was actually sent to me from Tony Hsieh when I wrote him a nice note about his amazing book on culture.

2 thoughts on “What I have learned so far on my 1000 books journey. 9/2/17

  1. I loved Tony Robbins “Awaken the Giant Within”. I would recommend “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I don’t really read fiction at all but I read this and it’s an all-time favourite, if not top #1 book that inspired me and has many others as well (I watched an interview once with Pharrell Williams where he stated The Alchemist was his bible).

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