Recommended Reading

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I love Reading!

Why is Reading so Important?

I read a lot and believe reading is key to growing as a person.

“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”- Charlie Tremendous Jones

Dr. Thomas Stanley also noted that millionaires read at least 12 nonfiction books a year and I’ve followed this practice since.

The below are books I’ve actually read and recommend. This list will grow with time as I continue to devour books.

*See what I read in 2012 and 2013.

Blogging and Writing

Darren Rowse’s book (ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income) helped me understand blogging and monetizing my site immensely. I still re-read sections from time to time.

Business

The $100 Startup tells the story of entrepreneurs who’ve left the traditional 9-5 and began to do work they love; plus shows how you can do the same. [Ready my review]

No More Dreaded Mondays by Dan Miller focuses on entrepreneurship and starting work you actually look forward to on Monday morning.

Become a Coach by Justin Lukasavige was helpful in understanding coaching.

Poke the Box– Seth Godin. Great Marketing read. Anything by Seth Godin is great!

Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread EmpathyGreat stories and advice for anyone in customer service.

The Go-Getter A classic that anyone in sales must read by Peter Bernard Kyne (This book is free!)

Career

48 Days to the Work You Love by career coach Dan Miller is a great read to learn about living your passions and how to conduct a job search.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013– A classic for job hunting and discovering your career.

Leadership

Quiet Strengthby football coach Tony Dungy. Inspirational book by a humble leader.

EntreLeadership– a combination of entrepreneurship and leadership by Dave Ramsey.

StrengthsFinder 2.0– Excel by understanding and maximizing your strengths. Great for team building and marriage too!

Personal Finance

Rich Dad Poor Dad– A classic by Robert Kiyosaki, although I don’t advocate his view on leveraging debt.

Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money learn why the Jewish community is so successful with money by Rabbi Daniel Lapin.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. A solid game plan to get out of debt and your finances in order.

Premarital and Marriage Resources

We read and used these resources preparing for and during our first few years of marriage that were very helpful. I hope they’ll enrich your marriage too.

Before You Say “I Do”: A Marriage Preparation Manual for Couples– My wife read this as she was praying about accepting my engagement.

Intended for Pleasure– Sex in marriage. A good book to pack for the honeymoon!

100 Answers To 100 Questions To Ask Before You Say I Do– Great for date night conversations before and after marriage.

Pillow Talk for Couples– We read this before going to bed during our first year of marriage and it helped with connecting and communication.

Homebuilders– We were part of a home builders small group during our first year of marriage. We made great friends and learned a ton about marriage.

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage– Another book we read during our first year. Very helpful all round marriage book.

For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men– My wife read this and it helped her learn how men think.

I also wrote a Premarital Financial Series if you’d like to check it out.

*The above resources may have affiliate links. I only suggest products that I’ve used and personally and would recommend to my friends and family.