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Books have been a major part of my growth. So, it’s only right I create a reading list to show you.

Walt Disney said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”

Books have helped me through some of the most difficult decisions. Invest in great books if you are serious about improving your thinking, perception, judgment, and chances of success in life and career.

I enjoy reading books about psychology, philosophy, copywriting, and books that can generally optimize my life for the better.

In 2019, I set a goal to read 2-3 books monthly, and why some books were not worth going past a few chapters, some others felt like a nice meal, where you just had to keep going back for more.

With this reading list, I aim to share some of those books that have meant the most to me, have kept me hooked, and have been given a second and third read.

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The Bible by The Holyspirit

I won’t do you justice if I didn’t put this book here. I have read it repeatedly and would still read it because it’s that insightful. Plus, it’s one book where everything in you changes when you read.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This was one of the first books I read in 2019. It’s a great read if you’re low on faith. It touches on your destiny as well as good and bad omens that we often encounter as people ignore. 

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

This book is simply a book of quotes you can live by. It’s an old book, but the lessons remain true. You should read this if you want something to improve and redefine your thinking.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Most people bought this book because of the catchy name, but on reading it, I couldn’t deny how deep Mark went into philosophy and human challenges. This is one book you can read repeatedly and still find something new.

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Everyone knows Nike, and this book is a treasure for anyone looking to start any business. Phil walks you through his many challenges and victories as the owner of Nike. Most of all, it works on your mindset as an entrepreneur and gives you the belief that things will work out for you if you’re willing to stick to the path.

Reality Transurfing by Vadim Zeland

This book is a must-read for everyone. It borders on stoicism, letting you see that you have the power to shape your reality and the effects your reactions have on your reality. It’s a big book but it is really helpful for anyone who wants a positive future and is currently going through a seemingly tough life.

Keep Going: 10 Ways To Stay Creative In Good Times And Bad by Austin Kleon

Every creative needs to read this book. I remember during my master’s program where I felt zero creativity. I believed I wasn’t a good writer after getting weird grades from my assignments – that’s a story for another day – but this book helped me get through that creative block. And thankfully, I started writing again.

$100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No

This book opened my mind to think bigger. I was able to charge more and build better offers. It is a must-read for freelancers or one-person business owners looking to create and sell profitable offers.