So Good They Can’t Ignore You:
Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport. Passion Is Rare. Most any work can become the foundation for a compelling career. Enthusiasm alone is not rare and valuable and is therefore not worth much in terms of career capital. A good career mission is similar to a scientific breakthrough—it’s an innovation waiting to be discovered in the adjacent possible of your field.
Find Your Success Code by Zig Ziglar. You are born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win; then and only then can you expect to win. You can change who you are, and what you are, by changing what goes into your mind. You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.
For an idea to stick, for it to be useful and lasting, it’s got to make the audience:
Listen to your gut, no matter how somethings sounds on paper. You’re generally better off sticking with what you know
Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life
by Csikszentmihalyi Mihaly. The first step in improving the quality of life, consists of engineering daily activities so that one gets the most rewarding experiences from them. (This sounds simple but…)
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
Some infinites are bigger than other infinites.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck:
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson.
This book will help you think a little bit more clearly in what you’re choosing to find important and what you’re choosing to find unimportant. It’s OK for things to suck sometimes.
The Rosie Project takes you on a first-person ride inside the overly logical mind of a genetics professor. A thought-provoking, humorous, and touching novel. Highly recommended!
Everyone should read this book because, for everything that comes next, Ego Is the Enemy. A really quick read full of anecdotes…