23 Oct New Reading List (October 2020)
New Reading List (October 2020)
Oct. 23, 2020
Back by popular demand!
Remember the old saying? Not everyone who reads books is smart. But every smart person reads books.
And if, for some reason, you’re spending a lot of time indoors with nothing much to do, books offer you a choice.
You can get smarter.
You can feel the rush of excitement that comes with having a brand new book to read.
How many times can we order something online anyway? Don’t answer that.
So here is a short list of books that have made a difference for me:
- Deep Kindness. We all say we want kindness. But, unfortunately, we don’t know what Kindness is. This book helps us go deep into a surprisingly difficult topic and gives us ideas on how to really make a difference. Here are two quotes, “All this data compiles into this stunning fact: loneliness will reduce your lifespan as much as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day.” And, “There is something understatedly beautiful about small consistencies—about the tiny things that are done so relentlessly over time that, when added up, they actually equal the biggest demonstrations of love.”
- The 80/20 Principle. It’s one of the most powerful concepts in business and/or life. We may have heard of it. But very few people tap into its power. Some sections can get a little wordy, but it’s worth it to plow through the wordy parts. There are a ton of valuable takeaways. From the book, “It was better to be in the right place than to be smart and work hard. It was best to be cunning and focus on results rather than inputs. Acting on a few key insights produced the goods. Being intelligent and hard working did not.”
- The Millionaire Next Door. We all want to be wealthy. But, as it turns out, we are clueless on how to actually do it. Or what it means in the first place. Millionaires do not come from an outlandish set of circumstances. Millionaires come from a simple process and a simple tweak in mindset. And character. From the book, “After twenty years of studying millionaires across a wide spectrum of industries, we have concluded that the character of the business owner is more important in predicting his level of wealth than the classification of his business.
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My book is called The Inevitability of Becoming Rich, and you can find that here.