Recommended Reading

The Book Title Author What I got from of the Book
Old Masters Young Guns Old Masters Young Guns John Ross (JR) Old Masters Young Guns was a game changer for me, I was given this book by JR when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. I owned a successful business in the Coffee industry (a Franchise) and we, my Wife and I were sued. This book gave me insight and wisdom and we were able to let the business go and move on with our life’s.

The passage in the book that had the biggest impact on me was a quote from Jim Rohn “If you want something to change in your life, then you got to change” and with the help of JR and this book I changed.

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Three Feet From Gold Three Feet From Gold Greg Reid and Sharon Lechter Three Feet from Gold was an interesting assault on my life, I mean this in a good way. The book made me look back on my life and consider what I wanted to do and what I did. The first thing I can remember wanting to become was a singer, as I do not have a singing voice that was out. I have spent most of my life making plans about achieving things and never getting there, now I understand that if I had just applied some more effort over a longer period of time I may have been able to complete some of them.
The things I have changed as a result of this book are very simple; before I give up on a project or a task, I ask myself some questions:
  • What have I achieved so far?
  • What was the outcome of the project to achieve?
  • What is stopping progress?
  • Ask someone for advice.

Most of the time the answer is very simple “Don’t give up yet”
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An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth Colonel Chris Hadfield This is a good follow up from Three Feet from Gold, about persistence and taking the opportunities that are presented to you daily.

It also made me look at my family life and the love of my wife Gail, her love and devotion to me is nothing short of miraculous. I would have walked away from me a long time ago and I give thanks every day for her love.

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As a Man Thinketh As a Man Thinketh James Allen This is another confronting book and the most important thing I got from the book is, everything that is going on inside my head is and can be controlled by me.

Do not let anyone else control your thoughts, they are yours and they are no one else to control.

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Awaken the Giant within Awaken the Giant Within Anthony Robbins What can I say, we have an education system that punishes us if we make a mistake? The punishment for making a mistake leaks into the rest of our lives and we will not talk any risks.

When you start doing some self-development you come to realise that the only way you can move ahead in life is to make mistakes learn form them and move on…Eventually achieving success in the endeavour you want to succeed in…

This book teaches you to go for your dreams and I encourage you to chase them as hard as you can…

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It Worked For Me - In Life And Leadership It Worked For Me - In Life And Leadership Colin Powell lessons to live and lead by. Be honest with your staff and yourself and all will be well in the end…

When the job is completed move on and do not look back it is no longer your problem…

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The Magic of Thinking Big The Magic of Thinking Big David Joseph Schwartz A designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage, family life, and your community.
You don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction.
You need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK Mark Manson This is the book I am studying at the moment

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