I’ve always read books slowly. I digest them, research as I read, and take notes along the way. They are my mentors. I enjoy slow and deliberate thinking. A few thoughts on reading:
You may notice the 👓 Blinkist link below. This allows me to get a good summary of a book, picks out action items from the read, and allow me to more flexibly choose which books to do a deep dive into. A review of this service is forthcoming.
These are the books I’ve completed reading so far this year.
This book is a great resource for marketing your new product, software, idea, book, or any project that you want to promote. It teaches you to, “Be different, break out of the mold, and surprise folks”. Definitely gave me a Jolt of Inspiration.
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The value of reputation, quality of content, and a good user experience as factors to good SEO. Keyword tools that go beyond Google Adwords. The value of video, and YouTube in particular in boosting your search results online. The impact on social media in terms of an extra boost to rankings.
Covers financial goals to push yourself towards Financial Freedom and guides along setting up a “freedom fund”.
🔑 “If you don’t have a plan, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or get lost in the details. When you know what you’re aiming for, it’s much easier to get there.”
Instead of running away from conflict, learn how to embrace life’s challenges. Choose what to give a fuck about. Ignore the rest. Realize that yep, not everything in life is perfect nor should we expect it to be. Don’t lie to yourself, be bluntly honest. Embrace truth. Escape the delusions we put in place to insulate ourselves. Great and honest read. Loved it.
Great new book from Dave. Talks about how our environment and the food we eat affect our mitochondria. It goes on to explain how mitochondria affects almost every aspect of our body and brain. Introduces the Bullet Proof Diet plus his supplements to help fight mitochondrial damage.
I stumbled across this book a few times. Finally after seeing it on the Most Read section of Amazon Charts for Non-fiction, I decided to go for it and read it. Honestly, without knowing the premise of the book. I’m very glad that I did. Ties into other research I’ve done. It gives a strategy for dealing with the lizard brain. The stories and examples in the book are encouraging, hit home, and touch the heart.
Definitely a modern classic. Fantastic story and a journey in which the main character learns to listen to his heart, recognize opportunity, and follow his path. It illustrates the value of living out our Personal Legend. Loved it.
At first this was hard to read. It brought back a lot of emotions relating to my Dad’s death. The memory of which still feels recent yet this October will be 2 years. I almost quit reading it.
I’m glad that I pushed through and finished the book. It’s somehow comforting to know others have been through what you have. This was an honest, open guide for dealing with death and facing adversity. It was an insightful view of Post Traumatic Growth and how to be resilient and bounce forward instead of bouncing back. Highly recommended.