4 Books I Want All My Clients to Read

And Why YOU Should Read Each One

Reading in the library

I’m a work in progress. Recently I had some insight into how inflexible I can be (content I address in other posts). In addition to gaining insight and self-awareness, reading inspiring books has led to major shifts in my attitude. Second only to the impact people & life experiences have had on me.

Ultimately, there are 2 major perspective shifts I hope sink in for me and my clients each day.

Two Perspective Shifts

Shift #1: Be Flexible: You have options, you’re not trapped, and you GET to make choices. A rigid perspective is the root cause of fear. Flexibility creates balance and freedom from anxiety. An open heart and mind prepare you for the BEST, rather than expecting the worst. Flexible people accept other people where they’re at, resisting the temptation to control and manipulate. Flexible people take action based on truth, rather than feelings.
Shift #2: Be Yourself: Being honest with yourself is courageous work and a path few dare to take. Honesty leads to self-awareness. Gain the insight to truly KNOW YOURSELF, and how valuable you are, and courageously live this out regardless REGARDLESS of the temptation to hide. You’ll start taking risks, living confidently, relating in ways that help relationships thrive, and not settling. It’s NEVER too late to find yourself.

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We change our long-held beliefs by consistently engaging healthy inputs into our lives (people, books, podcasts, music, etc.) and minimizing the unhealthy ones. You become what you focus on the most. Here are 4 books that have improved my life and will improve your life as well.

4 Books I Hope All My Clients Read

The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy

Life is all about choices, and this book helps this concept sink in. Understand how you can intentionally create a positive future step-by-step, decision-by-decision. Eventually, you’ll have a breakthrough as you stay the course. You’ll find clarity about yourself and gain excitement about your potential.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

This Amazon review sums up my thoughts “This book will change your life if you implement it. I’m almost to retirement now and ordered it to read again all these years later. I’ve realized how priorities have changed. I’ve realized the habits I’ve let slip. I’ve realized that I never have to stop growing as a person unless I choose to just sit down and quit. It’s my choice every day. Just read it.”

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

A clear view of the process of creativity and the battle within that’s holding you back. Understand how resistance (evil, darkness) and self-sabotage (fear, anxiety, your past) hold you back and how to stop it.  Inspiration to face your fears and live fully. Steven Pressfield has a unique perspective, is sometimes abrasive, AND speaks the truth. 

The Untethered SoulThe Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer

FEAR is your problem and it’s mine as well. Get out of your head and into LIVING LIFE.  Learn about the “psych”, how it formed, and why your mind lies often to keep you safe. Identify fear when it crops up, face it, and let it go. Not exactly light reading and you may want to read some chapters multiple times, but well worth your effort.

All 4 of these books above are also available in the audible version. Read or listen to one over the next week. You won’t regret it!

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