It’s very important to learn from your mistakes and experiences. It’s a little faster to learn from other people’s mistakes and experiences, though. That’s why I love to read. I like sharing my favorite books because it connects other people with resources I’ve found instructive. Here are some of my favorites:


  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  • Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
  • Self Compassion: The proven power of being kind to yourself – Kristen Neff, PhD
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  • The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  • The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo
  • Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
  • Grit – Angela Duckworth
  • Finish: Give yourself the gift of done – Jon Acuff
  • Deep Work – Cal Newport

Communication/Interpersonal skills

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Daniel Goleman
  • Elements of Eloquence – Mark Forsyth
  • What Every BODY is saying – Joe Navarro


  • Dahmapadda – Buddha
  • As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
  • Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It – Kamal Ravikant
  • The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck
  • The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  • Cosmos – Carl Sagan


  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John Gottman
  • The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman
  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – John Gray
  • Codependent No More – Melody Beattie


  • Boglehead’s Guide to Investing – Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf, and Taylor Larimore
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki


  • Born to Run – Christopher McDougall
  • The Primal Blueprint – Mark Sisson


  • The Lessons of History – Will, Ariel Durant
  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Blueprint for Armageddon
  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: The Celtic Holocaust
  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: The Wrath of the Khans
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies – Jared Diamond


  • The Phoenix Project – Gene Kim, Keven Behr, George Spafford
  • The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber