I read 10 books during the Covid pandemic that changed my life for the better.

Here they are...

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

What you'll learn:

- Practical advice for tapping into your own creativity.

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life...I dare you not to be inspired, to be brave, to be free and to be curious." @POPSUGAR amazon.com/Big-Magic-Crea…
Personal note:

I've read this book 3 times this year. It's INSPIRING.

“It’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at.”
My Plan for living to 156 by @DanSullivanSC

What you'll learn:

- It's possible to add 10, 20 or 30 years to your life.

"What you believe shapes how you live, or in this case, how long you live" amazon.com/Plan-Living-15…
Personal note:

The average lifespan in the US is 78 years.

I've always felt that if I lived to 85, I would have lived a good life.

After reading this book, I've added 23 years to my life.
Rejection Proof by @JiaJiang

What you'll learn:

- How to overcome the fear of rejection and have empowered courage.

“If a person who fears rejection were suddenly unafraid of it, what might she be capable of?”

Personal note:

This book works.
Life challenging.
Life changing
Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale by @TheZigZiglar

What you'll learn:

- Zig Ziglar describes and gives examples for some of the best ways to persuade someone to buy from you.
Personal note:

I've read a lot of books on selling. This is a classic and in my opinion, the only one you ever need to read on the subject.

"You can have everything you want in life if you'll just help enough other people to get what they want."
Atomic Habits by @JamesClear

What you'll learn:

- An atomic habit is a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do, but is also the source of incredible power.
Personal note:

This is the book I'd start with. Begin here and build the foundation to personal growth and life achievement.

"Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement."
One up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch

What you'll learn:

- This may be the best book for beginners to learn investing. Easy to read. Packed with strategies.

"If you can't explain to a 10-year-old why you own a stock, you shouldn't own it."
Personal note:

Before I read this book I owned zero stock. I now have a small growing portfolio of 10 stocks.

I've also fully funded both my IRA as well as my wife's.

It all started because of this book.
The Art and Business of Online Writing by @Nicolascole77

What you'll learn:

- If you want to write online — if you write for Twitter, Medium, LinkedIn, or if you blog about cats — you want to read this book.
Personal note:

THIS is the book that gave me the confidence to write. I recommend reading this books once a year or even every 6 months, to stay sharp.

"In the game of Online Writing, volume wins."
StoryWorthy by @MatthewDicks

What you'll learn:

- It's not enough to know HOW to write.

There are dozens if not hundreds of books on storytelling.

This is the best, by miles.

I never have to read another book on storytelling again.
Personal note:

This book has made it into my top 10 of all time and is on a very short list of books I read once a year.

If I could have lunch with one author, I think it would be Matthew Dicks.
Outliers by Malcolm @Gladwell

What you'll learn:

- Success may not be mysterious and arbitrary after all. Instead, success can be studied and explained by using successful individuals as case studies.
Personal note:

Listen to this one on audiobook. It's hypnotizing.

"It takes 10,000 hours of intensive practice to achieve mastery"
Willpower Doesn't Work by @BenjaminPHardy

What you'll learn:

- Willpower alone won't help you lose weight, improve your marriage or grow on Twitter. Our environment is far too powerful.

The only way to thrive is to intentionally shape our environment.
Personal note:


I need to read it again!
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