Suggested Reading

Readers are leaders! Here are my favorite books to help you grow your skills.

Business Books
Financial Advisor Business Books
Leadership Books
Career Books
Sales Skills Books

Business Skills Books
Organization, Motivation, and Productivity Books

Books for Right-Brain Thinking
Books on Investing
Books about Living Your Best Life

Setting up your ideal business

  • The E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber *** a MUST read
  • The E-Myth Financial Advisor – Michael Gerber and Michael Steranka

Books for financial advisors

  • The Supernova Advisor – Crossing the Invisible Bridge to Exceptional Client Service and Consistent Growth – Rob Knapp
  • The Million Dollar Financial Services Practice – David J. Mullen Jr.
  • Advisor for Life – Stephen D. Gresham
  • Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask – Alan Parisse and David Richman

Books for leaders

  • Encouraging the Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others – James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
  • Good to Great – Jim Collins
  • Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. – Brené Brown
  • Coaching for Emotional Intelligence: The Secret to Developing the Star Potential in Your Employees – Bob Wall
  • The Science of Effective Communication: Improve Your Social Skills and Small Talk, Develop Charisma and Learn How to Talk to Anyone – Ian Tuhovsky
  • Learning to Become a Person of Influence – John Maxwell
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  • Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst – Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner
  • Primal Leadership – Daniel Goleman

Books for improving your career

  • What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Nelson Bolles
  • 48 Days to the Work You Love – Dan Miller
  • Knock ’em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide – Martin Yate CPC
  • Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time – Keith Ferrazzi

Sales skills

  • The Sales Advantage – How to Get It, Keep It, and Sell More Than Ever – Dale Carnegie and Associates
  • Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude – Jeffrey Gitomer

Grow your business skills

  • Blink – Malcom Gladwell
  • The War of Art – Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles – Steven Pressfield
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini
  • Vivid Vision: A Remarkable Tool For Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future – Cameron Herold
  • Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time – Keith Ferrazzi

Organization, motivation, and productivity

  • Mastering The Rockefeller Habits – Verne Harnish
  • Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) – Verne Harnish
  • The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success – Jeff Olson
  • The Miracle Morning – The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8am – Hal Elrod

Books to improve your right brain thinking

  • Awaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins **highly recommended
  • Authentic Happiness – Martin Seligman
  • Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert
  • The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
  • The Happiness Hypothesis – Jonathan Haidt
  • Thanks, How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier – Robert Emmons, PH.D
  • Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving your Life Positively Forward – James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross and Carlo C. DiClemente
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
  • Social Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
  • The Tao of Pooh – Benjamin Hoff
  • The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
  • The Power of Impossible Thinking: Transform the Business of Your Life and the Life of Your Business – Yoram (Jerry) R. Wind and Colin Cook

Books on investing

  • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practice Counsel (Revised Edition) – Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig and Warren E. Buffett (Collaborator)
  • The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge – Ted Klontz, PH.D, Rick Kahler, CFP® and Brad Klontz, Psy.D.
  • The Little Book of Value Investing – Christopher H. Browne & Roger Lowenstein
  • The Future for Investors – Jeremy Seigel

Books about Living Your Best Life

  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life – Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero
  • From Coping to Thriving: How to Turn Self-care into a Way of Life – Hannah Braime, Will Moyer
  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself – Kristin Neff
  • The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time – Cheryl Richardson
  • Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics) – Sharon Salzberg, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep (Harvard Medical School Guides) – Lawrence Epstein, Steven Mardon

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