It's been said, "you are what you are and who you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change what and who you are by changing what goes into your mind". - Zig Zigler
This summer spend some time and "sharpen the saw" by reading something positive, powerful and useful for your life. I love to read and below is my suggested summer reading list which I have either completed or I am in the process of reading now.
I hope you find one or more of these books to lead to powerful change for you and those who you love most.
Love Your Enemies by Author C. Brooks
Divisive politicians. Screaming heads on television. Angry campus activists. Twitter trolls. Today in America, there is an “outrage industrial complex” that prospers by setting American against American, creating a “culture of contempt”—the habit of seeing people who disagree with us not as merely incorrect, but as worthless and defective. Maybe, like more than nine out of ten Americans, you dislike it. But hey, either you play along, or you’ll be left behind, right? Wrong.
In Love Your Enemies, the New York Times bestselling author and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks shows that abuse and outrage are not the right formula for lasting success. Brooks blends cutting-edge behavioral research, ancient wisdom, and a decade of experience of experience leading one of America’s top policy think tanks in a work that offers a better way to lead based on bridging divides and mending relationships.
Eight Dates by John Gottman PHD
Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversations—on essential topics such as money, sex, and trust—from two of the world’s leading marriage researchers and clinicians. Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effort—and it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner. Drawing on forty years of research from their world-famous Love Lab, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman invite couples on eight fun, easy, and profoundly rewarding dates, each one focused on a make-or-break issue: trust, conflict, sex, money, family, adventure, spirituality, and dreams.
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Jumpstart your Income, your Life, your Success You will find strategies including:
How to win--every time! The No. 1 strategy to achieve any goal and triumph over any competitor, even if they're smarter, more talented or more experienced.
Eradicating your bad habits (some you might be unaware of!) that are derailing your progress.
The real, lasting keys to motivation--how to get yourself to do things you don't feel like doing.
Capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum. Catch this, and you'll be unstoppable.
The acceleration secrets of superachievers. Do they have an unfair advantage? Yes they do, and now you can too!
The Thomas Sowell Reader by Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell (/soʊl/; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist and social theorist who is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Sowell was born in North Carolina but grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of Stuyvesant High School and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a bachelor's degree, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1958 and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1959. In 1968, he earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago. Sowell has served on the faculties of several universities, including Cornell University and University of California, Los Angeles. He has also worked for think tanks such as the Urban Institute. Since 1980, he has worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He writes from a libertarian conservative perspective. Sowell has written more than thirty books (a number of which have been reprinted in revised editions), and his work has been widely anthologized. He is a National Humanities Medal recipient for innovative scholarship which incorporated history, economics and political science.
The Thomas Sowell Reader includes essays on: * Social Issues * Economics * Political Issues * Legal Issues * Race and Ethnicity * Educational Issues * Biographical Sketches * Random Thoughts
Do you suggest any good books? Pass them on, I would LOVE to hear what YOU are reading right now or what books you highly recommend.