Books To Read

Below is a compilation of books that have been incredibly useful to me in one way or another. They should not be taken as law and I recommend them only as someone who has had the pleasure to take at least a small golden nugget of information from each of them.

Jordan Petersons

12 Rules For Life; An Antidote to Chaos.

Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who someone else is today.

Jordan Peterson

A MUST READ. Make no mistake this is a dense, heavy book. Jordan Peterson writes with intelligence and jargon that had me re-reading a few paragraphs more than a handful of time! However, these 12 essential rules are great rules to live by and have had a big impact on me and my way of thinking.

You can purchase this book on Amazon HERE.

Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness

Our brain accepts what the eyes see and our eye looks for whatever our brain wants.

Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness is written with wit and charm. The sarcasm of Daniel Gilbert flows through the writing and it makes for a humorous read. What this book focuses on is how we think of the future, our effectiveness in doing so and how this impacts our present and future selves. Case studies are used throughout. Even if you disagree with what he has to say, it makes for a truly interesting read from someone with a fascinating outlook.

You can purchase this book on Amazon HERE.

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals LEAD and WIN

When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard.

Jocko Willink

This book is not for everyone. Each teaching comes with an anecdote specifically about the authors experience of war which is then translated into a business setting, but ultimately the teachings are powerful. They are relevant and they are worth digesting, even if they do at first seem a bit meat head-ish. Each can be applied to day to day life and the overall message of the book, that we must all take extreme ownership of our own actions or lack of, is worthy of our attention.

You can purchase this book on Amazon HERE.