No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. – Brian Tracy
As the title of this post indicates, it’s time for a game changer. Since April, I’ve been “working” on personal development since it is one of the 3 Vital Behaviors for TBB Coaches, but notice how I put working in quotation marks. I’ve done a lot of talk about motivation as ways to add value, but I have honestly been slipping on keeping up with my own development.
Back in April, I read 3 books that really started to kick start my mind and get me thinking about how to inspire, be more effective, and get more done. My intensity was laser focused and I was trying to put those readings into action. However, a few bumps in the road, life gets a little bit busy, and I started to lose some focus. Maybe the lessons in those books started to fade a bit in my memory when I didn’t see immediate results, even when they preached about aspiring for the long term, not short. And in the last few months I’ve just not be reading a whole lot of books at all!
It’s time to change all of that. My game changer is going to be the reading list you see below! I am dedicating myself to digging into this literature and using it to help get my mind right. This is not a game changer that JUST applies to home life or work, it will apply to all aspects of life! I want to keep learning, keep growing so that I can HELP my friends, my family, my coworkers, and anyone else who I come into contact with. I want to develop even STRONGER personal character, so that in those times when life gets tough, there will be no doubt about where I am standing and who I will stand behind.
What I ask of you all reading this right now? Help hold me accountable. Ask about what I am reading right now if you see me in the hallway at work, or out and about wherever it may be. Post questions and comments on my Facebook when you see posts about these books, or if you are curious as to why you haven’t seen posts recently! I know I will stick with it, but it is always helpful to have that accountability factor as well.
Aaron’s Reading List
This is a list of a bunch of books that I will be reading in the coming future. I plan to get through all of these, though the list below does not indicated any particular order. I will read each one of them in depth, not any sort of speed reading, so that I can really absorb the lessons they offer. More books will be added to this list as I go, and I am always welcome to recommendations, so make comments below if you have some books you think need to be added to this list! I would really appreciate it!
The Holy Bible
Eat That Frog! – Brian Tracy
The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy
Secrets to Success – Eric Thomas
Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
The Greatest Salesman in the World – OG Mandino
The Richest Man in Babylon & The Magic Story – Napoleon Hill
The 21 Most Important Minutes in a Leader’s Day – John C Maxwell
Gifted Hands – Ben Carson
Think Big – Ben Carson
Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know – John C Maxwell
The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley & William D Danko
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T Kiyosaki
The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
The Shack – William P Young
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R Covey