Influence

If you’ve ever wondered what motivates people to take action, whether in business, social groups, or even your own kids, this book is a must read. Dr. Cialdini has written the textbook for how to ethically persuade. In this revised edition he shares a seventh universal principle that will change how you interact with others and drive for success.

Boundaries

If you ever feel like you’re being used by the people around you, you might have a boundaries problem. This book does an amazing job at teaching you how to set firm boundaries in a loving way.

Free to Focus

After attending Michael Hyatt’s live Free to Focus event, I was thrilled when he released the book. This book packs so much information into a quick and easy read. It will help you plan your days and more importantly rethink how you can get the most out of the time you have.

Kindle Fire

As much as I love my iPad, it’s too big to comfortably read a book on. As much as I love having physical books, I can’t take my library with me when I travel. My Kindle Fire is my go to device for reading. That’s its only purpose for me. And my favorite feature, I can have it read the book to me (without having to buy the audio version). Yes it sounds like a robot, but I don’t mind.

Rest

As important as hard work is, it’s almost more important to rest. Most of us struggle to actually rest. I’m not talking about lounging in front of the TV, but instead using active rest to help you improve in all areas of your life.

Atomic Habits

This book by habits expert James Clear teaches you exactly how to eliminate bad habits and easily build the habits that will help you be a better husband and father.

Eat That Frog

I know that sounds gross, but it works…If procrastination is something that keeps holding you back, Brian Tracy’s book is for you. He shares 21 strategies you can use to defeat procrastination now.

Essentialism

This is the #1 book to help you define what’s most important and completely reshape how you think about work & life.  Greg McKeown takes you step-by-step through a process of identifying what’s most important and creating a plan to focus on what matters most.

ReadItFor.Me

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a stack of books that you want to read, but just can’t find the time. This is one of my favorite tools to catch up on reading. It gives quick summaries for hundreds of the top business, personal development, and productivity books and the list grows weekly. It gets straight to the main points, so I can start taking action. I love that I can get summaries in either text, audio, or even some in video and get the main ideas in around 12 minutes. Plus it has many of the books I recommend on this page.