My Top 5 Books of All Time
(at least right now).
The first thing you should know is that it takes me MONTHS to finish a book. I spend months choosing a book, and I only read a few pages a day - but I take a long time doing it, absolutely wrecking the margins in the process.
My books look like hamburger when I'm done with them.
With that being said, I hope you trust my very intentional and meticulous thought process that goes into which books have changed my life.
These books have completely changed who I am.
1. You Are A Bad Ass - Jen Sincero
Undoubtedly the #1 greatest literature influence on why I have the healthy mindset that I have towards so many challenges that we face in this crazy maze of life. Jen takes the "woo-woo" principles of life and makes them hilarous and extraordinary - to where you can't help but want to try everything she tellls you to do. She's down to earth and will finally get you off your ass and asking the right questions as to why you aren't living the best life you could ever imagine. Why the hell we're here, what manifestation is, the importance of mapping out your beliefs.. she nails it all.
" The greatest gift you can give to yourself and the ones you love is to live to your fullest potential."
Don't forget to follow it up with her second book : You are a bad ass at making money. $$$
2. The Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod.
It is my sole belief that every problem in the world would be solved if we were all to take the first two hours of everyday and spend them with ourselves, meditation, reading, and writing. This book has absolutely changed my entire life. I spend every hour+ of each morning focusing on the most important part of the day.... ME! My intentions.. my beliefs... my purpose... my values...
Hal Elrod is all about that. He simplify's the importance of each one of us waking up an hour earlier than we normally do - like Xmas morning - to practice the 7 S.A.V.E.R.S, which stand for = Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing (or Writing). He's the reason that I have such an out of this world sense of clarity when it comes to who I am and what I want. Thanks Pal ;)
3. The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason
Written in 1926, this was my first ever favorite book. An absolute game changer.
In Debt? Feat not.
Trying to make dreams come true? Fear not.
Literally have no idea how to even use money wisely? Fear not, my camel trader.
The Richest Man in Babylon is my #1 suggestion for anyone who wants REAL, STAND-THE-TEST-OF-TIME facts about how to use your money WISELY, and make your money work for you - instead of working for you money.
Through small stories based in the ancient city of Babylon - the most wealthy and greatest city ever built - George uses analogy's to help the mind grasp what it didn't know it could, when it comes to generating wealth no matter the situation you're in. Sign me up george!
4. The Science of Success - Wallace D. Wattles
Another freaking classic - written in 1910! The Science of Success if a combination of 3 game changers: The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Well, and the Science of Being GREAT.
You're telling me there's a science to being GREAT? Well yes, yes there is. Thank you Wallace.
I don't know if anyone would name their child Wallace or Waddles, but I do know that this man was 1,000 years ahead of his time. One of the greatest mind of the 20th century, Mr. Wattles dissects the parts of our mind, body, and spirit to become the greatest that they can possible be - in a way that is so straightforward and factual that it's impossible to argue with.
My favorite part about this book is that it bridges the gaps between "woo woo" self help and the loving influence of God. It's all one-in-the-same. Wallace helps you understand why there is pain in the world, the trajectory of human kind and consciousness, and how to become greater than you've ever been before.
5. Think Like A Monk - Jay Shetty
Ever wanted to become a monk? Well now you don't have to.
Jay Shetty spent 3 years of his life in an Ashram and luckily for you has come back to share everything he ever learned.. or is still learning.. because the monk journey never ends and neither does the human one.
From learning how to tame the monkey mind inside, to finding your purpose in life, this book will leave you truly asking yourself what a monk would do in every situation. I know that it's already got me asking how I can be more loving and monk-like, in each of the conversations I have everyday. Thanks Jay!