Some Books Can Change Your Life
I’ve been a voracious reader all my life. I also am quite convinced that I am still an imperfect work in progress. I read for many reasons, not least of which is to learn and improve. I am continuously working to become the best version of myself. All of these books have made a significant impact on my life, hopefully for the better.
Hopefully you’ll find their lessons to be as useful and applicable as I have.
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By Cal Newport
“Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It’s the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.”
Cal Newport can help even the most digitally distracted of us reclaim an abundance of our time. That’s time that we can reallocate to things that truly matter in life, like our family and our health.
By Greg McKeown
“If it’s not a ‘Hell Yeah!’, then it should be a no.”
Greg McKeown will help us discern our own essential intent, double down on that one overarching effort, and eliminate the innumerable non-essential distractions that promise to disrupt our momentum and derail our progress.
By Norman Doidge, M.D.
“The Brain That Changes Itself will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.”
The miracle of neuroplasticity is perhaps one of the most encouraging health related “discoveries” of our modern world. Understanding how our brains grow and change can empower us to create the lives we’ve always dreamed about.
By Ann and Chris Frederick
“Leave the old static stretches, muscle tightness, and movement restrictions behind. Stretch to Win presents a complete flexibility training system—a proven winner for today’s athlete. This is the new way to both loosen up and perform your best.”
This breakthrough approach to flexibility forms the foundation of how we teach and practice it. Flexibility is a critical aspect of functional fitness and athleticism. Improving our flexibility will make a significant impact on our performance and quality of life.
By Wayne Phillips
Reading and reflecting on the Thought Pieces in this book can elicit new thinking – thinking that emerges from the “undermind”, that place we all have that exists just below the level of consciousness. This kind of thinking is constant and ongoing and can be brought to awareness only by allowing time for slower reflection – by thinking about your thinking. This is where the foundations of our values are formed and is the basis of the choices you make in your own one-of-a-kind life. It is where true clarity lives. When this moment of clarity – this “Aha moment” – hits, you will truly start to feel that Thought Moves: moves you to wherever you want to be, to whenever you want to go, to whatever is important to you.
By Stephen R. Covey
“As the seminal work of Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has influenced millions around the world to be their best selves at work and at home. It stands the test of time as one of the most important books of our time.” —Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations across the world. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates his timeless wisdom, and encourages us to live a life of great and enduring purpose.
By David Perlmutter
Dr. Perlmutter’s #1 New York Times bestseller about the devastating effects of gluten, sugar, and carbs on the brain and body — updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science
When Grain Brain was published in 2013, Dr. Perlmutter kick-started a revolution. Since then, his book has been translated into 34 languages, and more than 1.5 million readers have been given the tools to make monumental life-changing improvements to their health.
By David Perlmutter
The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain’s destiny.
Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome – the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one.
By John Ratey, MD
A groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain, from the bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD.
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.