Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
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We love Jocko. He doesn’t know what impossible means. This book is a collection of learnings from the two officers who led the most decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War with instructions on how to apply these lessons from the battlefield to life and business.
The authors came back from Iraq and were tasked with training the next generation of SEALs before they set up their own consultancy, teaching their principles to high performance teams across a range of industries.
In a no-bullshit style, Extreme Ownership challenges leaders, in war, in sport or in business, to fulfill their ultimate purpose: to lead and to win.
12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
Peterson gives us a framework for good living, backed by ancient wisdom, modern psychology, and experience taken from his years of clinical practice.
Peterson’s rise as a public intellectual is backed by this book and he doesn’t;t disappoint with a no nonsense but caring approach to self development. He states that happiness is a poor choice of goal and that we should search for meaning and excellence to sustain us in an often vapid modern world.
By utilizing familiar myths and stories, 12 Rules for Life gives the reader timeless truths applied to modern problems – this approach has struck a chord with millions for a good reason.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
An unassailable classic. Many of Ferris’s recommendations have dated a bit but the principles he outlines are still incredibly applicable today.
This book is widely cited by entrepreneurs as a complete game changer. Of course though, like Ferriss himself, what you’re really doing is learning to prioritise the work you really want to do, freeing yourself to pursue the big goals in your life.
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
Goggins is one of the toughest out there.
He overcame a nightmare childhood to go from a depressed, overweight young man to a U.S. Armed Forces icon and a leading endurance athlete, setting records in numerous events, leading Outside magazine to name him “The Fittest (Real) Man in America.”
He’s the only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller.
You’ll learn Goggins’s 40% Rule, that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities, and find out exactly how he created himself. If you want to effect huge personal change, your example is in this book.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich outlines Napoleon Hill’s 13 principles of success, based upon the collated wisdom of
The book takes direct inspiration from Andrew Carnegie and more than forty other millionaires to provide a behavioural roadmap to achieving great things.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
This is a fantastic book, a roadmap to upgrading your habits. Clear explains exactly how your habits work in simple terms, with more complex explanations for those who want to know more.
Each chapter contains clearly actionable material for those who want to get going. It’s been. huge bestseller and deservedly so.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd who yearns to leave home and find a great treasure, leads him to greater riches than he ever imagined.
The boy meets different mentors along his journey who help him to clarify his life’s purpose and help him realize that he’s looking in the wrong place for contentment.
The Alchemist will give you a different perspective nada help you to see opportunities everywhere. The book is one of the best selling books of all time as its message has resonated with so many.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills
The Four Agreements offers a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom that helps to uncover the source of self-limiting beliefs that steal
Cosigned by Oprah, The Four Agreements offers a way of living that can rapidly transform our lives.
Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
A Viennese psychiatrist imprisoned in Auschwitz for 5 years observes how he and others in Auschwitz coped or couldn’t cope with the experience.
He realized the power of having a reason to live, seeing that those who comforted others and who gave away their food survived the longest. He developed a belief in the power of choosing your own attitude towards external circumstances.
Frankl developed a psychotherapeutic method as a result of his experiences in the concentration camps and came to believe man’s deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This inspiring book makes you realize that it’s possible to be stronger than any environment or circumstance.