"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin

"Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary." - Jim Rohn

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." - Margaret Fuller

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all." - Henry David Thoreau

Introduction

If you want to be successful, you've got to read the right books

The right books will change how you think. They'll change your trajectory. They'll alter your identity. They'll expose you to new possibilities. 

If you want to make quantum leaps in your life, you only need to find the right book and then follow where it leads you.

In this article, I'm going to share 4 new books that are either published or will be published in the near future. I've read these books. They are the cream of the crop.

Read them and upgrade your life.

Ryan Holiday has done it again. This book is the third installment of Holiday's classic stoic trilogy:

  • The Obstacle is the Way
  • Ego is the Enemy
  • Stillness is the Key

All great, masterful, books. I was actually a little uncomfortable at times reading Stillness. Ryan brings a mean punch of wisdom and truth in this most recent book. 

Don't read this book if you don't want to face the truth within yourself. 

Marie Forleo is America's life coach. You can't help but love her. She's epic and powerful and inspiring. 

Whether you want to leave a dead-end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, Everything is Figureoutable will show you how.

You'll learn:

  • The habit that makes it 42% more likely you'll achieve your goals.
  • How to overcome a lack of time and money.
  • How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome.

Bo Eason is a former NFL standout, acclaimed Broadway playwright and performer, and international presence/story coach. 

Now, in his first book, Bo Eason shows anyone how to be the best in the world at what they do: the best leader, the best business owner, the best athlete, the best artist, the best partner, the best parent. There's No Plan B for Your A-Game focuses on a winning four-step process:

  • Declaration: what do you want to achieve?
  • Preparation: how can you make it happen?
  • Acceleration: how will you find the motivation to achieve your goal?
  • Domination: how do you take others with you?

Jonathan Levi has had hundreds of thousands of people buy his online courses focused on learning, reading, and productivity. 

He's obsessed with the art and science of learning. In his new book, he pulls everything you need to know about becoming a master-learning in one spot. You'll learn:

  • To double or triple your reading speed
  • Enhance your focus
  • Optimize your cognitive performance.

Most importantly, you'll be empowered to confidently approach any subject--from technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches--and learn it with ease.

Conclusion

What are you going to read during the Fall of 2019?

Who are you going to be at the end of this year?

Published on: Sep 4, 2019
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