Constantly updating your knowledge is a vital factor for whatever you want to achieve in life.
Books are a great way to do so, and these years there are really coming out some great stuff something, often impossible to learn somewhere else than books.
Books I Have Read So Far In 2019
Wow, off to a really slow start in 2019 here in June I have only managed to read 3 books that are not satisfying. I will catch up and my new goal will be to read 60 books per year. 😁
Here is my reading list so far. My goal is to, at least double the number of books I read every year.
Digital Marketing For Dummies – Rya Deiss and Russ Henneberry
All about digital marketing. A great book to use if you want to become better at incorporating digital marketing into your business. It gives you a good overview but are not depth going.
Seneca’s Letters From A Stoic – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Letters from a stoic is an ongoing reading to me. I read a chapter once or twice a week, for then to think about what I read and see where it can fit into my own life.
Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher and one of the great thinkers behind stoicism, a philosophy you indeed can use today in your life.
It is very much about living your life today, don’t wait for tomorrow because there might be no tomorrow. Also, accept the things you cannot change only how you respond to it.
If you read books like 10X Rule by Grant Cardone. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, and also some Robert Greene, you will learn that a lot of their thinking derives from stoicism.
Unlimited Memory – Kevin Horsley
Where are my keys? Did I say that the other day?
There can be many different reasons why you want to improve your memory!
Unlimited Memory will give you a couple of tools that you can use to improve it.
The 1-Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
The marketing you do for your business doesn’t have to be that complicated. In fact, according to Allan Dib, you can put it all down on one piece of paper and drive your prospects to potential customers.
SEO 2020 – Adam Clarke
If you want to get your site ranked on Google and other search engines, you need to optimize your website and other ranking factors.
Search engines like Google are making a lot of changes to their algorithms, such as BERT, EAT and others. If you, like me, are doing SEO for a living, it is important to keep updating your knowledge, so you can stay ahead of your game.
The Power Of Onlyness – Nilofer Merchant
The Power Of Onlyness is about how you can make your dent in the world and create the impact you want. Have your say, influence people and followers without having the necessary credentials.
It is a great book to read if you want to create your own business, have your say, but see yourself as someone who stands out, thinking differently than others.
On The Shortness Of Life – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, who lived around 4 BC-AD 65 and was the author of Letters From a Stoic which is a collection of 124 letters he wrote to his friend Lucilius on how to live your life well.
On the shortness of life follow the same track with the simple message saying:
“The message is simple: Life is long if you live it wisely. Don’t waste time worrying about how you look. Don’t be lazy. Don’t overindulge in entertainment and vice. Everything in moderation.”
Your life is short, so you better get started doing all your projects before it is too late. Don’t be lazy, you will regret one day. Materialism and regular knowledge is a waste of time.
Elements of stoicism can with great benefits be put into your life, especially when you want to improve the quality of it and are on a mission.
If you want to learn more about Stoicism and how you can use it in your life, I highly recommend you to check this Tim Ferris video, where he explains Stoicism quite well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0XxceO4qX0
The 10X Rules – Grant Gardone – Second Time Reading
It is the second time I have read this book within a few weeks and I will read it again, anytime soon.
It basically teaches go for your goals 10X, expect resistance 10X, and expect things to be harder 10X.
I want Grant Cardone teachings to be in the backbone of all my operations. Reaching my goals, setting up my businesses, etc. So The 10X Rule is a book a will keep reading again and again.
The Richest Man In Babylon – George S.Clason
Learn the universal laws of prosperity invented by the Babylonians which at that time was the richest nation in the world.
Rich Dad Poor Dad draws a lot of lines to the Richest Man In Babylon which teaches to a simplified way of saving, invest, and pay off depts.
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a must-read for everyone who wants to be in control of their own finances and not be depending on a paycheck.
It teaches the basics on how to make your money grow and work for you. If you like me, feels that you are lacking education in handling money, Rich Dad Poor Dad is highly recommended.
Launch – By Jeff Walker
This is the book I am currently reading. It basically gives you a business model that you can use straight of the box on your next project. The good thing is that it does have to cost you a fortune to set up.
The 10X Rules – Grant Gardone
This book is really great if you want to improve your entrepreneurial skills and get started with some serious business building.
The 10X Rule is a great book to read when you want to get out of “average” middle class and believe that there is a higher purpose with your life.
The idea of The 10X Rule is that everything you do must be done with 10 times more efforts because it will be 10x harder than expected.
I have played with the thoughts of only having one or two books as my foundation of inspiration in my future entrepreneurial endeavors for then to be able to stick better to the learning.
The 10X Rule will be that book for me. I will read it again and by it as audio a well. I will keep listening so I know this stuff by heart.
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
This book was a long one. A lot to digest and it ended up taking a bit longer to read than expected. But it was all worth it, especially if you want to learn more about the basics of human behavior and why we humans act the way we do.
Books Read So Far in 2018
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
For sure the Alchemist was a good read and no wonder personalities like Bill Clinton and Madonna Loved it. But for me, Being Danish, who grew up with Hans Christian Andersen and his fairytales, there was not a lot of surprises in the Alchemist.
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
This book loosely autobiographical epistolary novel is dated back to 1774. It is about an artist named Werther who falls hopelessly in love with Charlotte, who is engaged to Albert. All three of them develop a friendship, but for young Werther, it becomes more difficult to maintain a friendship. This book was the front-runner for the Romantic Period is history and was even highly praised by Napoleon.
I got curious about this book, mainly because of Von Goethe. Robert Green speaks of him as the Universal Man in his book Mastery that I just finished.
“The Ideal Of The Universal Man – a person so steeped in all forms of knowledge that his mind grows closer to the reality of nature itself and sees secrets that are invisible to most people”
As Robert Greene wrote in Mastery! To learn these I wanted to enter the Universe of Von Goethe, by reading one of his books. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe is higly recommended.
Mastery by Robert Greene
If you truly want to become a master in your field, it is highly recommended you take a closer look at this one. So far, I am really enjoying reading it and I am learning a lot.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The Art of War by Steven Pressfield
Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk
CryptoAssets The Innovative Investors’ Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond by Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar
Angel Business by Thomas Marshall (Danish)
Iværksætter by Lars Tvede and Mads Fauerholt. Iværksætter is Danish and means an entrepreneur in English. Æ is pronounced as ae pulled together 😉
If I Only Can Recommend One Book For 2018
If I should recommend you only one book for 2018 it will with no doubt be Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk.
Read in 2017
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth by James Altucher
Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher
The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
Rework – Change The Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
If I Only Can Recommend One Book For 2017
Both James Altucher and Timm Ferris are great authors. However, Think and Grow Rich is a must read because it will give you the basics of growing a successful business.
It is old, back from the days, where the belief was that men’s baldness was caused by the hats they were wearing.
Read in 2016
The Psychology Influence of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki
Small Data by Martin Lindstrom
How Will You Measure Your Life? Clayton Christensen
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Peak – Secrets From The New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson
If I Only Can Recommend One Book For 2016
Zero to One is a great book regarding creating monopolies and eliminate competition. However, the one I got the most out of this year is Small Data by Martin Lindstrom.
Here is a great book on how you can find new markets, and market to existing ones by collecting all the small data everyone else is overlooking.
Read in 2015
Hey Whipple Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan
Ogilvy on Advertising “I Hate Rules” by David Ogilvy
The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick
What the Plus by Guy Kawasaki
If I Only Can Recommend One Book For 2015
Ogilvy on Advertising! Learn to copy-write from the master himself David Ogilvy