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Who’s Got Your Back

by Keith Ferrazzi

One of my most favorite books of 2009, WHO’S GOT YOUR BACK inspired me to form a circle of “Lifeline Relationships” – deep trusted relationships with a few key individuals who offer guidance, encouragement, and the generous support I need to reach my goals and aspirations. It provided me with the courage to approach tremendously successful individuals in my field with an offer to set up a mutually supported relationship … before I knew it they were asking me “How can I help you?” Don’t spin your wheels, learn how to let other individuals help you reach your full potential as you develop deep and meaningful relationships.

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

by Keith Ferrazzi

I was so impressed with “Who’s Got Your Back” that I downloaded the audio of Keith’s previous book, NEVER EAT ALONE. Another powerful book on building trusted relationships, NEVER EAT ALONE has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “best business books” since 2005. Keith’s book is filled with numerous tips and techniques that will show you how to develop and nurture relationships where everyone wins.

Relationship Economics: Transform Your Most Valuable Business Contacts Into Personal and Professional Success

by David Nour

I’ve had the good fortune to not only read David Nour’s book, but to work with him directly. He has helped me to rethink my approach to relationship growth and has shown me that it is relationships that create strategic value in a business.

Trust Agents

by Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

Trust and credibility are key to the success of any individual or organization. TRUST AGENTS will show you how to build influence, improve reputation and earn trust and credibility over the web utilizing social media. I found TRUST AGENTS to be incredibly insightful, informative and entertaining. A must read for anyone looking up to set up a social media strategy.


The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny

by Robin Sharma

A book to read at least once a year! THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI is a fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny. Julien Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life embarks on a journey where he discovers powerful, wise and practical lessons that change his life. This book will provide you with a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. Read it … you will thank me later!

As a Man Thinketh

by James Allen

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is a direct result of his thoughts.” Published in 1902, this tiny little book is packed with the wisdom that our thoughts really dictate our reality. If you get anything out of this book, you will gain a more conscious awareness of your thoughts and how they are shaping you into who you are today.

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is a wonderfully moving and insightful story about a shepherd boy named Santiago and his journey to find his life’s treasure. The profound wisdom in this book will speak to you with insightful passages … “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself,” and “No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book

by Don Miguel Ruiz

For such a small book, it packs a big punch. The Four Agreements are very simple, but very profound. To embrace and live each of the Four Agreements is to find yourself experiencing personal freedom–possibly as never before. The Four Agreements are: Be impeccable with your word, Don’t take anything personally, Don’t make any assumptions, and Always do your best.


Sales Coaching: Making the Great Leap from Sales Manager to Sales Coach

by Linda Richardson

Today’s top customer focused organizations are developing sales leaders capable of empowering their sales force. In these companies, sales managers are becoming sales coaches … motivating mentors who not only remove obstacles to performance but teach their people to coach themselves. SALES COACHING will provide you with the basic coaching skills necessary to empower your sales executives into sales champions.

StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths

by Tom Rath

STRENGTHS FINDERS 2.0 is one of the foundational books that I use in a large number of my coaching engagements. It provides my clients with insights into their top 5 strengths or natural talents through an online assessment (access instructions are included). Based on Gallup’s 40 year study of human strengths, it was determined that people have several times more potential for growth when they invest energy in developing their natural strengths instead of correcting their deficiencies.

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time

by Susan Scott

Susan Scott wants you to succeed. To do that, she explains, you must transform everyday conversations with effective ways to get your message across-and get what you want. You will learn techniques to overcome barriers to meaningful communication, expand and enrich conversations with colleagues, friends, and family. Readers will increase clarity, improve understanding, and learn to handle strong emotions-on both sides of the table.


The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD.

Two thumbs up! This is an excellent read for not only introverts, but extroverts as well. Introverts sometimes face challenges in an extroverted world such as stress, invisibility, and perception gaps. Jennifer provides a four step process to address these challenges and help introverted individuals become powerful leaders. Extroverts reading this book will learn how to better relate to and support those introverted individuals in which they engage. Everyone benefits!

Stop Self-Sabotage: Get Out of Your Own Way to Earn More Money, Improve Your Relationships, and Find the Success You Deserve

by Pat Pearson, M.S.S.W.

We all have strengths, we all have challenges, and we all have limiting beliefs that can cause us to self-sabotage our hopes, dreams, and desires. Pat’s book provides insight into the common pitfalls of self-sabotage that hold people back and offers step-by-step strategies to help conquer the limiting beliefs and feelings that get in the way of happiness. This book will challenge you to take a hard look at your life and address what thoughts and beliefs may be hindering your success.

Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

I have always enjoyed the teachings of Dr. Wayne Dyer. EXCUSES BEGONE is a thought provoking book that will guide you in addressing the excuses that stop you from creating your best life. We all need a wake up a call now and again and EXCUSES BEGONE will do just that. There has never been a better time to create a life you can applaud … don’t let excuses stop you! Purchase a new highlighter because you will need it while reading this book.

The Passion Plan : A Step-By-Step Guide to Discovering, Developing, and Living Your Passion

by Dr. Richard Chang

I read this book many years ago and still continue to recommend it to individuals who want to have a greater understanding of their passions. THE PASSION PLAN presents seven simple steps to discovering the things we really care about, deciding where we want them to take us, and developing a plan to get us there. You will realize that integrating passion into our lives is a choice and will ask yourself the tough question… What am I doing to integrate passion into my life?


Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling

by Michael Port

A comprehensive and actionable roadmap for success! BOOK YOURSELF SOLID is a system for solo practitioners and entrepreneurs who want their business to soar. I love that Michael Port also provides a 90+ page workbook FREE that you can download from his website that contains exercises and powerful questions to help tailor your business to your passions and create the success that you desire.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

by David Allen

If I learned anything from GETTING THINGS DONE, I realized that our subconscious mind is always running in the background with all the tasks, details, and action items that we need to accomplish. Creating “Trusted Systems” that can help us hold, organize, and prioritize these tasks will free up our mind. Allen believes that our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. When our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized, we can achieve the effective results we desire. I purchased the audio version of this book and really enjoyed it.