16 Books That Changed the Way I Work

A good friend of mine recently pointed out that I had a tendency to not only read and appreciate books, but that I consistently integrated lessons and takeaways from those books into the way I lived, thought, and worked as well. I had never considered how my approach to interacting with books might differ from others. When I got home, I scanned my bookshelf. I was honestly surprised to realize that so much of what I do, how I do it, and how I think could be directly attributed to specific books in front of me.
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How I Built the Lifestyle of my Dreams

Over the last year and a half, on at least a weekly basis, I’ve pondered new ideas and opportunities.

And almost every week, I’ve held them up and viewed them through my lifestyle lens.

And almost every week, I’d decide to pass on each of them.
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Purpose 1st – Profit 2nd

I used to be a car salesman. In car sales, the profit of a car deal was commonly referred to as “gross”. At sales meetings, the General Manager of the auto group where I worked would regularly lead all managers and salespeople in a sort of rallying chant. In full voice, almost as a sort of crazed battle cry, they would chant, “Gross is King! Gross is King! Gross is King!”
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Projects Rule – Paths Drool

Are you on the right path? Are you doing what you’re meant to do?

I used to fret about these questions tirelessly. But what if it wasn’t even about following your passion or trying to find that one, right path?
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