Five Books I’ve Read 2x in the Past 12 Months

It’s one thing to read a book once.

But it takes an extra special book to read twice.

Go on. Take a moment. Think about all the books you’ve read more than once.  I’d bet that they’re pretty special to you, am I right?

This year I read a bunch of books for the second time.  But what’s especially interesting about these books is that I read them a second time within twelve months of reading them the FIRST time.

Any books like that in your life?

Since these books had such an impact on me, I wanted to share them with you, because, well, quite literally, they helped me have one of the best years of my life.  So I owe it to the books and to the Authors of those books to get them out into the world.

And, because I know so many of you want to do big things in the theater, in business, or in whatever, I have this 2x in 12-month feeling that they’ll help you.

So here you go . . . Five Books I’ve Read 2x in the Past 12 Months.

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, turned me on to this one.  She said it helped her go from door-to-door fax machine salesperson to billionaire entrepreneur. That was enough for me to give it a listen.
The subtitle of this book is “Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.”  Get why I recommend it?  It’s also a great history of the development of Pixar Studios, one of the coolest and most creative hitmaking orgs in Hollywood.
What started as a few seconds at the end of a Ted speech turned into a mass movement. Mel Robbins teaches you a simple concept to get you out of bed in the AM that can also help you accomplish anything.
It’s hard to write.  Like waging a war sometimes, am I right?  Steven Pressfield teaches you how to fight . . . and win.
The classic.  It’s not just about money.  It’s about success in everything you want in life.  Oh, and the masterminds we run?  And that I’ve been a part of for years?  The idea is in this book.

If you have any recommendations of your own, post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag me in it – maybe you’ll see your suggestion in another upcoming blog.

Happy reading!

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