What I’m reading now in order to become more productive and build wealth.
Research has shown that reading has tremendous value in all areas of life. It can help you think better, improve your people skills, and expose you to new opportunities.
So, what books should you read to gain an advantage in life and career?
I’ve been a fairly serious reader for years. My biggest interests: business and personal development, leadership, psychology, music careers, teaching and learning, and occasionally some fiction.
I enjoy consuming the content and taking it apart to fully understand it. I believe that’s provided me the success and opportunities I’ve gained throughout my life.
Many successful people will agree that reading is one of the most prominent factors in creating a better life.
Here’s a list of some of my favorite books. I’ll break them down into different categories. I’ll add to this list over time and you can check out the archive here. I do receive an affiliate commission if you purchase via the links I’ve provided.
- The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking for Success – Zoro
- The Savvy Musician: Building a Career, Earning a Living & Making a Difference – David Cutler
- The PracticeSpot Guide to Promoting Your Teaching Studio: How to Make Your Phone Ring, Fill Your Schedule, and Build a Waiting List You Can’t Jump Over – Philip Johnston
- You’re a Musician. Now What?: How to thrive in creative and financial freedom as a musician – Janek Gwizdala
- The Studio Musician’s Handbook (Music Pro Guides) – Bobby Owsinski and Paul Ill
Entrepreneurship & Business:
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It – Michael E. Gerber
- Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? – Seth Godin
- The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? – Seth Godin
- Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – Tribes
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) – Timothy Ferriss
- Customers for Life: How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer – Carl Sewel
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – David Allen
- The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles – Steven Pressfield
- Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way– Steven Pressfield
- 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done – Peter Bregman
- The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! – Josh Kaufman
Creativity & Motivation:
- The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard) Third Edition – Jill Badonsky, M.ED.
- The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron
- The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive – Brendon Burchard
- The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help – Amanda Palmer
There are of course many valuable books out there today. My goal with this list is to keep adding books that I find very beneficial to my life and career.
Which books should I add to this list?