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Recommended Books

Recommended Books

Reading is a big part of my life. I’m currently on a 52 book challenge for the year of 2021. Follow along!

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Cecilia has read 8 books toward her goal of 52 books.

On this page, I summarize the books that have impacted me deeply and come highly recommended.

Choose Yourself (James Altucher) – “The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is… It’s on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself.

Strengths Finder 2.0 (Tom Rath) – A framework for finding your unique combination of strengths. This book gave me insights into my unique combo of strengths (futuristic, maximizer, individualistic, input, arranger) and a clearer direction in life.

Wealth Warrior (Steve Chandler) – Steve Chandler is a coach and one of my favorite people to learn from. Official recap of the book: “Steve Chandler boldly takes on the entitled victim mindset with a series of warrior principles and stories to fire up even the most cynical soul.”

Play. How it Shapes The Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Stuart Brown, MD) – “A book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives.” A great read!

ReWork: Change The Way You Work Forever (Jason Fried) – Written by the founders of 37signals, about the new realities of work. Practical, quick and fun read. Shows the the way it’s mostly done isn’t always the right way.

The Four Hour Work Week (Tim Ferriss) – This guide for lifestyle design is a classic. You don’t need to be an entrepreneur to enjoy this book. It’s filled with fun and valuable tips and tricks.

Spirituality & Love

Das Energi (Paul Williams) – A quite random little book, and I can’t remember where I first found it. It’s packed with insights though. Great read!

Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead (Brené Brown) – The book’s name is from the famous speech “The Man in the Arena” by Teddy Roosevelt – on how to live a life that is true to yourself, and how living whole-heartedly (with vulnerability and courage) is the way to do it.

A Course in Miracles – it’s a book, but it’s a massive book. It’s a psychological mind training tool. My mentor Marianne Williamson teaches on these principles. Although it’s quite Christian in language, it teaches very basic and universal spiritual principles. A return to love by Marianne Williamson is a good primer.

Beliefs & Identity

The Big Leap: Conquer your hidden fear and take life to the next level (Gay Hendricks) – Self-sabotaging your success? This talks about how we hinder ourselves.

Habits & Rituals

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business (Charles Duhigg) – A scientific take on why we do what we do and how we can change our habits.

The War of Art (Steven Pressfield) – This is a must have for anyone wanting to achieve anything!

Practical Systems

Expert Secrets (Russell Brunson) – Amazing read!

Money & Finances

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (T. Harv Eker) – Begins with the author claiming; “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!”. The book is about our ‘success and money blueprint’, how it makes us behave, and how we can re-set it. This change my financial life, and introduce me to the powerful money management system – the jar system.