Today I want to share with you my favorite books. Many of these apply to dating and relationships, but, of course, since we are concerned about living the best possible life (including career, health, over all enjoyment, and, yes, even relationships), this list also includes other categories as well.
Here is my list:
No More Mr. Nice Guy – This book is written for men suffering from the “Nice Guy Syndrome,” however, it has a lot of lessons that women could probably benefit from as well. The main take away from this book is the importance of asking for what you want, vulnerability, and composure. If you are a woman and prefer a book written for a female perspective, here is the alternate that I mention in this podcast.
Nonviolent Communication – Nonviolent Communication is a powerful way of communicating with another person in a way that doesn’t trigger them to become defensive. It allows us to keep the doors open to understanding and reaching a mutually beneficial outcome.
Letters from a Stoic – Wise reminders from the Roman stoic thinker Seneca, which is just as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago.
Presence Process – A meditation experience that will help guide you into a more present state of mind. This can be useful for breaking habitual patterns and finding more joy and happiness in love or in life.
A Complaint Free World – This 21-day challenge sounds silly or even simplistic at first, but it can be truly life-changing if you stick with the challenge all the way to the end.
The 50th Law – A powerful book on self-reliance and resilience.
The Millionaire Fastlane – Despite the completely scammy sounding name, this is actually quite a good book on the the path to true wealth. It also covers some good mindset qualities that apply beyond the realm of wealth alone and can be useful when it comes to relationships or dating as well.
The 4 Hour Work Week – This is actually the book that inspired me to start my business over 8 years ago. In addition to being a “business book,” this book also teaches you to focus on the minimum effective dose in getting the results you’re looking for.
Outwitting the Devil – This is a strange book written by the author of Think and Grow Rich. This book was actually suppressed for 70 years after it was written due to its controversial nature. It covers the importance of the people you surround yourself with as well as the idea of “drifting” and how it can lead to failure and struggle in any area of life.
Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World – This is a fiction book, but still a great read none the less. It explores the idea of the inner world and the outer world and how they blend and link together.