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The Library

Kick your feet up, enjoy some book summaries and read hand-selected content for you to elevate your learning!

I get excited about studying the habits of successful people.

Ever since I was little, I always loved to read books about success and entrepreneurs working their own strategies and principles to make their life into one they’ve always dreamed.

Today, I still love learning!

I want to focus on bettering myself, giving back to others, and reach my full potential and happiness in life.

I know I’m not alone in this, and I want to share it with you!

This is why I created this collection of my most favorite content.

You can look forward to today’s authors such as Jack Canfield, Darren Hardy, Malcolm Gladwell and Tony Robbins, as well as older authors such as Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, and W. Clement Stone.

Enjoy!

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.
This goes to help support me and The Success Mountain website – which I am so thankful for!

My Favorite Books

By the way, I’ve read every single one of these books listed. I only want to share the best of the best with you, to help you move the needle in your life and business!

Entrepreneurship Books

The Dip by Seth Godin

Feeling like you’re in the messy middle? Your project started out fun, and then it got really hard, and you realized weren’t having any fun anymore! You’re in The Dip, or maybe you’re at a dead-end. Which one is it? And how do you get out?
This book will help!

The Dip by Seth Godin

Feeling like you’re in the messy middle? Your project started out fun, and then it got really hard, and you realized weren’t having any fun anymore! You’re in The Dip, or maybe you’re at a dead-end. Which one is it? And how do you get out?
This book will help!

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

Most people operate only at ‘mediocre’ action levels, or even retreating away from action. If your biggest fear (like me) is settling for the ordinary, Grant will teach you how his 10X principle will blast through the mediocrity and reach your dreams!

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy

Each day of entrepreneurship can feel like a crazy up and down ride, leaving you wondering when it’s going to end, or if there’s any stability. Darren prepares you for this roller coaster with the best strategies he’s found for avoiding the landmines and riding the waves!
One of my absolute faves!

Marketing and Branding Books

Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk 

Gary’s second book on crushing your dreams outlines how to build the perfect personal brand and how to become an influencer in todays online market! He tells inspiring stories of those who have taken his advice and built their dreams.

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

A blueprint for social media marketing, this book shows you exactly how to create posts for the social platforms we use today, so you can connect with your audience and perform better than your competitors!

Fascinate by Sally Hogshead

Sally uses the psychology of branding to define your brand that feels more YOU, and she teaches you actionable steps to make your brand impossible to resist! Her research has helped me define how I state my message to my audience.

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

When you’re leading your people, you aren’t the hero of the story. They are. You are the guide! And every brand has a story. This is part of the StoryBrand process, a must have for bloggers and online entrepreneurs!

Personal Growth Books

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

This book is a big part of what inspired me to start The Success Mountain. I have multiple copies, with highlights and tattered edges from reading it so much. This is one of those fundamental books you need to read if you want to be any sort of successful in life.
Absolute must read!

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

Brendon is a life coach who has done extensive research on successful people, boiling down what it is that makes high performers successful over the long term. The answer is 6 core habits, that you can change and develop your life to become happier, and healthier.

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

This book gives insights to what the average American who succeeds in today’s world looks like. For example, did you know most millionaires are blue collar business owners who don’t have flashy cares and have never bought a watch or suit that costed more than $200? Powerful lessons on what ‘success’ looks like. 

Productivity Books

The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran

A year is too long to set goals. You probably never complete them, or rush at the end of the year to do them. Instead, think in 12 weeks at a time. Brian teaches how to create focus and clarity with the urgency of 12 weeks, to get impactful results on your goals.

The Sweet Spot by Christine Carter

This one is seriously one of my faves (I have a select few)! Christine tested every tactic that would help her create a less stressful life, without giving up happiness or success, to give her life more energy, efficiency, creativity, and intelligence. She shows the transformation from exhausted and overwhelmed to relaxed and productive!

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller

How to get rid of the overwhelm with fewer distractions and less on your plate. The ONE Thing teaches how to focus on the ONE thing that will move your project/business/life forward and get more results!

People and Influencers I Follow

Business Resources

Ash Ambirge//The Middle Finger Project

One of the only newsletters that I open on a continual basis, Ash gives it to you real, and with a total no-BS attitude!

Amy Landino//AmyTV

An influencer on Youtube, Amy helps you build your Youtube channel for your business, and helps you improve yourself along the way with her awesome style and witty comments.

Katharyne Shelton//BlueSkySuite

Katharyne focuses on selling on Amazon and runs several successful Facebook groups about Createspace, building a brand, and using your creativity to create your own products!

Productivity Resources

The Trello Blog

Yes, the software! Their blog is actually super insightful and I’m always learning new tips from them! Plus their cool graphics make it fun!

Wellness Resources

Faith Mariah//Radical Transformation Project

Great resource for mental health and self care. Faith has some fantastic free printables to help you master your anxiety and depression – be sure to check her out!

Lisa//Downshiftology

I recently discovered Lisa through her meal prep videos on Youtube. She’s helped me up my game with my autoimmune health conditions, and her recipes are delish! As an entrepreneur, I need fast and healthy – she’s got it!

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