BOOKS WE LOVE

6 Awesome Books

We wanted to share 6 inspirational reads that have encouraged us in our business and personal lives. I mean, we would like to take full credit for being this amazing, but we have had some help along the way! You might sense a theme of personal responsibility and hard work with these reads because those are two values that we take very seriously. After all, great things don’t come from our comfort zones.

ANYTHING BY GARY VAYNERCHUK

We are basically obsessed with Gary Vaynerchuck. He is our New Jersey spirit animal. He is very high energy and straightforward. He believes in being authentic, working hard and not making excuses. Oh, and working harder. If you listen to one of his books on audio, make sure there are no kids around, he swears like a drunken sailor. He is brilliant though, and as he would say, his EQ is off the charts, which is probably the reason he is the king of social media. If you are in social media management, an entrepreneur or just love to get excited about business, you need to be reading Gary Vee. Find this great read on Amazon: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World.

ANYTHING BY GARY VAYNERCHUK

We are basically obsessed with Gary Vaynerchuck. He is our New Jersey spirit animal. He is very high energy and straightforward. He believes in being authentic, working hard and not making excuses. Oh, and working harder. If you listen to one of his books on audio, make sure there are no kids around, he swears like a drunken sailor. He is brilliant though, and as he would say, his EQ is off the charts, which is probably the reason he is the king of social media. If you are in social media management, an entrepreneur or just love to get excited about business, you need to be reading Gary Vee. Find this great read on Amazon: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World.

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE – STEPHEN R. COVEY

A Classic. Everyone should read this book, you can apply it to so many areas of life. It teaches the concept of personal responsibility, being proactive, the power of a paradigm shift and so much more. This awesome read teaches so many basic principals that help you navigate your own life in a very productive and respectful way. It’s time to re-read this and introduce it to the kids. You can easily find this classic on Amazon: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change.

GRIT – ANGELA DUCKWORTH

This was a recent read and it was amazing! Author Angela Duckworth breaks down what makes people successful. Is it being a genius? No. Is it luck? No. It’s GRIT. Good old-fashioned perseverance. We have often observed that business owners who end up being successful are the ones that just keep going. They solve the problems that come their way and they don’t give up. According to GRIT, our observations were correct! Get your copy of Grit on Amazon: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

GRIT – ANGELA DUCKWORTH

This was a recent read and it was amazing! Author Angela Duckworth breaks down what makes people successful. Is it being a genius? No. Is it luck? No. It’s GRIT. Good old-fashioned perseverance. We have often observed that business owners who end up being successful are the ones that just keep going. They solve the problems that come their way and they don’t give up. According to GRIT, our observations were correct! Get your copy of Grit on Amazon: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

LEAN IN – SHERYL SANDBERG

As women in business, this book really hit home. You would think that a woman as successful as Sheryl Sandberg wouldn’t be plagued with self-doubt and the struggles of the family/work balance that the rest of us are. Wrong. This book is very relatable but also breaks down why women are less confident and not going as far as they could in business. Learning this information, along with practical ways to overcome these issues, is very empowering. This book provides hope that we can go as far as we want to in life and business. Visit Amazon to get your copy: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE – DALE CARNEGIE

Another classic! The concepts in this book stand the test of time. Treat people well, be thoughtful and meticulous, take the time to remember the little things about people, and do big things to show that you are willing to go the extra mile for them. These things will ensure that people feel good about working with you and will continue to come back. Genuine investment in your customer will make all the difference in your biz. Visit Amazon and add this one to your library: How to Win Friends & Influence People.

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE – DALE CARNEGIE

Another classic! The concepts in this book stand the test of time. Treat people well, be thoughtful and meticulous, take the time to remember the little things about people, and do big things to show that you are willing to go the extra mile for them. These things will ensure that people feel good about working with you and will continue to come back. Genuine investment in your customer will make all the difference in your biz. Visit Amazon and add this one to your library: How to Win Friends & Influence People.

BRAIN MAKER – DR. DAVID PERLMUTTER

This is not a business book, but we love it so much, we are going to find a way to make it applicable. Since this book is about brain health, it will help you in business simply by making your brain work better. This is a nutrition book that lays out science about what our brains need to function at peak level and hopefully not develop issues like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc. If you love to read awesome case studies about what happens to mice when they get a fecal transplant, this book is for you. All kidding aside though, it’s MIND BLOWING! Start your journey with Brain Maker on Amazon: Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life.

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Email Heather at heather@woodchuckarts.com or call 724-281-0559
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