Learning List

What does your business reading list look like?

Learning from some of the best business resources is an optimal way to amp up your acumen. But with so many on the market, how do you know what to read or listen to? Well, look no further. Every year, I challenge those participating in Lighthouse’s mentor groups to share their best recommendations for a business book or an app or podcast.  You’ll find the lists below – just google the recommendation and determine if it is a fit for you.

And of course, scroll to the bottom and share yours with me too.   I’m a lifelong learner always seeking more knowledge! 

2018-19 Mentors

  • 'Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body' by Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson
  • 'The Miracle Morning' by Hal Elrod
  • 'Who's Got Your Back?' by Keith Ferrazzi
  • 'The Automatic Millionaire' by David Bach
  • 'The Latte Factor: Why You Don't Have to Be Rich to Live Rich' by David Bach
  • 'Start with Why' by Simon Sinek
  • 'Atomic Habits' by James Clear
  • 'Mindful Work' by David Gelles
  • 'Gratitude Daily: 21 Days to More Joy & Less Stress' by Nataly Kogan
  • 'Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear' by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Mindshift from Anxiety Canada (app)
  • YNAB - You Need a Budget (app)
  • Darren Daily by Darren Hardy (podcast)
  • The Alchemized Life, episode 37 (podcast)
  • Mile IQ: mileage tracking (app)
  • The Life School Coach by Brooke Castillo, episode 26 (podcast)
  • Everyday Leadership by Drew Dudley (TED talk)
  • Skyscanner (app)
  • Everyday Leadership by Drew Dudley (TED talk)
  • Calm (app)
  • Seth Godin: This is Marketing (podcast)
  • Mastery & Message with Lisa Princic (app)
  • The GaryVee Audio Experience: Gary Vaynerchuk (podcast)
  • Malcolm Gladwell (podcast)
  • Advice: Surround yourself with a cheering crowd
  • Bullet Journaling Journal with pen & beautiful book
  • 'Big Dreams, Small Spaces' on Netflix
  • Advice: the importance of morning routine (no tech, meditation, slow starts, walks)
  • Lighthouse's mentor program 🙂
  • The Joy of Now Journal
  • Use coconut oil on your face - just put it on a facecloth & wipe on
  • Celebrate your resilience!
  • Maurice Sendak: On Life, Death & Children's Lit on npr.org (a must listen to interview)

2017-18 Mentors

  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Ninja Selling by Larry Kendall
  • Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need To Do And Start Doing What You Want To Do by Sarah Knight
  • Waking Up In Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife by Cheryl Richardson
  • The Lean Start­Up by Eric Ries
  • The Power of Habit ­ Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  • Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigenur
  • Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  • The Science of Likeability by Patrick King
  • Looptail: Why Community, Culture and Karma Matter in Business by Bruce Poon Tip
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead. by Brene Brown
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • The Art of War for Women Chin­NIng Chu
  • To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink
  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well­Being, Wisdom and Wonder by Ariana Huffington
  • Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • How to Be a Productivity Ninja by Graham Alcott
  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  • What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves by Ellyn Spragins
  • Crush It! Why Now is The Time to Cash in on Your Passion Gary Vaynderchuk
  • Small is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants and Remarkable Business Ideas by Seth Godin
  • All Marketers are Liars (Tell Stories): The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works­­and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All by Seth Godin
  • The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Berchard
  • Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have to by Sein Beilock
  • Start Your Own Business: The Only Start Up Book You'll Ever Need by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
  • The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
  • Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage and Career for Women in Charge by Becky Blalock
  • Real: A Path to Passion, Purpose and Profits in Real Estate by Dave Crumby
  • The Power of Why Amanda Lang
  • Five Faces of Genius; Creative Thinking Styles to Succeed at Work by Annette Moser­Wellman
  • David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits & The Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People From Achieving More and How You Can Change by Robert Kelsey
  • Making Your Life A Masterpiece by Peter Legge

2016-17 Mentors

  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It by Michael Gerber
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The 8 Minute Organizer: Easy Solutions to Simplify Your Life in Your Spare Time by Regina Leads
  • Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
  • The Toyota Way to Service Excellence by Jeffrey Liker & Karyn Ross
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom and Wonder by Ariana Huffington
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
  • Money Sense Magazine
  • Ted Talks – The Official Ted Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
  • Still Procrastinating? The no-regrets guide to getting it done by Joseph R. Ferrari
  • Shoe Dog – A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Phil Knight
  • The 4 Hour Workweek: Escape 9 – 5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
  • Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears Pema Chodron
  • The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

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