Read More!


A had a revelation today. Even successful people don’t read enough. If you don’t have the time to read or, don’t read well, listen more ( buy or take out audiobooks). I’m not bragging but I went through about 6 months worth of blog posts to try to get a handle on what I have read or listened to lately and came up with these suggestions. If you are a regular reader, you may have heard these already but, they bear repeating.

Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success (Maxwell, John C.)

Self-Improvement 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (101 (Thomas Nelson))

Creating Magic- 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney by Lee Cockerell

Barefoot in Boston http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barefoot+in+boston

Talent Code – Daniel Coyle

Talent is Overrated – Geoff Colvin

First Break All the Rules- Marcus Buckingham

Training Soccer Champions – Anson Dorrance

Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

These are just a few to start you off. In any case, get started.

 

 

5 Responses to “Read More!”

  1. Great list Mike, thanks for sharing! Mike your book functional training for sports motivated me to get into the world of S+C and I often go back to it to get reinspired. On a side note if you want more time to read try reading these two books: 4 hour work week by Tim Ferriss and Time Rich Cash Optional by Cliff Harvey… I do realize the joke read these to get more time to read those haha. And Dan John’s Never Let Go is amazing.

  2. I really liked Dan John’s “Never Let Go.” I’ve read it 2 or 3 times since I purchased it in April..

  3. Great revelation. I have about ten books sitting in my room and a couple of Dan John books that I haven’t ordered yet on my to read list. I’m in the process of learning to be efficient with my free time, and it seems like its an art. I will likely pick up these books you mentioned here soon; I’ve been meaning to pick up some self improvement books because it’s really hit me lately, that you can be the smartest coach around, but have no clue how to interact with your athletes/clients and then what good does your knowledge do.

  4. Mike, I am also a big believer in reading constantly. I just started a new book on Saturday and try to read a few pages everyday. I don’t feel like my colleagues around me read very much, but maybe they do at home..

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