We’re fairly voracious readers here at Ferrvor and like many of you, we strive to be the best at what we do and therefore educate ourselves through reading. And so, as we reflect on the new year ahead of us, we put together a list of our favorite books that have inspired us in one way or another and perhaps will inspire you.
To kick off our series on inspiration, who better then Tony Robbins, who has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from more then 200 countries with his books and live events. And lucky for us, he has a new book entitled, Money, Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Finanical Freedom. This time Tony focuses on finances and delivers the information with all the Tony Robbins energy and excitement we’ve come to expect. For this book, Tony has done extensive research and interviewed more then 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world, from Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn to Steve Forbes and put that invaluable information and essential practices into a simple 7-step blueprint that anyone at most any level can use to beef up their financial DNA. Tony walks you through actionable how-to’s with expert advice on most of our important decisions to help keep your financial nest egg where it needs to be.
Being that we’re so busy and connected all the time, we thought you would enjoy The Art of Doing Nothing: Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself by Véronique Vienne. This is a gem of a book with random chapters and subjects like “Dealing With a Guilty Conscious” and subjects on the art of breathing, meditating, bathing, listening, waiting, and offer sometimes useful if not just fun tips on how to whistle, stay in the moment, take a nap or cure a cold. It’s great to have around the house for you or your guests to pick up a little wisdom while at your pad.
Next up is The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life – Jeff Olson. This book came to our attention through a friend who originally recommended it to us after raving about it. We couldn’t disagree. The Slight Edge is one of those books like “Blink” that delves into the little things we do or don’t do that make our lives, better or worse, more successful, or not. This is not just another self-help, motivation book showing us how to attain success. The Slight Edge will show you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that you already have in you.
Then there is the classic must read (if you haven’t) Think And Grow Rich – Napolean Hill. Hill is an interesting character and one of the earliest inspirational and motivational leaders on the power of our thoughts and how and what you think creates your life. Mr. Hill was asked by Andrew Carnegie to interview the most successful and wealthiest people of the time and to determine what ‘ secret’ made them successful. During his journey is when he discovered that the most successful people all thought a certain way and that’s why they were successful in their chosen fields. From that, he developed the 16 laws of success, meant to be applied by people to achieve success. Think and Grow rich has been read and used by millions of business and thought leaders around the world to create a concrete plan for success that, when followed, according to Hill, never fails.For those of you that have read it, why not brush up and give it another read.
And if you really can’t slow down and or are having some issues around negative or destructive thoughts, The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle will be infinitely helpful. This book is very powerful and is 100% about focusing on and living in the now and why that’s so important. Tolle believes, as most in his field, that being liberated from the mind is the way to true happiness. Early in the book, the author introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind and it’s negative thought patterns and our role as the creator of this ‘pain’. Tolle shows readers how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The book is an enlightening and exciting journey as Eckhart shows how to connect to the true essence of our Being.
From Good to Great – Jim Collins. For those of you who have your own business, this is a must read management book that describes how companies transition from being average companies to great companies and how some companies fail to make the transition. Collins,”Greatness” is defined as financial success or performance several multiples better than the market average over a sustained period of time. The author describes the main factor for achieving the transition to be a narrow focusing of the company’s resources on their respective field of competence.
Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting – The Astonishing Power of Feelings. – Lynn Grabhorn. Another New York Times bestseller, this book is about the Law of Attraction and along the lines of Think And Grow Rich, but differs in that it’s a more current and practical explanation on how the power of our feelings is what ultimately unconsciously shapes and molds every moment of every day and influences our overall outcomes. She further reveals how paying attention to feelings—rather than just positive thinking, or sweat and strain, or our smarts–is the way to change your life, make your dreams come true, and create the life you truly want to live. Excuse Me, is positive, humorous and brimming with logical steps, and true-life examples that help readers better understand how to access their feelings and create the lives they’ve always wanted.
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Have a great 2015!