#MyWeeklyGems 17 - Books to read in 2017

Posted Dec 23, 2016 by Mathieu Chiasson

We’re only a few days before Christmas and New Year just around the corner. What does that mean? First, use this time to spend quality time with your family and friends. Second, this is the time to reflect on what happened this year and to plan out next year.

Yesterday, I re-arranged my whole office library. So I decided to pick 3 books I’d recommend you read. All 3 books serve a different purpose so I’d recommend you read them in the order they’re presented.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

This is a nice started book for the year because it’s short and simple. I find the author is sometimes a bit too cynical about our world and current situation but the solutions he proposes are simple and will without a doubt improve your life.

This book will lay a great foundation for you in 2017. These four agreements will relieve you loads of stress and give you a better appreciation of your life as a whole.

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Introducing to NLP by Joseph O’Connor & John Seymour

Now that you have a great foundation lets not stop there. NLP, neuro-linguistic programming, is a study of the functioning of the brain put into applicable form. There are dozens of tools to help you not just understand but change and improve yourself within this book. The mind is a fascinating thing, understanding how it works and how to improve it is a tremendous life asset everyone should own.

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Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

First, this book IS A BRICK! But every time I pick it up I’m amazed at how light it is. It’s a weird feeling.

Ok back to the content of the book. The full title reads Tools of Titans - The tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers.

After you’ve laid down a good philosophical foundation with The Four Agreements and a good understanding of the mind with Introducing to NLP, lets get to the good stuff.

I haven’t read this whole brick yet. It just came out earlier this month and remember it IS A BRICK! But Tim took a lot of the content in this book from hundreds of interviews he did for his podcast, which I listened to regularly. There’s not one interview I listened to that I didn’t find absolutely awesome. You’ll get wicked advices from billionaires, icons, and world-class performers. I’m so excited about this book I’ll use bullets to highlight why everyone, who wants to grow in life, should get this…

  • This book covers a whole array of disciplines from health to wealth. Definitely something for everyone in there.
  • If you want hear more from a certain person, you can go listen to the podcast.
  • You don’t need to read this book from cover to cover, simply jump to the parts which interests you.
  • You’ll feel strong lifting it, this BRICK is easy to lift.
  • You’ll get hundreds of other books or material suggestions within the pages of this book. What book Arnold Schwarzenegger gifted the most? It’s in there, The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History.
  • Many people have sleep problems, Tim struggles with sleep and packed a gazillion hacks for better sleep in there.

I could go on but that’s enough.

[To Tony Robbins] Is there a quote that guides your life? “It’s a belief: Life is always happening for us, not to us. It’s our job to find out where the benefit is. If we do, life is magnificent.”

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All this said, MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. Take time with your families and rest if needed. See you all next week!

In the meantime let me know which books you'd recommend in the comments below!

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