My floating bookshelf that I made to house my growing collection.
Reading books as a pastime has never come easy for me. I have come to learn that when I was in high school I would associate reading books with school / homework / studying / tests in which all equaled to a lot of anxiety for me. I had stopped reading books as a leisure activity completely after those years of schooling. I filled the gaps with hobbies like playing guitar, video games, and working out etc. As of the last few years I have delved back into the world of reading books and the benefits are amazing. Reading requires a great amount stillness and patience, which is what I need(ed) the most work on.
Bellow is a list of wonderful reads that I have found most beneficial to my growth as a human over the years. This is not a complete list of the books I have on my shelf, but ones I believe most people would enjoy.
Comment bellow if you have any suggested reading!
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Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris
Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferris
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach
Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging by Ben Greenfield
HowTo Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire by David Deida
Mastery by Robert Greene
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller
Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life by Ben Greenfield
Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex by Aubrey Marcus
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza
The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy by William Von Hippel
The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success by Linda Bark PhD RN MCC
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz
Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great by Joshua Medfalf
Mans Search For Meaning
by Viktor Frankl
Become What You Are by Alan Watts
What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength by Scott Carney
Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can Too by Gary Vaynerchuk
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!
by Paul Chek