I shared a few thoughts on a recent vlog but I thought I’d share them here as well!
Here are the 10 books that I carry around with me! These books have deeply impacted my life in one way, shape, or form! A ton of sentimentality here!
Here they are…
1. The Four Loves:
I learned how to love someone perfectly-imperfect, just like me. Eventually, this gift from a friend in
2003 was a cornerstone reading for my eventual marriage to my sweetheart!
It’ll be 15 years this year… moved 18 times and a ton of startups. 3 kids. 2 Masters Degrees. A ton of heartache and pain. But, a lot of joy too.
I spend time calibrating myself with a simple thought from the
scriptures although the application is broad and deep. Faith is a very interesting thing and it’s been a huge
unlock in my thinking.
I could write a ton on these two books and how they’ve helped me grapple with simple-yet-complex issues of work, life, and meaning. So grateful for Pressfield’s work. He’s the real fucking deal.
5. Life Together:
Even more useful given today’s economy and times. Learning how to live with others and do life with others… is really fucking hard.
The “bible” for filmmakers and people who create stories. I can’t say enough about this because, honestly, I’ve never really finished it. Getting through the first few chapters is heavy-lifting and already given me significant lift.
It’ll take me the rest of my life to work through this tome.
Connecting your work with something
bigger than yourself is an important part of creating meaningful value for people. That’s all that I’m going to say about that.
One of my favorite books of all time. I’ve written about
2 Fun Reads
Fun reads that just give me joy.
Okay, your turn!