1. Never Eat Alone: Keith Ferrazzi
This book is essential for someone who wants to increase their ability to network and maintain relationships. The premise of the book is that we as leaders should be intentional about investing and maintaining relationships with people we meet and foster long term relationships. One of the main points Keith lays out in the book is, "Why would we spend our time networking with people if we never follow up and keep the relationship?" In this book he teaches you the systems of how to do this. This book taught me a ton about getting out of my comfort zone and meeting new people.
2. No Excuses: Brian Tracy
This book has a simple goal of helping you reach the top 10% of your profession. I read this book before my first sales job and it allowed me to have a lot of success because it taught me to focus on the essential parts of the job and focus primarily on the things that I could control each day. I love this book because it is "old school" but all the principles can still be applied today.
3. The Millionaire Next Door: Thomas Stanley
This book is one of the largest studies of millionaires in America. It dispels a lot of cultural myths that a majority of people believe about millionaires. Based on research that they conducted featuring thousands of millionaires, you learn that most millionaires actually work dependable jobs, started their own business, stay out of debt, keep their expenses low, etc. It is a great read that will help you develop a plan when organizing your own finances.
4. Atomic Habits: James Clear
This is a new release book that is gaining massive popularity. James clear's message in the book is that we are not a product of our feelings or intentions but our success is a byproduct of the systems we have in our lives. Backed by a ton of research, James breaks down why most people fail to follow through. He teaches you how to create systems in your life that produce success
In this weeks episode of Focus Friday, Alex Demczak shares his story of getting cut from the team, and what it taught him about leading without a title.
On episode one of The Athlete Podcast, I had the chance to sit down with college basketball star Jontay Porter to talk about the importance of his faith, the trials he has recently faced after injuring his knee twice in only four months, and his upcoming decision of whether to stay in college or enter the 2019 NBA Draft. Jontay is a great guy and has a ton of maturity for his age. You can listen to our interview on the following platforms...