10 Personal Development Books

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It should be no surprise to you that I love personal development books. My bookshelf and writing desk are full of them.

If you want to sidetrack me, give me a good personal development book.

The whole purpose of reading is to absorb knowledge from the author and use it to make your life better. In fact, the best way to improve your life is to synthesize knowledge from others.

Reading and applying what I read has helped me develop more than I could imagine.

If you are interested in becoming the best version of yourself and taking your life to the next level, I HIGHLY recommend you download my list of the ten personal development books you need to read. It is FREE.


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The Rules to the Game

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When I was growing up, I loved playing video games. I can still remember the late nights my sister and I stayed up playing Def Jam: Fight For NY.

We made rules when we played the game. At the time, the rules were important to me.

I vividly remember the night my sister broke the rules. She promised that she wouldn’t pick Fat Joe to fight with and she did. For some reason I couldn’t win a fight when someone played with him.

I was extremely upset. I told my sister that she broke the rules and I did not want to play the game anymore. What she told me next changed everything.

“You can break the rules too.”

My sister was right! I could break the rules too.

I suddenly realized that some rules were meant to be broken.

Rules can and will hold you back if you let them.

Now, in my adulthood, I learn more about myself when I break rules.

I mean, who really wants to operate within certain parameters their whole life?

You weren’t born a robot. Break some rules!

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Master Your Morning

MasterYourMornings Your brain is attuned early in the morning and so is your energy. I can tell you that my creativity levels are through the roof in the morning. Literally!

The best time to accomplish anything is in the morning. This is why a morning routine is vital.

Having an established morning routine is good because it makes room for other things in our lives. You know? Like binge watching Stranger Things and playing NBA 2k until you pass out.

I’ve tested various morning routines and I want to share “the one” with you.

I want to first start by saying that I am not reachable as soon as I wake up in the morning. Why? I protect my mornings. I stick to my routine and I don’t allow anything to interrupt it. I recommend you do the same. Don’t check social media or email until after at least three hours of deep work.

The Morning Routine

  • Wake up early: If you develop a habit of getting up earlier, you will accomplish your goals and get more done that day.
  • Drink a glass of water: As soon as I wake up I drink a glass of water. It will fuel your brain and keep you hydrated.
  • Reflect: I reflect on the day before. I process everything that happened and I analyze what I can improve on.
  • Shower: It is good to stay clean right?
  • Write: My absolute favorite! I set aside at least an hour to write.
  • Exercise: I go to the gym every morning. It is important to invest in your health.
  • Visualize: I imagine what it would feel like to accomplish goals I’ve written down. It keeps me motivated.

If I have a successful morning then it sets the tone for the rest of the day. My morning routine pushes me in the right direction.

I am not saying my routine is law. It takes practice to find what works for you. However, I know this will be helpful to many.

Remember: protect your mornings.

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