What are some books you think everyone should read?
1. Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl.
I’m certain this book will be referenced the most in this challenge, and for good reason.
2. Awareness, Anthony de Mello.
A remarkably peaceful, beautifully-written handbook of sorts that reminds us that change and awareness don’t happen when we *know* something; rather, they happen when we *feel* something.
3. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Susan Jeffers.
The best self-help book I’ve ever read. Incredibly easy to digest, and spot-on for dealing with our myriad invalid fears.
4. Four Thousand Weeks, Oliver Burkeman.
This book will blow up your entire concept of time management and will help adjust your life’s North Star toward the correct direction.
5. The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino.
Ostensibly a fantasy about how to be better at sales, but more accurately how to live an abundant life. Beautiful read.
6. Vagabonding, Rolf Potts.
My life muse. If you dream of long-term travel, pick up this book and get ready to quit your job to hit the road. Side note: Rolf also produces a podcast with themes of travel and he has fantastic guests.
7. The Alchemist, Paolo Cohello.
A remarkable fantasy novel by the great Brazilian author Paolo Cohello about an adventure of self-exploration and following one’s dreams.
8. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie.
The lesser known but more valuable of Dale Carnegie’s classic self-help duet.
9. Miles, The Autobiography.
Miles Davis was simultaneously a genius talent and despicable human being. I love his music regardless. He lived an utterly fascinating life, which is what makes his autobiography a must-read.
10. Walden, Henry David Thoreau.
This book goes hand-in-hand with Vagabonding. If you tire of the demands of modern-day society, and dream of living a life in nature, this book is for you.