Here is a reading list of mine. These are great books I’ve reading over the past 5+ years.

It serves two purposes. First, it’s a reminder for me in case I forget something. It’s also a good exercise in writing and recalling stuff as I regularly try to read more not for just information, but for understanding.

Books that had the most profound impact on me:

It was the first “self-help” book I’ve read. Also it was the very first book that enabled me to change my world view, and start on a path of a never-ending process of self-improvement. Covey is a talented writer and psychologist, who has figured out a formula for the efficient living, using a concept of habits, that you need to learn. Very interesting and positive read.

This book probably doesn’t need an introduction. Everyone who thinks of themselves as “location-independent entrepreneurs” must have read it. The very term and idea of location-independence was coined by Tim. Very inspiring read, that might make you quit your day job and follow your true calling, creating something that is really important.

We all still possess natural mechanisms of coping with danger, that are inadequate to the modern world. ”Don’t be afraid of bears - there are none to encounter in your daily life.” This book is about taking control over your (very outdated) instincts and doing stuff that scares you.

Resistance… Everyone feels its presence sometimes. It’s when you know what you must do, but keep sabotaging yourself. “It’s too difficult, I must learn this and that, I’m not talented” and similar bullshit. You end up procrastinating on your goals and wasting the precious time you have. Steve Pressfield provides ways and tools to fight it, every day, efficiently moving towards your true life goals.

Mozart is just a boy who learned to play piano at the very early age, and then persisted. We’re all talented, and once we establish efficient routines for deliberate practice, early enough, we can become anything we want.

Open your mind, live an unconventional life, don’t fall a victim to bullshit about education, finances and “job security.” Good perspective and actionable advice on building your lifestyle business.

More actionable and specific advice on building your own small business from scratch. Very inspiring and right-mindset-enabling book.

A great book by a marketing genius Seth Godin, that tells us about modern consumers, tribes, and how to cater to them.

Must read for every solopreneur! Inspiring account of James’ own life, and some eye opening truths everyone must know. Mixed with anecdotal stories and witty humor, it’s both action-enabling and entertaining read.

Just good books, with no particular order:

The books that are still on my list:

  • Breakthrough Rapid Reading by Peter Kump

  • Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish

  • Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

  • UnSelling by Peter Bourke

  • Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar

  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk

  • On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz

  • Letters of Note by Shaun Usher

  • Quiet by Susan Cain

  • Write. Publish. Repeat. by Johnny B. Truant

  • On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

  • La Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • Work the System by Sam Carpenter

  • How to Read a Book by Charles Van Doren

  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  • Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer