What’s Your Bookshelf Say About You?

I’m back with another question and challenge video for you — plus some cool free resources to recommend.

If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube: http://youtu.be/z-Uw_Ps-Nuo

I recommended several books in the video, and here are a few more:

What are you reading now, or going to read next?  Leave a comment and share!

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  1. My bookshelf and Kindle screams Multi-Creative Heathen Witch that also reads Crime novels, Thrillers and Fantasy.
    The only business book I’ve got so far, is Danielle LaPorte’s Firestarter Sessions, if you don’t count the numerous documents I’ve downloaded.
    I don’t buy books that often, because I tend to memorize them. So I go to the library in stead. At the library, I’ve borrowed lots of books on Runes, Herbs, Art and scientific reports and books on the subjects Seiðr, Volvas and Norse Magic.
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    1. I loved Firestarter Sessions. Excellent book! She’s one of my favorite bloggers as well. :)
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  2. Hey Michelle,
    What great ideas for a bookworm like me.
    Someone said great readers are great thinkers,
    and great thinkers make great leaders.
    I’ll definitely buy into your reccomendations.

    1. I like that thought. Reading carefully chosen books is such a great way to expand and challenge our own thinking.
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  3. I’m reading Do You by Russell Simmons, loved your recommendations, thanks!
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    1. You’re welcome, Lena. Enjoy!
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  4. Michelle,

    After recently reading Pressfield’s The War of Art and Turning Pro, I have recommitted to not giving into resistance. These companion books are turning points in your perpsective that you’ll be drawn to read more than once.

    In Jeff Goins Wrecked, I discovered how a detour in our lives can lead us down a better path and how overcommitment and compassion for others can sometimes cause us to jeopardize our own lives.

    For fun I like Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. After getting through the first eleven I was proud of having finished the series, only to discover that he wrote two new ones when I wasn’t looking. I’ll devour those soon. This quick, light and delightful series feeds my love of mysteries and has acquainted me with Botswana, a place that’s now on my bucket list.

    Many other books are stacked in print or on my Kindle reader waiting their turn.
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    1. Pressfield’s books are challenging, aren’t they? Definitely turning points.

      I’m just starting Wrecked. Picked it up at launch and it’s been patiently waiting on my Kindle since.

      I’ll have to look at that series — sounds good. Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Michelle:
    Thanks for these reads and inspiration. I have a selection of books which are littering the floor next to my bed. I read and re-read, unlike previous commenter, Lind, I do not memorize the book and almost gain comfort from the re-read!

    Right now there are classics – Thinking for a Change – John Maxwell, One Minute Millionaire, WordPress in Depth . For recreational reading I have, Aaragon and the Eighty Dollar Champion.

    Each is kind of a … spirt of inspiration … to get me and keep me going.


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    1. Books inspire me, too. :) There are a few I’ve re-read multiple times because they’re super-inspiring or just such great technical/strategic references that I refer to them a lot.
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  6. Michelle, I love the video and the T-Shirt ;-) Right now I am reading/studying The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.
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    1. Thanks, Joumana. I think half my wardrobe is from ThinkGeek.com. LOL

      That’s a great book!
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  7. Right now I am working my way through Abundance and the Power of Habit simultaneously. I love your selection because they sound like they are easy reads and get right to the point. Thank you for the selection, Michelle, Sarah

    1. Yes I make it a point to mix in the quick, easy reads. Otherwise I get bogged down with technical/strategic type books and it gets a little much. :)

      How is the Power of Habit? I just checked it out on Amazon and the Q&A with the author was compelling: http://www.amazon.com/The-Power-Habit-What-Business/dp/1400069289
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  8. Great article and very good helpful information I like it I am a blogger so I can imagine that how much effort did you put in this, thanks buddy keep up the good work. Nice video

  9. My problem is not how many books are on my shelf, but how many I am actually reading! I have so many trainings, books to read, and things to do (not to mention I’m in the middle of re-writing one book of my own and need to write the new one) that I have to make an effort to block out time to do the training. :-)
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    1. Yes, let’s not count the Kindle books I’ve purchased that are still waiting on me… Amazon’s made it too easy. LOL

      Blocking out time for it is a great idea. :)
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  10. My bookshelf says that I like to read! I read mysteries, non-fiction, photography, and hobby boos, to name a few. I am currently reading Jeff Goins “Wrecked” and re-reading my favorite mystery series by Lawrence Block – the Matthew Scudder series – on Kindle.
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    1. Jeff Goins is a popular answer on this post! :) That’s awesome.

      I love to re-read fiction novels. Even when I know the ending they’re still a great adventure.
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  11. I’m reading “The Vein of Gold: A journey to your creative heart” by Julia Cameron. She’s such an inspiration. Highly recommended!
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    1. That sounds really interesting, Debra. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. My book shelf says that, reading the book is my hobby. Yes, i read different type of books for gain the knowledge and also for entertainment.
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  13. Michelle, Your point is well taken that books increase our knowledge for ourselves AND for our clients. I love the no B.S. series of books, especially the No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent. The book I’m reading now is Authentic Happiness – a great read!
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    1. I’ll have to look those up, thanks for sharing what you’re reading, Suzanne. :)
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  14. Thanks for the reading tips Michelle. We do need to consistently read to expand our minds. And I agree that a little R&R reading is a necessity too!

    1. It is. Have to throw in something fun every so often. ;)
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  15. Love your video segments – your energy is infectious! On your recommendation, I just downloaded “The Power of Unpopular.”

    One book that I’m reading right now that feeds my soul both professionally and personally is “Humilitas” by John Dickson. It talks a lot about integrity; the true meaning of humility; how it’s mistakenly confused with humiliation…etc. It’s a great, paradigm shifting read!

    And Michelle, since we both share a passion for coffee – here’s an awesome free Amazon download by a friend of mine Billy Taylor “Unforgettable Autumn Recipes with Coffee”

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