If you are like me, you love to read books that you can apply, and they will change your life forever. Rarely are two books released around the same time achieve this outcome.
Yet…here we are…
The first book is by James Altucher, called “Skip The Line.”
If you don’t know James, he’s a prominent investor, entrepreneur, best selling author, and host of The James Altucher Show (among others, he’s interviewed Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, Peter Thiel, Tyra Banks, Danica Patrick, and even Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
James is not only a great human being, but his just-released “Skip The Line” is going to be a perennial seller for a generation.
How will this book be a good read for you? Here’s how….
According to James, “Choose Yourself” busts the 10,000-hour rule of achieving mastery, offering a new mindset and dozens of techniques that will inspire any professional — no matter their age or managerial level — to pursue their passions and quickly acquire the skills they need to succeed and achieve their dreams.
We live in a hierarchical world where experience has traditionally been the key to promotion. But that period is over! Straight, clear-cut career trajectories no longer exist. Industries disappear, job descriptions change, and people’s interests and passions evolve. The key to riding this wave is to constantly be curious about what’s next, to be comfortable with uncertainty so you can keep navigating the rough waters ahead, and most importantly, to pursue the things that interest you.
In Skip the Line, I reveal how I went from struggling and depressed to make personal, financial, and creative dreams come true, despite — and perhaps due to — my many failures along the way. I combine my personal story with concrete — and unorthodox — insights that work.
But Skip the Line isn’t about hacks and shortcuts — it’s about transforming the way you think, work, and live, letting your interests guide your learning, time, and resources. It’s about allowing yourself to do what comes naturally; the more you do what you love, the better you do it. While showing you how to approach change and crisis, I give the reader tools to help easily execute ideas, become an expert negotiator, attract the attention of those around you, scale promising ideas, and improve leadership — all of which will catapult you higher than you ever thought possible and at a speed that everyone will tell you is impossible.”
Do yourself a favor and buy this book! Here is the link.
My second book recommendation is just as important — it’s about how you can create more energy and have better health in your life.
The author has an incredible story too.
Dr. Steven Gundry was widely recognized as one of the best cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. And then he gave it all up.
Why did Dr. Gundry just walk away from all that status, wealth, and purpose?
He wanted to make a more significant impact by treating patients in a proactive manner.
Let me explain.
Dr. Gundry asked himself a simple question: “What could I do to treat my patients before they’d even need my services as a heart surgeon?”
Hmmm…interesting question, right?
So Dr. Gundry ventured out into the entrepreneurial world, founding The International Heart & Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California. His mission? To help his patients find the right diet that will give them a healthy and energetic life.
But then it went sideways.
His first book hit the shelves in 2008 and did well, but not well enough to change the world. Dr. Gundry was banking on the book to be a breakout monster. When it didn’t happen, he almost went broke. Think about that, one of the world’s best cardiothoracic surgeons was virtually broke trying to PROACTIVELY help his patients and change the way the medical profession looks and treats those patients.
Then, nine years after his first book, Dr. Gundry launched his second book, The Plant Paradox — and that book changed everything…
The world had changed since his first book. People wanted healthier diets that prevented hospital visits. The Plant Paradox hit the New York Times best-seller list. It exploded Dr. Gundry’s brand….when he was 67 years old!
Here’s a great life lesson, don’t quit, and it’s never too late!
But that’s not the end of this story….
This week, Dr. Gundry launched his latest book: “The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone”.
Here is the premise — fatigue is NOT your fate — and Dr. Gundry has an easy plan for boosting energy and stamina — especially after the year we just had.
Do yourself a favor and buy this book, as well.
And as a super cool bonus where my worlds are colliding … you can watch James Altucher interview Dr. Gundry HERE.
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