What’s On My Book Shelf: with Lisa Hall, Executive Business Coach
As an executive business coach involved in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds through training and coaching, I’m often asked what books I would recommend to those looking to stay current and to broaden their horizons. In my younger years I never thought I’d say this, but, I just love reading a good business book. Sometimes I even have several going at once. I like to read one that’s inspirational, one that is focused on business strategy, and one that is motivational or even spiritual in nature. Here is a list of 5 books I’ve recently enjoyed with a brief summary of each. I hope one or all of these spark your interest.
In no particular order…
Mad Genius by Randy Gage; In his book Randy Gage shares his thoughts on the future of small business, technology, education, our economy, and even our future methods of transportation. This is a book that gets you thinking outside the norm and, in fact, Randy encourages entrepreneurs and even corporate players to set themselves apart by radically shifting the way they currently do business.
Five, Where Will You Be Five Years From Now? By Compendium; This book is a combination of inspiration and thought provoking exercises that really gets you to look at where your life is currently, and where you’d like to be in the next five years. While reading this book you truly see all the possibilities that surround you and what possibilities you can create if you so desire.
#AskGaryVee by Gary Vaynerchuk; During the course of his career as an entrepreneur, Gary has received hundreds, if not thousands, of emails asking him questions regarding business success. Gary has complied all of those letters along with his answers in this one of a kind book. In his book, Gary Vaynerchuk is candid, witty, and extremely knowledgeable and up front about business success and failure. He even uses some of his own stories to illustrate his points.
Destiny, Step Into Your Purpose by T.D. Jakes; In this book T.D. Jakes focuses his conversation on helping others find their true purpose and how to step into that purpose with clarity and conviction. Jakes explains that sometimes what we are put here to do is obvious, but sometimes we need to listen to our gut instincts in order to hear God’s word. Sometimes our destiny is a linear path but most of the time we learn from our struggles, and from that experience we can then set out on our purposeful journey.
Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander; This is a fun read in which Scott Alexander compares the success of an entrepreneur to that of a charging rhinoceros. Alexander explains how to develop the persistence of a rhino in order to not only be happy and fulfilled in business, but also in life. This book reminds you to get up ready to charge, to develop the thick skin of a rhinoceros, and to charge with the singleness of purpose as the rhino has done for thousands of years.
I would love to hear from you about your favorite business books. Or if you happen to pick up one of these books, I’d love to know what you took away from the read. I can always be reached at Lisa.Hall@TightShip.us
Happy Reading! -Lisa Hall