If you blinked, you might have missed the season that was summer. It’s hard to believe that it’s the first Friday in September, yet here we are. The following is my recommended reading list for the next month. These are books that I have enjoyed and know that you will too.

The Years Of Lyndon Johnson; Master of the Senate

In August, I wrote a blog about lessons that can be gleaned from this amazing biography and there are many. It’s my all time favorite book and I read it at least once a year and I learn something new every time. Robert A. Caro documents not just the life of Lyndon Johnson and his masterful use of power, but the times during which he lives as well.

There is so much history wrapped in this volume, from the Senate itself, the rise of southern power in that institution and the civil rights movement that confronted that power. Caro weaves a brilliant story of Lyndon Johnson’s mastery of legislative power to enhance his own reputation and to improve the lives of millions of people who had been discriminated against based on the color of their skin. It’s a great book by a great author about a great character. Pick this one up and you won’t put it down.

The Five Second Rule

Sometimes the most simple ideas are the most powerful. This book is a shining example that this is the case. Mel Robbins tells a simple story about a simple formula that can, in fact, change your life.

The premise is that when confronted with something that scares us, that makes us uncomfortable or intimidated, that we should count backward from five (5-4-3-2-1) and then do it anyway. Robbins makes the point that by taking action and keeping our brains from slowing us down, we can live the life our dreams. It’s a compelling concept with simple action steps that I am sure can help anyone achieve all they’re capable of.

You Are A Bad Ass At Making Money

I absolutely loved Jen Sinceor’s first book, You Are A Bad Ass. It’s powerful and empowering. It’s permission to all of us to get over ourselves and our fears and follow our dreams. What that book did for our dreams, this book does for our wallets.

So many of our problems with money come from a deeply held mindset that holds us back. The real value of this book is all that it does to eliminate those limiting beliefs. It’s a solid handbook to visualize what we want, to allow ourselves to want it and to figure out how to go get it. If you’re tired of being broke, this a great read to set you up.

This month brings a list of how to’s from how to get power, how to get focused and how to get rich. Check them out and let me know which ones you enjoy the most.


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