It’s been a while since I’ve posted a reading list. So long, in fact, that it’s hard to narrow one list for a month, but that’s the job I have before me. With winter coming and days getting shorter, there will be more time for reading and this is a pretty good list to fill those hours.
The Wolf Of Wall Street
The Oscar-nominated movie is the most pirated movie of all time. It set records for profanity and is at time brilliant and at others just plain vulgar. The book that the movie was based on is similar in many respects, only much better.
The story of how Jordan Belfort built his empire is just plain riveting. There are plenty of lessons to be gleaned for anyone with big ambitions, from how to launder money and select the best drugs. Or better stated, how illegal activity and drugs and kill success no matter how much money you have. It’s a fascinating read that I can’t recommend enough
The Way Of The Wolf
As soon as I finished The Wolf of Wall Street I was determined to read Jordan Belfort’s Sales Training book and I wasn’t disappointed. This is the story of the strategies and tactics Belfort used to become The Wolf.
Heavily based on the science of Neuro Linguistic Programming, The Way of the Wolf breaks down how to influence others to action both in person and on the phone but embracing one of the fundamental facts of life; that people who like people like themselves. It is a powerful read full of practical advice and entertaining as hell to read. If you check it out, you will not be
Anyone who has ever looked at their life and said to themselves, there has to be more to life than this, must read this book. Jenny Blake has lived an interesting life and pivoted into and out of several careers. The true benefit of this book is being able to use her experience to avoid many of the pitfalls of career transition.
The most powerful part of the book is Blake’s outline for a one year vision. Because I try to start every year with a plan, this really appealed to me and I learned a few things that will make mine for 208 even stronger.
December is a tough month for reading. Yes, it’s cold and dark but it’s also festive and filled with parties. For this reason, I think three books is enough. Enjoy the books and drop me a line to let me know what you think.