The 3 Most Influential Books (I’ve read in a long time)

Here are the three most influential books I’ve read in a long time, possibly ever. It might sound like hyperbole to say they’ve changed my life, but they absolutely have significantly influenced my life in a positive way.
Links to all three are below: Linchpin by #SethGodin Launch by #JeffWalker Your Best Year Ever by #MichaelHyatt

Linchpin got me excited to do important work, important to me and to many others.
Launch gave me a formula (or blueprint if you prefer) to use to do and help release this work to the world, based on time tested and scientifically valid research and principles.
That’s all good and well, but without some organization and planning nothing happens.
I’ve never put much effort, very little in fact, in planning for myself yet I’ve done pretty well.
Interestingly I’ve long done strategic planning for clients, extremely well based on feedback and results, but haven’t focused on it for myself, for my career and life.
Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt changed all that!
It has a simple and very flexible framework that simply works! A framework that among other things to set and move towards goals important to you while letting you have flexibility and freedom going forwards.

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