The 13 Books You Need to Read This Year!

by | Jun 9, 2017 | Blog, Modern CEO Podcast, Planning, Play Bigger, Success | 1 comment

Hey, everyone! I'm back with another episode of the Modern CEO podcast because I made it my goal to keep these episodes coming regularly for you! And since goal-setting is actually one of the topics of today's episode, I'm going to tell you my secret to actually hitting those goals.

And, no, it's not cheating!

Effectively tracking your progress is actually the best way to help you manage those goals. Not only does it keep you on top of what still needs to get done, but it's also an awesome way to keep yourself motivated. If you're a list-maker, you already know how satisfying it is to check off those boxes, so it won't surprise you when I say that measuring progress has been shown to improve happiness levels!

Speaking of goals, one of my major goals for the past few years has been to read 50 books (or more!) in a year. This is the first year that I've actually been on track to achieve this goal, so I am VERY excited!

Why reading? Let me tell you!

One thing that a lot of successful people have in common is that they read a lot. And I'm not talking V.C. Andrews paperbacks, either – they choose books that help them shift their ways of thinking, learn new skills, or take a more visionary approach to their industry.

In this episode, I'm going to:

  • Give you some recommendations for some great books that can help you build your business – as well as a few bonus personal development picks
  • Help you get the most out of your reading by sharing some of my best tips for super-organized note-taking, whether you're reading digitally or kicking it old-school
  • Give you the low-down on some of the best reading-related apps that will help you fit more books into your busy schedule

Keep your pen and paper handy for this one!

Let's Get Started!


2:44 What gets measured gets managed

5:30 The Blinkist app vs Kindle samples

8:40 Note-taking – get the most out of your reading!

10:15 WhisperSync it when you can't read it!

11:43 Get into Goodreads!

12:15 Amber's Amazing Book List of 2017 (So far!)

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