7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
The Speed of Trust - Stephen M. R. Covey
How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie (Great AoM book, written in 1936)
Getting Things Done - David Allen
I'm reading I will teach you to be rich by Ramit Sethi right now. Extremely good book. He has a blog with the same name. Don't let the campy title fool you. Solid, action-focused advice with no navel-gazing. In a similar vein, The four-hour work week by Tim Ferriss changed my life for the better. The basic message is automating your income to free your time for what is truly important (along with helping you define what is important to you). I'm not all the way there, but I'm working towards it.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is fiction, but the emphasis is similar. The story follows a young boy trying to meet his Personal Legend. According to the book, a Personal Legend is "[...] what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is." He meets people who gave up on their legends, who accomplish theirs, and the obstacles he meets. Very powerful book, and world record holder for most translated book by a living author.
"I think a lot of middle aged guys can't seem to find the time to do what they find enjoyable wrt exercise. Often I feel like I don't have a minute to spare with everything I do with work, repairs on car, repairs on house, yard…"
"I'm saying that because your upper body is leaning back and to your right as if you've recoiled in fear from something in front of you. Not a powerful position.
I'm not sure you really want to try to equate power with your size.…"
"I can certainly appreciate the advice that says "Find something you enjoy doing" but that isn't always as easy as it sounds.
Sometimes there are barriers to beginning new hobbies. Sometimes that is a financial threshold to be…"
"No,the reason your saying that John is because you can't tell how powerful I am in terms of size since there is nothing and no one to compare it to in the photo, my posture is perfect and I walk elegantly. I'm about 6'3 and very…"