Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
As a confessed Amazon and Audible junkie, I’m always on the lookout for the latest and greatest, as well as the tried and true books that will help me become better in certain areas as well as glean insights or perspectives I’ve been lacking.
Here are a few books that I’ve listened to over the past few weeks which have made an impact on me...so why not share?
Take a look through and let me know your take on these four books as well as what book has impressed you recently, below.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Per Amazon…”In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.”
My take… A brilliantly told story of the start and building of Nike. It’s so entertaining that is almost reads as a work of fiction. It’s a touching as well as swashbuckling account of Phil Knight and his band of “butt face” sidekicks who birthed this monster brand. Highly entertaining.
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
Per Amazon…”The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played.”
My take… Remember Chevy Chase’s character in Caddyshack? “Become one with the ball Danny.” It’s a little like that, but it was a book referenced by Tom Brady as a major game changer for him, so naturally I scooped it up immediately and will be listening to it over and over again...so that I too can become one with the ball.
KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age
Per Amazon… “In today's world, there is a permanent advantage to becoming known in your field. Those who are known get the customers, the better jobs, and the invitations to exclusive opportunities. But can anybody become known? In this path-finding book, author Mark Schaefer provides a step-by-step plan followed by the most successful people in diverse careers like banking, education, real estate, construction, fashion, and more. With amazing case studies, dozens of exercises, and inspiring stories, KNOWN is the first book its kind, providing a path to personal business success in the digital age.”
My take… I’ve got to admit that I was skeptical at first. I was envisioning a “Follow you dreams. You can do it.” kind of message. But after reading the free chapter, so graciously provided by, Mark Schaeffer I immediately bought the audiobook. Mark knocks it out of the park in terms of being real, as well as realistic, as he walks you through his story as well as many others who are making an impact online. Known is a must read if you want the real scoop on what it takes and what you must bring to the table for creating a niche for yourself on the interwebs.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Per Amazon… “In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.””
My take… An academic perspective on grit, what it means to be tough, scrappy and consistently move forward with your passion. Angela Duckworth describes how gritty people find their groove and reach their goals...no matter what. Loved it!
Have you listened to any of these? What did you think? What are you listening to right now?
Kim Peterson is a passionate Health & Wellness Advocate and the Founder and CEO of CommonSenseHealth.org. Since 2009, CSH has been helping to establish an online presence while generating leads and sales for Health & Wellness clients worldwide. Prior to CSH, Kim was the Founder of Light Force Therapy, a company that rapidly became a multi-million-dollar leader in the light therapy industry.
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