Sean’s Book Recommendations

These are my list of recommended books in the categories of health, wealth, knowledge, and more. All the books featured here are books that I have personally read myself and/or recommendations received from high-profile podcast guests and mentors.

 

Health, Wellness, Fitness

 

Optimize your body

1. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Tim Ferriss (Get this audiobook for free)

3. The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life by Dave Asprey (Get this audiobook for free)

4. The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease Reprint Edition by Daniel Lieberman (Get this audiobook for free)

5. Becoming the Iceman by Wim Hof (Get this audiobook for free)

6. Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement by Tony Robbins (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Heart, Mind & Soul

1. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama (Get this audiobook for free)

3. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt (Get this audiobook for free)

4. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Become Your Best Self

1. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More Muscle. Burn More Fat. Have More Sex by John Romaniello (Get this audiobook for free)

4. Mastery by Robert Greene (Get this audiobook for free)

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5. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein (Get this audiobook for free)

6. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Get this audiobook for free)

7. The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield (Get this audiobook for free)

8. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Wealth, Finances, Business

 

Getting Started

1. The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki (Get this audiobook for free)

2. Choose Yourself by James Altucher (Get this audiobook for free)

3. The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha (Get this audiobook for free)

4. What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Think Bigger

1. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The Self-made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value by John Sviokla (Get this audiobook for free)

3. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone (Get this audiobook for free)

4. The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand (Get this audiobook for free)

5. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen (Get this audiobook for free)

6. Mindset by Carol Dweck (Get this audiobook for free)

7. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paulo Coehl (Get this audiobook for free)

 

For Marketing Mavericks

1. Influence by Robert Cialdini (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout (Get this audiobook for free)

4. Purple Cow by Seth Godin (Get this audiobook for free)

5. Permission Marketing by Seth Godin (Get this audiobook for free)

6. Hooked by Nir Eyal (Get this audiobook for free)

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7. Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less by Joe Pulizzi (Get this audiobook for free)

8. Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene M. Schwartz (Get this audiobook for free)

9. Smart Pricing: How Google, Priceline, and Leading Businesses Use Pricing Innovation for Profitability by Jagmohan Raju (Get this audiobook for free)

10. Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe by Jim Davies (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Scale Your Company

1. Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) by Verne Harnish (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes (Get this audiobook for free)

3. The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 Million Hardcover by Mark Roberge (Get this audiobook for free)

4. Getting Everything You Can Out of Everything You’ve Got by Jay Abraham (Get this audiobook for free)

5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins (Get this audiobook for free)

6. Small Giants by Bo Burlingham (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Get More Sh%t Done In Less Time

1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei (Get this audiobook for free)

4. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker (Get this audiobook for free)

5. Rework by Jason Fried and DHH (Get this audiobook for free)

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Power & Success

1. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene (Get this audiobook for free)

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2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Personal Finance

1. The Wealthy Barber: Everyone’s Commonsense to Financial Independence by David Chilton (Get this audiobook for free)

2. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki (Get this audiobook for free)

4. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Personal branding

1. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk (Get this audiobook for free)

2. How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination by Sally Hogshead (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Knowledge, Biographies, Strategy

 

Learn From Icons

1. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins (Get this audiobook for free)

2. Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Get this audiobook for free)

4. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul (Get this audiobook for free)

5. Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office

6. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin (Get this audiobook for free)

7. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson (Get this audiobook for free)

8. Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley (Get this audiobook for free)

9. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (Get this audiobook for free)

10. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson (Get this audiobook for free)

11. Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s by Ray Kroc (Get this audiobook for free)

12. Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton (Get this audiobook for free)

13. The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (Get this audiobook for free)

14. Our Country’s Presidents: All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama by Ann Bausum (Get this audiobook for free)

15. The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time by William Durant

 

Make Better Decisions

1. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Get this audiobook for free)

3. The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking by Mikael Krogerus (Get this audiobook for free)

4. Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success by Shane Snow (Get this audiobook for free)

5. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Get this audiobook for free)

6. Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger by Charles T. Munger (Get this audiobook for free)

7. Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker (Get this audiobook for free)

8. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Philosophy

1. On The Shortness of Life by Seneca (Get this audiobook for free)

2. Lying by Sam Harris (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Get this audiobook for free)

 

For the futurists

1. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil (Get this audiobook for free)

2. Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by Aubrey de Grey (Get this audiobook for free)

 

Explore the World

1. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts (Get this audiobook for free)

2. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter by Matt Kepnes (Get this audiobook for free)

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3. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World by Chris Guillebeau (Get this audiobook for free)

4. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss (Get this audiobook for free)

 

For Creators, Entrepreneurs & Game Changers

1. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday (Get this audiobook for free)

2. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber (Get this audiobook for free)

3. Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future by Dorie Clark (Get this audiobook for free)

4. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek (Get this audiobook for free)

5. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries (Get this audiobook for free)

6. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel (Get this audiobook for free)

7. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins (Get this audiobook for free)

8. Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie (Get this audiobook for free)

9. The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun (Get this audiobook for free)

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Boost Your Creative Juice

1. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull (Get this audiobook for free)

2. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon (Get this audiobook for free)

3. The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield (Get this audiobook for free)

4. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (Get this audiobook for free)

 

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