Stone Jordan’s Reading List 2019-10-16T18:22:56+00:00
Stone's Reading List

These are the books I think you should read, in order, to evolve your psychology, productivity, sense of purpose, ability to lead, and entrepreneurial skill. (Read the Bible concurrently while you read through the others.)

My Top 25 Stretch Books for Success…

 

Extreme Ownership
This book revealed to me what it truly means to take responsibility for yourself and for the lives of those around you… told vividly from the perspective of two, hard-core Navy Seals.  This is a timely concept that all Americans could adopt to the betterment of our society.

Essentialism
My entire, adult life I’ve been a student of time-management and this book is the best I’ve encountered at explaining the philosophy and the discipline of striving to get to the essential tasks of life and filter out the excess.  This book, along with Start with Why and Getting Things Done make for a substantial foundation for a productive life.

The Brain that Changes Itself
If you want physical, scientific proof that you can become more than you are, this book will enfuse that empowering belief within you.  These revelations enter my mind and give me confidence whenever I consider taking on something new or challenging.

Rounding Out the Top 25…

11.  Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday – A Foundational Belief

12.  Money, Master the Game by Tony Robbins – Financial Success

13.  The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren – Christianity

14.  The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy – Success Psychology

15.  Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris – General Success Guide

16.  The Love Dare by Alex Kendrick – Marriage Success

17.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – General Success Guide

18.  Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey – Financial Success

19.  The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber – Entrepreneurial Skills

20.  The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman – Relationship Success

21.  Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Milburn – A Fundamental Skill

22.  High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard – General Success Guide 

23.  Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – Leadership Psychology

24.  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – General Success Guide

25.  The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J Stanley – Financial Success

 

Honorable Mention…

Books that did not make the top 25 that I have read and highly recommend.

Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins – General Success Guide

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale – A Foundational Belief

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson – Leadership Psychology

Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards – People Skills

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday – A Foundational Belief

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin – Employee Skills

Eat that Frog by Bryan Tracy – Productivity

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell – General Success Guide

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle – Success Psychology

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth – A Fundamental Skill

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – People Skills

The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller

The Dip by Seth Godin and Hugh MacLeod

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau

 

Viewer Recommended Stretch Books

Books that viewers have repeatedly recommended  (that are not included in the other lists)