TOOLS TO START
Everyone starts somewhere, but you don't have to start alone.
Here are some recommended books that will help you clarify your life, do meaningful work, and reach fulfillment in your life.
Start with Why - Simon Sinek does a fantastic job in this book in explaining the greater purpose of an organization or endeavor. He calls it the "why". This book is a must have for leaders trying to set a vision for their organization. If you want to make sure you are headed toward the right finish line, you must start with why.
How Will You Measure Your Life? - Where is your finish line in life? What is enough to you? How do you define success? These are the question that Clayton Christensen addresses in this book. It revolutionized how I thought about business and my personal life.
Made to Stick - This is the best book I have ever read on the topic of effective communication. The premise of the book is how do you make your message stick with your audience. Authors Chip & Dan Heath do a fantastic job explaining what the characteristics are that make great ideas resonate with people.
Essentialism - Part of gaining clarity is recognizing what needs to be discarded. This is one of the top 3 books I have ever read. It explains the importance of clarifying your purpose and provides tools to get you started on making the changes necessary in your life. I cannot recommend this book enough. Everyone should read it.
The Accidental Creative - When your job is to turn ideas into reality on a daily basis, you will have off days. You will have days when the creative juices aren't flowing. The problem is you still have to produce. So how do you do it? This book does a fantastic job of addressing that question. I would highly recommend it to all creatives.
The Power of Habit - We are creatures of habit. When you build good habits, you reap the rewards of great decisions made daily. Understanding how and why we act allows us to be more intentional about what we do. Charles Duhigg goes into great depth to explain the impact that habits play in our lives and how to change them when you want a different outcome.
The Total Money Makeover - Dave Ramsey is well known. He has helped millions of people get out of debt. I think that getting out of debt is one of the single biggest factors to freeing up your creativity and opening your horizons. When you are no longer working to pay payments, you have a new sense of freedom to dream and create.