Continuous learning is important to me. A part of my learning comes from reading and listening to books and then attempting to implement one or more things I learn from each.

I find myself mentioning some of the things I have learned as I talk to and mentor others. I thought it would be an interesting exercise to name the top 25 books that have influenced me and then share that list with you. It was difficult reducing the list to 25 because many great books had to be left out.

The following are the top 25 books that have helped change me (in alphabetical order):

  1. 18 Minutes Book18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
    by Peter Bregman
    1. Accidental Genius bookAccidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content
      by Mark Levy
    1. Aligned thinking bookAligned Thinking: Make Every Moment Count
      by Jim Steffen
    1. Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication
      by Andy Stanley
    1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
      by Daniel H. Pink
    1. The Dynamics of Effective Listening
      by Tony Alessandra
    1. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
      by Brian Tracy
    1. Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want
      by Peter Bregman
    1. I Was Broke. Now I’m Not.
      by Joseph Sangl
    1. Life on the Wire: Avoid Burnout and Succeed in Work and Life
      by Todd Duncan
    1. The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People
      by John Ortberg
    1. Living the Dream: Uncover the Plan. Fulfill Your Purpose.
      by Daniel Floyd
    1. Mastery
      by George Leonard
    1. The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
      by Hal Elrod
    1. NIV Leadership Bible: Leading by the Book
      by Zondevon
      The Bible continues to impact my life more than any other book I have ever read.
    2. Overwhelmed: Winning the War against Worry
      by Perry Noble
    1. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg

    1. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
      by Rick Warren
    1. The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath
      by Mark Buchanan
    1. Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God
      by Gary Thomas
    1. Singletasking: Get More Done – One Thing at a Time
      by Devora Zack
    1. Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
      by Shawn Stevenson
    1. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
      by Simon Sinek
    1. Storyline Finding Your Subplot in God’s Story
      by Donald Miller
    1. Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision
      by Andy Stanley

This list may change over time as I continue to learn.