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 bookir?t=smallgrp 20&l=li1&o=1&a=1576753603Aligned Thinking: Make Every Moment Count
      by Jim Steffen
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      by Andy Stanley
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      by Daniel H. Pink
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      by Tony Alessandra
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      by Brian Tracy
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      by Peter Bregman
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      by Joseph Sangl
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      by Todd Duncan
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      by John Ortberg
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      by Daniel Floyd
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      by George Leonard
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      by Hal Elrod
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      by Zondevon
      The Bible continues to impact my life more than any other book I have ever read.
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      by Perry Noble
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by Charles Duhigg

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      by Rick Warren
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      by Mark Buchanan
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      by Gary Thomas
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      by Devora Zack
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      by Shawn Stevenson
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      by Simon Sinek
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      by Donald Miller
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      by Andy Stanley

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