The Reading List

Improve your mindset, business, and life with these empowering stories and ideas.

Life In General

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

This book was a game changer for me. It was my first introduction to stoic philosophy and helped my construct a new story behind why the adversities I’d faced in life may actually be

Essentialism - Greg McKeown

Principles - Ray Dalio

Mindset - Carol Dweck

Finding Meaning

The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X

Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl

The Untethered Soul - Michael Singer

The Obstacle Is The Way - Ryan Holiday

Specific Advice

Tiny Beautiful Things - Cheryl Strayed

We Learn Nothing - Tim Kreider

The Defining Decade - Meg Jay


When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande


Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

Zero to One - Peter Thiel

The Four Hour Workweek - Tim Ferriss

Grit - Angela Duckworth

The Mind

Lost Connections - Johann Hari

Thinking Fast And Slow - Daniel Kahneman

Awaken The Giant Within - Tony Robbins


Extra Credit

I’m a big commencement speech junkie as well. Here are some of my favorites that I think you should check out:

This is Water - David Foster Wallace

Make Good Art - Neil Gaiman


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