The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins: Issue 62

I read The 5 Second Rule (Amazon link) because of an amazing TED talk Mel Robbins gave, which led me to Mel’s YouTube channel, which led me to her book! I was immediately drawn to her personality and honesty, and I think you will be too. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] The central thesis of the book is essentially a micro version of the advice, “just get started,” a thing we hear all the time in business because all of us procrastinate. In Mel’s approach, to counter procrastination, we should count down from five before we start something, even as simple as waking up in the morning. Like a countdown for a rocket launch, once you get to five seconds, you’re basically committed and should just do what you know you need to do. I really enjoyed Mel’s language and style too. She’s […]

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Hooked by Nir Eyal: Issue 37 | April 2017

I re-read Hooked (Amazon link) because, as you may have seen, I am in the process of developing a physical product. It’s sort of an experiment, and you can check that out here. So, with that physical product experiment on my brain, I’ve been thinking about how to make something that people will be “hooked” by. The book is about forming habits, and how certain products can help people create new and positive habits in their lives. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.] The cool part about it is that Nir breaks down the science of habit-forming into a simple, easy to digest four-part formula. The fact that he was able to do that was really surprising to me, and I admire him for it. Nir even includes exercises at the end of each section with questions for the readers to ask themselves about their […]

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Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo: Issue 65 | October 2019

Marie Forleo is someone I’ve looked up to for a very long time. We connected at a Pencils of Promise Gala a few years ago, and she’s just as kind and engaging in person as she is on her popular YouTube channel, and on her website. She helps women (mainly) start successful businesses. She’s the founder of B-School, an amazing program that many of you may have heard, or have even graduated from. I know that one of the greats Amy Porterfield has! I have not taken B-School myself, but I’ve interacted with Marie’s videos and website content and engaged with her in person, and I just love her style, her personality, and I was excited to learn about her new book. I personally asked her for a galley copy early before launch so that I could read it and potentially feature it here in this book club! I’m excited I did, because […]

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The Road Back to You by Ian Cron: Issue 64 | August 2019

A lot has led me to read this book. It started when I visited Michael Hyatt in Tennessee to film a project, and Michael and his team asked me if I heard of the Enneagram and if I knew my number. Someone was a type 3 with a 4-wing, another person said they were a type 1, and another said she was confused at first but did some more digging to learn she was a type 9. I was confused at first too, but they explained that your Enneagram number is sort of like a profile of the kind of person you are, the best parts of you, the worst parts of you, what you like and dislike, how you respond to situations, and what your superpowers and weaknesses might be. By knowing the kind of person you are through the lens of the Enneagram, you better understand who are […]

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Marketing Rebellion by Mark Schaefer: Issue 63 | July 2019

In the July 2019 issue of the SPI Book Club, we’re reviewing Mark Schaefer’s Marketing Rebellion! The post Marketing Rebellion by Mark Schaefer: Issue 63 | July 2019 appeared first on Smart Passive Income. Read_More Related posts: SPI 224: Hack Teaching—A Discussion about Education and Getting Results with Mark Barnes SPI January Bookclub – January 2019 Newsletter An Ex-Facebooker Devastatingly Piled Into Mark Zuckerberg’s Stance Allowing Politicians to Lie in Ads My July 2015 Monthly Income Report Mark Zuckerberg Describes in Leaked Recording His Plan of Attack for Taking on TikTok, Facebook’s Newest Threat Mark Zuckerberg Made a ‘Sleep Box’ for His Wife Mark Cuban Says These are the Dumbest Things Entrepreneurs Do Amazon’s Biggest Prime Day Sale Starts on July 16

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Top 10 Book Recommendations from the SPI Book Club!

Looking for books that challenge and inspire your life and business? Look no further than these top-shelf recommendations from the SPI Book Club! Pat Flynn August 3, 2018 Last month, I sent out an email to the SPI Book Club asking for book recommendations to share here on the blog. Here’s what I asked: What is one book you read this year that you’ve really loved? And what is the number one reason you recommend the book? I started receiving book recommendations almost immediately after I sent the email, and I’m so grateful. Thanks so much for sharing your current book favorites with me, book club members! There were so many amazing book recommendations to choose from, including one book we picked for the August edition of the book club: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss as recommended by Matt (@mds on Twitter)! [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I […]

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