LAURA'S BOOK LIST

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10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works

by Dan Harris

After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

Your First 365 Days in Real Estate: How to Build a Successful Real Estate Business: Starting with Nothing

by Shelley Zavitz

Your successful career in real estate starts here!

The first 365 days of working in real estate can be one of the most tumultuous times in your career - full of hard lessons, heart breaks, and hard work. Just because you have a license, doesn’t mean you have a business.

But if you get the important stuff right, a great future is yours for the taking.

This honest, eye-opening, and completely practical insider's guide shows you how to get where you want to be - even if you're starting from nothing.

Mastery

Robert Greene

Each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master. Learn the secrets of the field you have chosen, submit to a rigorous apprenticeship, absorb the hidden knowledge possessed by those with years of experience, surge past competitors to surpass them in brilliance, and explode established patterns from within. Study the behaviors of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the nine contemporary Masters interviewed for this book.

Exactly What to Say: For Real Estate Agents

By Phil M. Jones, Chris Smith, and Jimmy Mackin

The real estate industry desperately needs new tools and ideas to stay relevant to the modern consumer. The modern consumer is more educated and has more choices than ever before. Counterintuitively, this has led to more confusion, doubt, and frustration in their real estate journey.

High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way

By Brendon Burchard

These six habits will make you extraordinary.

After extensive original research and a decade as the world's highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits and you win. Neglect them and life is a never-ending struggle.

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

By Cal Newport

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.

Greenlights

By Matthew McConaughey

Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award-winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

Grit

By Angela Duckworth

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit".

THE TRUTH DETECTOR

By Jack Schafer, PH. D. with Marvin Karlins, PH. D.

This paradigm shifting how-to guide effortlessly teaches you how to outwit liars and get them to reveal the truth from former FBI agent and author of the "practical and insightful"

Unreasonable Hospitality

By Will Guidara

Essential lessons in hospitality for every business, from the former co-owner of legendary restaurant Eleven Madison Park.

HIT MAKERS

By Derek Thompson

Nothing "goes viral". If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena.

Outliers: The Story of Success

By Malcolm Gladwell

This book epitomizes the "10,000 hour rule" — something I reference often in my coaching. The principle is that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become world-class in any field.

SETTING THE TABLE

By Danny Meyer

Success in real estate is about more than transactions. Our industry is one of service — hospitality concepts play a big role in any successful real estate business.

THE SLIGHT EDGE

By Jeff Olson

This is one of my favorite reads about the power of stacking incremental habits that turn into massive success. How do you eat an elephant? The answer is: one bite at a time.

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT

By Daniel James Brown

Truly an unforgettable portrait of an era, this book is about so much more than an unlikely Olympic crew team. The Boys in the Boat should be required reading for anyone in need of a little inspiration.

Shoe Dog

By Phil Knight

You'll never look at a pair of Nikes the same way again. One of those rare, all-around great business reads.

THE GO-GIVER

By Burg & Mann

This is a quick read, rooted in how we teach and coach a "giving" mindset. It’s an idea that appears easy on the surface. Done well, it’s powerful in success in all ways.

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN

By Seth Godin

This feels more like a high-end magazine than a book. It’s a great gift too (given to me by Windermere broker Mark Hobbs). Author Seth Godin is a favorite!

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

By Don Miguel Ruiz

Quite simply, a general book of wisdom I've leaned on in life.

The Art of Gathering

By Priya Parker

It’s exactly what the title speaks to: a dive into how we meet and why it matters. Hint hint: get the "why" right first!

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

By Yvon Chouinard

The founder of Patagonia, Inc. shares his iconic story; more than a brand I admire, it’s the tale of the persistence and courage that built an environmentally-sound company.

Mindset - The New Psychology of Success

By Carol S. Dweck

I can’t quite put my finger on why exactly I adore this read. It could be the psychology degree in me, or the mom, or the business owner or… the list goes on!

Never Split the Difference

By Chris Voss

My favorite read on the art of negotiation. Question: if your partner came to you with dress shoes — a black pair and a brown pair — and asked which they should wear with their outfit, would you split the difference and say "One of each"? Probably not.

The 5-Minute Journal

By Intelligent Change Inc.

This is THE daily habit that sets my everyday up for success. It’s a vital part of my morning routine.

The 5-minute Journal by Intelligent Change Inc