Guest Recommended Books

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) by Timothy Ferriss

Matthew Bailey: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss – The last book that really inspired me toward traveling. Check out my interview with Matthew at Matthew Bailey: Live Limitless

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts

Matthew Bailey: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts – A book recommended in the 4 Hour Work Week. It’s an amazing book not only for those who want to travel, but really understand the mindset of a traveler. Check out my interview with Matthew at Matthew Bailey: Live Limitless

Anne Howard: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolph Potts was great not just as a resource about concrete things but he has a great perspective. He has been a world traveler for 20+ years and goes through all your various phases from doubt to planning to re-acclimating into the western world. I read the book before we left, during the trip and after we got back. You learn something new every time you read it. Check out my interview with Anne & Mike at Anne & Mike Howard: A Couple’s EPIC Honeymoon Adventure Across 6 Continents, 33 Countries & 302 Places In 675 Days

Infinite Self: 33 Steps to Reclaiming Your Inner Power by Stuart Wilde

Thea Westra: I think it’s a culmination of training and books that supported me, the habits and thinking that I took into my own life which became a natural part of me and how I operate in my life. If you’d like to know my all time favorite book, it’s Infinite Self: 33 Steps to Reclaiming Your Inner Power. Especially this chapter Word As Law. Check out my interview with Thea at Thea Westra: Inspiring Others To Make A Decision And Act

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever by Steve Chandler

Ben Barbic: 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever by Steve Chandler. This on audiobook while running is the ultimate combination to success. I highly recommend! Check out my interview with Ben at Ben Barbic: Creating Music To Overcome Struggles And Thrive In Life

Hike Your Own Hike: 7 Life Lessons from Backpacking Across America (Wanderlearn) by Francis Tapon

Francis Tapon: I wrote one, Hike Your Own Hike: 7 Life Lessons from Backpacking Across America partly to inspire and encourage others, but also myself! Check out my interview with Francis at Francis Tapon: Harvard MBA Gives Up Typical Career To Be Happy And Fulfilled

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Benny Hsu: I remember reading The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy and it taught me a lot of traits that successful people possess. Check out my interview wither Benny at Benny Hsu: Get Busy Living an Epic Life and Sell T-Shirts Online

The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long

Debi Lantzer: The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long. This guy got so banged up that he made me look like my task was a walk in the park! Check out my interview with Debi at Debi Lantzer: 14 Half Marathons In 2014

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

Colin Wright: I can’t choose a favorite…I read a few books a week. I recently read a book called The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson that was really interesting. It was an in-depth background, told as a story, about how the internet came to be, including all the technologies and personalities that led up to it. Very compelling and thorough, and told well. Check out my interview with Colin at Colin Wright: Moving To A New Country Every Four Months Based On YOUR Votes

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Shannon O’Donnell: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. One of the reasons I love this book is because its written by a woman rather than a man. So much of the travel narrative is written by men and focused on men. In the book, she reveals a very personal journey on the Pacific Crest Trail in California and Oregon. The story is about how such an intense and long journey parallels a problem she is trying to overcome. I read a couple of books a week, so picking one is really difficult. However, that’s my pick for a book I think everybody should read! It’s beautifully written and she’s a fantastic author. Check out my interview with Shannon at Shannon O’Donnell: 2013 National Geographic Traveler Of The Year

The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice by Brendon Burchard

Brendan Baker: I have a goal this year of reading 24 books. I’ve read about 5 books this year so far but I would say the best book I’ve read that is most specific and relevant for this journey that I’m on is The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice by Brendon Burchard. Brendon Burchard is from the states, he is a guy who is really leading the way in what we call the expert industries (packaging up your knowledge and expertise and sharing that with the world) the Millionaire Messenger is the book he wrote to share how to go about doing that. Check out my interview with Brendan at Brendan Baker: Make A Difference And An Income Doing What You Love

Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts

Greg Goodman: Well I’m a huge James Bond fan, so I would have to recommend any of the original Ian Fleming novels. They are just so much fun. However, for a more inspirational read, I just finished Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts. In addition to the author having an excellent first name, it’s a story about love, courage, India and overcoming more adversity than I can recap. Check out my interview with Greg at Greg Goodman: Inspiring Others To Travel Outside Their Comfort Zone.

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Ellen Bard: I read a lot of books – about 100-150 a year (find me on Goodreads or you can have a look at some of my favourites here) – and I consumed information with each new area that I explored. But the one book that really changed things for me was The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. It’s a wonderful book, a 12-week course that takes you through a series of experiments and questions that helps you to explore yourself at a deep level. And it’s most certainly not just for Artists! Check out my interview with Ellen at Ellen Bard: Helping Us To Grow, Develop and Shine

Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson

Lee Thompson: Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson. The book is about how Richard Branson founded Virgin Atlantic. He did an absolutely amazing stunt which he talked about in his book. I would say this absolutely inspired me to do my stunt. He needed to pull off a big publicity idea to fight off British Airways. British Airways was sponsoring the London Eye. On their opening day, he decided to hover above and gate crash it, with a big hot air balloon, saying “BA cant get it up”. It was a fantastic stunt that had me bursting out in fits of laughter! Check out my interview with Lee at Lee Thompson: Climbing Cristo Redentor Statue in Rio De Janeiro

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

Tim Bauer: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey. This is the first book that changed the way I live every single day. The idea that I could choose my attitude in any given set of circumstances, the importance of knowing your vision, your core values, your mission. The concept of thinking about your funeral and what you want to be said. It got me thinking about legacy and completely changed my life. Check out my interview with Tim at Tim Bauer: I Didn’t Lose 225 Pounds I Lost ONE Pound 225 Times

Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki

Paula Pant: There are many books that have helped me achieve my goals, not just one in particular. I’ve reviewed many of them on my website. However, if I had to pick just one, I would recommend Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki.

Blake: Paula wrote a blog post titled How to Create an Owner Mindset. In the post, she goes into detail about the Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki. In Paula’s Final Thoughts about the book she writes “ This book is for you if: you want to read a conceptual framework that explores the nature of investments, ownership, work and freedom.” Check out my interview with Paula at Paula Pant: Afford Anything You Want In Life

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Nikki Grey: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell because it details how certain people have worked really hard to achieve success (putting their 10,000 hours in) but also how they recognized special opportunities and took advantage of them. Check out my interview with Nikki at Nikki Grey: Beating The Odds To Become A Writer