2 Must Reads for Wanna-Be World Changers | 02/03/016

So if you all remember, February's theme is Living Counter Cultural (Read this post here for more about it). To me, living counter cult...

So if you all remember, February's theme is Living Counter Cultural (Read this post here for more about it). To me, living counter culturally goes hand in hand with being a world changer.

After all, you can't change the world if you're doing everything the world is doing. Changing the world requires living counter culturally. Or in other words, living counter culturally will change the world.

I think we all have the desire to change the world in one way or another. So today, I wanted to share two books I HIGHLY recommend you read. 

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Number one: Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris.

The idea behind this book is that the reason teenagers act so immaturely is because they are expected to act that way. It talks about the authors' journey learning to do hard things like working for The Alabama Supreme Court, running several politicians' campaigns, and hosting international conferences. It talks about doing small hard things like asking for forgiveness or keeping your room clean. 

This is taken from the book:
What you're holding in your hands right now is a challenging book for teens by teens who
believe our generation is ready for a change...We believe our generation is ready to rethink what teens are capable of doing and becoming. And we've noticed that once wrong ideas are debunked and cleared away, our generation is quick to choose a better way even if it's also more difficult.  
I've read it many times, and each time it strikes me that teens are shackled by low expectations, when we really CAN change the world.  This book is a teenage rebellion against low expectations, and it ROCKS.

Number two: The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann.

My mom got this book and I sat down to read a little bit of it and read it ALL in one sitting. Seriously. All of it. Granted, it's not the largest book, but it is for sure one of the most powerful books I've read. It's all about the idea that giving (your time, your money, your resources, etc) is the key to success. It talks about the "Five Laws of Stratospheric Success" I'll give you a hint on this one- it's not all about you.

This is taken from the book: 
Pindar smiled. “Please don’t misunderstand me. There’s nothing wrong with making money. Lots of it, in fact. It’s just not a goal that will make you successful.” Reading the bewilderment on Joe’s face, he nodded and put his hand up to signal that he would explain. 
“You see,” Pindar continued, “the majority of people operate with a mindset that says to the fireplace, ‘First give me some heat, then I’ll throw on some logs.’ Or that says to the bank, ‘Give me interest on my money, then I’ll make a deposit.’ And of course, it just doesn’t work that way.” Joe frowned, trying to parse the logic of Pindar’s examples. 
“You see? You can’t go in two directions at once. Trying to be successful with making money as your goal is like trying to travel a superhighway at seventy miles an hour with your eyes glued to the rearview mirror.”

It really is a fantastic book about revolutionizing the way we view success, and how we get to the point of success. Seriously a game changer book for wanna-be world changers.

Well, what books do you all like to read? What books have inspired you? Please let me know, I always need more suggestions!!

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