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Nothing in life stays the same. The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said over 2,000 years ago, “The only thing that is constant is change.” For that reason, I find it wise to try new things and take the road less traveled. So instead of discussing business books in this article, I will write about five unrelated but fantastic books.
Here are 5 fantastic unrelated great books I recommend:
5) The Art Of War For Writers by James Bell
James Bell takes lessons from the famous military book, “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, and applies it to writing. Bell provides tactics and strategies for everything from character building to editing to dealing with rejection.
In his book, Bell also covers the “dirty” or business side of being a writer. This includes finding an agent, submitting drafts to publishers and promoting your novel. The book is filled with insightful quotes and at approximately 260 pages it can be read in a day.
4) The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re on your smartphone surfing the web. But exactly how are you doing this? How does your smartphone or laptop work? How does the internet work? Who invented the internet?
If you’ve ever been curious about finding out the answers to these questions, this is a book worth reading. Isaacson explains how computers, the internet, the mouse, smartphones are other internet related tools came to be. He goes on to talk about how innovation really occurs and how many of the greatest inventions of our time were a result of decades of collaboration.
3) Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
The terms “self-help guru” or “life coach” often have a negative connotation to them because of the outrageous claims made by these individuals. They claim they can change your life, increase your level of happiness and other extreme statements.
However, Tony Robbins is able to deliver on several of his promises. The book provides ways to improve your quality of life by using certain methods developed by Robbins. His methods are based on psychology, personal experiences, and research. He gives readers several examples to support each of his ideas and gives the reader exercises to help them achieve results.
2) Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
If you’re a fan of Ansari’s stand-up or his Netflix series “Masters of None”, you’ll likely enjoy this book.
Technology, such as the Internet and smartphones, has had a major impact on dating. In his book, Aziz teams up with scientists to learn how technology has changed dating for men and women around the globe.
Through his research and personal experiences, Aziz provides tips for navigating the world of online dating. Being a comedian, Aziz manages to achieve a comedic tone throughout the book while providing insightful and interesting facts from his research.
1) The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Although the title says bodybuilding, this book is more of a guide to anyone who lifts weight or is trying to get in shape. Arnold covers everything from finding the right gym to proper nutrition and diet, to treating injuries.
He also provides multiple workout regimens and tells readers how to properly train each muscle group for maximum results. The book is filled with images and shows how Arnold went from being a skinny young kid to one of the most famous bodybuilders in the world.
Arnold also writes about the importance of the mind in achieving your goals, whether you strive to lose weight or gain muscle. By reading this book you’ll have a deeper understanding of how to take control of your body and you’ll become more motivated to get in shape.
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