This is one of my longest book summaries ever. No Excuses has some of the best advice on almost every major topic in business, personal development, and even family life. This is the type of book that I would want to read every couple of years to motivate me. It really challenges you to improve and strive for excellence in every aspect of life.
Before writing this, Jesse Itzler decided to live in a monastery with the Monks of New Skete as an experiment and life experience. He kept a journal during his stay there and the main contents of the book are from his journal.
In November and December I start the process of goal setting for the new year. Here are some goal setting ideas and prompts that you may find useful.
Paul's videos and books are inspiring to me and they have helped me make many significant improvements in my own life and at work. His company tour is one of my favorite videos and I've embedded it at the end of the summary.
Deep Work gives insights into the importance of mastery and the value of doing deep work. I really like, and agree with, the thesis and hypothesis of the book. Everyone should find value in this book and I often recommend it as one of my favorites.
The Compound Effect has had a significant impact on me, I have re-read it multiple times. I recommend the audio version which is read by the author, it is motivating and inspiring.
Powerful book by Anthony Robbins covering decision making, beliefs, how to change behavior, dreaming big, and goal setting.
Part biography and part business story with insights into leadership and management practices. From Publisher's Summary: Mulally and his team pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround.