“I’m not saying that you have to be a reader to save your soul…I’m saying it helps.” – Walter Mosley
Life is made of moments.
Last week was a special one for me.
I had the opportunity to present Sales Vibe Live to our national sales team in San Diego.
The presentation was based on the principles and ideas I write about in SALES VIBE.
We discussed ways to:
- Build Trust.
- Get Invited Back.
Over 60 people attended.
It was an awesome experience.
After the presentation, I received multiple requests for the list of books referenced in the talk.
Below is that list with a brief summary following each book.
Here are 17 WAYS to elevate your SALES & LIFE:
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. The most powerful man on earth writes notes to himself on how to be a better person .
The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need by Anthony Iannarino. Iannarino writes “To succeed in sales you need three things: a Mindset, a Skillset, & a Toolset.” Same goes for life.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. This book made the term “mindset” hip. Greatness is created, not born.
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday. Holiday distills ancient stoic wisdom into 1 actionable thought each day. Holiday is the modern day Robert Green.
The Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude by Jeffrey Gitomer. Gitomer is the best sales trainer on the planet. He also wrote one of the best books on how to create a winning attitude.
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin. Willink spent two decades training & leading US Navy Seals in combat. He shows how the lessons learned on the battlefield can be applied to the boardroom. #GetAfterIt
Secrets of Closing The Sale by Zig Ziglar. Ziglar is famous for saying “You will get all you want in life if you help enough people get what they want.” Written in 1985, it’s still one of the greatest sales books ever.
The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn. Tony Robbins was working as a janitor when he met Jim Rohn. Rohn taught him these principles to lead an exceptional life. Gold.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Covey’s book is one of the top 10 read books on Amazon. He boils the secrets of success down into 7 habits.
The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer. This book is the best selling sales book of all time. You can put Gitomer’s ideas in to action 30 seconds after you read them.
The Little Black Book of Connections by Jeffrey Gitomer. Gitomer teaches how to connect, engage, and get invited back. Hint: “Start friendly, or don’t start at all.”
Good To Great by Jim Collins. “If you have more than 3 priorities, you don’t have any.”
The Lost Art of Closing by Anthony Iannarino. A salesperson job is to ask for and obtain commitments. This book shows you how to be a closer.
The Sales Bible by Jeffrey Gitomer. The Sales Bible is the most complete book on selling ever written.
Power Questions by Andrew Sobel. I read books then give them away. I kept this one and refer to it often. It’s filled with killer questions.
Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. “Strength and growth come only through struggle and effort.” Timeless wisdom.
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. “What stands in the way becomes the way.” Struggling through something? This is your book.
Lists can be overwhelming.
Start by picking one.
A great book will lead you to the next one.
There is a Latin Proverb, “Liber Medicina Animi – A Book is the Soul’s Medicine.”
Take the next step.