Beachside or poolside, we’re jonesing for some good ol’ fashioned summer reads, and searching for the best books to keep our brains buzzing while our bodies melt away.
These recommendations come from our June Guest Editor, Jason Wachob. As the founder of minbodygreen and author of Wellth, Jason’s perspectives on success (in both professional and personal realms) are more mindful than most – which shapes the core point of his own book about building a life, rather than a resume (literally, it’s on the cover…).
We love Jason’s message on life balance and these seven books include his favorites for more conscious balance in business and the rest of life. Find a book to dive into below. We’re sharing Jason’s favorite quote from each book to give you a feel for the tone. Think of this as a sample platter to help you pick out your next summer book…
For an even shorter (but equally inspiring) read, check out the top ten life lessons Jason has learned along his personal and professional journey.
Everything I Know About Business, I Learned From The Grateful Dead by Barry Barnes, PhD
“Transformational leaders create cohesiveness in an organization and inspire others to achieve greatness.”
Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson
“The most we can hope for is to create the best possible conditions for success, then let go of the outcome. The ride is a lot more fun that way.”
Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz
“In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic.”
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.”
Give & Take by Adam Grant
“The more I help out, the more successful I become. But I measure success in what it has done for the people around me. That is the real accolade.”
Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins
“The world we live in is the world we choose to live in, whether consciously or unconsciously. If we choose bliss, that’s what we get. If we choose misery, we get that, too.”
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”