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Your 2023 Reading List 

Jessica Welch
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023

Did you ring in the New Year with “read more” topping your list of resolutions? Or maybe your number one goal is to “excel in your career” or treat yourself to more “self-care.” Well, it turns out reading is the way to accomplish not only these but most goals. It’s all about finding the right book to help guide you toward whatever goal matters most to you. And in the end, you’ll realize taking time out of your day to read up on how to better yourself really is caring for yourself. 

To kick off 2023 and help you achieve your most audacious goals this year, we’ve compiled a list of books that focus on personal development, not only in work but in life. Whatever your resolution may be the ideas in these books will help you become more accountable, more courageous, and more efficient. 

Hunting Discomfort: How to Get Breakthrough Results in Life and Business No Matter What by Sterling Hawkins

In Sterling Hawkins’ latest book, Hunting Discomfort: How to Get Breakthrough Results in Life and Business No Matter What, he distills the power of his #NoMatterWhat mindset that carried him through bankruptcy, ultramarathons, and life’s biggest challenges. Hawkins knows that the most successful people in life don’t shy away from discomfort; they seek it out because they know that is where change and growth occur. 

In this book, you’ll learn how to lean into the uncomfortable to take yourself to new places and reach new heights. After reading this book you will find yourself committing to your goals like never before, using roadblocks to your advantage, and surrounding yourself with people who hold you to your true potential. Start the year off with finding your most powerful self. 

The Jolt Effect: How High Performers Overcome Customer Indecision by Matthew Dixon and Ted McKenna

Looking to step up your game in sales or improve your influence in any area of your life? Take Matthew Dixon and Ted McKenna’s advice from their book The Jolt Effect: How High Performers Overcome Customer Indecision. Their latest book dives into their paradigm-shifting approach to closing more sales and becoming a highly influential person. 

Dixon and McKenna guide you to better selling by breaking down the key reason customers hesitate: not their hope of succeeding, but their fear of failing. Through their myth-busting explanations of the world of sales they will help you raise up the people around you in order for everyone to succeed. 

Accountability Advantage by Sam Silverstein 

Whether you’re focused on your work goals or your personal goals, becoming more accountable will not only help you reach those goals, but it will also help you create and sustain a culture that breeds trust. Accountability Advantage by Sam Silverstein makes a case for accountability being the biggest driver of profits and offers readers a 5 step program for becoming more accountable and building a culture centered around it. 

From defining a culture of accountability to modeling, teaching, protecting, and celebrating it, Silverstein will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create and uphold a true sense of accountability that will change your life. 


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