In August of 2016, at the age of 35 my life changed forever when I subscribed to audio books by Audibe.com. Up until that point, outside of the required reading for school, I had finished a handful of books in my entire life. I've always had a hunger for knowledge, and regularly gorged myself on podcasts and videos, but I was ignorant to the power of audio books.

This list is ever growing. I prefer to consume books that are recommended by highly successful individuals, both famous and not so famous. In no particular order. I have read, digested, reread, contemplated and been profoundly influenced, inspired and educated by the books below. I highly recommend that you read or listen to these books. 

Recommended Reading (Or Listening)

Robert Greene's Mastery

Robert Greene's Mastery

Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad

Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad

Steinbeck's Travels With Charley In Search of America

Steinbeck's Travels With Charley In Search of America

Grant Cardone's The 10X Rule

Grant Cardone's The 10X Rule

Chase Jarvis' interview with Tim Ferriss.

Chase Jarvis' interview with Tim Ferriss.

Victor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning

Victor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning

Steven Pressfield's The War of Art

Steven Pressfield's The War of Art

Brian P. Morgan's The 12 Week Year

Brian P. Morgan's The 12 Week Year

Gary Vaynerchuk's The Thank You Economy

Gary Vaynerchuk's The Thank You Economy

Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk

Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk

Steven Kotter's The Rise of Superman

Steven Kotter's The Rise of Superman

Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Robert Pirsig's Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Robert Pirsig's Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends & Influence People

Sean McCabe's Overlap

Sean McCabe's Overlap

Brene Brown's The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown's The Power of Vulnerability

Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek

Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek

Gary Vaynerchuk's Crush it

Gary Vaynerchuk's Crush it

Simon Sinek's Start With Why

Simon Sinek's Start With Why

Matthew Syed's Black Box Thinking

Matthew Syed's Black Box Thinking