Reading List

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This is the “Battling Average!™” Recommended Reading List. We are a strong believer if you don’t read it, listen to it, watch it, attend it or hang around it, you won’t get it. If you don’t get it, you certainly can’t use or share it.  

My personal library has hundreds of books and I will update this list regularly. Prior to the Kindle, I bought most of my books from Amazon. If you still prefer a book you can touch and feel, buying used books is a very cost effective education. 

Here are the books I enjoyed and believe will make the most difference in increasing your opportunity for success in Leadership and Life. I will copy and paste these from Amazon although we have no affiliate agreement with any book seller. In the future, I may add some of my notes from the books. 

-Greg Gilbert

Note: Many people will totally disregard a book if they don’t agree with everything the author says or believes. I disagree. I’m looking for ONE THING that I can use from my time spent with that book. I’m looking for items that will increase my personal development or improve my business. Prior to Kindle, I was looking to bend pages, hi-lite and place a small post-it note on a page. After the Kindle, I use the hi-lite and note features.  

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change


EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches [Kindle Edition]

Dave Ramsey

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Workbook: Revised & Updated

John Maxwell

Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money

Daniel Lapin

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

David Allen

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

Patrick M. Lencioni

Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders

Joel Manby

The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success

Andy Andrews

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life

Larry Winget

Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity

Larry Winget

Get past the title. If you are a fan of personal responsibility, you will enjoy Larry’s books.