Joe Metcalfe’s Reading List. Enjoy!!
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
How to live in the present moment.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose By Eckhart Tolle
How to live in the present moment. Part 2
Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential by George Lois
Quick read on creativity and entertaining stories.
Red Sparrow: A Novel By Jason Matthews
Spy Novel. American CIA man clashes with a Russian spy diva. Fun one, well written.
How to Win at the Sport of Business By Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban is a badass. His story, told quick.
A Course in Miracles
It’s a beast, and it goes deep. But you will gain spiritual insight, and more peace.
Man’s Search for Meaning by Frankl, Viktor E.
A Jewish Man; his thoughts, his meaning of life; in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. A must read.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives By Dan Millman
A college kid, and an old man named Socrates. Simple wisdom all over this book.
Who? The Method for Hiring by Geoff Smart
I hired one person this year. He’s an A-player. It happened immediately after I read this book.
The Old Man and The Sea By Ernest Hemingway
Classic. A poor old man vs. a prize Marlin. The old man’s mind on paper.
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It By Kamal Ravikant
When times are tough, loving yourself is the way through. A man’s unique guide out of the dark.
Live Your Truth By Kamal Ravikant
Kamal’s sequel to Love Yourself. Living for what you stand for.
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain
Lincoln’s Battle with God: A President’s Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America by Stephen Mansfield
A different angle on Lincoln. Speculation on his views of religion, spirituality, and his life.
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
Well written, broken down into 3-4 page examples/histories to send his message.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
A must read. It’s on my top 10 of all time. A journey through all stages of life.
Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
A city about to be conquered during the Crusades. A teacher gives hiss life lessons to the town’s people before the attack.
The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn
Powerful book. Law of attraction, and spirituality in life.
The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield
An ancient book of the laws of nature is rumored. A team of connected people pursue, while the authorities try to destroy it.
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell
Awesome. Prose on inner peace, acceptance, and non-attachment. A bedrock of how to live life.
The Power of No: One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness by Claudia and James Altucher
How to say no, and prioritizing the life of your choosing, and of balance, and peace.
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
How to get inspiration from others and use that inspiration in your work.
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
Book your one-way ticket after you read this book.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
A must read for the creative soul. Do your work everyday, and let the divine give you inspiration.
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
An odd novel, with many twists and exquisite writing form.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
A Roman leader’s thoughts, principles, and acceptances of life in a simple guide that can be used today.