For the first time ever, we’re posting a written #readthisseries. We’re practicing social distancing so we didn’t get together to film. It’s a serious time for all of us, and we pray for our nation and everyone around the globe. As we follow and abide by recommended health practices, it’s an opportune time to read. Below you will discover our book recommendations on the topic of self-improvement–something we’re covering all month long. It’s moments like this, when we are facing a true emergency, that we need to be at our best.

Our first book on self-improvement is one of our own, Passionate Leadership. This book is filled with real people, doing great work across the country. Some of these stories and situations are quite emotional. We outline several self- and organizational improvement strategies, including the concept of evolving from a teaching culture (a culture where the goal is to impart information on others) to a learning culture (a culture where the goal is for everyone to learn and grow together. In a learning culture, you’re in self-improvement mode all of the time. Check it out. You can buy it here

 Our second recommendation is Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss. The subtitle is “short life advice from the best in the world.” The book is anything but short, coming in at nearly 600 pages, but it’s packed with precisely the way that top performers self-improve to be their best. Find it here

Our final recommendation, what we call the Mac-Daddy of all self-improvement books, is Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Even though we haven’t been able to get in touch with Brene to interview her for our #onethingseries, we still feel strongly that her books are great. This one will change your life. If we all acted with the vulnerability to actually self-improve, not only would we change ourselves, but the whole world would change as well. Get it here


If you’re at home because of social distancing, use some of this time to read. Let us know what you think of these three books or just give us a shout about what you’re reading to learn to lead better and grow faster. 

Last thing, the first person to contact us via Twitter, using #readthisseries, will receive a copy of Passionate Leadership. All you have to do is tweet, “I am a passionate leader” and we’ll send you a copy. 

Joe & T.J.