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Our Reading and Audio playlists Unwrapped!

Our Reading and Audio playlists Unwrapped!


The end of the year is here and it’s time to review some of our favorite reads / listens from the year. Are you a book reader or are you more of an audio book listener? I definitely utilize my Audible subscription more so during the day and Marcus definitely likes reading the physical copy of a book.

My top reads:

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

“Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose is a book by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. It details his life as an entrepreneur, with emphasis on the founding of LinkExchange and Zappos.”

Rest in Peace to Tony Hsieh who passed away this year, this book is a great read about delivering the best customer service to your customers and also creating a welcoming and fun culture in your business. 

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty

“Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.”

I really enjoyed listening to this book on Audible, Jay has a super smooth book which made for easy listening. This book really helps you train your mind for positive thinking and develop great habits and how to overcome fear.  I loved this book so much and starting implementing better habits immediately which got me on a 6 month social media cleanse, and I have listened to every episode of Jay Shetty’s podcast On Purpose which I also highly recommend

The Decision by Kevin Hart on Audible

“Kevin goes all-in on getting you mentally fit by skillfully breaking down and sharing the same tools and rules he's developed to elevate his own life, to inspire and help transform yours. Candid, raw, and authentic to the core, The Decision is filled with vision and the practical steps you’ll need to track and reach your goals.”

This Audible original is a fast enjoyable listen. Kevin gives you advice and tips on why your comfort zone is the worst place to be in all while making you laugh. If self help or personal growth books aren’t something you regularly listen to I would definitely recommend starting with this one.

Marcus Favorite Book of the past 3 years:

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

"I really enjoy reading books by medical doctors like Dr. Michael Greger M.D. They are professionals in the health space and are very credible with their information. Although this book title may be a little intimidating you shouldn't judge a book by its cover or title. It was one of the main reasons why I am able to sustain the lifestyle I have today. Diseases are complicated, but good health can be very simple if you let your body do what it was intended to do and let it consume things it was intended to consume." - Marcus

Favorite Podcasts

Armchair Expert by Dax Shepard & Monica Padman

“Armchair Expert is a weekly podcast hosted by American actor, director, and writer Dax Shepard and Emmy-nominated Monica Padman. Each podcast features Shepard and Padman interviewing celebrities as well as journalists and academics about "the messiness of being human."”

With this podcast you truly get the feel that the hosts genuinely care and are interested in what each guests are talking about. This podcast features everyone from celebrities, athletes and authors and I love how honest and transparent Dax is. 

On Purpose with Jay Shetty 

“Jay Shetty's purpose is to make wisdom go viral. On Purpose podcast brings fascinating conversations with some of the most insightful people in the world straight to viewers all over the world.”

Jay Shetty is a double feature in this post, Think Like a Monk was my favorite read of 2020 and immediately after I finished listening I started his podcast from episode one to current. Jay’s goal is to make wisdom go viral and I love that.

Just B with Bethenny Frankel

Just B with Bethenny Frankel is the best of your favorite self-made mogul – shrewd career smarts, a razor sharp sense of humor and a deep insight of how business and people work.

I love everything about Bethenny. I love how she saw a much bigger picture with reality tv and really utilized her platform to promote her brand and her business and she is not afraid of hard work. This podcast is very new but it has so much vital content in just the first few episodes.


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