Mark Shapiro

Episode 179 - July 24, 2018


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Mark Shapiro is a self-proclaimed 'self-help dork' and loves to read.  Sometimes it's to prep for an upcoming guest on the podcast. Sometimes it's for fun. Regardless of the reason, he's put in his time to seek growth from many books.  It doesn't matter if it's printed on pages, scrolling on his phone, or listening to the audiobook, Mark is always taking something in.


On today's episode, Mark shares his top five books for personal development that anyone can jump into and find value for themselves and their vision.  These are definitely game changers and should be looked at if you haven't done so already.   Let us know what you think of Mark's list and what books you would have included if we had to make a longer list!





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Books Featured:

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller

How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Other books worthy checking out:

The Four-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss:
for how to make the most of whatever time you do dedicate to work.

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer:
for understanding the voice in our head.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari:
for understanding the evolution of humankind.

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari:
for forecasting the future.

Calling In "The One" by Katherine Woodward Thomas:
for finding love.

Attached by Amir Levine:
for understanding our behavior in relationships.

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill:
for manifesting.

SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham:
for Sales.

The Way of The Superior Man by David Deida:
for understanding masculine and feminine energy.

Expert Secrets / DotCom Secrets by Russel Brunson:
for online storytelling and business building.




Show Notes:

-How to be impeccable with your word.

-The impact that taking things personally has on our daily life.

-How to avoid making assumptions.

-How everyone can recognize the ’creativity’ within.

-The benefits of living in the present moment, no matter what it is.

-How applying “The One Thing” can help you in any area of your life.

-Why multitasking is bullshit.

-Why Mark believes How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is the best back on interpersonal relationships.


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Episode Quotes

“Assumptions… are based on your own shit.”


“As long as we are taking care of ourselves, we’re nurturing our creativity, we’ll allow it to flow through us.”


“Boredom is Bullshit.”


“Even thinking about time is taking us out of the present moment.”


“If something isn’t 'The One Thing,' then it isn’t worth our time to do.”