What is a luminary? A luminary is a leader. Someone who is using their talents and skills to bring light to others, whether through business, art, education, philanthropy, or any other avenue of choice.
What do luminaries read? Here are some of my all time favorite reads by category:
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield If you’ve ever been in a slump or just don’t know how to make your mark on the world, read this
The Twelve Universal Laws of Success by Herbert Harris The author uses techniques from religion, business, motivational speaking, psychology, and mysticism to set us on the right course towards our dreams. Read, then re-read eight to ten more times. Powerful stuff
The Dip by Seth Godin A champion knows how to choose their battles. Seth sheds light on how to survive the inherent dip any endeavor brings with it
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield What makes a true professional? Pressfield sure knows. Do yourself a favor and READ THIS
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield Another masterful piece by Mr. Pressfield on getting down to business and leaving excuses behind. Read this after War of Art and before Turning Pro
Your Starting Point for Student Success by Arel Moodie Arel set out to write a book for students who need a little push in the right direction; however, pound for pound (word for word) it’s one of the most useful tomes I’ve read on planning for success
Succeeding When You’re Supposed To Fail by Rom Brafman Anyone who has overcome brutal hardships and emerged successfully on the other side can proudly call themselves a “tunneler.” Brafman points out what characteristics they all have in common
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi Probably the single most influential book in my life thus far. Relationships determine your success and Ferrazzi gives us a roadmap to building win-win relationships in business and life. READ THIS!