10 Favorite books of all time, and one thing I learned from each

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I have a checklist of things I try to do every day. One of the tasks on that list is to make a list of 10 things. James Altucher convinced me of the value and Claudia Azula Altucher’s book, Become An Idea Machine: Because Ideas Are The Currency Of The 21st Century, gave me a framework.

Today’s prompt was to write down my favorite books of all time, and one thing I learned from each:

I would love to see your list.

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  • One of my favorites right now is The Story Grid (and its accompanying podcast). Shawn Coyne has been editing fiction for 25+ years at some of the biggest houses. He took all of his knowledge of that along with all of his research around writing and storytelling and created a framework for how to tell a story. I feel like I have learned so much more though since I started listening to the podcast that goes with it. Another book I go back to is “So Good They Can’t Ignore You”, which talks about how to be successful at a job rather than pining about your “dream”. Basically how to love the job you have, finding meaning and happiness in whatever you do.