Monster Hunting

There are so many things you could read to find help to overcome your weaknesses. I’ve been exposed to a lot of different things over the years. Here are the books and other resources that have had the greatest impact on my life.

No More Mr. Nice Guy – by Robert Glover

I’m a recovering nice guy. Until recently I was a “nice guy” – someone who is really angry that his needs are being met, but doesn’t have the balls to ask for what he actually wants.

I’ve been involved in “self-help” and self-development for over 20 years now, and it’s only because Dr. Glover understood me and why I behave the way I do – and better yet, where to look for the reason I behave the way I do – that I’ve suddenly gotten over some massive barriers to progress. I’ve made more progress in understanding myself in the last six months than I have in the last 20 years – because of reading this book.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior – by Dan Millman

The first time I read this book, I was left in a daze. There’s a lot of heavy stuff in here – if you’re ready for it. The first time I read it I didn’t get nearly as much out of it as I am the second time around. Yes, it could be that I’m older and have had more experiences to relate to, it could also be the recognition of and dissolving of my shadow.

The War of Art – by Steven Pressfield

You have something you know you should be doing – but you’re afraid of it. You’re afraid of putting yourself into something and then showing what you’ve produced to the world.

That fear is resistance – this book will help you identify it and understand it and give you an emotional gut punch to get you moving to where you know you should be.

Turning Pro – by Steven Pressfield

A follow up to The War of Art – what does it mean to turn pro? It means leaving bullshit at the door and getting to work. Showing up on time every day and doing the work. It doesn’t matter if what you produce is shit, you’ll get better. But you need to do the work.