I have never been what I would call a “reader”. I do enjoy reading books, it just takes me a while to get through them. On my journey of self-discovery, books have played a big part in my steps of growth. Over the years, people have said to me ” oh you should read this book, it’s great!” One thing I have learned is that if you are picking up a book that is made to give you some enlightenment, you 100% have to be ready subconsciously to accept the messages. That said, I want to share some books that influenced, me, helped me grow at different points in my life. I recommend all of these books for men even though some are not specifically for men, they can help you expand your knowledge of your self.
This was one of the most pivotal books I have ever read. The premise that you are not your mind, or your thoughts are one I use in my coaching practice. The idea that your mind enjoys negative things and a belief system that you may not agree with is such an important concept to understand.
This book helped me see that my viewpoint or reality is always different then everyone else around me. Even if we experience the same event, we are interpreting everything from our own reality. This was a game-changer in helping me be more understanding toward others.
This was the first book I read that would be called “men’s work” and wow, this was the pivot I was waiting for. This book lead me down a path of exploring my personal masculinity and just what it means to me and my interactions with women.
I cannot say enough about this book. EVERY man that feels like he deserves more, that his wife or girlfriend doesn’t appreciate how nice he is all the things he does for her, and thinks he is not just a regular guy needs to read this book. Only read this book if you are ready to start the journey of being the best version of your self.
Iron John – A book about Men
This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. This is a pillar of the modern mythopoetic men’s movement. It explores the lore of old and how the authors were referring to the journey of boyhood to manhood. Be ready to go deep, be amazed at how authors and poets have been writing about the transition of a boy to man for centuries.
This is only my top 5, as I read more books along my personal journey, I will continue to share them!