To be a “Mega EA”, you have to always be growing. After all, if your Mega Agent is growing, you’d better grow too or you’ll get left behind. And besides, it’s FUN! One great way to do that is by reading and implementing what you read.

Here are some of our favorite books, blogs & publications along with a number of books suggested by assistants, EAs, COO’s & DOO’s who have attended our “Be A Boss Classes” class.

Some of Christy’s Favorite Books:

  • Rocket Fuel – Gino Wickman & Mark Winters (Read WITH your Team Owner/Agent)
  • The Four Disciplines of Execution – Sean Covey (Read with your team)
  • The Millionaire Real Estate Agent – It’s Not About the Money…It’s About Being the Best You Can Be! – Gary Keller, with Dave Jenks & Jay Papasan – (Read annually)
  • The One Thing – The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (Share this with your spouse, kids & friends) – Gary Keller, with Jay Papasan
  • SHIFT – Gary Keller, with Dave Jenks & Jay Papasan
  • The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More and Change The Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Fierce Conversations – Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time – Susan Scott
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork – John Maxwell (read with your team)
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell (do the self evaluation and have others above and below you, as well as your peers evaluate you – in business and in any other areas you may lead – for example you may volunteer or lead a group in your church)
  • The Little Engine That Could (Yes – the one from when you were a kid. If you think you can, you can. And I KNOW I can!))
  • Relentless – by Tim Grover (personal trainer of Kobe Bryant & Michael Jordan)
  • Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
  • Anne of Green Gables (One of my favorite series growing up, I’ve re-read them as an adult and they remind me it’s all about love)
  • The Story of My Life – Helen Keller
  • The Bible (more wisdom here than any other book)

Christy’s Favorite Blogs, Podcasts & Publications:

Other Great Books Suggested By Ops Boss™ Coaches & “Be a Boss” graduates:

  • Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine – Mike Michalowicz
  • The Road Less Stupid – Keith Cunningham
  • Building A Story Brand – Donald Miller
  • Traction – Gina Wickman
  • Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins
  • Ultimate Blueprint for an Insanely Successful Business – Keith Cunningham
  • How the Mighty Fall – Jim Collins
  • Dare to Lead – Brené Brown
  • Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs – John Doerr
  • The 40% Rule – A Navy SEAL’s Secret to Mental Toughness
  • The Art of Tidying Up – Kim Carruthers
  • The 360 Degree Leader – John Maxwell
  • Getting Things Done – David Allen
  • 5 Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
  • Think & Grow Rich – Napolean Hill
  • Good To Great – Jim Collins
  • Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
  • GRIT – Angela Duckworth
  • The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary – Mark Sanborn
  • Peoplework: How to run a people-first business in a digital-first world – Austin Allison & Chris Smith
  • The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months – Brian Moran & Michael Lennington
  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? – Seth Godin
  • EntreLeadership – Dave Ramsey
  • The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman
  • The Go Giver – Bob Burg & John David Mann
  • The 7 Levels of Communication – Michael J Maher
  • Managing Up – Rosanne Bodowski & Roger Gittines
  • You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero
  • How Google Works – Eric Schmidt
  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No-To Take Control of Your Life – Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
  • David Breckheimer says:

    This is a great list! Thank you for sharing.

  • Angel McAtee says:

    Do you have any podcast that you listen to regularly that you would recommend?

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