I am out in California right now learning from one of the sharpest minds in the fitness business and am mentally and physically drained after absorbing such kick ass information all day, but…I am pumped as I am watching the video above as I write this.
Alwyn Cosgrove, the man running the mentorship (along with his wife Rachel), said today that you should read one chapter of Think and Grow Rich
per day for the next two years. I have read the book twice, but I know thats not enough, but I do know that if, scratch that, not if, but when I start doing this when I get home, it will take me as a person to the next level. So Think and Grow Rich is one of the most influential books for Newell Strength. Keep in mind that these go in no particular order, but they should all be read.
I do not have a link for the next book, but if you watch the video above, Jared has a link for his book, Devote Yourself to an Ideal, in the video. The cover is cheesy, but the book is literally one of the best motivational development books I have ever read. I read it while I was going through the process of making my decision to resign a few months ago. It gave me the extra push I needed to go ahead with my decision. Order this book, have it printed up (its and ebook) and read it, then read it again.
the 50th law
You are probably getting sick of me writing about this book, but it creates a culture of fearlessness in your mind. And to be fearless is what it takes to get where you want to get. Whether you are a fan of 50 or not, do yourself the favor and read it five times.
awaken the giant within
I read this book every single night during my best year in bodybuilding, while coming back from a very mysterious, 2 year battle with a nasty stomach disease. I literally harnessed to the power of mind to such a degree that my life has never been the same since. I would sit up like a little kid looking at his first PlayBoy at night, pouring over the pages, marking the pages up, highlighting it. It is one of the first books that I recommend to someone that is looking to change their life.
Ok, this book is for those of you that have been asking me for the best training books. And I racked my brain and there wasn’t one that jumped out in particular as, ‘Read this book and you will know everything’. That is the thing, I cannot recommend one book to share what I know, it has been a process of connecting the dots, experimenting, implementing and literally 15 years of self-research. Even though I have put in well 10,000 hours, I can tell you I am no where near where I need to be. But I am getting off track, what I want you to take from Dinosaur Training is the Intensity that Brooks trains with and the passion.
As a side note, I actually read a whole book, The Anabolic Solution, on the plane yesterday. The stewardess came up to me later on in the flight to ask me questions about it since she wants to do a figure competition. I fell asleep with the book on my lap, but I constantly keep the mindset that no one, no where, will out work me. And you need to have that same attitude. I was not blessed with a high IQ or great genetics, but I simply work my plan every day and the biggest part of that plan is reading one hour per day. Let me know how you like the books.