There’s basically an unlimited number of resources for podcasters available online. But sometimes it takes a little more than a quick casual read online to get a podcaster fired up. There’s something about committing to a physical book that adds to the motivation and inspiration that’s stored in the content between the covers.

I’m sure you’ve already heard of some (if not most) of these books as they are all best sellers. If you’re an avid reader, odds are you’ve already read a few. They are all incredible reads that are sure to get you fired up and motivated to go pedle to the metal with your podcast!


7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

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Favorite Excerpt:

“When other people disagree with us, we immediately think something is wrong with them. But, as the demonstration shows, sincere, clearheaded people see things differently, each looking through the unique lens of experience.”


Screw It Lets Do It – Richard Branson

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Favorite Excerpt:

“The best lesson I learned was to just do it. It doesn’t matter what it is, or how hard it might seem, as the ancient Greek, Plato, said, ‘The beginning is the most important part of any work.”


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth

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Favorite Excerpt:

“There are no shortcuts to excellence. Developing real expertise, figuring out really hard problems, it all takes time―longer than most people imagine…you’ve got to apply those skills and produce goods or services that are valuable to people. Grit is about working on something you care about so much that you’re willing to stay loyal to it. It’s doing what you love, but not just falling in love―staying in love.”


Be Obsessed or Be Average – Grant Cardone

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Favorite Excerpt:

“Do people know you because of your unbelievable work ethic? If you can’t answer YES to that, you’re not gonna get into that top 10 percent.”


Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World – Adam Grant

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Favorite Excerpt:

“‘Shapers’ are independent thinkers: curious, non-conforming, and rebellious. They practice brutal, nonhierarchical honesty. And they act in the face of risk, because their fear of not succeeding exceeds their fear of failing.”


Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind – Joyce Meyer

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Favorite Excerpt:

“Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”


Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work Life – Tom Rath

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Favorite Excerpt:

“When you focus on other people’s shortcomings, they lose confidence in their abilities. But if you focus on their hard work and successes, you produce a sustainable increase in their self-confidence. What’s more, researchers have discovered that the earlier in life you focus on a person’s daily successes, the greater the gains over time.”


The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

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Favorite Excerpt:

“When I find myself focusing overmuch on the anticipated future happiness of arriving at a certain goal, I remind myself to ‘Enjoy now’. If I can enjoy the present, I don’t need to count on the happiness that is (or isn’t) waiting for me in the future”.”


The Success Principles™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be -Jack Canfield

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Favorite Excerpt:

“We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow, and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endless accomplishments and satisfaction.”


Drive – Daniel Pink

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Favorite Excerpt:

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”


Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell

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Favorite Excerpt:

“If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.”


Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson

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Favorite Excerpt:

“He knew sometimes some fear can be good. When you are afraid things are going to get worse if you don’t do something, it can prompt you into action. But it is not good when you are afraid that it keeps you from doing anything.”


The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone

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Favorite Excerpt:

“As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else’s.”


The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

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Favorite Excerpt:

“Willpower isn’t just a skill. It’s a muscle, like the muscles in your arms or legs, and it gets tired as it works harder, so there’s less power left over for other things.”


The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Peale

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Favorite Excerpt:

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture. Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”