A Peek at The Appraiser Coach’s Bookshelf

This week, I want to get personal with you. Get your mind strait… not THAT personal. I just want to share with you a glimpse into my life. I once heard this quote; “If you want to better understand a man’s character, take a look at his personal library.” In other words, we are what we read. This week, I want to invite you into my home and encourage you to peruse my personal bookcase.

I am an avid reader. Furthermore, I follow many, many successful individuals. I am always interested in the books and principles that have influenced them. I want you to see some of the books that have directly influenced me.

The following is not an extensive list of all the books that I have read, but it includes
those which have had the most impact upon me and my success. These are not in any particular order, but some books have had a larger impact on my life than others.

The Bible
The Book of Mormon
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The 5,000 Year Leap by Dr. W. Cleon Skousen
The Federalist Papers
The Anti-Federalist Papers
The Real George Washington by Andrew M. Allison
The Real Benjamin Franklin by Andrew M. Allison
The Real Thomas Jefferson by Andrew M. Allison
Molon Labe by Boston T. Party
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
The Jackrabbit Factor by Leslie Householder
Killing Sacred Cows by Garrett B. Gunderson
Unintended Consequences by John Ross
The Free Capitalist Primer by Rick Keorber
Bootstrap Business by Rich Christensen and Ron E. Porter
The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson
The Dan Sullivan Question by Dan Sullivan
Trust Me by Nick Morgan
The Checklist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler
The Joel Olsteen Books
Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide by Lewis Howes
Blink by Malcom Gladwell
The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
Work the System by Sam Carpenter
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
Be the Solution by Michael Strong and John Mackey
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
Key to Living the Law of Attraction by Jack Canfield and D.D. Watkins
The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt
Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
The Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States of
America
Linchpin by Seth Godin
Poke the Box by Seth Godin
Street Smart by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham
Crush it! by Gary Vaynerchuk
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
How to Get to the Top and Stay There by Dan Sullivan
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Anthem by Ayn Rand
The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand
For the New Intellectual by Ayn Rand
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
The Master Key to Riches by Napoleon Hill
The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
The Magic Story by Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey
Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill
The Oddessy by Homer
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Patriots by James Wesley Rawles
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Restoring America by Dr. Cleon Skousen
The No B.S. Series by Dan Kennedy
The Ultimate Success Secret by Dan Kennedy and Ben Glass
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey
Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmadge
Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive by Havey McKay
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
Who moved the Cheese by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard
Influencer by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
Free to Choose by Milton Friedman
Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson
The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker
How the Best Get Better by Dan Sullivan
Turnaround by Mitt Romney
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan
The Prosperity Paradigm by Steve D’Annunzio and Alisha Provostgaard
In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman
The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C.S.Lewis
John Adams by David McCullough
Heston: The Courage to be Free by Charlton Heston
The Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Montesquieu
The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
Unique Ability by Catherine Nomura, Julia Waller and Shannon Waller
The Laws of Success by Napoleon Hill
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
The Majesty of God’s Law by W. Cleon Skousen
The Zigzag Principle by Rich Christiansen
Retire Young Retire Rich by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Creating Multiple Streams of Income by Robert Allen
The Love and Logic System by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
Becoming Your Own Banker by Nelson Nash
Working With the 7 Laws of Success by Leslie Householder
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubne
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Crucial Conversation by Kerry Patterson
Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey
First Things First by Stephen R. Covey

Now, go create some value!

Dustin Harris is a multi-business owner, but he has found most of his success as a self-employed, residential real estate appraiser. He has been appraising for nearly two decades. He is the owner and President of Appraisal Precision and Consulting Group, Inc., and is a popular author, speaker and consultant. He owns and operates The Appraiser Coach (www.theappraisercoach.com) where he personally advises and mentors other appraisers helping them to also run successful appraisal companies and increase their net worth. He is also the Founder and President of Your Appraisal Office (www.yourappraisaloffice.com) which implements some of the systems he has developed to help lower costs and free up time for real estate business owners. He and his wife reside in Idaho with their four children.

2 thoughts on “A Peek at The Appraiser Coach’s Bookshelf”

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