Year in Review: 2013 Reading List


At the beginning of 2013, I started a journey of self discovery and self awareness. Wanting to become a resource for my customers, I began to look for books that would help me to brush up on my canine education.

The first book I read,

    Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer Lived Dogs

by Ted Kerasote proves to be the most valuable piece of literature in 2013. If you are looking for ways to improve the quality of life of your dog, this is the book for you. I definitely recommend it for career vet techs and veterinarians. It will open your eyes!

Next, I read Brian Hare’s

    The Genius of Dogs

This was another fantastic read. Written from a scientific point of view, this book explored the cognition of dogs. Dogs are smarter than you think.

After this, I read Dr. Lew Olson’s

    Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs

Nutrition is so important when it comes to living a quality life, so why not learn what you can do to improve your companion animals’ diets by introducing a raw diet. Dogs are carnivores after all.

Next on my reading list was Dale Carnegie’s

    How to Win Friends and Influence People

This is a great book for anyone in business. It is not a book that you read once and sit on the shelf. Be prepared to invest the time to read it and refer back to it often to truly apply the principles to your life and business. This one book made a significant difference in me. Before, I was quiet and introspective, focused on my work, getting the job done with very little room for social details. Now, I am open and look for opportunities to make friends with everyone I meet. It is really fun not to be an introvert!

Next, I read Dave Ramsey’s

    Financial Peace Revisited

This is the most significant most important literature you can read and apply to your life. God’s and grandma’s ways of handling money. If you read it and do what it says consistently over time, this book will transform your life. You will learn how to live like nobody else today so that tomorrow you can live like nobody else. If you have not read this book or attended Financial Peace University, put this book at the top of your success list for 2014. It is that important. I wish I would have learned these principles 20 years ago.

Thanks to the EntreLeadership podcast, I added three more books to my reading list in 2013. Seth Godin’s


Gary Keller’s

    The ONE Thing

and of course, Dave Ramsey’s


I am also finishing up Dave Ramsey’s

    Total Money Makeover

Stephen Covey’s

    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

and Og Mandino’s

    The Greatest Salesman in the World

That’s 11 books in almost twelve months. There are so many more to add to my library.

Do something good today to stimulate your brain and your growth. Read a book. And as they say at the end of every EntreLeadership podcast: “Grow yourself, grow your team, and grow your profits.”

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