Courage is Calling

Ryan Holiday

Courage, is the ability to rise above fear, to do what’s right, to do what’s needed, to do what is true. Often fear prohibits courage. In this well written book, Holiday breaks down the elements of fear, the elements of courage, and lastly, the elements of heroism. Through engaging stories about historic and contemporary leaders, including Charles De Gaulle, Florence Nightingale, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday shows you how to conquer fear and practice courage in your daily life. 

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4000 Weeks

Oliver Burkeman

We rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: How do we best use our ridiculously brief time on the planet?

Oliver Burkeman’s Four Thousand Weeks rejects the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done’. Instead, it introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing—rather than denying—their limitations. In Four Thousand Weeks, Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time and liberate us from its tyranny.

Make your four thousand weeks count! More details on Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management forMortals now, available in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.

Interested in a copy? Let me know 

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Think Again

Adam Grant

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval--and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.

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This year, we are inviting you to discover new books, or maybe learn about a new subject with 22 books in 2022.

First, this isn’t in any particular order, and I’ll add a few books along the way as new suggestions come up. I try to add a variety of different topics and this year. And second, yes, the Bible isn’t listed but it’s definitely being read. I’ve gotten that question a few times over the years. :-)

As I read through the books, I will occasionally post my main takeaways on Instagram and LinkedIn. This year I will also add my takeaways (and some related bonuses) to our new Makeitso™Platform. This new platform will be available to our full service coaching client exclusively.

I hope you find these suggestions helpful. It’s a small way of me saying thanks to you for being a part of the Phoenix community and our #Makeitso movement.

If you’d like me to become your mentor so that 2022 becomes the year it can be - drop me a line today

Here's to an extraordinary #Makeitso 2022! 🎉 


Who can participate in the 22 in 22 reading challenge?

This challenge is open to anyone who is interested in reading more in 2022.  


When does the 22 in 22 challenge start? / Is it too late to join the reading challenge?

It’s never too late to join the 22 in 22 reading challenge!


Do I have to read only these books for the challenge?

No! The goal of this challenge is to get people to fall in love with reading. You can read any book that you are interested in.


Do I have to read books in English?

You can read books in any language, not just English, to participate in the challenge.


What if I read under/over 22 books this year? Is this challenge still for me?

Of course! If you want to try and increase your reading time this year, then this is the challenge for you. Even if you read a minute more than you did last year, you’ve conquered your challenge!


Where can I find recommendations for books to read?

With so many great books out there, where do you start? You can find inspiration by following Coach Frank via Phoenix Life Coaching on Goodreads, taking a look at our top book list BELOW.


Atomic Habits

James Clear

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

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