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#1 Hunting.Targ

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

Okay, here's the question:

 

If you could add or change exactly ONE book in the Top 5, would you, which one, and why?

(Okay, so it's a three-part question!)


 

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#2 Lee Weishar

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:54 AM

None! I wouldn't change any...

 

They were chosen by the PC for a reason, and they have more results than me. Even if there was something I liked better, I would stick with what the people who have the fruit on the tree suggest  :)


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#3 Neal Ruffner

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:55 AM

Seems tough to go against decades of business experience that is compiled in those 5 books...


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#4 Neal Ruffner

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:56 AM

But it might be cool to have a Top 5 from outside of the Life Leadership team, and have a Top 5 internally produced books from Life Leaders. So I wouldn't say replace any of them, maybe just have an additional Top 5 or Top Recommended books to go along with them. 


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#5 John Feldhouse

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:06 AM

Ok, I'll play along. If I HAD TO change one book, it would be to swap How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling and replace it with Orrin's Resolved

 

Resolved really is one of the best books I've read. I reference it (just about) daily.


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#6 CJ Calvert

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:50 PM

Okay, like John, I will play along:

 

Let's suppose we can make it the top SIX.  What book would I add?

 

Confidence of a Champion.  Hands down.


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#7 Evan G

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:51 PM

Ya I agree with CJ, Confidence of a Champion should be in there somewhere.



#8 Adriano Troli

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

I wouldn't change them at all... i would simply add to them and create a top 10

 

Silght Edge

Resolved

CoC (Confidence of a champion)

Five Love languages

and Anatomy of Peace


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#9 rnpalacios

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

I agree with CJ as well. If I had to change one, it would be How to have Power And Confidence When Dealing With People. I would replace it with Confidece of a Champion...or Toughen Up.
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#10 Tracey

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

I agree that the top 5 is the Top 5 for a reason. All books included are definite must reads. One I have always thought should be added is The Five Love Languages..as every person, married or single, young or old, could truly benefit from learning these principles. Another I would add, especially for the new member, would be The Ant and the Elephant. The book is an easy read for those not yet accustomed to reading, and teaches the basics of attitude alignment in such a simple tale. As I write this, though, so many others come to mind...as it is so hard to pick, we are so fortunate that our leaders picked the Top 5 for us! :)

 


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#11 Chris Murphy

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:02 PM

I would have to agree, I am a phlegmatic/melancholy dude. Lots of great traits and potential but never let it out do to a Passive and self critical nature, been chewing on myself for years even after reading top 5. But that "Confidence of a champion" did a lot for me. Tim wrote the best book on the topic. And I think If you have Confidence of a champion and How to win friends, you basically have the stuff covered in Power and Confidence but with more details.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

I would definitely add The 5 Love Languages


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#13 Josh & Denise Bayless

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:21 AM

I would add the Bible.....Top 1.... 


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#14 Tina.Abernathy

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:45 PM

Someone else's experience in the best teacher so these have been tried and found true I would only ADD 1 and I think it would be The Slight Edge

 

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#15 Mike Kolp

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:07 PM

Great Question!!! There is of course the top 50 book list to dig from. Although several books could be substituted or included, I love handing out these books and getting feedback from all kinds of people. What I here most is "I can't believe this book was written that long ago and I haven't read it but the material is so true". When these principles are time tested and true, they carry weight and speak volumes. I like that they are truly the top 5 for life. I mean LIFE too, but life in general. All professions and individuals benefit a great deal when reading these Top 5 essential books.

 

Now to play the game, The Slight Edge is a close TOP 5 1/2.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:28 AM

Okay, like John, I will play along:

 

Let's suppose we can make it the top SIX.  What book would I add?

 

Confidence of a Champion.  Hands down.

OK CJ,

Let's do the TOP 10:

6. Confindence of A Champion

7. Resolved

8. LLR

9. Mentoring Matters

10. Slight Edge

Not BAD from someone who took 16 Months(after someone had given it to me) to pick up "The Magic of Thinking Big" and tear out a page a day for 7 days and take to work with me to read!  FYI -- one of my biggest mistakes in LIFE, not to read good books earlier in my LIFE!!


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#17 Miriam Schilling

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 05:28 PM

I don't know if I could take out "How to have Power and Confidence in dealing with People...." That book has taught me and the 95% world that we truly can change who we are through ACTION, how we feel through ACTION, and how others view us through ACTION! Positive Personality Profiles is a great start to the top books in terms of personalities, but I would like to see a more in depth book on personalities. (I have gone on-line to a credible site on showing how the 4 "primary" personalities, can be combined into 16 "secondary" ones) That information really helped me appreciate how God has given us similarities, but has also gifted us with individual talents and abilities. That has shown me an appreciation for the intricate way we are each set up instead of just being a "Silly, forgetful Sanguine," or a "Lazy Phlegmatics" etc.... 



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 07:38 PM

If I had to take one out, I'm not sure what it would be.  But if I had to put one in, I think I would try to make it something that was more of a story or fiction.  For people who are coming into the business who have never read non-fiction, or never read at all, these books can be intimidating.  So, it would be neat to hand them something like "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino.


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