Curious about what books inspire and influence me? I curated a list of books from my personal library to share with you. You’ll notice I included some sports-themed books. I’m a big advocate for learning from other fields and transferring applicable lessons to my work. Enjoy browsing the bookshelves. I hope you find a familiar book or something new!
Note: These shelves include affiliate links from Bookshop, supporting local bookstores
How to Become CEO
“Each of the seventy-five “rules” focuses on a specific action that should be taken, a trait that needs to be developed, or a prohibition to follow.”
These lessons were formative in my early years. I was promoted to my first manager position before I turned 21.– Melissa
Discipline is Destiny
“To master anything, one must first master themselves-one’s emotions, one’s thoughts, one’s actions. Eisenhower famously said that freedom is really the opportunity to practice self-discipline. Cicero called the virtue of temperance the polish of life. Without boundaries and restraint, we risk not only failing to meet our full potential and jeopardizing what we have achieved, but we ensure misery and shame. In a world of temptation and excess, this ancient idea is more urgent than ever.”