Book Club

Hello Everyone!




In our continued efforts to bring value to our clients we introduce “I’m Not Oprah, But I’ve Got My Own Book Club”. Over the years many of you have asked for recommendations on books that may or may not pertain to the mortgage industry. We started with giving out books that some of you were interested in and grew from mortgage based and investment books to sales and motivation. We decided to take our underground group mainstream and offer all our clients, friends and referral sources access to the book club. It’s a simple idea that we hope you enjoy.

So there you have it, the “I’m Not Oprah, But I’ve Got My Own Book Club” club. We admit that the title is a little misleading, there are actually no meetings, or commitment obligations and it’s all free to you!

How it works: Choose a book from the selection below and email me your choice. Once you’re done reading, you can send it back, give it to a friend or keep it to read again, it really doesn’t matter. Either way it’s FREE to you…Happy Reading!


Check Out Our Latest Book:

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results by: Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

Brian’s Take on the Book:
As most of you know Brian is an avid reader and why he started this ‘Book Club’. This book is about going back to the basics. “The key is over time. Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.”

What’s your ONE thing?
People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives.

We hope you enjoy!

Past Book Club Books:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, continues to be a best seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. One of the most compelling books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, have empowered and inspired readers for over 25 years and played a part in the transformation of millions of lives, across all age groups and professions.

We chose the book for multiple reasons but the most important reason was habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® A key to life; Influence others by developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives. Success will come when you understand the things around you.

You Are a Badass:
How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2014 Best-selling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.


Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

While researching an article on the USA Memory Championships, Joshua Foer was equally dubious and intrigued by one contestant’s claim that even the average memory like Foer’s, “if used properly,” could win the event. And, after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of that same championship. Moonwalking with Einstein draws a cutting-edge research, a surprising history of memory, and vulnerable tricks of the mentalist’s trade to transform our understanding of remembering.


The Big Short by Michael Lewis

THE BIG SHORTThe real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking.Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar’s Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

BORN-TO-RUNFull of Incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?

In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

Freakonimics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

FREAKONIMICSEconomics is not widely considered to be one of the sexier sciences. The annual Nobel Prize winner in that field never receives as much publicity as his or her compatriots in peace, literature, or physics. But if such slights are based on the notion that economics is dull, or that economists are concerned only with finance itself, Steven D. Levitt will change some minds. In Freakonomics (written with Stephen J. Dubner), Levitt argues that many apparent mysteries of everyday life don’t need to be so mysterious: they could be illuminated and made even more fascinating by asking the right questions and drawing connections.

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

THE 4 HOUR WORKWEEK#1 New York Best Selling and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, this book provides insight to forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan because there is no need to wait and every reason not to. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Whether you’re an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, The 4-Hour Workweek is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVENFrom the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, a small, yet powerful book. The story follows the last day on earth of Eddie, leading up to his tragic death. The story continues by following Eddie’s journey in heaven as he reflects back on his life. Along the way he meets five people who either profoundly changed his life, or he greatly changed their lives. The secrets that Eddie learns from these five people bring him both devastation and joy as he sees how much his seemingly meaningless life has changed the lives of so many others. Each soul has a story to tell, a secret to reveal, and a lesson to share. Through them Eddie understands the meaning of his own life and his arrival brings closure to theirs.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

THE TIPPING POINTlt’s a book about change. In particular, it’s a book that presents a new way of understanding why change so often happens as quickly and as unexpectedly as it does. For exacmple, why did crime drop so dramatically in New York City in the mid-1990’s? How does a novel written by an unknown author end up as a national bestseller? Why do teens smoke in greater and greater numbers, when every single person in the country knows that cigarettes kill? Why is word-of-mouth so powerful? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? I think the answer to all those questions is the same. It’s the ideas and behaviors and messages and products sometimes behave just like outbreaks of infectious disease. They are social epidemics. The Tipping Point is an examination of the social epidemics that surround us.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

THINK AND GROW RICHIn his introduction to the book Hill refers to the “Carnegie Secret”, a conception which he reports is the foundation of all success and appears to be the promise of the book. Hill promises to indirectly describe this “secret” in every chapter, but never state it plainly, believing the use of the secret is only available to those who possess a “readiness” for it, a disposition Hill describes as essential to the concept itself.

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

NEVER EAT ALONEThe secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. As Ferrazzi discovered early in life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins.

In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his Rolodex, people he has helped and who have helped him.

Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders

LOVE IS THE KILLER APPIn 2002, Crown Publishing released Tim’s first book, Love Is The Killer App: How To Win Business And Influence Friends. It was both a New York Times and international best-seller. The books premise is that you will find your success in business through helping others grow by sharing your intangibles—your knowledge, network and compassion. The book offers new tips and techniques related to life long learning, networking and relationship building.


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