Top 10 Best Books of 2023

We all know we need to take care of our physical health. 

We all know we need to take care of our mental health.

The best way to improve our physical health is through movement and proper nutrition. 

For our mental health, we need human connection and growth. 

Reading is one of the tools that can help us grow. The more we grow, the better our life becomes. 

Here are 7 (Seven) ways reading helps us have a better life (as proven by science) when we read, we:

  • Train our brains

  • Acquire valuable knowledge

  • Reduce anxiety and stress

  • Improve our ability to focus

  • Develop our communication skills

  • Enhance our memories

  • Boost our willingness to sympathize, show compassion, and empathize

Added all together reading helps us improve our emotional and mental well-being. When we actively read with a purpose, we are in a better position to help others while also helping ourselves. 

Every year I physically read or listen to about 100 books. Every year I reflect on what I have studied and determine which books have helped me the most and which books will also help others. 

Here are the lists from the last few years (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019). 

These are the non-fiction books that helped me the most in 2023: 

  1. The Negativity Fast by Anthony Iannarino

  2. The Art of Active Listening by 💜Heather R Younger

  3. Silence The Imposter by Gary Frey

  4. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

  5. First Time Manager: Sales by Mike Weinberg

  6. Promoted by Bret Barrie

  7. Engagement by Kyle Crooke

  8. Shift & Distrupt by Bernadette McClelland

  9. 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Benjamin Hardy, PhD & Dan Sullivan

  10. Build The Life You Want by Arthur C Brooks and Oprah Winfrey

Honorable mentions, another 12 that I wish I could have put in the top 10:

  1. The Ultimate LinkedIn Messaging Guide by Daniel Disney

  2. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  3. Cyrus The Great by Larry Hedrick 

  4. The Anthology of Balaji by Eric Jorgenson

  5. The Secrets of Next-Level Entrepreneurs by Alex Brueckmann

  6. The Power of Value Selling by Julie Thomas

  7. The Great CEO Within by Matt Mochary, Alex MacCaw, Misha Talavera

  8. The Sovereign Individual by James Davidson, William Rees-Mogg

  9. Rapid Mass Engamenet by Frank Devine

  10. Disciplined Entrenuership by Bill Aulet

  11. What A Unicorn Knows by Matthew May & 🦄Pablo Dominguez

  12. How To Start a Sales Rebellion by Dale Dupree & Jeffery Villegas