5 Fabulous Books for Business/Personal Growth

Real Estate Agent with Mauti Meredith Scoggin

One of the best decisions I made in 2013 was to join a book club. A very savvy loan officer in my area leads this particular book club. We meet once a month for lunch to discuss her latest pick. Each one of the books she recommends is geared towards business/personal growth and development. I love all of the books she picks, but there are a few must-reads.


The Go-Giver by Bob Burg, John 

David Mann


The Chairman, a very successful businessman, guides Joe, a young professional struggling in his business through a journey. During his journey, he learns the importance and meaning of the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success.

The Go-Giver brings fresh significance to the old saying “Give and you shall receive.”

2. The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall

What would you do to inherit a fortune? Jason is about to jump through some challenging and life changing hoops to earn the unknown Ultimate Gift from his deceased uncle Red.

 You will take the journey with Jason and learn (or be reminded) of some lessons of your own.  

3.  Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

The clever story of four mice that each deal with change in their own way. Your ability to change  when your business (or personal life) is no longer working can determine your success or failure.

Which mouse are you?


4. The Positive Dog by Jon Gordon

This little story, told by two dogs in a shelter, quickly spells out the enormous difference a positive attitude can make in your life.

5. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

That’s what it all boils down to…One Thing.  That huge to-do list you have – there is really one important thing, one thing that you should be doing that will make your business (or personal life) better. This book teaches you how to find it!






That is a good book, which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.


–Amos Bronson Alcott





Happy Reading!



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Comments (7)

Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Wow read 3 of the 5 and will have to look at the other two thanks

Jan 28, 2014 07:16 AM
Rich Gaasenbeek
IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM - Toronto, ON
Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!

Thanks for the book suggestions, Susan! I'm going to check them out.

Jan 28, 2014 11:00 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks for the book list. They all sound like they would be very helpful.

Jan 29, 2014 10:49 PM
Tg Glazer - The Right Realtor® for the Right Results!
Coldwell Banker, Westfield, NJ - Cranford, NJ
Westfield/Cranford, NJ area

Thanks for the recommendations.  I'm always looking for ways  to improve myself and my business.  Any tidbits I can glean from various sources helps!

Jan 30, 2014 01:01 AM
These are all great recommendations. Thank you for taking the time to post.
Feb 11, 2014 01:48 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Susan, I've heard of all these books, but the "Positive Dog" and by your description it sounds like another good one to read as well.

Mar 24, 2014 09:05 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Unfortunately, I don't read books anymore, but listen to audio. Some of those books you can find even on utube. But some of them I see for the fist time. Thanks for suggestions, I'll check them out!

Dec 20, 2014 04:17 PM