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Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness by C.C. Chapman

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APPENDIX

Dangerous Books

It is vital that you never stop consuming information in your life. Making the time to read on a regular basis is critical to a more satisfying life.

I refer to these books as “dangerous” because each of them sparked something in my mind that set me off in a new direction, and someone who is comfortable in his or her current life might not want to have that spark go off—hence the danger.

Hopefully, like me, you’ll find them inspiring and helpful.

First, Break All the Rules, by Marcus Buckingham

This was the first book that gave me permission to not follow the rules.

The Dip, by Seth Godin

This book makes the list because while reading it, I determined that I had to set off on my own and break away from the agency I was working with. The focus is on how you have to know when to quit and move on and how too many people get stuck in the dip and never get out of it.

The Flinch, by Julien Smith

If you want to be challenged by a book to embrace your fears and not only push through them but stomp them under your foot, this is a must-read for you. It is a blunt and in-your-face manifesto to help anyone deal with risk aversion.

Made to Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath

This book has everything to do with the mind-set and approach that people need to take if they want to make an impression in today’s socially connected and always on world.

Ignore Everybody, by Hugh MacLeod

Who would believe that a cartoonist could teach you so much about believing in yourself ...

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