3 BOOKS TO HELP YOU GET MORE DONE IN 2018


– If you’re watching this right now, I know you want to read. So, stop telling yourself that you don’t have time. Okay? I love you, but stop. (upbeat music) What’s up socials, welcome back to Amy TV. It seems like we don’t have
a whole lot of time to read, because we have so much to do, but there’s actually so
much you could be learning about how to get more done. So, I’m here to help. I’ve made you a short list of books I’m going to over today, that will not only make
you feel productive while you are reading them, but will actually empower you to embrace those crazy obstacles and next steps that you have to do, in order to get more done
and achieve your goals. Not only that, but I have a couple of
tips for reading these, that will actually help save you time. Before we dig in to my must-read list, let’s make sure, first, that you are subscribed to this channel. I make new videos every
Sunday and Wednesday, and I hope you’ll be back for all of them. All right, let’s get more done in 2018, and these are the three books that I think you should read ASAP, in order to make that happen. First, I’m gonna bring back a suggestion that I mentioned in a video
not too long ago called, “The Books That Changed My Life.” One of those books that I mentioned was, “Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk.” Obviously, you know, I have
a little bit of bias on this, but we’ll get into that in a second. Couple of great reasons to read this when it comes to being more productive and getting more work done in 2018. Or, not just work, like getting cool things done too. This book is full of stories of people who
followed their passion, did the work, and achieved
something great in their life. And, are still probably
achieving something great, today. The stories are inspired by people who read the book, “Crush It,” and then were able to tell the story of how that book affected them, and how it drove them
to succeed in some way. Personally, I don’t think
that there’s any better way to feel motivated, then to know that something was possible for someone who maybe also has been in a place similar to you. Where they felt like the impossible would never happen. Knowing that somebody
was able to take a step, or a million steps, in order to eventually get to that place, and continue to grow is so motivating. And, it will make you
jump out of your chair from reading your book, to do the things that you want to do. I think that’s the sign of the best books, and will be a continuing theme throughout this video. If you’re reading something, and you want to finish it, because it’s so good, but you also don’t want to finish it, because you feel like you have so much to do, that’s excellent. Now, obviously my bias
comes from the fact that I am one of the stories told in this book. I show up on page 22, if you want the hard copy. But, my tip for reading, “Crushing It,” and saving yourself time, is to actually download the audiobook, which just came out this week. This book’s been around since January. But, the audiobook just came out, and if you have never listened
to Gary on audio before, you’ve been missing out. He tends to go very rogue from his book, so, the actual written form can be a little bit different
than the audio form, because he just sort of riffs, and he goes into his
opinions in the here and now, and it may have shifted just a little bit, or got a little bit more interesting, since he actually wrote
the pages on the book. So, he’s very entertaining to listen to. You’re going to feel so motivated by that, and, also, you might notice a voice that is familiar to you compared to this video right now in the audio book. And, that’s because I’m in the audio book. Gary was super kind to ask me to read the female stories in the book. So, I’m really excited to be one of the guest narrators
in, “Crushing It.” Please, go check it out, and support Gary because he has been such a great
digital mentor for me. And, I’m very excited to
be a part of this project. The second book that I
suggest that you read in order to get on it, to
get things done in 2018, is an oldie, but a freaking goodie, and that’s, “The War Of
Art by Steven Pressfield.” I have been recommended this book time and time again. I only recently read
it on a trip to Austin, and I’m so glad I brought it. For one thing, it is a very quick read. It talks about resistance and how much that plays a role in us not achieving the work that we want to do. He takes it so far, that he assumes you’re going to resist reading this book, I think, and basically one and a
half lined all of the copy and some of the chapters,
are less than a page. So, just when you think, “Ugh, I have to read this book.” This is such a fast read, it’s such an easy read, it’s very motivating. My tip, is to just go ahead and grab a paper copy of this and fly through it. Take notes, there is so much margin room, for you to make notes on the things that you know you’re struggling with, and what you can work on. I think this is the
perfect read for airplane, or for a quick weekend. A couple of hours even. It’s such a good book, and it will literally make you want to start working
in the first section. You’re gonna start to feel this urge, when you’re reading Steven’s work, of knowing that he’s
right about resistance and wanting to prove him wrong, and getting to work immediately. So, again, if you feel
like that, make it happen. And, the third book that
I recommend you check out in order to get more done in 2018 is, “The 5 Second Rule from Mel Robbins.” This is another one that I think I took way too long to read. Mel is an absolutely incredible speaker. I’m very excited that
I’m going to be speaking at an event next week, that she’s also going to be speaking at. Like, kind of like, Oprah
stalking vibes over here. That’s me. I decided to pick this up on Audible in order to take it in
as quickly as I could, ‘cuz obviously, it’s such
a best seller on Audible, so I thought I need to have
the Audible experience. Also, I was just like, super busy and I wasn’t
finding time to read. And, so, I needed to integrate reading back into my life without being like, “Oh, ho hum. “I haven’t been able to
read any pages lately.” I’m so glad that I did. If any of these three books
makes you feel activated the most quickly, I think it’s this one. The concept of, “The 5 Second Rule,” is so simple and yet, so groundbreaking, that you are going to just laugh at how it actually works, and why is life actually so simple. I’m over complicating it. Thank you, Mel, for
pointing this out to me. My tip for this, is to get this book on Audible, but I had to have a hard copy, because I was so excited about it. I just always like to have a hard copy when I want to get re-inspired by a book. Especially, if I was listening to it. I’m more likely to be
able to find a section that I really liked if I just flip open a hard copy and just find the words on pages. But, if you get the Audible version, not only are you going to
breeze right through it, because it is such an easy listen. Keep it on in the background when you’re doing, sort of, mindless work like cleaning the house, or you’re on the treadmill, or something. And, it’s literally going
to make you so activated. And, I just feel like
it’s such a good read while also not feeling like
you have to be super focused. Mel just does an incredible
job in the audiobook, being relatable, sharing experiences, and it’s just so nice
to be in that company when you’re trying to feel
better about yourself, and feel better about
the work ahead of you. It’s incredible, it is incredible. It says, “Join 10,000,000
people who have discovered “this simple secret.” It is incredible how
simple this concept is, and how much it will
probably change your life. Dear Mel, will you please
be my best friend, Love Amy. Also, I’ll see you at,
Marketing United, in Nashville, so, like, let’s hang out, maybe. You guys, go tweet Mel, and tell her to hang out
with me at Nashville. That would be super helpful. All right, those are your
three homework assignments. “Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk,” “The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield,” and “The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins.” Three rock stars, three awesome books. Three books that have
absolutely activated me. At the beginning of this year I read all three of them, at the beginning of this year. They are also on my bookshelf. I don’t know if you know this, but I have a page on my website that points out all of my favorite books, and also the books I’m reading right now. So, go check that out if
you’re ever interested in that. I want to know what you
think is a great book, that everyone should know about to feel more activated and get more done. Share that in the comments below. If you enjoyed this video, make sure you give a big thumbs up and subscribe to this channel
for new videos every week. I will link to everything
I talked about today in the description below. So, always check for stuff down there. That’s all for today, socials. Thank you so much for tuning in. I appreciate it, as always. Make sure you subscribe for good vibes, and remember to continue to go after the life that you want. Cheers. (upbeat music)

100 thoughts on “3 BOOKS TO HELP YOU GET MORE DONE IN 2018

  1. Amy booktuber for a day again. Dig those books. 🙂
    Why has your channel gone into warpdrive it's growing so fast? What did u do that u didn't do before?

  2. Another great video! I love the tips you give in addition to the book recommendations. I suggest "The Happiness Advantage" by Shawn Achor. I read it and saw him in a conference a year ago and it changed my entire outlook on my daily grind. Keep it up and thank you for adding value to my life with your videos and experiences.

  3. I would recommend the book Unscripted by MJ DeMarco, which is a book about getting wealthy that is contradictory to most self-help, get rich books on the market. I also recommend The Four by Scott Galloway, which is about how Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook became the most dominant companies in the world but also describes the potential dangers of these companies as well.

  4. Thanks for sharing! What book would you recommend if one, aka me, is trying to figure to do with a pool of skills I have, and to focus them going forward. I know it sounds vague, but I may be at a crossroad again with life/career, I have about 10 yrs to retire, and trying to figure out how to work stress-free (yes, that's a trick in itself) til then… or if anyone in the comments has any ideas, feel free to jump in, and comment 😉

  5. Good video as always Amy.
    I bought your book, now stop with the read books nag. 😉😀

    My lack of reading by the way has nothing to do with lack of time.
    I get eye strain trying to read the small print, and if the paper happens to be the shiny type, that's double jeopardy as my eye's, in addition to things getting smaller and smaller, are fairly sensitive to light.
    Most of the reading I do is on my computer monitor which allows me to increase the font size making things much easier to see.
    It's just to bad that OS developers like Microsoft are so hostile to user specific settings such as increasing the font size without increasing the image size.
    I think I'll head the massively raging rant coming on by ending that last topic right there.
    Take care.

  6. I am so excited because I haven't read ANY of these and I have been reading business books and self help books for a couple years… so fun! I am excited to get all of these on my "to read" list!

  7. One of my favorite books is The 4 Hour Work Week. Great read, makes you think and, gives you practical steps to take to achieve your professional and personal goals.

  8. I’ve been binge reading lately and found You are a badass & Rise and Grind and also the 5 second rule really worth reading. The last two, I “read” as audiobooks. I just started in your book Vlog like a boss, and will also read the rest of your recommendations. I’ve been wanting to create video content for so long… but have just been to scared to actually start. I’ve posted just a few videos before, since I had so much fun editing for the heck of it. I never really followed through tho since feelings like “I’m too old” (I’m 35 and no millennial) “I have little interesting things to share” “ who would be interested” have been holding me back. But I’m getting more and more motivated, here’s to hoping this feeling sticks. Love your no-nonsense approach and your awesome advice!

  9. The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown! It’s so interesting to learn how a professional at her level functioned. It made me want to go out and be like her! It’s a long read but broken into journal entries so definitely manageable.

  10. Thanks for the video… <3!
    I am currently reading your book "Vlog like a boss" and it is helping me organize the plans for my channel! Great book…
    I will definitely check out the books that you recommend too…

  11. I just finished The 5 Second Rule today, as I’d seen you reccommend it in a previous video- it’s the most life changing thing! That and combined with your tip to schedule everything, I didn’t even realise how productive I could be.

  12. Thank you for the suggestions! I have heard of all of these, mostly because of your videos, so it's time to get them and find some inspiration. Though I totally can't 'read' books while listening to them, I just can't keep my concentration. I really need to read it myself.

  13. Another great video Amy 🙂 two of the books that you MUST read (if you haven't so already) that have motivated and inspired me 1) The One Thing by Gray Keller with Jay Papasan 2) Lean In by Sharyl Sandberg

  14. Awesome! I will get on to The War of Art for sure. I would recommend High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard!

  15. I need to get more reading into my life. And I have been trying to avoid audiobooks in order to physically sit down and read more but I know that I will get through more if I do audio. You've convinced me to get back on Audible again. Thanks!

  16. I love love love the 5 second Rule! Mel Robbins is awesome. I devoured that book so fast because it made so much sense to me. I realised that I had been using the 5-second rule for years, it was my "Ok, just take a deep breath and do it! No thinking!"

  17. Hi Amy, I love your hair today 🙂 I'm not much of a reader though, but nonetheless, thank you for the video 🙂
    I saw the other day you are wearing the Apple Watch. I was wondering, could you do the video on how much does this watch help you with your daily tasks? I'm considering a purchase, but since it costs quite the large amount of money, it would mean a lot to know how much it helps you with organising your day.

  18. The 5 second rule is one of the best books in audio form I’ve ever listened to!

    My few faves on this category are:
    The Slight Edge
    The Compound Effect
    The 12 Week Year
    Essentialism

    Awesome video, thanks!

  19. The 12 Week Year is a great book for helping you connect your vision to your actions and take action. It teaches you to plan in 12-week increments, creating urgency. It's really quite effective.

  20. New ideas for my Goodreads bookshelf, thank you! 😊 Amy, are you doing Mel’s Power of You training? Sign up closes tomorrow if you haven’t already checked it out, it sounds amazing and if you are doing it, will you be sharing that journey with us?

  21. That is amazing that you are reading all of the female stories in the book! Thanks for mentioning The War of Art. It is one of those books on my to-read that hasn't moved up the list yet

  22. Great choices. I'll be reading them for sure.
    A book that was a HUGE help to me getting things done, was, appropriately, "Getting Things Done" by David Allen.

  23. Thanks Amy!! I am reading Crushing It right now! The book I'd recommend is "The One Thing" by Gary Keller! Amazing book!!!

  24. One book that brought about complete change in my pattern of thinking was ,"The monk who sold his Ferrari" by Robin sharma. Highly recommend it.

  25. I appreciate the suggestions Amy! It's my goal to read 12 business books this year so I can grow my brand more in 2018. There is always more to learn!

  26. Crushing it ordered from audible…check
    Five second rule, ordered – audible….check
    War of art…ordered Amazon uk… checkkkkk

    Thanks Amy. You’re utterly brill!

  27. It's Your Ship by Michael Abrashoff
    I am getting all 3 including yours!
    Can not believe I didn't find you earlier, but I found you at the perfect time

  28. Hi Amy! I recently discovered your channel and absolutely love your videos! They’ve been so inspiring and helpful. I’d love to watch a video about your networking methods (how to build your professional network, meet contacts, etc.) I’m sort of an introvert when it comes to professional networking and need to grow in that area. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  29. I have literally been praying and wondering how I can be more productive, and LITERALLY wondering what books I can read to become better with time management, organization, etc. You are literally a Godsend, Amy. Thank you <3

  30. 1/3 of the way done with Crushing It.

    Putting The War of Art on my list.

    2 Chapters left on The 5 Second Rule.

    I love Mel on Audible. I too wish I wouldn’t have waited so long on this one.

    p.s. Glad I’m not the only one who also buys hard copies of books I’ve loved on Audible.

  31. You are a badass by Jen Sincero! Currently reading, and I am so motivated by it! It speaks to me on so many different levels! I totally recommend!!

  32. I love your videos but is it necessary to ask to subscribe in every video? Everybody on YouTube knows how and if to subscribe and like videos, in my opinion. Keep the good work going, and congratulations on the new flat :*

  33. You're the second person this week to recommend The 5 Second Rule to me – Looks like I better read it! 🙂

  34. I started watching your videos two days back and I am not able to stop! I have watched almost all the videos and I love your presence and the content is so important for a sloth like me! I made my first calendar blocking today 🙂 thanks a lot for this amazing channel and more power to amazing women like you.

  35. Please do your skin care routine!!!
    Hello from a Mexican in Canada! ♥️
    Love your channel, I always look at it when I need inspiration and feel supported

  36. Thanks for the great recommendations Amy! The War of Art is book I've been recommended a lot, so I think it's time for me to read it. When it comes to time management and workflow, I like the classic Getting Things Done. You'll benefit immensely If you can take this 3 habits out of it:

    1. Have a reliable capturing system, so your mind doesn't need to hold ideas, just create them.
    2. Have a "Waiting for" list, anything that needs to happen and is outside your control, must be written down. It gives you a great sense of control.
    3. Organize your actions in contexts, for example, things you need to do on your PC, things you need to do outside, things you need to do in your phone. This way, batching is a lot easier.

    Sometimes I think going back to the basics is the best way!

  37. Girl why do you talk like that? With some kind of tone of teenage girl, middle schooler sarcasm. Love your content tho

  38. Everyone should definitely read “ Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. It took me forever to finally listen to the audiobook but it’s one of the best books I’ve listen to and one of the first books I think any entrepreneur should read.

  39. New subscriber! Tried to check these out from the library, all are already checked out & with 2 holds! I'll get to them later this year. Now reading Vlog Like A Boss, tons of info in it – thanks!!

  40. As usual, you're the best, Amy Landino. I'm in preproduction of my own channel (trying to get a wack of content cut, so I can stay ahead whilst being consistant). Just finished YOUR book (amazing stuff, thank you!!) and just purchased '5 Second Rule' Audio book.

    You asked for suggestions: 'What is Your What' by Steve Olsher. It's like 'Start with Why' by Simon Sinek, but beyond 'the why', he helps readers clear out their "dirty laundry" (so to speak)… so they can actually belive they CAN DO the thing they love most.

    Anyhow… thanks again!!

  41. You definitely look like Dakota Johnson! Hehe ❤😍😙🤗💖💕 Thanks for being one of the role model to us. Being a woman who motivate not only herself but also wants to help people change their lives and be successful were super rare now in this world. I'm glad that you also put empowerment in your vlog and channel which so many people needs today. You are a total package. Smart, beautiful, elegant and a role model. It is really one of my dream to be a public/motivational speaker but I'm really having a hard time to do it because I always doubt myself 🙁 to the point that I don't wanna do it at all. Now you made me remember to push through the things that I want and love. Thank you so much for creating this channel. You are beautiful and I'm looking forward for more of your inspiring content of videos. I love you Amy! Thanks for inspiring not just me, but all of us here. Hehe GOD BLESS YOU!!! 🤗😊❤💖💕😙

  42. The problem is never when can I read, it's I should really stop reading and get the laundry done. LOL Thanks for these book recommendations. As a mom, author, entrepreneur, and publisher, I really have to find great time hacks and productivity tips to keep myself on top of my schedule. Love the videos I'm watching here. SO cool that you got to narrate part of an audiobook. Awesome.

  43. I’m binge watching all the personal and business life blog posts. Next, I’ll suggest you to my community of real and Facebook friends. I have a tight knit people.

  44. Hi guys if u have extra books that u have read and don't feel ok to re read them give them to me…bcz I am obsessed with reading but can't afford to buy books…if u guys are interested let me know…I will reply after two days or a week bcz I don't always Have internet connection. …..

  45. Hey Amy, hope you’re well. Can I ask after reading Crushing It would you also recommend reading Crush It or do they both have same info for the most part. Thanks for your time, keep doing what you’re doing. Looking forward to seeing you in UK soon..hopefully xxx

  46. I just started listening to crush it’s audiobook today. I only listen to 40 mins and made a YouTube channel 🙂 I’m so excited 🙂

  47. I saw this video a couple of months ago and I think the way you presented them made me finally able to pick up these kind of books (I've been wanting to for years now) and I'm reading the second one right now, planning on starting Crush It next!!
    So thank you tons!

  48. Haven't read any of those yet. Definitely will though. Great suggestions 😄
    The book I wanted to never end was the Productivity Project by Chris Bailey.
    Also A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley.
    My favorite non fiction books so far.

  49. I’m busy writing my thesis, so I opted for the audible version of crushing it. Also let’s be real. I totally need an Audibook just by you. Non video related though, I’m a new subby and in for Amy tv and the positive vibes.

  50. The book that got me the most activated was definitely The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.

    Was so inspired by this one that I must have read it 3 times and suggested it to numerous people.

  51. i 've just subscribed to your chanel and that after watching just one video of yours ❤❤❤ it's the first time I do it you are great 👍

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