Books

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These are some of the books we recommend. This is not a ranking to name the Top 20 books, they’re all different and we like ’em for different reasons. If you are going to buy any of these books, do it through us and we’ll get a couple of bucks ; ) to help support our t{n}e blog. The header photo is by katmere and the rest are ours (Yes, we actually own these books…).

The Anatomy Of Peace: Resolving The Heart Of Conflict {The Arbinger Institute}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

Andrea: If you ever find yourself alone or in conflict with others, you are probably seeing people as objects. Pick up this book.

Francisco: Stuff so basic that we miss it, it really has affected how I see and interact with people. Talks about the heart at conflict from a personal point of view to entire governments acting from ego.

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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment {Eckhart Tollie}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Andrea: I got the audio version and finished the whole thing in a 4-hour drive. My mind is usually running at 100 mph, this book slowed me down a bit.

Francisco: I turned it into a tool and a reminder to stay present. Realized most of the noise in my life comes from within (and I’ve been blaming Andrea all this time…). Everybody should read this book at some point.

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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living {The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cluter, M.D.}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

Andrea: Looks good. Didn’t start yet…

Francisco: The Dalai Lama has a very simple point of view that always makes sense, you find yourself wanting to hear more form him but there are sections in the book with too many facts and statistics (just skip…).

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The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom {Penney Peirce}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom

Andrea: We already know what we need to know, it is useless to source out there, the answers is in you. This book will bring magic back to your life.

Francisco: I read little bits, can’t give an opinion on this one yet.

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The Power Of Less {Lou Babauta}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: Power of Less, The: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential…in Business and in Life

Andrea: The Power of now. The Power of less. They both have a very beautiful and flawless way of making you see what is already in your face. The now and how simple life can be…

Francisco: I actually don’t like productivity and organization stuff, but Leo Babauta’s system is based on simplicity and limiting to the essential. Loved it, and what appreciate the most out of it is that instead of following the system, I see how I can create my own.

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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It {Michael E. Gerber}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Andrea: Did not read it yet.

Francisco: It’s a good reality check for anyone that wants to start a business and understand that it is a tough game, but it can be played.

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The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) {Seth Godin}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

Andrea: Did not read it yet.

Francisco: The book came out when I was closing my company, I learned the importance to quit at the right time (I went a little too long…) and I learned that quitting is good.

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Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1) {Neale Donald Walsch}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1)

Andrea: I love this book. I have never been a very religious person, very much spiritual and I have one of the greatest relationships with God, the guy loves me and I love Him. I have always had conversations with Him, he is my guide, this book was just a validation that I am not the only one with His direct number.

Francisco: I know I said it before but I’ll say it again just in case, I’m NOT a religious guy, but this book is awesome. Big impact on me, I’m giving it a break and I’ll go for Book 2 (It’s a series of 3…).

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People {Stephen R. Covey}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Andrea: It has some good stuff but it’s a little too structured for me.

Francisco: I see how it’s a great book and how people can benefit from it, but this stuff is not for everyone, specially not for me. I don’t keep a calendar and… OMG, I just realized I don’t even own a watch!

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The Celestine Prophecy {James Redfield}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The Celestine Prophecy

Andrea: Magical. It makes you aware of our universe, our souls and life mysteries.

Francisco: I loved it. While it is very entertaining, it gives you a lot of stuff to chew on along the way. Probably won’t read the rest of his books.

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Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable {Seth Godin}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Andrea: The guy is definitely out of the box. If you need a fresh idea on how to market your business, read this book. He automatically awakens your creativity and destroys all structures you already know.

Francisco: I think every entrepreneur should read this at any level.

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The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity {Julia Cameron}

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Buy it @ Amazon here: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity [10th Anniversary Edition]

Andrea: Sent from heaven. If you are blocked creatively, if you see the guy or girl next door living the dream writing, painting, dancing, acting and you are stuck in a grey cubicle, run to get the book and commit to a 12 week ride that will put you upside down and bring you back to life.  I recommend you do it with someone that is in your shoes, that you love and trust.

Francisco: We all have creative minds, this book shows you how to access it.

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The Perricone Promise: Look Younger,  Live Longer in Three Easy Steps {Nicholas Perricone, MD}

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Andrea: Good stuff for your health. Simple and inviting to try new things once you become aware of how they can help you live a longer and healthier life.

Francisco: Don’t read it, just own it a use it as reference. The super foods of the world, how and why you should eat them.

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We’ll keep adding books to this list. Do you want to suggest some?