10 Books Every Troublemaker Must Own and Even More Importantly… Read Daily

Troublemaker Coach
4 min readJun 14, 2020
Spiderman was a Troublemaker!

Before we start legally I have to tell you this so it might as well be now…

I’ve provided links to all of the 10 books in this post, and I might make a small commission should you decide to buy one or all of them.

Now that the legal B.S. is out of the way, let’s get into the good stuff!

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Other than Atomic Habits being my number one pick, these books are in no particular order.

The reason that Atomic Habits made Number One is this…

The truth is, a habit must be established before it can be improved. If you can’t learn the basic skill of showing up, then you have little hope of mastering the finer details~ Page 163 ~ Atomic Habits

Being a first-class Troublemaker that’s making a real difference in your community is a habit.

Number One ~ Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits ~ Tiny Changes Remarkable Results

Many people think that they lack motivation when what they really lack is clarity ~ James Clear

Number Two ~ Bluefishing

Bluefishing ~ The Art of Making Things Happen

“Ugly” works. For Bluefishers, ugly means raw, unpolished, quick and real. It’s the opposite of overpolished, CGI and corporate” ~ Steve D Sims ~ Bluefishing Playbook

Number Three ~ Side Hustle

Side Hustle ~ More Income Means More Options

Unreasonable,” “unrealistic,” and “impractical” are all words used to marginalize a person or idea that fails to conform with conventionally expected standards ~ Chris Guillebeau

Number Four ~ Never Split The Difference

Never Split The Difference ~ Negotiating as if your life depended on it

The fastest and most efficient means of establishing a quick working relationship is to acknowledge the negative and diffuse it ~ Chris Voss

Number Five ~ Relentless

Relentless ~ From Good To Great To Unstoppable

Being relentless means demanding more of yourself than anyone else could ever demand of you, knowing that every time you stop, you can still do more. You must do more ~ Tim Grover

Number Six ~ Disrupt Yourself

Disrupt Yourself ~ Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity and Thrive in The Era of Endless Innovation

Disruptors don’t have to discover something new; they just have to discover a practical use for new discoveries ~ Jay Samit

Number Seven ~ The Road Less Stupid

The Road Less Stupid ~ Advice From The Chairman Of The Board

Ordinary things when done consistently produce extraordinary results ~ Keith Cunningham

Number Eight ~ Average Sucks

Average Sucks ~ Why You Don’t Get What You Want {And What To Do About It}

This is absolutely against 99% of the Personal Development {call them what they are} drug dealers out there telling people that they need to be happy. Happiness does not create growth. We don’t grow until we have a problem because we don’t need to ~ Michael Bernoff

Number Nine ~ The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck ~ A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life

This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes ~ Mark Manson

Number Ten ~ Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing ~ That’s What The World’s Media Dubbed Him

I trained for 12 years, competed for Australia in four Winter Olympic Games. The main reason I was there in Salt Lake City was to bury some demons ~ Steven Bradbury

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Back when I went to School the Teachers had a name for me… Troublemaker. Turns out though out in the real world being a Troublemaker is my biggest advantage!