Inspiration and My Top 5 Reads of 2010

Wow – what a week! Our biggest, most exciting and final event of the year is now behind us.

After nearly three days on stage at Achieve 2010 I should be exhausted, but I find myself full of energy. Instead of being tired, I?m inspired.

The reason, of course, is you. This audience inspired me like no other. You were the greatest and most enthusiastic group I?ve ever spoken to.

Each of you took three days out of your life in a very busy month, and traveled across North America to connect with other like-minded people. You made the time to work on your business instead of in it. You took the time to develop skills and seek out best practices. Most of all, you committed to making 2011 your best year ever.

How could I not be inspired? Thank you to all of you for joining us at Achieve 2010.

My Top 5 Reads Of 2010
I?m often asked for my book recommendations. Here my favourite reads from 2010. If you’re looking for some inspiration to kick off 2011, any one of these would be a great place to start.

Delivering Happiness: A Path To Profits, Passion & Purpose
by Tony Hsieh
Wisdom on using happiness as a framework for business success from the CEO of Zappos, the company that?s very busy redefining what customer service means.

Different: Escaping The Competitive Herd
by Youngme Moon
Described as a book for ?people who don?t read business books,? this is a unique take on differentiating yourself in order to escape the treadmill of competing, and find a difference that matters.

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action
by Simon Sine
A study of what makes great leadership, and inspiration: focusing on the

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success And Performance At Work
by Shawn Achor
Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor reveals seven practices to help reprogram your brain for positivity and gain a competitive edge at the same time.

The Go Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
by Bob Burg & John David Mann
A deceptively simple parable about an ambitious young salesman who discovers the ?five laws of stratospheric success.? An inspiring read for anyone.