See it, believe it, achieve it! Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger

"If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.... From the bodybuilding days on, I learned that everything is reps and mileage. The more miles you ski, the better a skier you become; the more reps you do, the better your body."

3 things I learned from running my first 10-mile race while listening to The Magic of Thinking BIG

As I reflect back on this race, I realized I could only break through those self-imposed physical limitations after my mind did. Think BIG, Take ACTION, Think PROGRESS. I hope this experience can serve as a reminder for you and me that limitation is only a state of mind - we are much more powerful than we think.

Four Things to Boost Your Grit

We all want to become successful in life, but there is no set formula for success. Jim Rohn would tell you "Success is something you attract by the person you become." This insightful book by Philly-based UPenn psychology professor, Angela Duckworth, highlighted the why, how, and what of GRIT - a quality that can help YOU attract success!

The Practicing Mind by Tom Sterner

A short read yet full of insightful pearls of wisdom - what it takes to most effectively practice to level up your game while living a life full of peace and fulfillment. Author Thomas Sterner is an accomplished musician, concern piano technician, and avid golfer. Through his personal journey of mastering piano performance, learning golf, and restoring complicated pianos, Tom told a compelling story about how he achieved peace, joy, and fulfillment through practicing - which in turn helped him to achieve. "Focusing on the process instead of the end goal" is easier said than done, but Tom offered some practical advice.

Winning by Jack Welch

Jack Welch, one of America's most legendary CEOs of all time, increased General Electric (GE)'s value by over 40-fold during his 20-year tenure as the chief. From a chemical engineer in GE's plastics division, to the company's youngest VP and eventually the Chairman and CEO, his professional journey is the embodiment of growth. Some people love him with passion, some despise his views on many things, but I do believe we all can learn something immensely valuable from his professional success. As I'm reading this book, I constantly reflect on myself, and discovered so many pearls of wisdom. The following are my top takeaways from each of the four sections in his bestseller, Winning

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Mindset is a great book discussing something all successful people, from kids to CEOs, have in common: a growth mindset. I've read a few books talking about the importance of the way we think, Dr. Dweck did a great job tying different examples together to illustrate one of the most important paradigm shifts one can have: fixed mindset --> growth mindset. Below is are my top three takeaways:

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight

An amazing memoir by Nike's co-founder, Shoe Dog chronicles Phil Knight's journey from a college grad doing soul searching to founding a company with a team of extremely talented misfits like him. Phil narrated his stories so well that I felt I'm reliving the moments with him. My top takeaways from this book: 1. Do what you believe in; 2. 2. Grow and compete with yourself; 3. Be fearless and fail fast; 4.It's more than business.