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  • Writer's pictureSHEP CREATIVE FIRM


This isn't a fluff piece to waste your time on books that won't add true value to your business or mindset. If you're anything like us, we value our time and when we pick up a book - it better skip the filler and get to the meat quickly and consistently. These books are some of our favorite mind-bending, hard-hitters that you can read a chapter and immediately apply it to your life and implement changes as quickly as turning on the lights.

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration:

A manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativity - but it is also, as Pixar cofounder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible”.

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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Deep Work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive 21st century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.

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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

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Do any of these books resonate with you? We'd love to hear your feedback and any recommendations you have for us! Reach out to us - we love to hear from you!


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