Sometimes a book, or even just a line, chapter or passage within a book can stick with us long after we’ve read its final page. We asked some of our favorite community members to tell us about a book that’s had a meaningful impact on them.

Tiffany Manbodh | Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Author

A book I’ve just finished reading is “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz. It’s a huge game changer and has practical exercises and examples to help any individual shift the way they think about personal development and business. Something that has impacted me is this line from the book: “Inaction leads to more fear”. The author mentions that the cure for fear is action and I could not have agreed more. Too often we worry excessively, especially if you’re new to business. One might find themselves second guessing decisions or doubtful about other things. The only way to find out is to take action as the author suggests. I believe that on the other side of fear is freedom and once we start overcoming our fears one at a time, we develop confidence and condition ourselves to look at fear as a type of guidance or even catalyst. Read more>>

Jamila Pinto | CEO, Premier With Pinto CO. & Executive Assistant, Protoje (Indiggnation Collective Ent)

I recently read a book titled “Adultery” by Paulo Coelho – one of my favourite authors of all time. The book is about a woman who had the perfect life, but was bored with its routine; consequently developing an obsession with a teenage memory that she wanted to relive with her high school honey. At first, I really thought the book was about cheating but (I should’ve known my author better) it was really about following your curiosity as a human, being honest with yourself [and those around you] about your needs and wants, and living a boundless life without fear and regret; but at the same time, managing expectations. (To say the very least, this message was received after reaching 3/4 of the book LOL). Read more>>

Del Ro | Entrepreneur and Host

I read a book entitled “Pitch Anything” by Oren Klaff; which changed my perspective on pitches and how to present potential partnerships, deal and sponsorships. I like this book because it breaks down the various “frames” that people face while pitching concepts, products and deals. This book has impacted my outlook on how to deliver pitches; moreover it has broadened my outlook on ways to strategize a pitch. Reading “Pitch Anything” has increased the efficiency of the deals that I close. The book’s insights have allowed me to diversify the styles of pitches and deal types that I have secured. Read more>>