Catalyst Books that are Changing Lives

Reading books can invoke emotions, change lives, and change habits. If you are looking to change your perspective, build your career, get healthier, and learn more, then see our reader’s selections below.

Changing Mindsets
When Breath Becomes Air
By: Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes AirThis book provides perspectives on:
–  What is really important in life
–  What can dying teach you about living and how to live your life
–  How to decide how, where, and with whom you spend your time

These perspectives were shared by Greg Ux who said, “I’ve never been touched so personally and completely by a book, I literally cried, and have never finished a book cover to cover so quickly.”

Me Talk Pretty One Day
By: David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One DayRead this book if you are trying to build your own self-confidence and externalize your inner voice. “David Sedaris is one of the few writers who can aptly convey a route in which people can channel their emotions and fears into something much more worthwhile than simply worrying,” said Jake Tully, Editor-in-Chief of Truck Driving Jobs.

Power Vs Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
By: Dr. David R. Hawkins

Power vs. Force“Dr. David R. Hawkins teaches the power of practicing unconditional love, forgiveness, gratitude and compassion. In practicing unconditional love, you operate at a higher level of consciousness and in turn attract kindness and joy,” said Ky Trang Ho, Founder of Key Financial Media.

Trang’s read this book to look at her problems and past from a completely new paradigm. This book can help readers with controlling anger and depression.



Changing Habits
The Compound Effect
By: Darren Hardy

The Compound Effect“This book does a great job of driving home the importance of small and simple tasks done daily, can lead to big results,” said personal trainer, author and speaker Allison Tibbs. Tibbs realized that she was constantly repeating nuggets from the books to her clients who were struggling with taking their weight loss journey one day at a time. This book can also be applied to many different disciplines.

Building a Career
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
By: Phil Knight

Shoe DogKevin Kayen, CTO of Let’s be Chefs, recommends Shoe Dog for anyone whose lofty goals don’t seem to match their personality. Kayen claims that the founder of Nike Phil Knight is different from many other successful individuals in that he is a reserved quiet individual. “As a more reserved individual, I relate to Phil and was able to draw many helpful tips from his story,” said Kayen.

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
By: Peter H Diamandis and Steven Kotler

BoldIf you are reflecting about what you want out of your career and want to set bigger goals, then read Bold. “This book really made me think hard on why I was staying at my job, and I realized it was mainly for comfort and the fear that I would fail if I left,” said Gunhee Park who is now Co-Founder of Populum.