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If You Only Buy One Book on Success, Buy This One

Books on Business Success: If you only buy one, buy this one | Alexis the Greek blog

Tell me if this sounds familiar: “The only person who has the power to limit what you can do is you.”

How about this? “You are the ceiling on what you can accomplish.”

Or maybe this one: “If you really want it, you’ll make it happen. If you don’t, you’ll make excuses.”

Maybe I just grew up in an incredibly Tony-Robbins-centric world, but I must have had these ideas repeated to me in some form every week of my childhood. My parents said these things, my teachers said these things, my karate instructor said these things. They became the kind of words I’d receive with a wave of my hand and a, “Yeah, yeah. I know.”

I won’t say that they didn’t shape my approach to life. They did. They trained my willpower muscle. I accomplished a lot because I kept myself in check with these standards.

But, like anything else, when you’re fed the same thing over and over, it starts to lose its flavor.

Therefore I am incredibly grateful that somebody positioned this idea to me a little differently when I hit my late twenties. This “somebody” was an author, and he wrote a book called The Big Leap. This book reframed the way I approach—well, everything in my business. Read More

Business, Lifestyle, Reviews

The Number 1 Book I Recommend for Starting a Business (Even If You Already Started One)

The Number One Book I Recommend for Starting a Business | Alexis the Greek blog

“Imagine a life where all your time is spent on the things you want to do.

Imagine giving your greatest attention to a project you create yourself, instead of as a cog in a machine that exists to make other people rich.

Imagine handing a letter to your boss that reads, ‘Dear Boss, I am writing to let you know your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.”

— Introduction, The $100 Startup


Once I made up my mind to start my own business (not realizing how soon my day would come), it was as though all the forces of the universe came together to prepare me for what was ahead.

The first sign came truly came out of nowhere—meaning, before I’d even had a chance to run any kind of Google search that would result in internet-cookies-induced product placements. It was a book review on the A Beautiful Mess blog for a work called The $100-Startup. Read More

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A Book that Changed the Course of My Life: Outliers

The Book That Changed the Course of My Life: Outliers | Alexis the Greek blog


I’m going to let you in on a dream of mine.

It started when I read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. I had never heard of Malcolm Gladwell; I just saw his book at Barnes & Noble, thought it sounded interesting, and out of all the books in the store, bought that one—not knowing it would change my life.

The introduction was my favorite part. It detailed the (true) account of a physician in the 1950s who was completely befuddled by this little Italian immigrant town in Pennsylvania, known as Roseto. Read More

Business, Reviews

Honest Review: Marie Forleo’s B School

Honest Review: Marie Forleo's B-School

This year, I took the plunge and enrolled in my most expensive online course to date: Marie Forleo’s B-School.

The investment had been a long time coming. My business mentor of 3 years said constantly that she had gotten her start through B-School–and with a million-dollar company in her fifth year, a team of eight, and an Instagram following of nearly 200K, she had to have gotten something truly valuable out of the program. Right?

I set aside my tax return for the cause, cleared the spend with my man friend, and when enrollment opened, I took a deep breath and committed. This was it. I was going to take my business to the next level.

Eight weeks later, after all the modules had been unlocked and all the bonuses rolled out, I felt a little… Read More