Yesterday TheBlaze had its annual townhall meeting to discuss the state of the company. In addition to riveting speeches from head honchos Glenn Beck and Chris Balfe, Blaze employees were given the gift of three books that influenced Glenn's thinking during the last year. What were the three titles?
1. The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in the Universe by Srinivas Rao
Glenn Beck described this book as "the future." Srinivas Rao's "The Art of Being Unmistakable" is about forging one's own path, even if it is the one less traveled. For Rao, being unmistakable requires creativity and outside-the-box thinking, which are crucial towards fulfilling one's purpose in life. Check out a couple of video clips from Glenn's interview with Rao below.
2. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Glenn Beck described "As a Man Thinketh" as a "life-changing book," with a focus akin to Rao's on man's ability to self-actualize, stating:
“If everybody just does what they’re supposed to do, we win. Stand where you are supposed to stand. Do exactly what you are supposed to do. Don’t listen to anyone telling you that you’re crazy, that it can’t be done…We are "Moneyball"…We’re all the little guys. But if everyone does exactly what they’re supposed to do, we win. Don’t let anybody convince you differently…There is power in words. There is power in ideas. Real power. The right words lift up. The wrong words destroy you. May I urge that if you have never read 'As a Man Thinketh,' please do.”
3. How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life by Pat Williams
It's no secret that Glenn Beck is a big admirer of the creative genius of Walt Disney. In "How to Be Like Walt," Pat Williams provides a biography that captures Disney, the man, in all of his elements, and uses Disney's words and experiences to provide a practical guide book for readers both in business and life, wrapped around a compelling biography.
And if you're wondering what the note attached to the gift said, we got you covered.
"I urge you to read these to help you see where I am going, and then find your own path," it says. "I am thrilled with all that you have done this year and I can't wait to see what you choose to do next."
Below you can read it yourself: