Harry Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Books have the power to not only give you specific knowledge about any particular field of your interest but, most importantly, help you discover yourself. ‘Learning more about selves is so important, in fact, Aristotle so eloquently summed it up in his teaching: “Knowing thyself is the beginning of wisdom,” said Dr. Ryan Neinstein, a renowned plastic surgeon working in New York City.
Books and podcasts have been an indispensable tool throughout Dr. Neinstein’s career. According to him, some of them deeply changed the ways in which he saw both himself and the world surrounding him, helping him become the successful entrepreneur he is today.
This is why Dr. Neinstein decided to share a list of some of his favorite books and podcasts discussing topics ranging from self-development to ego, and entrepreneurship.
Ryan Holiday- Ego is the Enemy
Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday claims that while we often see the outside world as the main impediment to a successful life, our biggest enemy lies within ourselves.
Ryan Holiday believes that our ego can have a negative effect on our personal development, making us focus solely on outside recognition rather than our higher goals. Our ego constantly holds us back from the fear of failing, it makes us ignore other people’s opinions whenever they differ from ours, and it magnifies each blow, making recovery difficult.
Ryan Holiday’s book will give you a number of examples drawn from literature, history, and philosophy, showing you the lives of the many who managed to control their ego and achieved success. “Whatever you are going through, someone has been there before and a lot of insight into how to best handle your current predicament can be found in these pages,” said Dr. Neinstein.
Tim Grover – Relentless
Written by the legendary trainer, Tim Grover, Relentless will teach you the secrets that led athletes such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade to success.
Tim Grover will show you what it takes to be relentless by conquering your emotions and learning to trust your instinct. “Tim shares his experience coaching the world’s top CEOs and athletes and the common traits that separate the overachievers from the pretenders,” said Dr. Neinstein.
Dr. Nate Zinsser – The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance
The Confident Mind by Dr. Nate Zinsser is the ultimate guide to confidence. Throughout his career, Dr. Zinsser has mentored the U.S. Military Academy’s cadets, professional ballerinas, and Olympic medalists, realizing that self-esteem is the most important skill when it comes to success.
The Confident Mind will teach you how to master self-confidence, guiding you step by step in a journey that will help you understand, build, and use this skill in your favor. “Dr. Zinsser helps shape your confident mindset and gives real tactical strategies for how to prepare, perform, and recalibrate when things out of your control impact outcomes,” said Dr. Neinstein.
The Daily Stoic Podcast
The Daily Stoic Podcast is a daily podcast hosted by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ryan Holiday. Each weekday the podcast features the audio version of our popular Daily Stoic email meditations. A short 2-3 minute Stoic inspired meditation designed to help you live your best life.
The Knowledge Project
The Knowledge Project Podcast unlocks your potential. They interview world-class doers and thinkers so you can better analyze problems, seize opportunities, and master decision-making. Every episode is packed with lessons and insights that never expire.
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past — an event, a person, an idea, even a song — and asks whether we got it right the first time. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
Meet Dr. Ryan Neinstein
Dr. Ryan Neinstein is board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Neinstein Plastic Surgery. With his profession, Dr. Neinstein empowers women all over the US by making them feel comfortable in their own skin. Dr. Neinstein is also a Master’s Class Instructor for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on Liposuction and serves on the safety committee for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.