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Readings & Recommendations

On this page, you'll find a regularly updated list of my past (in no specific order), present and planned readings, with a little sentence from me about what I thought of them and who I would recommend them to. I hope it can make you want to dive in! 😊

I read most of my books in English, but I also link to the French version when it exists. I also listen to some books in Audio Book on Audible (1st book 100% free!).

I talk about my own reading habits (when, what, why...) in the 2nd half of this podcast episode.

Current Reading

Chris Voss - Never Split the Difference
I'm in the first third of the book, and already a lot of small victories and "techniques" that can be applied immediately in our daily negotiations. I've even dutifully taken notes on several pages, can't wait to finish! :) 

Completed & Recommended Reading

Sport & Nutrition

Steven Low - Overcoming Gravity
The Bible of bodyweight training and gymnastics, excellent to know more about all aspects of training (exercises, programming, injuries, etc...).

Julien Venesson - Nutrition de la Force
I don't know them all, but it's certainly one of the best French books on bodybuilding nutrition, highly recommended for beginners.

Kelly Starrett - Becoming a Supple Leopard / Version Française
The Bible of mobility and flexibility, whether it is to understand and treat everyday pains or to soften up for your sport, I recommend.

Paul Wade - Convict Conditioning 1 / L'Entraßnement d'un détenu 1
Among the very first bodyweight training books that I read, I really loved them! The 1st book talks about basic to intermediate movements (push-ups, pull-ups, squats, bridge, hspu), the 2nd book (French version) attacks other body parts and figures, like the Flag or the neck workout, and the 3rd book (French version) tackles a lot of explosive moves, like the Muscle Up, Backflip, Kip Up. I recommend it to beginners & street workout enthusiasts!

Personal Development

James Clear - Atomic Habits / Un rien peut tout changer
Un livre vraiment excellent sur ce qui, avec ton entourage et ton environnement, définit presque entiÚrement qui tu es et va devenir : tes habitudes. Concret, applicable, bien écrit et référencé, je recommande à tous !

Cal Newport - Deep Work / Version Française
Livre inspirant et particuliÚrement utile aux étudiants, créateurs, écrivains, ainsi qu'à ceux qui recherchent à tirer plus de leurs heures de "travail" que de simplement contribuer à la masse d'emails envoyée chaque jour.

Greg McKeown - Essentialism / L'Essentialisme
Ce livre a pour vocation d'aider Ă  passer de pleins de petits efforts dans toutes les directions en mĂȘme temps, ce qui Ă©quivaut concrĂštement Ă  rester sur place, Ă  la somme de tous ces efforts concentrĂ©e dans une mĂȘme direction, la plus essentielle. Il prĂ©sente des concepts similaires au livre ci-dessus, se rapproche Ă©galement du minimalisme, bref, j'ai beaucoup aimĂ©.

Robert Cialdini - Influence, the psychology of persuasion / Influence et Manipulation
Une excellente référence pour apprendre à utiliser les systÚmes d'influence irrésistibles (et à s'en défendre) qui nous affectent au quotidien dans nos relations personnelles et professionnelles.

Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People / Comment se Faire des Amis
Similaire au livre prĂ©cĂ©dent, celui-ci se concentre plus sur les relations personnelles et donne des conseils vraiment excellents pour obtenir l'amitiĂ© et le respect (et bien plus...) de son entourage. À lire une fois en entier en surlignant l'essentiel, puis relire rĂ©guliĂšrement ces notes :)

Grant Cardone - Be Obsessed or Be Average / Quand obsession rime avec passion
Ce livre a été un déclic pour moi juste avant que je me lance sur YouTube. Enfin, j'ai eu la "permission" de laisser libre cours à ma passion obsessionnelle sans plus écouter ceux qui l'auraient au contraire désignée comme étant quelque chose de négatif. Je recommande fortement l'audiobook en anglais raconté par l'auteur qui démultiplie l'impact du message encore plus !

Mark Manson - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck / L'Art Subtil de s'en F*utre
Livre de développement personnel court et trÚs intéressant qui explique sans langue de bois comment cultiver une mentalité qui résonne avec moi depuis longtemps ! Il parle également de notre relation avec la mort à la toute fin, ce qui m'a beaucoup intrigué à creuser davantage ce sujet à l'avenir.

Steven Pressfield - The War of Art
Un livre génial pour tous les créateurs et tous ceux qui connaissent bien cette force (la Résistance, comme l'auteur l'appelle), qui nous pousse à toujours tout retarder, à ne pas nous y mettre, à nous trouver des excuses pour ne pas créer, etc. Ce livre aide à l'apprivoiser :)

Gary Keller - The One Thing / Version Française
Comment trouver et se concentrer sur la seule chose prioritaire qui rendra toutes les autres plus faciles ou inutiles.

Jordan B. Peterson - 12 Rules for Life / 12 rĂšgles pour une vie
Un livre de psychologie extrĂȘmement intĂ©ressant, bien que sur le dĂ©tails de certains concepts, j'ai trouvĂ© la lecture pas toujours Ă©vidente (en anglais en tout cas).

Stephen R. Covey - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People / Les 7 Habitudes de ceux qui réussissent tout ce qu'ils entreprennent
Pas un livre aussi court et concis qu'il aurait pu ĂȘtre sans trop tourner autour du pot, il demeure quand mĂȘme rempli de bons conseils qui restent en tĂȘte et qui en valent une lecture rapide.

Robert Greene - Mastery / Atteindre l'Excellence
L'auteur revient sur la vie des grands génies dont on connaßt tous encore le nom aujourd'hui pour nous aider à comprendre comment ils se sont fait leurs noms. Petit indice : c'est plus une histoire de travail que de talent. Je recommande, c'est trÚs inspirant :)

Frédéric Lenoir - La Puissance de la Joie
Un petit livre agréable et rapide à lire qui mélange psycho, philo et spiritualité sur cette émotion bien distincte d'autres comme le plaisir ou le bonheur et qui nous aide à l'apprivoiser.

Frédéric Lenoir - Du Bonheur, un voyage philosophique
Dans le mĂȘme style que le prĂ©cĂ©dent, ce livre m'a clairement donnĂ© plusieurs pistes de rĂ©flexions supplĂ©mentaires Ă  propos du bonheur et de toutes les questions qu'on se pose souvent Ă  son propos :)

Eckart Tolle - The Power of Now / Le Pouvoir du Moment Présent
Un livre à lire avec intention qui pourra permettre de plus souvent et mieux se connecter avec ce qui se passe maintenant, plutÎt que de passer sa vie à ressasser le passé et se projeter dans le futur. Je l'ai aussi écouté en audiobook en anglais, ce qui rend la chose encore plus "spirituelle" :)

Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Content Creation

Tim Ferriss - The 4-Hour Work Week / La semaine de 4 heures
A classic on internet entrepreneurship and the automation that is made possible for many things. A must read if you hesitate to start your own business, it also puts in place the fears that prevent you from taking the first step :)

Stan Leloup - Your Empire In A Backpack
Marketing Youtuber that I really appreciate, as well as his podcast(Marketing Mania), who lays down in this book the psychological foundations to be understood as well as the first important steps to launch his business on the internet successfully.

Michael E. Gerber - The E-Myth Revisited / Version Française
This book is really excellent for anyone who wants to start an entrepreneurial business, especially in selling goods and services, as it provides a clear structure to follow as well as the right mindset to adopt.

Gary Vaynerchuk - Crushing It / Cassez la baraquez
How anyone, from a plumber to an influencer, can (and should?) use social media for their business. As someone who really likes Gary, his way of thinking and his content on YouTube in general, I really liked this book, which obviously targeted me well at first ;)

Gary Vaynerchuk - Jab Jab Jab, Right Hook
Still in the vein of success on social networks (and by extension in my opinion : In life in general), this book rightly hammers home an extremely important point that resonates with me a lot: you have to give, give, and give some more before you even think about asking, or someone wants to spontaneously give it back.

Gary Vaynerchuk - #AskGaryVee
A Best-Of Q&A with Gary Vee about leadership, entrepreneurship, social networks and more.

Seth Godin - This Is Marketing
A guide to the difference between bad marketing (intrusive advertising and spam) and good marketing, based on trust and permission. Excellent reading that I highly recommend to anyone who has any kind of project :)
I also listen assiduously and recommend Seth Godin's podcast: "Akimbo"

SethGodin - The Dip / Le Dip
A quick read and very interesting about the "dip" period, that is to say the moment when, after the initial excitement, we find ourselves in the hard part of our brand new project, and we wonder whether we should redouble our efforts or give up.

Seth Godin - Purple Cow
A book full of interesting tips on how to make yourself impossible to miss, which is increasingly essential when trying to launch a new project these days.

Pat Flynn - Superfans
An interesting book for content creators, businesses and anyone who has an audience or sells anything. It shows effective strategies to create a stronger and stronger relationship with certain people in our community.

On my list for the next step

Books that I already own and that are thus ready to be read, without knowing yet in which order :)

Steven Low - Overcoming Poor Posture & Overcoming Tendonitis
I'm going to tackle these books very soon to better understand and tame poor posture and "tendonitis", in order to be able to better implement this in myself as well as in my advice to others:)

Victor Ferry - 12 Lessons in Rhetoric to take power
This Youtuber passionate about rhetoric has clearly made me want to work on my message delivery with his great videos (and support him at the same time).

Scott Harrison - Thirst
A book about the author's chaotic life journey until he ended up founding one of the largest and most respected charities, Charity: water, an organization I've personally supported for a long time that aims to provide clean water to those in need. Can't wait to read it.

Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens / Version Française
A popularly acclaimed book as being very suitable for those looking for an easy first read to learn more about human history.

Robert Cialdini - Pre-suasion / Pré-suasion
After his brilliant book Influence, we are treated to a second volume that looks at the preliminary stages of influence. Seemingly clearly below the first book, it still seems to have some new nuggets.

SethGodin - The Practice
His latest book about content creation and how and why to cultivate regular and sustained creation rather than being too perfectionist and thus never good enough to share with the world.

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