The following books were mentioned or referred to in FAITH LIKE FLAMINGOS. They are linked via affiliate link to Amazon. I have read them all and highly recommend each one. -Katie
Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler
A delightful picture book about a little flamingo who is tired of the diet God designed and experiments with eating other things, only to come to the conclusion that God's design for her is best. A great visual lesson for both children and adults.
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
The Greatest Salesman in the World is one of the most inspiring, uplifting, and motivating books I have ever read. It's the only sales manual one would ever need and couched in a story as beautiful as the sunrise. You will love it!
The 31-Day Guide to Creating Your Clutter Free Home Oasis by Brenda Mason
A captivating step-by-step guide to get you lightened up living free of your stuff! It's changed her life and her students' lives forever, are you ready to be next?
Patch The Pirate Adventures by Ron Hamilton
Biblical Leadership: Becoming a Different Kind of Leader by Ken Collier
There are many different types of leaders—leaders in the business world, in government, in the home, and in the local church. Sadly, many times leadership has been completely contrary to what the Bible teaches. Many leaders are focused on what they can get from their positions of authority rather than on what they can give to the works in which they are involved. While some view it as a tool for popularity and power, leadership is a privilege. Leadership requires responsibility. Biblical Leadership teaches biblical leaders how to be people of integrity and humility—leaders who are willing to be different.
The Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
One of the best-selling leadership books of all time.
Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Total Money Makeover is the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.
12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran
Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your “year” to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound.
View From the Top:Living a Life of Significance by Aaron Walker
We are all plagued with upper limit challenges, whether real or perceived. Aaron Walker masterfully depicts how he has pushed through barriers and overcome monumental hurdles to achieve success. He has created opportunities where there appeared to be none. Learn how Aaron confronted bitterness, pushed through pride, and was granted grace for a horrifying pedestrian fatality. Understanding and embracing the council of the multitudes, Aaron shares techniques and strategies that allow you to flourish regardless of your current circumstances.
The Noticer by Andy Andrews
The Noticer is a unique narrative blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration in which gifted storyteller Andy Andrews helps us see how becoming a “noticer” just might change a person’s life forever.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself. The most famous of all teachers of success spent “a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort” to produce the “Law of Success” philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one.
Launch by Jeff Walker
Launch is the treasure map into an almost secret world of digital entrepreneurs who create cash-on-demand paydays with their product launches and business launches. Whether you have an existing business, or you have a service-based business and want to develop your own products so you can leverage your time and your impact, or you're still in the planning phase—this is how you start fast. This formula is how you engineer massive success.
What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
There are small “transactional flaws” performed by one person against another (as simple as not saying thank you enough), which lead to negative perceptions that can hold any executive back. Using Goldsmith’s straightforward, jargon-free advice, it’s amazingly easy behavior to change.
The Company of One by Paul Jarvis
What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better—and smarter—solution is simply to remain small? This book explains how to do just that.
Know What You're FOR: A Growth Strategy for Work, An Even Better Strategy for Life by Jeff Henderson
In Know What You're FOR, entrepreneur and thought leader Jeff Henderson makes it clear that if we want to change the world with our products or our mission, then we must shift the focus of our messaging and marketing. Rather than self-promoting, we must transform our organizations to be people-centric. This sounds like a no-brainer, but looking closer shows just how little this is true and how impactful the change would be if it were. Whether you're a business leader, a change advocate, or a movement maker, Know What You're FOR will help you – and your organization – thrive.
Story Driven: You Don't Need to Compete When You Know Who You Are by Bernadette Jiwa
Every one of us—regardless of where we were born, how we were brought up, how many setbacks we’ve endured or privileges we’ve been afforded—has been conditioned to compete to win. Ironically, the people who create fulfilling lives and careers—the ones we respect, admire and try to emulate—choose an alternative path to success. They have a powerful sense of identity. They don’t worry about differentiating themselves from the competition or obsess about telling the right story. They tell the real story instead. Successful organisations and the people who create, build and lead them don’t feel the need to compete, because they know who they are and they’re not afraid to show us.