Redmond Reads: Our Five Favorite Books for a Happier, Healthier Life

By Redmond Life


Five Favorite Books

At Redmond Life, we believe in living intentionally and inspiring others to do the same. Living intentionally means we’re always trying to learn and improve. We challenge our assumptions, ask great questions, and learn from amazing books. 

We’re excited to share five books that have left a lasting impression on us and the work we do here at Redmond Life. These books cover all sorts of topics, from improving our work culture to enriching our personal lives. So, if you're up for discovering some great books that go beyond the ordinary, read on. We'll break down why these books are so special and why we think you might enjoy them too.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

by Stephen R. Covey

7 Habits is first on our list because of its enormous impact on our culture here at Redmond Life.  This classic guide serves as a roadmap to personal and professional effectiveness by outlining key habits for lasting success and fulfillment. When applied, these habits promote productivity, meaningful relationships, and intentional living. Covey’s principles empower individuals to take charge of their journey, align actions with values, and develop a proactive mindset. 

Leadership and Self-Deception

by The Arginger Institute

Want to learn how self-deception affects our relationship and leadership skills? Leadership and Self-Deception is a guide that helps you avoid common mistakes when interacting with others. Understanding “in the box” thinking is an excellent tool for anyone ready to challenge old thought patterns and be open to new ones. This book is great if you’re ready to discover a fresh perspective and make positive changes in your life!

Start With Why

By Simon Sinek

Explore the power of purpose by understanding your “why.” This book gives insights and examples that show how understanding and sharing why you do what you do can lead to greater success. Whether in your work or personal life, understanding and sharing your “why” with others can help align your actions with your deeper goals and help people connect to your mission. Uncover the “why” behind your actions and unlock your path to a more impactful life. 

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

By Brené Brown

Narrowing our list to one Brené Brown book was tough; we love them all! Daring Greatly makes our list because it encourages us to step into the arena of life with courage, resilience, and authenticity. It teaches us that there is strength in vulnerability. Vulnerability helps us build meaningful connections and navigate challenges. This book is full of relatable stories and practical advice to live a more fulfilling life. 

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

By James Clear

Small changes can lead to remarkable results. Atomic Habits breaks down the science of habits into simple steps, empowering you to create good habits, break bad ones, and make positive, lasting changes in your life. Learn practical strategies to improve your daily routine and achieve your goals, one small habit at a time! 

Honorable Mentions

Our Redmond Life reading list is over 50 books long, so choosing just a few is difficult! Here are a few more we wanted to mention. 

  • The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact  by Chip and Dan Heath
  • 9 Lies about Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World   by Marcus Buckingham
  • Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World   by Margaret J. Wheatley
  • The Infinite Game   by Simon Sinek
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself   by Michael A. Singer
  • The People Code: It’s All About Your Innate Motive  by Taylor Hartman

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Comments (2)


What a great idea! Thank you for the list.

Larry Masco

I would suggest Boundaries by Henry CLoud as a tremendous book for mental/emotional health. Your top two are very worthy of that designation…..
Redmond Life replied:
Thanks for the book recommendation, Larry! We’re glad you love reading as much as we do.