I’m a big believer that you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Not only do I have a great close knit circle, but I also have access to some of the greatest minds in the world.
You can too! I’ve always been fascinated with the idea that I could soak up all the knowledge that someone else took a lifetime to acquire by simply picking up their book and reading it. Not to mention all the FREE Podcasts and videos posted online these days.
The aim of A Pro’s Life is to make your journey to becoming the best version of yourself easier than mine was. So, I want to share with you all some of the books I’ve read that helped me on my journey with links to where you can buy it at for the best price:
This book helped me to stop doubting myself on the field & build my self-confidence. Some of the things featured in this book are ways to recognize & express your creativity, clear the mind of fear, worry, & guilt. Learning how to see things from a different perspective, setting goals, & the joy and benefit of being different.
This is the most mental soccer specific book I have ever read. In it, it shared a bunch of practical tips and techniques that world class players use and it has helped me take my mental side of the game to the next level. For me, it is a MUST READ!
Where do I start? Ray Lewis is such an inspiration to me! His mentality and work ethic gives me goosebumps. He shares the story of his childhood, opens up about his absentee father, and how that drove him to greatness. I honestly could not put this book down at all! Even if you don’t get this book, just punch Ray Lewis’s name on YouTube. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade. The 1 thing they have in common is their personal trainer Tim Grover. He’s unapologetic about how he categorizes players, and it makes you take a hard look at yourself. I read the book, but I prefer the audiobook to be honest because Tim himself is reading it. I listen to it before training sessions and games. Learn what it means to be a Cooler, Closer, and Cleaner.
This book introduced me to the power of visualization. I was skeptical about everything that was said in this book initially but I decided to give it a try, and I’m happy that I did! The Secret shows you how to manifest what you desire in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world.