Reading List: February 2018


Here are the books I read in February of 2018, along with key learnings and takeaways from each:

1. The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper’s True Account of the Battle of Ramadi by Kevin Lacz

Great book worth reading. What I really enjoyed about this book is the level of detail, and especially the emotional side, of what it’s like being an American soldier on deployment in a war zone. These guys are the true American heroes.

2. Why You Do the Things You Do: The Secret to Healthy Relationships by Dr. Tim Clinton & Dr. Gary Sibcy

Often times our actions and reactions are a result of our previous life experiences, especially those from childhood. In this book, the authors identify four different personality patterns that, when we learn them, make us better connectors and communicators with others.

3. The Potential Principle by Mark Sanborn

Mark Sanborn was the keynote at our national sales meeting last month, and I was grateful to get a copy of his new book. I’ve followed his work since reading The Fred Factor nearly 20 years ago, and I really enjoyed this book as well. Even if you’re at the top of your game, Mark Sanborn shows you how to take your game to the next level.

4. Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and your Children by Kim Fredrickson

This book should be required reading for all parents. As a parent with pre-teenagers and a toddler, the advice was very fitting for the portion of the journey my wife and I are about to encounter. Her insight on the psychology of children is enlightening.

Book Goal in 2018: 50

Progress after February: 9/50 (18%)

Bret Barrie was a Hall-of-Fame and Presidents’ Club-winning sales rep and is a top-producing sales leader in the medical device industry. He is also the author of The Selling Edge: How to Reach the Top in any Sales Industry. A baseball enthusiast and fitness junkie, he is happily married with three children and lives in the greater Sacramento area. For more information, visit


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