Reliv President Ryan Montgomery is a book lover and cherishes his collection of inspired writing. One glimpse at his desk and you know he’s well read. In celebration of National Reading Month, Ryan shares some of his favorites.
“Most of the books in my office were given to me by Reliv Distributors,” Ryan says. “Each of them have been encouraged by these books and they’ve been gracious enough to share what inspires them with me.”
Ryan’s 3 picks for National Reading Month are:
1. Don’t Give Up … Don’t Ever Give Up: The Inspiration of Coach Jimmy V by Justin and Robyn Spitzman.
“This book was given to me by Reliv Hall of Fame member Phil Wolf,” Ryan says. “It all started with NC State Coach Jimmy V who won a national championship. A year before he gave his landmark speech he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, but he didn’t let it get him down. He reminds us to focus on that you want out of life and to make every day meaningful.”
2. Onward by Howard Schultz
“Presidential Gold Ambassador George Blevins gave me this book, Ryan says. “It’s the story Starbucks and how they got back to the basics of business by reaching out to their target audience. Schultz understood the importance of staying innovative and remaining true to your core values.”
3. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
“Jim Schaben, a Reliv Double Platinum Ambassador, shared this book with me,” Ryan says. “I’m very interested in staying innovative and this book reminds us all that in business you’ve got to stay curious and creative to stay relevant. There’s a competitive advantage waiting to be discovered.”
What business books inspire you to take your Reliv business to the next level? Leave your answer in the comments below.