The books I read in 2016 that changed my life

In one way or another, every time you read a book you learn something. Even the smallest takeaway you get from a book can make a huge difference in your life.
In 2016 I’ve read a lot of good books, so it has been difficult to sum them up. Anyway, I’m going to share with you 8 books that helped me in 8 different ways:
1. Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit by Steven Pressfield
A book that helped me to understand how a story works. And not only that, it also changed the way I watch movies, read books and how I communicate. If you think about it, that’s a huge impact in someone’s life! (Review here.)
2. The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
A book that helped to be more creative. It changed the way I organize my life to generate more and better ideas. One of the best books about creativity ever written. (Review here.)
3. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
A book that changed the way I work and see businesses. I’ve gone through it dozens of times and always get something new. As Seth Godin said, ignore this book at your own peril. (Review here.)
4. Traction by Justin Mares and Gabriel Weinberg
A book that helped me to understand the whole picture of traction channels for businesses. This book makes easier to understand what traction choices you have, and how to choose the correct ones. Totally worth the time and money. (Review here.)
5. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
A book that kicked my ass to make things happen. It has been difficult from me to decide which biography I should include in this post. But thinking about it, I find myself identified in the 20-something Phil Knight that picked his bag and traveled around the world looking for answers. I really recommend this book. (Read more about it here.)
6. Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
A book that showed me how to put my stuff every single day on the Internet. The main idea I took from this book was that hoarding is a stupid strategy. Showing you work out there is one of the best ways to position yourself in the way you want, and also, makes you better at what you do. (Review here.)
7. Now Discover Your Strengths by Donald O. Clifton
A book that helped me to understand my strengths and what to do with them. Several months after this reading, I find myself thinking almost daily about my talents. This book is a fantastic way to clarify in your head what talents you have, and which skills you should develop. (Review here.)
8. Contagious by Jonah Berger
A book that changed the way I market. I was reading this book whenI launched one project in February. Even though my project failed, this book showed me few valuable insights that have impacted my professional life. Buy it and keep it close in your bookshelf. (Review here.)