Best Books on Finding Purpose (Updated for 2020)

I love books. After having moved a number of times in the last few years, I should say that I really love the library and digital books (I love my Kindle). I’m always finding new books and checking way too many of them out from the library (which I’ve found is a great way to rack up fees and support your local branch).

I peruse and read just about anything that I can get my hands on related to purpose, passion, calling, vocation, business, marketing, and writing. This is why my list grows way faster than I can keep up with it (just like my library fines!).

The problem with there being so many interesting books out there is that few of them really stand out to me after a few weeks or months have passed. They may be fun to read once, but I’m interested in finding the books that stand the test of time and keep offering more insight the more you read them.

So I wanted to offer my short list of favorites along with why I think they matter.

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The Meaning Movement Gift Guide

If you’re looking for a gift for yourself, a fellow Meanie (aka: Meaning Movement reader/listener), or anyone else, I wanted to offer you some of my favorites. Below is my shortlist of things I’ve been enjoying over the past 12 months, or have included personally on my wishlist. Many of these include affiliate links, which means a very small percentage of any purchase goes to…

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I’ve been following Buster Benson for years. His journaling platform,, has been a part of my writing process since the inception of the Meaning Movement. Something that’s always spoken to me about Buster’s work is first, how he works to create tools to help people improve, and second, how he’s always working on projects. He’s not one to sit around, and I really resonate…

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AY Musik is a musician, sustainability activist, and budding social entrepreneur. He set an audacious the goal of performing live every single day, which created a problem: how can he power amps, mics, and instruments anywhere in the world so he could achieve this goal? That question lead him on a deep dive into electricity, batteries, and ultimately product design, as he built a power…

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