Here is a list of books that I personally use in my own life and more importantly, places I’ve received knowledge and insight that has helped propel my clients forward in their own business, careers and overall lives.
The War of Art
by Steven Pressfield
Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.
Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill
This is a book i’ve personally referenced along with my mentors. Napoleon Hill’s philosophy teaches you what you were never taught. Specifically: How to Recognise, Relate, Assimilate and Apply principles whereby you can achieve any goal whatsoever that doesn’t violate Universal Law.
The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz
In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors.
The Values Factor
by Dr. John F. Demartini
Dr. Demartini’s provocative thirteen-part questionnaire will reveal to you what you value most. The answers may surprise you! Then, each chapter of this book explains how to align every aspect of your life with your true values, so that you can finally achieve the success that you were capable of all along.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
This book can help you achieve these important goals: Get out of a mental rut, think new thoughts, acquire new visions, discover new ambitions; Make friends easily and quickly; Increase your popularity; Win people to your way of thinking; Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done; Handle complaints, avoid arguments; Become a better speaker and more entertaining conversationalist
7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
This book presents a principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
Man’s Search For Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl
Based on his own experience Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
The Road Less Travelled
by M. Scott Peck
Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties – and suffering through the changes – can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding.
The Success Principles
by Jack Canfield
Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO’s, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history.
Embracing Our Selves
by Hal & Sidra Stone
Drawing on years of clinical experience, the authors take readers on a remarkable journey of self-discovery. The “sub personalities” that live with the self are explained, allowing readers to pursue their individual destinies.
Count Your Blessings
by Dr. John F. Demartini
Through real-life examples, exercises, meditations, and affirmations, Dr. Demartini shows how you can use and develop your own inner resources, just by living in the present moment.
The Power of Now
by Eckhart Tolle
Within a chapter of reading this book, readers are already holding the world in a different container–more conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the way of their ability to live in genuine peace and happiness.
Steal Like an Artist
by Austin Kleon
You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. Illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
Tribe of Mentors
by Timothy Ferriss
Time Ferriss has tracked down over 100 eclectic mentors to help him navigate life. through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, and meaning. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in the pages can help.
by Gillian Zoe Segal
The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general.
Power Vs Force: The Hidden Determinates of Human Behavior
by David R. Hawkins
David R. Hawkins details how anyone may resolve the most crucial of all human dilemmas- how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact. Dr. Hawkins, who worked as a 'healing psychiatrist' during his long and distinguished career, uses theoretical concepts from particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory to support his study of human behavior.
Now Is The Time
by Patrick Lindsay
This collection of short reflections will remind you to live your passion, take time out, and expand your horizons. Each page suggests a way to be mindful ot the here and now, helping you to recall the value of taking action in the present-and following through.
Life and Work Principles
by Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio, founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemised into rules and understood like machines. He also lays out effective ways for individuals and organisations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams.
by Dr Carol S. Dweck
Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardise fulfilment.
by Seth Godin
For any artist, entrepreneur, or visionary who feels stuck, Seth Godin has a simple answer - commit to the practice. In this little book, Seth Godin will turn your assumptions about the creative process upside down and help you to look at the world from a different angle. You will recognise your work for what it is- an act of generosity and a way to make change, as well as what it can never be, something that will make everyone happy.
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying
by Bronnie Ware
Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse life which included time in palliative care. During the time she spent tending to those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for everyone, if we make the right choices, to die with peace of mind.
by Bruce Greyson
In After, Bruce shares the scientific revelations of four decades of research into the dying process. He has become increasingly convinced that dying is less an ending than a transition, the threshold between one form of consciousness and another. Dr Greyson challenges us to consider what these lessons can teach us about the relationship between our brain and our mind, expanding our understanding of consciousness and of what it means to be human.