Do you know what the most successful people in the world all have in common? They read. Alot. Entrepreneurs, Top Executives and CEO’s read on average one book every week! Personal development will always have a profound impact on advancing your life which is why we’ve put together a list of our favorite titles to help you get what you need to transform your world. There’s a nugget of wisdom in every book, take what you need and make the choice to implement it because that’s when the magic happens!
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What can we say, Dr Wayne Dyer holds a very special space in our hearts. A leader in the field of self love, he inspired millions in his life time and will continue to inspire the world in years to come. Here are our top 5 titles, the last title is a personal development book for children:
Your Erroneous Zones – “Do you ever worry what people think of you? Do you ever feel inadequate? Do you ever say ‘yes’ when you mean ‘no’? Are you frightened of failure? These are your erroneous zones – infuriating little quirks of personality that are barriers to a fuller, richer life. Just about everyone has erroneous zones – but now, with the help of this book, you can learn how to overcome and eliminate them for good. Written by a top psychiatrist, YOUR ERRONEOUS ZONES is a must for everyone who has ever been dissatisfied with themselves and their lives.”
Excuses Begone! How To Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits – “Within the pages of transformational book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. In this groundbreaking work, Wayne presents a compendium of conscious and subconscious crutches employed by virtually everyone, along with ways to cast them aside once and for all. You’ll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of a new paradigm. The old, habituated ways of thinking will melt away as you experience the absurdity of hanging on to them. You’ll ultimately realise that there are no excuses worth defending, ever.”
Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering The Art Of Manifesting – “This book is dedicated to your mastery of the art of realising all your desires. The greatest gift you have been given is the gift of your imagination. Everything that now exists was once imagined. And everything that will ever exist must first be imagined. Wishes Fulfilled is designed to take you on a voyage of discovery, wherein you can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that you possess within you and create a life in which all that you imagine for yourself becomes a present fact.”
The Power of Intention : Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way – “The power of intention is the energy that surrounds us all, and allows us to accomplish our life’s goal. Self-help master Dr Wayne Dyer tells us how we can train ourselves to tune into this source energy and step beyond our minds and egos. When we do this we become what Dyer calls ‘Connectors’ and make ourselves available to the energy of success. Connectors are the people whom everyone sees as lucky, those for whom success seems effortless. They trust an invisible force that will be all-providing and they just don’t attract negativity to themselves. You’ll realise that fulfiling your desires is a matter of embracing this force rather than struggling uphill. This book is full of dynamic steps that we can all use to tap into the transformational energy of the all-creating Source.”
No Excuses! : How What You Say Can Get in Your Way – “In his fourth book for children, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer focuses on the topic of excuses and how they can do more harm than we realize. The book demonstrates how excuses go far beyond “my dog ate my homework,” and can actually become words that prevent your child from reaching his or her potential. Illustrated once again by Stacy Heller Budnick, The book follows a boy with a seemingly impossible dream who almost lets excuses (“I’m not smart enough” . . . “It’s too hard,” and so on) get in his way. He discovers, as will your child, that by following a few simple ideas and eliminating excuses . . . anything is possible!”
The power of living in the present moment has no comparison for the present is the only moment that ever truly exists! To be present in the present is a present, so take this opportunity now to discover the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
The Power of Now – “The bestselling self-help book of its generation – which has now sold over a million copies in the UK alone. Eckhart Tolle demonstrates how to live a healthier and happier life by living in the present moment. To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to show us how to silence our thoughts and create a liberated life.”
A New Earth : Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – “In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence. Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life–and for building a better world.”
Stillness Speaks – “Eckhart Tolle’s writings on the power of living in the moment fast became the most sought-after modern classic on spiritual enlightenment. Now, in this new life-transforming book, we are shown how to become our true selves by embracing silence and stillness. When we are no longer limited by our thinking mind, suffering and pain disappears and we are able to move towards a new understanding of our relationships, of nature, and of the profound wisdom that is to be found in stillness.”
How to Win Friends and Influence People – “Since its initial publication eighty years ago, How to Win Friends & Influence People has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide. In his book, Carnegie explains that success comes from the ability to communicate effectively with others. He provides relatable analogies and examples, and teaches you skills to make people want to be in your company, see things your way, and feel wonderful about it. For more than eighty years his advice has helped thousands of successful people in their business and personal lives.”
The 4 Agreements – “In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. – A New York Times bestseller for over a decade with over 8.5 million copies sold in the US and translations into 46 languages. This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter – Oprah Winfrey .”
Awaken The Giant Within – What can we say about Tony Robbins…. This man is at the pinnacle of the self- help and personal development movement. You could pretty much say he started it actually! This book is one of the first he wrote which makes it a great place to start. “Are you in charge of your life? Or are you being swept away by things that are seemingly out of your control? In AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN, Anthony Robbins, the bestselling author of UNLIMITED POWER, shows the reader how to take immediate control of their mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.”
Daring Greatly : How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – “Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings – we strive to appear perfect. In a powerful new vision Dr Brene Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it’s a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability – from revealing our true selves – we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”
If you’re a procrastinator then this book was made for you!
The 5 Second Rule : Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage – “It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident; Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt; Beat fear and uncertainty; Stop worrying and feel happier; Share your ideas with courage; The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face-we hold ourselves back.”
You Are a Badass : How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – “The self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don’t want to get busted doing it! In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. By the end you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.”
Girl, Wash Your Face : Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be – “As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.”
It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way : Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered – “This book offers a safe guide, fresh biblical insight, and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity. With grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, Lysa helps readers: Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.Train themselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so they can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give them more than they can handle.Shift their suspicion that God is cruel or reckless to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing them.Know how to encourage a friend and help them navigate hard realities with real help from God’s truth.”
7 Habits of Highly Effective People – “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is recognised as one of the most influential books ever written. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred 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. Translated into thirty-four languages and with phenomenal sales, THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE has been the key to the success of legions of business leaders and individuals the world over.”
The Definitive Book of Body Language – “This international bestseller explains everything you need to know about body language, how to read it, and how to put your best self forwards. What people say is often very different to what they think or feel. Now, with THE DEFINITIVE BOOK OF BODY LANGUAGE, you can learn to read others people’s thoughts by their gestures. It sounds implausible, but body language is easy to pick up and fun to use. Find out: How to tell if someone is lying; How to make yourself likeable; How to get co-operation from other people; How to interview and negotiate successfully; How to choose a partner.”
Eat, Pray, Love : One Woman’s Search for Everything – “It’s 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She’s in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they’re trying for a baby – and she doesn’t want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.”
The Obstacle is the Way : The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage – “We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Ryan Holiday, who dropped out of college at nineteen to serve as an apprentice to bestselling ‘modern Machiavelli’ Robert Greene and is now a media consultant for billion-dollar brands, draws on the philosophy of the Stoics to guide you in every situation, showing that what blocks our path actually opens one that is new and better.”
The War of Art : Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles – “Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield 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. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.”
The Happiness Advantage : How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life – “Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This isn’t just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe.”
Loving What Is : How Four Questions Can Change Your Life – “Bryon Katie found herself at a complete dead end in her life, she felt increasingly depressed and over a ten-year period had sunk into an existence of depression, despair and rage. Then one morning she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the freedom of knowing her suffering had ended. Determined to give people a way to discover for themselves what she had experienced, Katie has developed a simple method of self-enquiry that she calls The Work, four simple questions that allow you to see the problems that are troubling you in a whole new light. The Work is a life-transforming system for discarding the stories we tell ourselves, which are the source of our suffering, and replacing them with the truth and a life of joy and peace.”
The Miracle Morning : The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8AM – “What if you could wake up tomorrow and any – or EVERY – area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.”
Boundaries : Where you and I begin – “First published in 1991, BOUNDARIES introduced readers to the important psychological need for creating literal and figurative limits turning author Anne Katherine’s book into an instant bestseller. Some boundaries are obvious , such as the actual space surrounding an individual. Being shoved, kissed or touched suggestively are all ways in which a boundary can be crossed. Other boundaries, emotional boundaries, are harder to see, but they are just as important to our well-being. Katherine explains how setting clear boundaries can bring order to your life of chaos, strengthen relationships, and enhance both mental and physical health. With real-life stories illustrating the repercussions of not setting limits, and the benfits of protecting personal boundaries and respecting those of others, this edition is useful for anyone who’s been violated, victimised, or belittled by friends, parents, partners, bosses, or colleagues.”
Where to Draw the Line : How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day – “This book provides the tools and insights needed to create boundaries so that we can allow time and energy for the things that matter-and helps break down limiting defenses that stunt personal growth. Focusing on every facet of daily life-from friendships and sexual relationships to dress and appearance to money, food, and psychotherapy-Katherine presents case studies highlighting the ways in which individuals violate their own boundaries or let other people breach them. Using real-life examples, from self-sacrificing mothers to obsessive neat freaks, she offers specific advice on making choices that balance one’s own needs with the needs of others.”
Boundaries : When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life – “Boundaries is the book that’s helped over 2 million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives. Does your life feel like it’s out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone’s requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others’ feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you’ve forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it’s all of the above. In the New York Times bestseller, Boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.”
There are 5 titles in this series accommodating all occasions for where you need to set healthy boundaries.
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