Top 10 Personal Development Books of ALL TIME

by bradles 168 replies
Hi Guys,

What Personal Development books have had the biggest impact on your life?

My Top 10 List Includes:

1 - Thinks and Grow Rich: Naopleon Hill
2 - Science of Getting Rich: Wallace D Wattles
3 - One Minute Millionaire: Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
4 - Awaken the Giant Within: Tony Robbins
5 - How to Win Friends and Influence People: Dale Carnegie
6 - Richest Man in Babylon: George Clason
7 - How Would Love Respond: Kurek Ashley
8 - Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Wayne Dyer
9 - Money and the Law of Attraction: Esther Hicks
10 - A New Earth: Echart Tolle

Cheers,

Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Nehs
    Adding:

    7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
    The Master Key by Charles Haanel
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      I agree Mark! I actually started The Master Key 2 weeks ago and I am loving it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    Here's my recommendations to my friends:

    Think and Grow Rich
    The Richest Man in Babylon
    How to be a Billionaire
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    The Seeds of Greatness
    If Success is a Game These are the Rules
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    • Profile picture of the author ofir
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      I read some of them , they are really good and effective.
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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        1)Holy Quran. 2)Think and Grow Rich A Black Choice . Dennis Kimbro. 3)Live Your Dreams. Les Brown. 4) What Makes the Great Great . Dennis Kimbro. 5)Randy Gage's 5 prosperity books. a)101 Keys to your prosperity.b)The 7 Spiritual Laws of Prosperity. c)Prosperity Mind. d)Accept Your Abundance. e)37 Secrets about prosperity. 6) The Bible. 7) As A Man Thinketh. James Allen 8)Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hill. 9)Living Thoughts of Prophet Muhammad. 10)It's Not over until You Win. Les Brown.
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        • Profile picture of the author KrishManohar
          Originally Posted by naruq View Post

          1)Holy Quran. 2)Think and Grow Rich A Black Choice . Dennis Kimbro. 3)Live Your Dreams. Les Brown. 4) What Makes the Great Great . Dennis Kimbro. 5)Randy Gage's 5 prosperity books. a)101 Keys to your prosperity.b)The 7 Spiritual Laws of Prosperity. c)Prosperity Mind. d)Accept Your Abundance. e)37 Secrets about prosperity. 6) The Bible. 7) As A Man Thinketh. James Allen 8)Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hill. 9)Living Thoughts of Prophet Muhammad. 10)It's Not over until You Win. Les Brown.
          Your #1 seems to be good for does it promote Personal development?

          I had a copy laying around but haven't gotten the time to read to learn more about your religion.

          Any book for e commerce web site?
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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      Even though I tell people to check out Wallace Wattle I wouldn't
      put him on a top ten list personally - his stuff is too vulnerable
      to ignorant, childish interpretation.

      I'd put The Magic Of Thinking Big up there... and Psychocybernetics
      near the top - both are practical guidebooks.

      Also The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
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      • Profile picture of the author bradles
        Thanks for the feedback!

        Psychocybernetics is next on my list, I have heard it is fantastic!

        I have many of the Top 10 titles available as Free Ebook Downloads on my website. The titles include:

        - Think and Grow Rich: Napoleon Hill
        - The Law of Attraction: Janet Beckers
        - Science of Getting Rich: Wallace D Wattles
        - You Were Born Rich: Bob Proctor
        - Acres of Diamonds: Russell Conwell
        - As a Man Thinketh: James Allen
        - The Master Key System: Charles Haanel
        - The Richest Man in Babylon: George Clason
        - Awesome Secret: Napoleon Hill
        - NLP in Business and in Life: Ken Strong

        There are 35 Free Ebooks in total and the list also includes topics on Internet Marketing and Stock Market Trading. Click on the 'Free Ebooks' link in my signature to gain access.

        Enjoy!

        Cheers,

        Brad
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        • Profile picture of the author Ralf Skirr
          The very first I ever read is still one of my favorites:
          M.R. Kopmeyer:
          'How To Get Whatever You Want'
          Really hard to get these days.
          I had to order from a publishing house in india to get a new copy.

          Others that really had an impact:
          Tony Robbins:
          'Unlimited Power' & 'Awaken The Giant Within'

          Catherine Ponder:
          'Pray And Grow Rich', one of the earliest books of new thought that actually teaches releasing stuff while others always ignored the topic and actually made you ignore what's bad in your life. She really deserves credit for understanding and presenting that topic. (Chapter 4)

          Eckhart Tolle:
          'A New Earth'
          I've been working with that for a few months now.
          I'd say nothing had a larger impact on changing myself than applying this.

          Ralf
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          • Profile picture of the author VeraRaposo
            Wow. What a great list of personal development books you have here. I have always enjoyed sitting down and reading a good personal development book.

            When you read one you walk away feeling empowered and on top of the world. And so many times you take so much away from the book and are able to apply it to your daily lives and many times even your business.

            I have read a handful of the book mentioned and have also put a few on them on my "Must Read", List.

            Thanks,

            Vera
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            • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
              I like your list and I would add "The Attractor Factor" by Joe Vitale. I really like Joe's style of writing.
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          • Profile picture of the author doctorjay
            Originally Posted by Ralf Skirr View Post

            The very first I ever read is still one of my favorites:
            M.R. Kopmeyer:
            'How To Get Whatever You Want'
            Really hard to get these days.
            I had to order from a publishing house in india to get a new copy.

            Others that really had an impact:
            Tony Robbins:
            'Unlimited Power' & 'Awaken The Giant Within'

            Catherine Ponder:
            'Pray And Grow Rich', one of the earliest books of new thought that actually teaches releasing stuff while others always ignored the topic and actually made you ignore what's bad in your life. She really deserves credit for understanding and presenting that topic. (Chapter 4)

            Eckhart Tolle:
            'A New Earth'
            I've been working with that for a few months now.
            I'd say nothing had a larger impact on changing myself than applying this.

            Ralf
            Most lists are great - you can't go wrong with any of them. We are different people with different issues - so some may be better for individuals.

            I agree about Catherin Ponder - also someone disliked "Science of Growing Rich" by Wattle. I liked it very much.

            A few other books and authors worth looking at:
            Your money or your life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
            Books by Joseph Murphy and Charles Fillmore.
            Books by Florence Scovel Shinn especially "The game of life and how to play it."
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            • Profile picture of the author Danii Of Oz
              My Top Ten is:

              1. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr Joseph Murphy
              2. Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
              3. Psycho-Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz
              4. The Attractor Factor - Joe Vitale
              5. The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D Wattles
              6. Harmonic Wealth - James Arthur Ray
              7. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers
              8. A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
              9. Law Of Attraction Book - Michael Losier
              10. Having It All - John Assaraf

              I have lost count of how many times I have read some of these
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            Originally Posted by Ralf Skirr View Post


            Catherine Ponder:
            'Pray And Grow Rich', one of the earliest books of new thought that actually teaches releasing stuff while others always ignored the topic and actually made you ignore what's bad in your life. She really deserves credit for understanding and presenting that topic. (Chapter 4)
            Hi there,
            this book by Catherine Ponder started me on my journey, unless you release the old garbage that has been hindering you it is very hard to prosper.
            I have a bookshelf full of self help books, I find that some of them get re-read more than others.

            The power of now, Eckhart Tolle
            The success principles, Jack Canfield
            The seven habits of highly effective people, S. Covey
            Your sacred self, Wayne W Dyer
            The art of war, Sun Zi
            The science of success Wallace D Wattles
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        • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
          Originally Posted by bradles View Post

          Thanks for the feedback!

          Psychocybernetics is next on my list, I have heard it is fantastic!

          I have many of the Top 10 titles available as Free Ebook Downloads on my website. The titles include:

          - Think and Grow Rich: Napoleon Hill
          - The Law of Attraction: Janet Beckers
          - Science of Getting Rich: Wallace D Wattles
          - You Were Born Rich: Bob Proctor
          - Acres of Diamonds: Russell Conwell
          - As a Man Thinketh: James Allen
          - The Master Key System: Charles Haanel
          - The Richest Man in Babylon: George Clason
          - Awesome Secret: Napoleon Hill
          - NLP in Business and in Life: Ken Strong

          There are 35 Free Ebooks in total and the list also includes topics on Internet Marketing and Stock Market Trading. Click on the 'Free Ebooks' link in my signature to gain access.

          Enjoy!

          Cheers,

          Brad
          Brad, could you Pm me your link for the ebooks as it does not appear to be workign as we are getting a 404 error

          cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
        Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

        I'd put The Magic Of Thinking Big up there... and Psychocybernetics near the top - both are practical guidebooks.

        Also The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
        Yep, there's three of my favourites right there.

        One very under-rated book is "Super Self" by the late Charles Givens. Those willing to give it a try will find it sold second-hand for 1 cent in the US and 1 pence in the UK...
        Amazon.com: Super Self: Doubling Your Personal...Amazon.com: Super Self: Doubling Your Personal...
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  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    I'd like to add a couple of oldies but goodies to the list:

    Winning Through Intimidation
    Looking Out for #1

    both by Robert Ringer (and, interestingly, have nothing to do with winning through intimidation)
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    • Profile picture of the author Dean Martin
      Originally Posted by write-stuff View Post

      I'd like to add a couple of oldies but goodies to the list:

      Winning Through Intimidation
      Looking Out for #1

      both by Robert Ringer (and, interestingly, have nothing to do with winning through intimidation)
      I'll second those two... I've actually gotten to work with Robert on a couple web projects over the past year or so. Smart guy...
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      • Profile picture of the author lamberw
        OK, I haven't really considered the order, but here are some great ones...

        * Stephen R Covey - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
        * Tony Robbins - Unlimited Power
        * Christopher Howard - Instant Wealth
        * Christopher Howard - Turning Passions Into Profits
        * Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich
        * T. Harv Eker - Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
        * Dale Carnegie - How To Win Friends and Influence People
        * Robert Cialdini - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
        * Sam Walton - Made In America
        * Michael Gerber - The Emyth Revisited
        * Michael Gerber - Awakening The Entrepreneur Within
        * Zig Ziglar - See You At The Top
        * Robert Kiyosaki - Rich Dad Poor Dad
        * Robert Kiyosaki - Rich Dad Poor Dad: The Cashflow Quadrant
        * Robert Kiyosaki - Rich Dad's Guide To Investing
        * Wayne Dyer - You'll See It When You Believe It
        * Michael Masterson - Ready Fire Aim
        * Stephen R Covey - Principle Centered Leadership
        * Tim Ferris - The Four Hour Work Week
        * Susan Jeffers - Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
        * Roger Hamilton - Your Life Your Legacy

        Wow, looking back at that lot... that's a pretty amazing list!
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    The Greatest Salesman In The World - by: Og Mandino


    That book definitely changed my life.


    - Jared
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    • Profile picture of the author moonshane
      Originally Posted by Jared Alberghini View Post



      The Greatest Salesman In The World - by: Og Mandino


      That book definitely changed my life.


      - Jared
      Yeah, its really an awesome book. Very inspiring and life changing.
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      Originally Posted by Jared Alberghini View Post



      The Greatest Salesman In The World - by: Og Mandino


      That book definitely changed my life.


      - Jared
      Thanks Jared, this will be my next one!

      My favorite book of 2010?
      I would highly recommend it Warriors... it is a Business book of the XX century

      "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand

      regards, Martyna
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      • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
        I have read or listened to many of the books listed. I approve them as well. I also like an old read called.......
        " What to say when you talk to yourself "
        by... Shad Helmstetter
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      • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
        Originally Posted by Shrub View Post

        Hate to say it but I agree with you. Although reading one when you are young and pampered will make you realize that no one is going to give anything to you.
        These are not IM books.

        Anything you can possibly imagine can be achieved through the power of the Mind alone, but not if you are skeptical.
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        • Profile picture of the author Geoff A
          Originally Posted by Adrian Cooper View Post

          These are not IM books.

          Anything you can possibly imagine can be achieved through the power of the Mind alone, but not if you are skeptical.
          great quote Adrian

          I like "The Strangest Secret" by Earl Nightingale plus many many others
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    • Profile picture of the author keep.livin
      Originally Posted by conrad1cal View Post

      I've read just about every one of these books and they're all worthless...Stop wasting your time. Stick to one marketing outline, make your money, and read fiction and stop trying this "self-improvement" binge that makes you look like a devalued blubbery mess... You're all better than that.
      I don't think they are worthless. some people are not in the same place as you or me or trump. very few people in the world have been taught how to succeed.
      in fact, most people in the 'civilized' western world have this syndrome called 'low self-esteem'. this syndrome is a byproduct of our capitalist society and division of social classes. it is encouraged by big business, and our education system. go to school, get a degree, get a job, retire when your life is spent and used, then live off of the generosity of your children, if your lucky. these books teach the things people didn't know they didn't know. and at a pace that they can handle.

      one critical book for our A.D.D. friends out there (if it hasn't been mentioned already):

      The Power of Focus jack canfield, et al
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    Psycho-Cybernetics is great.

    Also love Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    The best book is, without question, Science of Being in Twenty Seven Lessons:

    http://www.scienceofbeing27lessons.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    I agree about " The Power of Your Subconscious Mind " - excellent book.

    All other Law of Attraction authors follow each other - only think is there is no "Law of Attraction".

    One of only three authors in this specific area to get it right is The Baron Eugene Fersen. Charles Haanel and a few others were students of his.

    Science of Being in Twenty Seven Lessons stands alone as the ultimate work:

    eBook: Science of Being in Twenty Seven Lessons

    Amazon.com: Science of Being in Twenty Seven Lessons

    660 pages of pure Gold.
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  • Profile picture of the author queenbuzzy
    The first book that radically changed my mind about business was Wave 4: Network Marketing in the 21st Century by Richard Poe. That really got me thinking about residual income and creating systems to follow.

    The ones that come quickly to my mind:

    Wave 4: Richard Poe
    Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Susan Jeffers
    Power of Focus: Jack Canfield
    Cashflow Quadrant: Robert Kiyosaki
    One Minute Millionaire: Bob Allen
    Who Moved My Cheese: Spencer Johnson

    "Feel the Fear" is especially well-loved. I read that every other year or so...I find it helps me get through my own self-imposed hang-ups

    -Buzzy
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  • Profile picture of the author pearlydean
    My top ten self improvement books are:

    1. The Richest Man In Babylon - George S Clason
    2. 7 Habits - Stephen Covey
    3. Manifesto - Barefoot Doctor
    4. Psycho Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz
    5. The Secret of Letting Go - Guy Finley
    6. Stop Thinking Start Living - Richard Carlson
    7. Awaken The Giant Within - Tony Robbins
    8. Success through a positive mental attitude - W Clement Stone
    9. The EMyth - Micheal Gerber
    10. How to get from where you are to where you want to be - Jack Canfield


    All of these have inspired me in different ways and had a positive impact on my life. The Secret of Letting Go helped me through a very difficult time in my life about 4 years ago and changed my way of thinking about life completely. I am a much happier person now!

    Cheers Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author billythekid
    i think think rich and grow rich is great. Really has stood the test of time, some great gems in there.
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    The book that's been the foundation for my reading of other self-help books is:

    Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

    In my opinion other self-help topics can only go so far if you don't have a firm foundation in setting personal boundaries.
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    I've read How To Win Friends and Influence People. Definitely changed my life.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      Originally Posted by danmiranda View Post

      I've read How To Win Friends and Influence People. Definitely changed my life.
      "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" is another great one from Dale Carnegie.
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  • Profile picture of the author jukeboxhero
    I've read most everybook listed on this post and there is 1 book that brings it all together perfectly...I didn't see it mentioned....

    Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier...Not only did he write the best book ever but he's also the man who coined the copywriting term "Meet them at the conversation in their head"...His Robert Collier Letter book is a MUST read for anyone.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by jukeboxhero View Post

      I've read most everybook listed on this post and there is 1 book that brings it all together perfectly...I didn't see it mentioned....

      Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier...Not only did he write the best book ever but he's also the man who coined the copywriting term "Meet them at the conversation in their head"...His Robert Collier Letter book is a MUST read for anyone.
      Secret of the Ages is an excellent book - I sell that as well for the same reason. Definitely one of the best books - maybe makes the top 5.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Matt, I only heard of Orison Swett Marden thanks to a quote in "Awaken the Giant Within". I followed up on his name probably over a year ago, and had since forgotten all about him -- thanks for the reminder and the link!
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint
    I read the title of this thread and the first thing I thought was richest man and there it is in your top 10 list. Although I have no idea how you can narrow down just top 10. You should have a top thousand.

    This is my personal opinion
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    Think and Grow Rich By Napolean Hill

    My favorite book
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    think and grow rich & greatest salesman in the world
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  • I read only Thinks and Grow Rich by Naopleon Hill and I'm really happy that you choose to place that in first position.

    I read also the Gardenbella suggested Who Moved My Cheese by Johnson Spencer, that's really interesting.

    For the others... I will try to read them in a next future.
    Goodbye
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Boduch
      Wow - lots of EXCELLENT books listed here!

      Here are a few more lesser known books that I found tremendous value in:

      Your Invisible Power - by Genevieve Behrend
      Merlin's Message - by Marelin the Magician
      You Too Can Be Prosperous - by Robert A. Russell
      Creative Mind and Success - by Ernest Holmes
      Ask and It is Given - by Esther Hicks (Abraham) (my favorite of her many books)
      The Nature of Personal Reality - by Jane Roberts (Seth)
      The Power of Awareness - by Neville Goddard

      Check these out, if you haven't already. I think you'll enjoy them.
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      • Profile picture of the author justfun54
        Hi Robert

        Have you got a downloadeable - Your Invisible Power - by Genevieve Behrend.

        Would love to read it.
        Thanks much
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnB23
          Some that I have found useful...

          -Poor Charlie's Almanack by Charlie Munger (Warren Buffett's partner). One of the top 10 books I've ever read in any subject.

          A lot of people here like Robert Cialdini's book, Influence. One of the anecdote's in Poor Charlie's Almanack is that he gave Cialdini a share of berkshire hathaway (valued at $100 k) as a thank you for his book Influence. He found it that useful. Cialdini's models filled in some of the holes in Mungers system.

          Munger also has a great reading list at the end, you'll be considered quite worldly if you go through them...

          Guns, Germs and Steel
          Wealth and Poverty of Nations
          How the Scots Invented the Modern World (interesting book)
          Cialdini's Influence.
          and others.

          -Anything by Jim Rogers. Great economic commentator. Probably the clearest and simplist explanation that you'll hear of whats going on in the world.

          -Anything by Jay Abraham. Esp his program, "How to get from where you are to where you want to be"

          Also a great political book I've read recently, by Mark Levin, "Liberty and Tyranny". Best book I've read that sums up where we are now as a country.
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          Who Moved My Cheese: Spencer Johnson

          Who Moved My Cheese offers new insight each time I read. You find different perspectives and learn to use critical thinking and apply the teachings in different situtaions.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tam Chancellor
        Originally Posted by Robert Boduch View Post


        Here are a few more lesser known books that I found tremendous value in:

        Your Invisible Power - by Genevieve Behrend
        Merlin's Message - by Marelin the Magician
        You Too Can Be Prosperous - by Robert A. Russell
        Creative Mind and Success - by Ernest Holmes
        Ask and It is Given - by Esther Hicks (Abraham) (my favorite of her many books)
        The Nature of Personal Reality - by Jane Roberts (Seth)
        The Power of Awareness - by Neville Goddard

        Check these out, if you haven't already. I think you'll enjoy them.
        Thank you for this list. I've read three of these books. I hardly ever run into anybody that knows about Nevile Goddard!

        I'll add some more less known but powerful books:

        This Thing Called You - Ernest Holmes
        This Thing Called Life - Ernest Holmes
        Science of Mind - Ernest Holmes
        Your Faith is Your Fortune - Neville Goddard
        Make Your Life Worthwhile - Emmet Fox
        The Seven Day Mental Diet- How to Change Your Life in a Week - Emmet Fox
        The Mental Equivalent - Emmet Fox
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        • Profile picture of the author Robert Boduch
          Originally Posted by Pink View Post

          Thank you for this list. I've read three of these books. I hardly ever run into anybody that knows about Nevile Goddard!

          I'll add some more less known but powerful books:

          This Thing Called You - Ernest Holmes
          This Thing Called Life - Ernest Holmes
          Science of Mind - Ernest Holmes
          Your Faith is Your Fortune - Neville Goddard
          Make Your Life Worthwhile - Emmet Fox
          The Seven Day Mental Diet- How to Change Your Life in a Week - Emmet Fox
          The Mental Equivalent - Emmet Fox
          My pleasure, Pink!

          There's something about Neville's work that really resonates with me. His greatest foundational principle, in my opinion is to think "from" your goal rather than "of" it. It's "positioning" in essence and it's the key to getting your desires across to the subconscious mind.

          Another classic from Neville Goddard is "The Law and The Promise". I'm sure you've read that one too, Pink. If not, be sure to add it to your reading list. Good stuff!

          Robert
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    I got a chance to read book no. 2,6 and 10. No idea about all the others but will surely look into these books as title looks really impressive and attractive and beneficial as well specially think and grow rich would be my first priority.
    Thanks for the heads up though
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    • Profile picture of the author wolf29
      3 books changed my life for the better:

      1) The Bible
      2) Science of Getting Rich
      3) Science of Being Well

      All 3 intertwined IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Kane
    Here's a few good and not very well-known books

    1. Neo-Tech Zon Power I&O Publications
    2. Global Wealth Erik Savage
    3. Neo-Tech Business Control Mark Hamilton
    4. Your First 100 Million Dan Pena
    5. Thick Face, Black Heart Chin-Ning Chu
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  • Profile picture of the author clubvikram
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    I would add few more on this
    1.A monk who sold his ferrari-robin sharma
    2.Power Of Now-Ekhart Tolle.
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    • Profile picture of the author justfun54
      Have a look here:
      Sure will like the list.-


      http:guydz.com moneypowerwisdom best-business-books
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    • Profile picture of the author justfun54
      Hi clubviram
      checked out - robin sharma's blog.
      have a looksee.
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      • Profile picture of the author theinfomaven
        Mind OS
        Mature Masculine Power
        KWML
        The Omega Male
        The Secret Psychology of How We Fall In Love

        all by Dr. Paul Dobransky.

        You can't beat 30,000 hours of psychology research.....

        /end personal development
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Scott
        Here is the definitive guide to the best books in wealth creation:

        1. Goals! by Brian Tracy - a complete course on goal setting and goal achievement
        2. The Richest Man in Babylon - the foundation of money management
        3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad - any book on self help and wealth creation that does not include this book is immediately forfeit
        4. The 4 Hour Work Week - expand your mind to what's possible in wealth creation
        5. Crush It! - the audio version is incredible! If there was one audio book I was forced to listen to again and again, it would be Crush It!
        6. Maximum Achievement - also by Brian Tracy. If all of the convential wisdom of self help was condensed to one book, Maximum Achievement would be the result.
        7. A New Earth - non-judgement, non-attachment, non-resistance. A wonderful guide to finding peace.
        8. Anything by Pema Chodron - a Bhuddist nun. If you love Echart, Pema is a great extension of his voice.
        9. The Psychology of Influence - get your message across and move people to take action!
        10. The Well Fed Writer - don't think a career in writing copy is possible? You'll believe it after reading this funny insightful book.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnB23
          One of the best courses I've ever heard about wealth creation was Jay Abraham's "Protege Mentor Training Course" from 1990.

          He did a total of 6 courses from the fall of 89 to the spring of 1990. It comes with 48 tapes (or audio files). It's packed with information. Probably more information than from any other course I've heard. He also has Jim Cecil, Bob Morrison and Kendrick Cleveland. They cover sales, marketing, persuasion, confidence.

          If you listened to the whole thing from start to finish, it's almost impossible not to succeed or make money. I think one of the problems with modern books, or courses (after say, 1997 or 2000) is that people want short answers, and they want these "quick fixes". Peoples attention spans were different and longer in 1990. I think you absorb more information and it processes deeper if you read a long book or course, vs a short one. 5 quick courses are not the same as one long one.

          For fans of Jay, he tells his life story in the course. A lot of great stories. It shows where he got his knowledge from. It's an accumulate of many, many, many deals. Don't skip over those many, many deals.
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    • Profile picture of the author justfun54
      Lay your hand on Walter M Germaine's - The Magic Power of Your mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Boduch
    Here are a couple more I really liked - hope you do too!

    Become a Magnet To Money -- by Bob Proctor and Michelle Blood (Great exercise for expanding your beliefs about what you think is possible for you)

    The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class -- by Keith Cameron Smith
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr. Subtle
      You only need one book:

      50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life by Tom Butler-Bowdon

      Because 50 of the best inspirational books of all time are condensed into one book.

      Gee... let me think about this for a minute... do I read 288 pages (this book) or buy all 50 books and read over 10,000 pages?



      P.S. If you're still thinking about it... here is a dime. Take it, call your mother, and tell her there is serious doubt about you ever becoming an internet marketer. (Paper Chase swipe.)
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      • Profile picture of the author enwereuzo
        Originally Posted by Mr. Subtle View Post

        You only need one book:

        50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life by Tom Butler-Bowdon

        Because 50 of the best inspirational books of all time are condensed into one book.

        Gee... let me think about this for a minute... do I read 288 pages (this book) or buy all 50 books and read over 10,000 pages?



        P.S. If you're still thinking about it... here is a dime. Take it, call your mother, and tell her there is serious doubt about you ever becoming an internet marketer. (Paper Chase swipe.)
        I will love to have that.
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      • Profile picture of the author markfea
        Nice Top-Ten - a few I have read and still come back to.

        "You Were Born Rich" by Bob Proctor is worth reading, especially along with the "Little Green Book".
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      • Profile picture of the author aloeveraa
        Awesome lists! I'll have more to-read books on my list now. May I recommend 4 hour chef by Tim Ferris!

        Disclaimer: its not all about cooking.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stacey Grewal
      I would like to give everyone on this post a free, autographed book, titled Gratitude and Goals.

      All that I would ask is if you like it, please give it a positive review.

      If you are interested in receiving it, please respond to this post letting me know you are interested and provide a way for me to get in contact with you (email addreess, etc.)

      Thank you.

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    • Profile picture of the author stellamary
      I like the book of Shiv Kera...book name - You Can Win.

      I have started to read the books recently...I love to read the books which you all mention above...can I have the detail where can I get the books.? keep sharing
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    • Profile picture of the author flipstroman
      All great books!

      I would add these three books:

      With Winning in Mind: The Mental Management System
      - Lanny Bassham

      Outliers - The Story Of Success
      - Malcolm Gladwell

      The War of Art - Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
      - Steven Pressfield
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      • Profile picture of the author Mehreen
        Originally Posted by flipstroman View Post

        All great books!

        I would add these three books:

        With Winning in Mind: The Mental Management System
        - Lanny Bassham

        Outliers - The Story Of Success
        - Malcolm Gladwell

        The War of Art - Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
        - Steven Pressfield
        I second Outliers. It was an EXCELLENT book!
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        • Profile picture of the author hodari
          I'll throw Dan Pena in the mix. check him at at danpena.com
          If your looking for the usual good vibes stuff you wont find it there. Just insights gained from the trenches and not regurgitated self help sound bites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Louielou
      I love the magic of thinking big, Think and grow rich, and rich dad poor dad. This will sound silly to some but I love Dr Seuss 'Oh the places you will go!" Fantastic self help book!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      Try the dvd "The Secret" ...

      Amazon.com: The Secret (Extended Edition): Rhonda...Amazon.com: The Secret (Extended Edition): Rhonda...


      also the forum for Wallace Wattles, and look for coontributions from Rebecca (who was or still is a WF member), and Phil

      From these two sources, you will (should) learn about how to control your feelings; mind-opening stuff

      hth
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  • I like the following books:

    1. Who Move My Cheese, Spencer Johnson

    2. Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki

    3. The Automatic Millionaire, David Bach

    There are more that I must read.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimJones
      Not sure if you'd classify these as personal development books, but they certainly had a profound impact on my professional life:

      The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
      Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude by Jeffrey Gitomer (really anything by Gitomer is fantastic, but this one really hit home, for me)
      Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi -- called the "How To Win Friends and Influence People for Today" but it goes way beyond that -- best networking book I've ever read (and read again, and again....)
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      • Profile picture of the author mercurycool
        1. It Works by RHJ ( plus one of the reviews in amazon.com by Brad Jensen )
        2. Attitude is everything by Jeff Keller
        3. Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale
        4. Note from a Friend by Tony Robbins


        There are more, and I love many of the books other posters are listing in this thread. The book that made me to start online business was Rich Dad Poor Dad. But when I feel wanting to start quick action, those books in the list above get me moving quickly. All time favorites.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzfreak11
    The Awakening Course by Joe Vitale is great, it really combines a lot of his programs into one, including The Attractor Factor, The Missing Secret, Zero Limits, and a lot of new content also. I'd recommend it.

    Of course, I also read the classics like The Science of Getting Rich and Think and Grow Rich.

    I haven't read Master Key yet, but have it laying around? Should I read it?
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  • Profile picture of the author kanenala
    Thanks for the info will check out!!
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    • Profile picture of the author superassassin
      For me hands down, Anthony Robbins. Not a book to recommend but an audio program (sometimes it's nice to take a break from books once in a while). I like his stuff because I find that he takes the best of the best of all the personal development books/courses and puts it into one nice package. The two course I like are:

      Get the Edge (10 day program, a precursor to the PPII program below)
      Personal Power II (This is a 30 day audio program)

      And he truly is genuine, which I like. I attended one of his seminars and he said to all 3,000-ish people there how he didn't even care if you pirated his stuff (it didn't hurt him one iota financially) as long as it was making improvements to you and your life that's what mattered ... not that I'm recommending you do that of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author MR2nice
    For me, it was Your Forever by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    4 hour work week by tim farris is great!

    also

    Thinking body dancing mind. tao for life, business, and sports = Perfect!
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  • Profile picture of the author msdobe
    My favorites are:

    Think and Grow Rich
    The Magic of Believing
    One Minute Millionaire
    The Attractor Factor
    The Secret
    TNT: The Power Within You
    The Magic of Getting What You Want
    The Magic of Getting Thinking Big
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  • Profile picture of the author garryism
    Thanks for sharing all of your lists! There are quite a number of books that I have noted and will definitely do my best to pick them up for a good read!

    BTW, have any of you read The Millionaire Course by Marc Allen?

    That is the very first book that introduced me to Personal Development and the Law of Attraction. It actually helped me change the way I thought!

    From there, I moved on to others like Think and Grow Rich, Science of Getting Rich, Power of the Subconscious Mind, Awaken the Giant Within, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author mayapearl
      Originally Posted by garryism View Post

      Thanks for sharing all of your lists! There are quite a number of books that I have noted and will definitely do my best to pick them up for a good read!

      BTW, have any of you read The Millionaire Course by Marc Allen?

      That is the very first book that introduced me to Personal Development and the Law of Attraction. It actually helped me change the way I thought!

      From there, I moved on to others like Think and Grow Rich, Science of Getting Rich, Power of the Subconscious Mind, Awaken the Giant Within, etc.
      I haven't heard of Marc Allen's The millionaire Course, but i will check it out.
      Thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author NijThinkIt
    All Anthony Robbins
    All Wayne Dyer
    All Deepak Chopra - especially Quantum Healing
    The 4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss
    Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
    The Attractor Factor - Joe Vitale
    The Magic Of Thinking Big - David J Scwhartz
    Think Big and Kick Ass Like Donald Trump
    All Marketers Are Liars - Seth Godin
    The Soul Of Money - Lynne Trist
    Business Laid Bare - Richard Branson
    The Real Deal - James Caan
    The Google Story
    You Can Do It - Duncan Bannatyne
    Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill

    ton and tons and tons more, could go on for hours!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark McClure
      Awareness - Anthony De Mello

      The Path of Least Resistance - Robert Fritz

      Mastery - George Leonard

      Building The Happiness Centred Business - Paddi Lund

      Maximum Achievement - Brian Tracy

      The 15 Second Principle - Al Secunda
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  • Profile picture of the author dynamicwealth
    Hey Warriors,

    My all time favorite book is actually 4 books in one.

    It's called "The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn"

    I can't recommend this material enough!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Lowe
    Practicing The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle

    Positioning by Al Reiss and Jack Trout

    Two quality books

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author johndedwards
    I love anything written by Dr John Demartini and of course William Wattles
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  • Profile picture of the author birdfood
    I'm reading "A Happy Pocket Full of Money" right now. It is very heavy in some areas but great stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author roosterfeather
    I 've read Napoleon Hill's and Carnegie's books, yes great books! I might add How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Carnegie too.
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  • Profile picture of the author USGTMauthor
    I second the Science of Getting Rich. I turned someone on to it and they claim their friend really got rich.

    I am reading The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz and it is very good. It talks a lot about understanding true reality. Also, the Secret to Money is Having Some by Stuart Wilde, How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis and everything by Jiddu Krishnamurti, most of which is free on the net.
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  • Profile picture of the author retirein12
    The Greatest Salesman in the World by OG MANDINO
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  • Profile picture of the author Darren Hodgson
    I love this thread. I've been into personal development since I was about 19. Below are the books that have had the largest effect on my life. Tony Robbins stuff being the biggest. Seen him live. Love him

    mans search for meaning
    as a man thinketh
    awaiken the giant within
    unlimited power
    one minute millionaire
    the luck factor
    the success principles
    rich dad poor dad
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  • Profile picture of the author inetcadet
    HI guys , there is an ebooks nobody is talking about. i've read many personality develpment ebooks. many of you are talking about some famous book like, think and grow rich, psychocybernatics, master key system etc, what i recomend reading is
    " message of a master". If anyone want a copy, its included in my 101 package. see signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author coolice
    I'm not really into reading but I'll check those out. Video tutorials and guides are the way to go in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raygun
    Seriously everyone check out the free book in my sig. It is called Wink and Grow Rich, I have no affiliation to the book at all. I have never once seen anyone mention it on here but I guarantee once you read it, it will blow you away. Please check it out and let me know what you guys think.
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  • Profile picture of the author dman9969
    Great Thread! Napoleon Hill by far #1
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    • Profile picture of the author haslow
      I have watched, read, and listened to so many self help movies, books, and audio programs like many others in this warrior forum. On of the things that is a common theme is your thoughts. It is said by Anthony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Bob Doyle, Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer etc, and in "What The Bleep", "The Secret", The Celestine Prophecy etc.
      I recently came across a audio program by Dr. Robert Anthony called "The Secret of Deliberate Creation". It is the most layman's way to explain what some call the law of attraction but is more like a users manual to the human mind. I have always been a skeptic and when things just seem to metaphysical I start to lose interest or view it as more entertainment not instructional. I would never recommend anything I do not feel justifies not only someone's money but more important their investment in time.
      Everyone explains the same thing, just in their own style and this is like individual languages, understood and accepted by some but not by many.
      "The Secret of Deliberate Creation" is so well explained and it is not like the title sounds. This really is the best explanation that I have ever heard allowing a full understanding of how our minds work and why we are the way we are and how we can change regardless of the situation. This is something I understood, accepted and tried and so amazed at my results. I would never promote anything I do not use and believe in. Find out more by clicking link 1banana2 below.

      I know this will help many and best of luck to you all.
      Take care,
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  • Profile picture of the author BenBrandes
    The Alchemist is a good one. I also like Buy-ology by Martin Lindstrom
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Here's my top 3 ...

    * How to Find Your Real Self by Mildred Mann

    * The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

    * The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

    Actually, I wrote an article about why they are my top three here ...

    Top Three Books for Personal Development

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  • Profile picture of the author ERROR
    Here's my list..


    -How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    -The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
    -Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
    -Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    --Others--
    -The Game by Neil Straus (& The Rules of the Game)
    -Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnB23
      He's not really a personal development author, but Jim Rogers (financial author, commentor) is excellent.

      -He explains things in clear, simple language. He has two main books, investment biker and adventure capitalist. About his trips around the world on a motorcycle. They're part travelogue, part lesson on global finance and investing. He saw a lot of these current problems in the US years ago. Investment Biker came out in 92 I think, and he was talking about a US collapse back then.

      -And there's a bunch of his videos on youtube, good short synopsis of whats going on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arinal
    Yes, 7 habits is a good book All about work-life balance. Speaking of which, came across a cool life balance test
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamSlade88
    Law of success in 16 lessons - Napolean Hill

    This book changed my life!
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  • Profile picture of the author hally0301
    There are some fantastic personal development books on this list. Just added a few more books to my reading list!!

    One of the best books I have read is 'Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do'.

    Given that a lot of poeple quit when they are within reach of their goal, perseverance and hanging tough are invaluable qualities to have in pursuit of your goals and dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
    7 Habits of Highly Effecive Peolpe has shaped the past 15 yrs of my life.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ster35
      1. How to win friends and influence people-Dale Carnegie
      2. The power of your subconscious mind-Dr. Joseph Murphy
      3. Greatest salesman in the world-Og Mandino
      4. The magic of thinking big-David Schwartz
      5. Psycho-Cybernetics-Maxwell Maltz
      6. Pimpology-Pimpin' Ken
      7. Start where you are-Chris Gardner
      8. Covert Persuasion-Kevin Hogan and James Speakman
      9. 48 Laws of Power-Robert Greene
      10. The Bible(especially Psalms)
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlo Cabrera
    I've read many of the books mentioned and they all have added great value to my life. I would like to add Brian Tracy's Maximum Achievement to the list.
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  • Profile picture of the author kin_lau
    When it come to personal development. The key is to get change in our life and experience different results. Maybe you will disagree with me, I found reading less and implement more is a better strategies. If we just keep reading but not taking any action, all the time we read and learn are wasted.

    I suggest you find one book and keep reading it until you can master the tips or principle there. Develop your own system and taking action. then reading other books and get inspiration to improve your system.
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  • How about 'If I can Forgive so can You' by Denise Linn... loved the book
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  • Profile picture of the author billapas
    My pick would be The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace Wattles.

    It's an old book, but it gets right down to the beliefs of what used to be called "New Thought"--an outgrowth of 19th-century philosophies that were way ahead of their time in considering thought to be the underlying element of the whole universe.
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    • Profile picture of the author samthor
      I've read a great many books on personal development.
      These are the ones that have stuck with me.
      The ones that have made the biggest difference in my life.
      Your results may vary.

      As a Man Thinketh- James Allen
      The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
      Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
      The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
      The way of the Superior Man- David Dieda
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzer707
    My #1 Book on Personal Development:

    Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
    – 1996 – by New York Times science writer PhD Daniel Goleman

    This man is a genius and demonstrates that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. Wow!!!

    If you want to learn how to master your emotions try Brainwave Entrainment and Self-Hypnosis. Both techniques are super effective for increasing your emotional intelligence IQ without much effort

    I've been doing 1 hr session 4 times a week for 6 months now and I can notice a biiiiig difference in my mood.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jkhurramov
    Happy New Year everyone!
    Every book in the list has the same aim but Napaleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich impacted me most..
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  • Profile picture of the author admsbrwn
    Reading is my hobby and you have provide good food for my hobby. I have never read this development books. This is really nice to read this personal development book. I am sure that I will purchase first 5 book with in a week and after complete it. Go for another bunch. This is really nice sharing of idea over here about book.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mehreen
      Guys does anyone have ebook links of Wayne Dyer's books? I have heard a lot about his books.
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  • Profile picture of the author scortillion
    One book I really enjoy is "Science of Mind" by Ernest Holmes. It's a great look on the mind
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  • The 2 books that got me started off when I was young punk at the polar opposite end of being a fan of personal development was Jim Rohn's "Seven Strategies For Wealth and Happiness," and "Notes From a Friend" by Tony Robbins.

    For me the power of these books speaks to the fact that I was ANYTHING but interested in listening to old white guys telling me what to do... AND the message in these books STILL connected with me.

    So now, whenever I meet someone who's a babe to the Personal Growth arena, these are the two books I put into their hands.

    "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Dynamite was a third book I got started with but since then, I've opted to steer people towards his lesser known, more awesome book, "Grow Rich With Peace of Mind".
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  • Profile picture of the author Austin.W
    Agree with everyone on the recomendations there.

    Recently I read - Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Cashflow Quadrant which made me re think about the book I always recommend to people - Rich Dad, Poor Dad. I noticed some inconsistencies in his story. I wonder if anyone else has had these thoughts?, I have always spoken very highly of this book until now.

    On another note about Self Help Books, remember - "Its not what you read, its what you do with the information after reading it"
    How many times have you read an "amazing book" and then never put into action what you learned.

    Great thread!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
      Originally Posted by Austin.W View Post

      Agree with everyone on the recomendations there.

      Recently I read - Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Cashflow Quadrant which made me re think about the book I always recommend to people - Rich Dad, Poor Dad. I noticed some inconsistencies in his story. I wonder if anyone else has had these thoughts?, I have always spoken very highly of this book until now.

      On another note about Self Help Books, remember - "Its not what you read, its what you do with the information after reading it"
      How many times have you read an "amazing book" and then never put into action what you learned.

      Great thread!
      Thats the Kicker! Reading a book one time alone and doing nothing else consistently means next to nothing much....only consistent action can possibly make any lasting change in us.
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  • Profile picture of the author miavanru
    These ones changed my life!

    Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Wayne Dyer
    **The Monk Who sold His Ferrari: Robin Sharma
    The Power of Now: Echart Tolle
    The Celestine Prophecy: James Redfield
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
      Originally Posted by miavanru View Post

      These ones changed my life!

      Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Wayne Dyer
      **The Monk Who sold His Ferrari: Robin Sharma
      The Power of Now: Echart Tolle
      The Celestine Prophecy: James Redfield
      I read a book about 15 yrs ago called
      The Celestine Prophecy.....dont know the author... it was a fantasy type fiction story that was very captivating and interesting. There was nothing in it to learn from though.
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  • Profile picture of the author derrickschwan
    Pretty good list bradles looking forward to have a copy at least one of the book on your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author MeelisM
    Think and grow rich for sure. The classic and base of all other personal development books
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Here are a few more...

    The Bible
    Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - Richard Carlson
    The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
    Personal Power - Anthony Robbins
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
      What to say when you talk to yourself....by Shad Helmsetter

      Very intuitive and profound to be such a simple read...
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  • Profile picture of the author talks 44
    Any religious book can force you for all basic developments, I agree with most of the people choices, i had to look many of them as i don't know about them. Hope they are available at google books for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pawpoint
    Ones I really like are:
    Frogs Into Princes- Richard Bandler
    The Master Key by Charles Haanel
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Great post! Thanks for the info. I might read some of the books you suggested here. thanks a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerem
    Lots of great share - I wanted to awake that thread because I'd love to see you guys share more about books. It will guide to me to select a few of great books and study them often.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    131 posts about Personal Development books and only one mention of Richard Bandler??

    Bandler, Richard & John Grinder (1975a). The Structure of Magic I: A Book About Language and Therapy. Palo Alto, CA: Science & Behavior Books.. ISBN 0-8314-0044-7.

    Bandler, Richard & John Grinder (1975b). The Structure of Magic II: A Book About Communication and Change. Palo Alto, CA: Science & Behavior Books.. ISBN 0-8314-0049-8.

    Grinder, John, Richard Bandler (1976). Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume I. Cupertino, CA :Meta Publications..

    John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Judith Delozier (1977). Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume II. Cupertino, CA :Meta Publications..

    John Grinder, Richard Bandler (1979). Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming. Moab, UT: Real People Press.. pp. 194pp. ISBN 0-911226-19-2.

    Grinder, John; Richard Bandler; Connirae Andreas (Ed.) (1981). Trance-Formations: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Structure of Hypnosis. Moab, UT: Real People
    Press.. ISBN 0-911226-23-0.

    Grinder, John and Richard Bandler (1983). Reframing: Neurolinguistic programming and the transformation of meaning. Moab, UT: Real People Press.. pp. -. ISBN 0-911226-25-7.

    Using Your Brain for a Change, 1985 (ISBN 0-911226-27-3)

    Magic In Action, 1992 (ISBN 0-916990-14-1)

    Time for a Change, 1993 (ISBN 0-916990-28-1)

    Richard Bandler (1993). The Adventures of Anybody. Meta Publications. pp. 96pp. ISBN 091699029X.
    Persuasion Engineering - 1996 (ISBN 0-916990-36-2)

    Richard Bandler, Owen Fitzpatrick (2005). [- Conversations: Freedom Is Everything and Love Is All the Rest]. Mysterious Publications. pp. -288pp. ISBN 0-9551353-0-3.

    Richard Bandler (21 August 2008). [- Get The Life You Want: The Secrets to Quick and Lasting Life Change with Neuro-Linguistic Programming]. HCI. pp. -229. ISBN 978-0-7573-0776-8.

    Richard Bandler (2008). [- Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation: How to harness the power of hypnosis to ignite effortless and lasting change]. HCI. pp. -331. ISBN 978-0-7573-0777-5.

    Richard Bandler. Make Your Life Great.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    hey man this list is awesome and I've read them all except:

    6 - Richest Man in Babylon: George Clason
    8 - Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Wayne Dyer

    I have to say that it's amazing how these books will stand the test of time. Classics always do. Another great book is ..the road less traveled.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by bradles View Post


    1 - Thinks and Grow Rich: Naopleon Hill
    4 - Awaken the Giant Within: Tony Robbins
    6 - Richest Man in Babylon: George Clason
    I've read these. Just started on Tony Robbins. Great so far!

    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author mark healy
    i would say dani johnson "first steps to success", what an amazing millionaire book

    thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author Marbeloa
    My top three...

    1. How to Win Friends & Influence People - cheesy title, timeless advice!

    2. The Power of Intention - or anything by my teacher Wayne Dyer

    3. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - A great one to dip into when needed

    SUPER TIP:
    Life's Little Instruction Book - pull this one out at the dinner table and get your kids or family member to read one out each. Makes for great positive conversation over your food!

    If you like Wayne Dyer, you can see the PBS special of my second choice book here:


    Potentially life changing
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  • Profile picture of the author Maya2066
    My #1 for the past 2 months that I read almost everyday is: Infinite Possibilities - The Art of Living Your Dreams by Mike dooley. It is powerful, well written and easy to read.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisrhea
    My Top Ten Personal Development Books of all time are;
    (1) Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
    (2) Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
    (3) Loving What Is by Byron Katie
    (4) Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsh
    (5) Home with God by Neale Donald Walsh
    (6) A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
    (7) Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
    (8) You Are That! Gangaji
    (9) The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks
    (10) The Vortex by Esther and Jerry Hicks
    Great question!
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  • Profile picture of the author huayiinc
    only read Thinks and grow rich and Science of Getting Rich, The Master Key System: Charles Haanel
    like to read other books, thanks for all your sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author blackbodhisattva
      All these books have changed me (hopefully) for the better in some small way:

      1) 6 Pillars of self Esteem - By Dr. Nathaniel Branden
      2) Tao Te Ching - By Lao Tzu
      3) Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
      4) How to Win Friends & Influence People - by Napoleon Hill
      5) Think & Grow Rich, a Black Choice - By Dr. Dennis Kimbro (actually met him last year which was amazing)
      6) The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - by Murphy
      7) 4-hour work week - By Tim Ferris (surprised there aren't more IM's with this one on their list)
      8) The Dhammapada - By Buddha (or more likely one of his followers)
      9) The New Master Key System (audiobook version) By Charles Hanel
      10) Atlas Shrugged - By Ayn Rand
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I have read many books,
    but this is the one I like most and I have read it more than one time
    Thinks and Grow Rich: Napoleon Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
    I haven't read many, but here's my ranking of the ones that I have read.

    1) The Master Key System by Charles Haanel
    1b) The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
    2) Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    3) Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by W. Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill
    4) The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol
    5) TNT by Claude Bristol
    6) How To Be Rich by J. Paul Getty
    7) How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis
    8) The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
    9) Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

    I'm having a hard time thinking of a 10th one at the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
      How About ... Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman

      Sort of fiction / reality / fantasy .... and mindblowingly (if that is a word) life changing

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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Darch
    How Would Love Respond: Kurek Ashley

    I love this book among all of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author lim928
    almost read them all, except A new Earth
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    • Profile picture of the author Aurelijus
      They are ALL good and they ALL talk about same things.

      Reading them won't change your life. Only IMPLEMENTING the stuff they talk about will.
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  • Profile picture of the author sylviakhan
    Great post.Thanks to all for sharing this books.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZacharyProhodsky
    Some great collection of books.
    I have a lot of them.
    Now to get them all on my bookshelf is the next step.





    -Zachary Prohodsky
    http://zacharyprohodsky.com/books/believe-great-book/
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    All GREAT books...time to extend my collection
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  • Profile picture of the author cjsewell
    It would have to be " Thinks and Grow Rich: Naopleon Hill".

    But, you can't just think and be rich one day.

    Action is the biggest piece missing from most self-improvement books and courses.

    The question you must ask yourself is when will you take consistent action to reach your goals.

    If you're not taking consistent action, it could be that your current position in life isn't painful enough. Pain is a motivator.
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  • Profile picture of the author ApoorvVishnoi
    My Top 5:
    Tuesdays with Morrie
    Fountainhead
    As a man thinketh
    Jonathan Livingston Seagull
    The how of Happiness
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  • Profile picture of the author aditiabir
    Thank you Mark for sharing this valuable book list.I will try to collect all of this books.
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Nice list thanks for the share

    Never read "A New Earth: Echart Tolle"

    Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Currently reading and studying Science of Being In Twenty Seven Lessons by Eugene Fersen.

      I have read a lot of self help books but something tells me a lot of them are based off from this book. It covers EVERY part of human development in the most complete way that I have seen so far. It's actually pretty incredible.

      This is now my most favorite book of all time, not just for personal development, but for all books I have read so far. It is that good lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    I'm currently reading "The Mind Made Prison" by Mateo Tabatabai. The book goes into the topic of limiting beliefs and changing those limiting beliefs into something that will allow you to live a more healthier life. So far, it has been a great read and it forces you to really think about some of the things in your life that are holding you back from being the most powerful version of yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author judymac
    Many of these books listed are my standby favourites. I still think Stephen Covey' s 7 Habits is my all time fav.

    Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" was inspirational to me in so many ways. His stories and examples of hard work, values and beliefs that are created by our surroundings, that help to catapult the most unsuspected to success. It is a fun read as well as interesting.

    Congratulations to everyone for sharing some fabulous material. I have added some new people to my must read list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mssmb
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey belong on this list.
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  • Profile picture of the author engrwhite365
    My favorites are:

    Think and Grow Rich
    Think Like a Billionaire Become a Billionaire
    How To Impact and Influence Others

    There are some others but I didn't want to write the wrong titles out. These books has been sitting in my house for years and I never knew what gems they were until my business community challenged everyone to listen to audios and read daily. So I started to realize what I had. These books carry hidden messages for myself, it is like every time I read these books I get something knew from them that I didn't get the first time I read them. Lovin' personal development.
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  • Profile picture of the author Onephasebeyond
    Mastery by Robert Greene is a great book as well. Definitely check it out!
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  • (1)The Bible
    (2)Think&Grow Rich
    (3)How to win Friends and influence people
    (4)7 Habit of High Effective people
    (5)Richest man in Babylon
    (6)Rich Dad Poor Dad
    (7)The Secret
    (8)The Magic of Thinking Big
    (9)The Law of Attraction
    (10)Ask and It is Given
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  • Profile picture of the author BonganiS
    Those are great books indeed. I am still reading some of them. Great sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    How Would Love Respond: Kurek Ashley
    Has any one read this book? I think I need to read this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ean Stark
    Thanks for the list
    I've read #1 and #6


    Ean
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  • Profile picture of the author Kristiyan Asenov
    1.the greatest salesman in the world
    2.the lider without a title
    3. The 50th. low.

    Those three book's change my whole life
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean May
    My list:

    Science of Getting Rich: Wallace D Wattles
    You Were Born Rich: Bob Proctor

    Not quite personal development books but some of my absolute favorites that have inspired me, helped me grow and get through hard times.

    The Ringing Cedars of Russia Series (All the books in the series are great): Vladimir Megre
    Way of the Peaceful Warrior: Dan Millman
    The Journeys of Socrates: Dan Millman
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      Some great selections to add to my list
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