Top 10 Personal Development Books of ALL TIME

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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
    • Profile picture of the author bradles
      I agree Mark! I actually started The Master Key 2 weeks ago and I am loving it!
  • 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
  • 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)
    • 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...
  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini


    The Greatest Salesman In The World - by: Og Mandino


    That book definitely changed my life.


    - Jared
    • 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.
    • Profile picture of the author Backlinks_Market
      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
  • Profile picture of the author David Hooper
    Psycho-Cybernetics is great.

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

    http://www.scienceofbeing27lessons.com/
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author me1ertool75
    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.
  • Profile picture of the author danmiranda
    I've read How To Win Friends and Influence People. Definitely changed my life.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
    Clint
  • Profile picture of the author fxteam
    Think and Grow Rich By Napolean Hill

    My favorite book
  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
  • Profile picture of the author cynch
    think and grow rich & greatest salesman in the world
  • Profile picture of the author Alessandro Zamboni
    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
    • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author webmatic
    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
    Webmatic
    • 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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