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 ofir
    I read some of them , they are really good and effective.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 Jared Alberghini


    The Greatest Salesman In The World - by: Og Mandino


    That book definitely changed my life.


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

    Also love Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale.
  • Profile picture of the author e-commerce warrior
    check out lawofetraction.com, how to use the law of attraction for e-commerce success
  • 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 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."
  • 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
  • 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

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