Top 10 Success / Personal Development Books?

by janicelou 48 replies
What are your top 10 personal development books?


Here are a few of mine... I like so many its hard for me to put them in order..


1. 5 major pieces to the life puzzle by Jim Rohn

2. The Psychology of Success by Denis Waitley

3. Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins

4. The Science of Being Great by Wallace Wattles

5. As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

6. Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy

7. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

8. The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

9. The Psychology of Winning by Denis Waitley

10. The Angel Inside by Chris Widener



By the way, if anyone knows of any good IM books please send me a PM..
#mind warriors #books #development #personal #personal development #success #top
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  • Here's my favorites...

    1. Your Own Worst Enemy by Kenneth W. Christian, Ph.D.

    2. How to Get Lots of Money for Anything Fast by Stuart Lichtman and Joe Vitale

    3. The Law of Success in 16 Lessons by Napoleon Hill

    4. All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

    5. The Lazy Man's Way to Riches by Joe Karbo

    6. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

    7. Living Through the Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant

    8. Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks

    9. Making a Habit of Success by Mack A. Douglas

    10. Your Infinite Power to Be Rich by Joesph Murphy
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyR
    2 great lists - given me some food for thought actually Im off to Amazon, thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Lindap07
    Have you read A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw? It's new and not on many people's Top Ten list yet. The best thing is that you can download the first five chapters for free.
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    • Profile picture of the author janicelou
      Originally Posted by Lindap07 View Post

      Have you read A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw? It's new and not on many people's Top Ten list yet. The best thing is that you can download the first five chapters for free.

      Where can you download the first five chapters?
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      • Profile picture of the author MValmont
        The Art of the deal, Trump
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        • Profile picture of the author janicelou
          Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

          The Art of the deal, Trump

          I like his book Think Big too! But, I was bit disappointed with his How To get Rich book!
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  • Profile picture of the author sandrasims
    Here are some books that have really changed my thinking and helped me move forward...

    The Dip - Seth Godin

    Blue Ocean Strategy - W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

    Abundance - Marilyn Brown Oden

    The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class - Keith Cameron Smith

    The E Myth Revisited - Gerber
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    • Go to the Kindle Store and get "the Millionaire Fastlane". Inspirational yet down to earth and very practical.
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      • Profile picture of the author MJ Wadsworth
        "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill changed my life through explaining how to form my own beliefs and curb the old, limiting ones.

        "From Poverty to Power" by James Allen taught me about the nature of evil and what it means to have true power in this world. It also taught me to be thankful even for my errors because within them exist valuable lessons.
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  • Profile picture of the author misharuski
    Great list! My favourite is "Think and grow rich" by Napoleon Hill!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hazardous
    really great list on first post
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel C
    I'm into NLP a lot so all nlp books are great for me. I've read books from Robert Dilts and Michael Hall. They are my favorite.

    And of course, the classics, "think and grow rich", "as a man thinketh" etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author LaLaLives
    Some of mine lead toward spiritual approaches, but they are:

    1. Key to Yourself by Venice J. Bloodworth

    2. The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

    3. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

    4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

    5. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

    6. The Greatest Miracle In the World by Og Mandino

    7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

    8. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    9. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

    10. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

    Bonus #11 (because it's really great!) Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
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    • Profile picture of the author janicelou
      Originally Posted by LaLaLives View Post

      Some of mine lead toward spiritual approaches, but they are:

      1. Key to Yourself by Venice J. Bloodworth

      2. The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

      3. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

      4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

      5. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

      6. The Greatest Miracle In the World by Og Mandino

      7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

      8. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

      9. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

      10. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

      Bonus #11 (because it's really great!) Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

      wow! Great list! I really like the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Covey Too! That is just an excellent book! I'm going to be picking up the Power of Now! this is the second time i've had a recommendation to read that book!. Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author cisdmsl1
        All of the books mentioned are great. Another one that is good is:

        Thinking for A Change by John C Maxwell
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      • Profile picture of the author janicelou
        Originally Posted by Gordon Gekko View Post

        1a. The Law of Success (1925 Edition) by: Napoleon Hill
        1b. The Master Key System by: Charles F. Haanel
        2. Think & Grow Rich by: Napoleon Hill
        3. The Magic of Believing by: Claude M. Bristol
        4. Ask And It Is Given By: Jerry and Esther Hicks
        5. The Law of Psychic Phenomena by: Thomas Hudson
        6. The Alchemist by: Paulo Cohelo
        7. See You At The Top by: Zig Ziglar
        8. Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by: Napoleon Hill & W. Clement Stone

        I'll come back to the last two.
        wow! That is a great list! The Alchemist is a great book!

        A lot of great books have been mentioned here! Anyone read The Celestine Prophecy! Just finished and it's an awesome book.
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    • Profile picture of the author Christine2011
      Originally Posted by LaLaLives View Post

      Some of mine lead toward spiritual approaches, but they are:

      1. Key to Yourself by Venice J. Bloodworth

      2. The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

      3. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

      4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

      5. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

      6. The Greatest Miracle In the World by Og Mandino

      7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

      8. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

      9. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

      10. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

      Bonus #11 (because it's really great!) Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
      Yeah, I love these books too, especially the one listed in # 9
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    No books, this video summarizes it all. Watch the whole thing:

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  • Profile picture of the author sena123
    You should put "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne in your list ...

    I think that book influenced me a lot ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Renavon
    Thanks for the great list, ive only ever looked into Tony Robbins, maybe its time i explored a bit
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGP
    i just want to add(its audio books/programms):

    The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy
    Personal Power II - Tony Robbins

    + all Jim Rohn
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  • Profile picture of the author Allan Leadbetter
    I love Jack Canfields 25 success principles have read it time and time again and get someting different every time I read it
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    think and grow rich is still the most memorable one I have read
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankRumbauskas
    Law of Success by Napoleon Hill is tops for me with Think and Grow Rich a close second.

    Also VERY highly recommended by me:

    "My Life and Work" by Henry Ford
    "Observation" by Russell Conwell
    "Outwitting the Devil" by Napoleon Hill
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    • Profile picture of the author Wayne M.
      3 that are always in my mind:

      Think and grow rich
      How to win friends and influence people
      Who moved my cheese
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  • Profile picture of the author Spinna
    I only read the first 3 habits from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and the book easily qualified as the best book I've ever read. It just set the foundation.

    Then I read "The Power of Now!" and it just totally blew my mind. Literally. I can't even describe how I feel about that book and what it has done to me..

    Then finally, I read "The Greatest Salesman in The World." This book is my everything. You can deprive me of all literature and education, as long as you leave me with those scrolls. I've read the book so much, I know the words off by heart (true story).

    If you want to live a happy, value-based, principles-driven and conscious life while getting a constant dose of motivation everyday, read those 3 books and put the knowledge to work!! .. and then come back to me and say thanks :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author V8200T5
    I just have read "The Personal MBA" which is supposed to be a condensed version of the best business knowledge and personal development stuff out there. The author, Josh Kaufman, also has posted a Recommended Reading List of the 99 Best Business Books on personalmba dot com.
    Additionally there is another list with great books by Derek Sivers (sivers dot org/book). As I don't have enough posts to insert links, you'll have to type it manually or google it.
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  • Profile picture of the author dorianjohn425
    Thanks for sharing the different books for development

    I'll be taking notes on them and check later.
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamgirl21
    My favorite book is "Kiss that frog" by Brian Tracy

    Thanks for the list....I will put them on my reading list.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoyfulLadyJ
    Thank you for this great list of books and for helping me find this forum. I found the forum while searching for a book that was listed here.

    There are many wonderful books listed.

    I'm a huge fan of Abraham-Hicks but Ask and It Is Given was already listed. I would recommend the YouTube video's after that book before recommending any of their other books although I have read all of them. New Beginnings II (Abraham-Hicks) also provided great insights from a slightly different perspective than Ask and It Is Given which deepened my understanding. If you liked The Secret, which really does not reveal the secret, Abraham answers it all.

    Napoleon Hill's new release Outwitting The Devil is great.

    Already mentioned, also, was The Magic of Thinking Big, which is given to every graduate in my life.

    The Genius In All of Us (David Shenk) is another one I highly recommend. More science based than most of the others I think it helps individuals (especially those with a fixed mindset) understand it is not about proving how smart we are (which is how schools tend to be structured) and more about growing and we all have the ability to expand and become more. Mindset by Carol Dweck is another one, again, science based, but addresses the fixed mindset that holds so much of humanity back.

    There were many people on this thread I wanted to thank for their contributions but could not figure out how to do it. Perhaps I have to be here a while to thank? If someone feels so inclined and could drop me a PM to tell me how to thank (or if I have to wait) I would appreciate it.

    Thanks again & glad to be here.

    Joy
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  • Profile picture of the author avision
    I think Tony Robbins is probably one of the most amazing and inspiring writers and speakers there is. I'm willing to try other authors, but I think he really is one of a kind.
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  • Profile picture of the author abwaller
    Here are some of my favorite books that have had a significant impact on my life:

    The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Wattles

    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    The Secret Code of Success by Noah St. John

    The Book of Afformations by Noah St. John


    I'm very grateful for these books and authors.
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  • Profile picture of the author chukster
    1. The slight Edge

    2 The millionaire mindset

    3. Think big and grow rich

    4. Think Big and kick ass (by Donald Trump)

    5. The compound Effect
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    • Profile picture of the author FeelGoodIQ
      Great list of books to take a look at. Thanks to everyone posting their suggestions.
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  • Profile picture of the author wayneh
    Some great books in this thread. Thanks for sharing. Here are ten of my favorites:

    Psycho-Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz
    The Pledge - Michael Masterson
    Magic Of Thinking Big - David Schwartz
    Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
    Paolo Coelho - The Alchemist
    Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
    7 Habits Of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
    Official Guide To Success - Tom Hopkins
    Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude - W Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill
    Maximum Achievement - Brian Tracy
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
      As a former sale rep for over 20 years I went to a lot of self help rallies and have read and listened to countless books on personal development. All of those listed here are great.

      Recently I saw in a thread on this forum about this book...

      http://www.winnersworld.com/motivati..._H_Jarrett.pdf

      It is pretty simple, but might just be what some of us need to get focused. At 12 pages it is worth a look.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I wanted to add 1 that has yet to be listed. Powerful read that has helped me travel the world for 33 months....and still going.

    "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Dr. Joseph Murphy.

    I saw a few free copies floating around the internet a few years back; not as many now.

    But a classic and well worth the few bucks. Really digs deep into how to do affirmations correctly.

    Enjoy your day everybody!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    Think and Grow Rich
    Psycho-Cybernetics

    Every other book since is based from these books.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jo Stone
    Great lists. Thank you so much guys.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kerem
      The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
      Being In Balance - Wayne Dyer
      You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay
      Opening The Doors Within & God Spoke To Me - Eileen Caddy
      Zero Limit - Vitale / Len
      Creative Visualization - Shakti Gawain
      Maximum Achievement & Goals & 21 Success Secrets Of Self Made Millionaires - Brian Tracy

      These are I enjoyed most and also helped me most... All of them requires daily application of the principles.

      From classics:
      - Power Of Subconscious Mind + Maximize Your Potential Series - Dr. Joseph Murphy
      - Power Of Positive Thinking - Norman Vincent Peale
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    I have a long list of classics and a few of modern ones...
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    rick warren purpose driven life spirtually
    napelon hill think n grow rich mentually
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    The Magic of Thinking BIG
    Think and Grow Rich
    The New Psycho-Cybernetics
    Ask and It is Given
    The Power of Now
    Letters from a Stoic
    Unlimited Power
    The Magic of Believing
    Fear of Life
    Self-Reliance
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Davies
      The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D Wattles
      Psycho-Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz
      Opening The Doors Within & God Spoke To Me - Eileen Caddy
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  • Profile picture of the author eklipz316
    Great books listed in here. I like all of the Donald Trump books and How To Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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