Top 10 Success / Personal Development Books?

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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..
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  • Profile picture of the author DominiquePrentiss
    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
  • Profile picture of the author tobyR
    2 great lists - given me some food for thought actually Im off to Amazon, thanks
  • 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.
    • 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?
  • 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
  • Profile picture of the author misharuski
    Great list! My favourite is "Think and grow rich" by Napoleon Hill!
  • Profile picture of the author Hazardous
    really great list on first post
  • 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...
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Profile picture of the author MarkMOZ
    No books, this video summarizes it all. Watch the whole thing:

  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Profile picture of the author richgrad
  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    think and grow rich is still the most memorable one I have read
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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 :-)
  • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author dorianjohn425
    Thanks for sharing the different books for development

    I'll be taking notes on them and check later.
  • 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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