Is there a book/ebook that changed your life?????

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Hi.

I have heard of some people that have read certain books or ebooks that have completely changed their lives and the outlook they take on things and have contributed largely to their success.

I wanted to know if any of you can recommend any such books or ebooks????
#book or ebook #changed #life
  • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
    I really enjoyed Awaken the giant by Anthony Robbins
    definitely check that one out!
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    • Profile picture of the author millionairemoney
      4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris is a must read/listen. It's inspiring and practical at the same time. I've listened to it twice.
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      • Profile picture of the author Magnus Koenig
        Originally Posted by legitimatefreestuff View Post

        4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris is a must read/listen. It's inspiring and practical at the same time. I've listened to it twice.
        Just what I wanted to suggest as I saw the thread title
        I've read it numerous times now and I can always get something new out of it.
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        • Profile picture of the author KaterinaBeck
          Originally Posted by Magnus Koenig View Post

          Just what I wanted to suggest as I saw the thread title
          I've read it numerous times now and I can always get something new out of it.
          Same here, read it once. This is a must read.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey made a big difference to me. There is something in that book for everyone. Not the same thing, of course, but it really says everything you need to know about how to succeed.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    "Get Out While You Can" by George Marshall......great read and very inspirational
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  • Profile picture of the author ezlegion
    How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by ezlegion View Post

      How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie
      I was just about to add that title. I second EZ's post.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
      Originally Posted by ezlegion View Post

      How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie
      i second this
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    • Profile picture of the author cashtree
      Originally Posted by ezlegion View Post

      How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie
      will you be my friend? I thought the book poor dad rich dad or something to that extent was pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author georgedinmore
    Please, don't laugh.

    I actually read a book, and i thought it was inspiring.

    The book was "James and the Giant Peach".

    Seriously, because i had similiar up bringing to James, and the friends you find, really does shape your future.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    'Bambi' I was six years old and swore off venison for nearly a week
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    • Profile picture of the author Terry Coombes
      For a long time (since the 1970s) I've been an evangelist for "Personal Achievement", by Martin Rhodes, although it's been out of print for many years now. It was the first book that changed my direction in life and is perhaps the only one I still find effective.

      I think you have to continuously look for new books to give you a boost in self-help or personal development. Generally, the power of any particular book to motivate seems to wear off after a while. That's why I find "Personal Achievement" so unusual - I can read it at any time and get a burst of enthusiasm.

      The old classics are always good to have on hand, of course - Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill, for example - but searching around old bookshops just might turn up the book that does it for you.

      Terry
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
    Must read book for anyone...The Traveler's Gift - Andy Andrews
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    The book that I read that made an impact on me doing something better with my life and getting me on the way to where I am today is:

    The Instant Millionaire by Mark Fisher

    Has anyone here read this book?

    Thanks,

    Martin
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    • Profile picture of the author ikontent
      "Choice points: essays on the emotional problems of living with people"

      by John C Glidewell. MIT press.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinXPrize
    "How to become a merchant my way"

    By felix blas

    It's a method which shows you how to merchant a supply, buy for low and sell for high price.

    So far it has given me ideas, and it has made me a lot of money so far.
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    • Profile picture of the author lucille123
      I second the "4 Hour Work Week". Thanks to that book, I created a totally location independent lifestyle and lived in Mexico for 3 years. (Now back in the U.S.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    "Who moved the cheese" great read
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    Top 3:

    One Minute Millionaire
    The Go-Giver
    Four Hour Work week

    Others...

    Casflow Quadrant
    The E-Myth Revisited
    The Great boom Ahead
    How To Friends etc
    Think And Grow Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    The Holy Bible.

    After that... Atlas Shrugged, Think & Grow Rich & Outliers...
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    • Profile picture of the author CheshireCat
      Our own Craig Mako's FastAttackSEO series is proving to be a turning point.

      Also, Internet Marketer Jim Edwards had the Minisite Creator Kit, which was really my first introduction to IM in the first place. I was looking to source some HTML for some eBay stuff I wanted to do, and right when all hope seemed lost, marketing guru Dave Dee does a JV with Jim Edwards, and that was the turning point.

      Apart from that, pretty much half of the books listed here . . . the other half all now being on my Amazon wishlist.

      Chesh
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  • Profile picture of the author Christine2011
    I like this thread...It gives me more info of great books to read

    Thanks guys for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Rich dad poor dad and 4 hour work week...

    These 2 books started my IM career

    Cheers,

    ~Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Bill
    It was "The Magic Of Thinking BIG" that did it for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is an awesome book and is actually like the "first" get rich book!

    Awesome read!

    Will have to check out a few others books that you guys mention here.

    The 4 Hour Work Week I read it but it didn't really "gel" with me - not sure why?

    Found it interesting but not inspiring.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    The Richest Man In Babylon is up there among the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author bye2debt
    The top ones would be for me: The Bible, The Slight Edge and Developing The Leader Within You.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Abraham
    "What to Say when You Talk to Yourself" - Shad Helmstetter

    Amazon.com: What to Say When you Talk To Yourself...Amazon.com: What to Say When you Talk To Yourself...

    This is law of attractions in steroids, without new-age mumbo-jumbo.
    This is also Maltz's Psycho-cybernetics, without science jargons.

    #1 in my self-help shelf for more than 3 years now...

    Ray
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathy Curiel
    Awaken the giant by Anthony Robbins
    for me ...after this book I start my own company
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  • Profile picture of the author WorkitSmart
    Book that changed my life? the Bible

    Book that reminded me the importance of building online relationships, thus catapulting my concerts sites into profits : Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    These are more about personal change, but changing oneself means letting go of patterns which also largely determines how you approach business and people:

    Zen in the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Tales of Power - Carlos Castaneda
    Journey To Ixtlan- Carlos Castaneda

    Debbie
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  • Profile picture of the author David McKee
    "The Magic of Thinking Big" - By Dr. David Schwartz  here here
    This book got me through College whenever things started looking bleak - and continues to be a source of inspiration.

    Of course, the greatest book I ever read and continue to read is the Bible.

    -DTM
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Plaskow
    Hands down it has to be Jay Conrad Levinson's Guerrrilla Marketing.

    I have used Jay's strategies to stand out in the various marketplaces I work in, bring investors on board my major projects and Jv with the people I most want to work with.

    More than the information, his ideas have allowed me to become a guerrilla in my own right.

    No question in the most important marketing book of the 20th century IMO.

    Barry
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    • Profile picture of the author Lady Deborah
      "Eat That Frog!" by Brian Tracy - its such a ridiculously simple idea, but it really helped me get a grip on time management. I am so glad I found this little book.

      I was seriously unimpressed with 'The Unemployed Millionaire' by Matt Morris - a book which actively encourages readers to lie to their potential customer, shameful
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      • Profile picture of the author Micah Medina
        Originally Posted by Lady Deborah View Post

        "Eat That Frog!" by Brian Tracy - its such a ridiculously simple idea, but it really helped me get a grip on time management. I am so glad I found this little book.
        I have a Tracy book too. No Excuses: The Power Of Self-Discipline. I'm not sure if I desperately needed it, but it clarified a lot of my own ideas and suspicions about life.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
      Originally Posted by Barry Plaskow View Post

      Hands down it has to be Jay Conrad Levinson's Guerrrilla Marketing.

      I have used Jay's strategies to stand out in the various marketplaces I work in, bring investors on board my major projects and Jv with the people I most want to work with.

      More than the information, his ideas have allowed me to become a guerrilla in my own right.

      No question in the most important marketing book of the 20th century IMO.

      Barry
      Glad to hear you got so much out of the book. I read it and actually reread it because I was surprised how little I got out of it.

      Just didn't work for what I was looking to do.

      Did you see you can go to his house for semi private training in Orlando. Might be worth it if you got so much out of his book.
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    Think and Grow Rich `- Napolian Hill was a life changing book for me.
    Rich Dad Poor Dad was a great read and very inspiring. Inspired me to start building and flipping websites and developing a stratagy.

    Also love the 4 hour work week.
    A combo of these 3 books has helped me to develop my business model so far and has given me ideas for furture and to expand my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jager
    I second James and the Giant Peach. I never read the book though, so just the movie. That and powerpuff girls, the episode where the powerpuff boys are there. inspiring stuff
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    I have to return some videotapes.

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  • Profile picture of the author Darren Hodgson
    Anything by Anthony Robbins - Totally changed my life!!
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    Sun Tzu's "the Art of War" has so many great modern-day applications, from sports to business and marketing. I highly recommend it.

    This series is a must watch:
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    4 hour work week.

    simply amazing book.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
    WOW low price on $.99

    Thing and Grow Rich

    I went to download it from barnes and nobles because so many people suggested it above.

    For 2.99 Looks like it includes 3 other books. Am going to download to Nook now.
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  • Profile picture of the author uebomoyi
    The number one book that has changed my life is a book called "Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals" It's ridiculously good. It shows you so many different ways to think about your goals. It also provides multiple techniques you can apply to reach your goals in due time. Another book called "Cashvertising" has also done wonders for my online business. The author, Drew Whitman, is a genius- he really knows his stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    I believe that most would be lying, no matter how successful they are or have become, if they didn't attribute those successes, at least to some degree, to what they had learned from others. Unfortunately, especially in internet marketing, it appears like some see weakness when they convey that they actually had to 'learn' from others. Admitting that one is a 'student', I believe some feel, can convey a lack of expertise--something that can have a direct impact on sales from potential customers who are looking to purchase from 'experts'. No matter how many thousands of dollars of sales I do, I think it would be disingenuous to not give credit where credit is due. I've been writing THIS post, of books I've read, in order to display the many individuals who I have learned from personally.

    I've read every single one of these books, and more will be added as I read new ones:

    TacticalCashFlow » Blog Archive » 101 Books You Must Read to Succeed

    Several were mentioned already in this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    There are a number of books that really helped me changed my life, there is this book written by Napoleon Hill and The Secret. These books really changed me since I don't have the mindset like what they are trying to send the message to us. After reading those books, I was trying to change my mind set on life and it really changed me.
    How to change our life really depends on how we set our mind, as one would say, "change your mind, and you change your life" although I totally forgot who made this statement.
    But seriously, these books are worth reading and will definitely change your outlook in life. Success may not appear after you read the book, but it will guide you and helped you reached that goal.
    I am really thankful to my friend who introduces me to these life-changing books.
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  • Profile picture of the author pjdengler
    Think and Grow Rich as well as Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude.
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    • Profile picture of the author nevrak
      Hmmmh, rich dad poor dad is the first popped into my mind =)
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    • Profile picture of the author xnice
      4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris and Work Less Make More by Jenifer White. I love 4 Hour Work Week and read many time, Work Less Make More helps me use my time better.
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Luis
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      The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Also, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
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  • Profile picture of the author Annie Dennis
    "Think and Grow Rich" and "The Road Less Travelled", somehow for me together they seemed to gel well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    There are tons, but some that stand out are authored by the following:
    - Seth Godin
    - Malcom Gladwill
    - Dan Ariely

    That's just to name a few.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatrickP
    Thanks to all who have recommended Think and grow rich.

    I downloaded it and am up to about page 55. Well worth the $1.99

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    Mediocrity to millions-jay abraham
    I had it all the time- alan cohen
    4 hour work week
    Millionaire fastlane mj demarco
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Multiple streams of income is one of them
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  • Profile picture of the author Mahara Adhe
    Leadership & Self-Deception
    Think & Grow Rich
    7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
    When I was 15 or 16 I have read Rich Dad Poor Dad and it realy changed my point of view. It was just a first one that has changed my life, but there is so many great books that are realy influential. Many of them listed above.

    Adam
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    • Profile picture of the author runningonjuice
      Two books radically changed my life, transformed it in fact. From a struggling commission only salesman to a Regional Manager for a well known company with over 150 employees.

      Not bragging just want to share how this book changed my life.

      It was Advanced Selling Strategies by Brian Tracy. I read it in 2005 and it was the first 'self improvement' book I had read. I did not even know there were sales books for salespeople. Always assumed we were bottom of the ladder and despised by all.

      More than anything Tracy taught me that I should be proud of my craft. There are many other lessons in there.

      If you work in sales and selling, I really recommend.

      I got to meet Brian in person a few weeks back and I was delighted to see that he is a very honourable yet humble man. Gotta love Brian Tracy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vawriters
    "Rich Dad Poor Dad" By Robert Kiyosaki
    "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell
    These books are special for me
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkusD
    I'm a late convert to the four hour work week, but that's probably the book that's shifted my way of life the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author plrwriter
    Amazing thread!

    It's a wonder that nobody has mentioned "The power of focus" by Jack Welch.

    "Most self-help books use a Top-down approach. The Power of Focus uses a bottom-up approach. Concentrate on small, workable habits, and change them one by one."

    An then my fav. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Tande
    you may check Awaken the giant by Anthony Robbins, has really changed by life
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
    The Bible, by various authors. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mitja Drame
    The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco is a MUST! Read it! I like it so much. I couldn't stop reading it.
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