What motivational/educational book are you reading now?

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I wonder what motivational book are you reading nowadays? Let's start with me though. Last week, I have finished Chinkee Tan's For Richer & For Poorer book, and it helped me change the way I think right now to become a successful person.

Right now, I have just started reading Rhonda Byrne's The Secret (just bought this last night, whoa final copy left at the bookstore).

I've also owned the ff. books:

* The Holy Bible (best book of all time)
* Didache (daily Catholic reflections)
* Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
* Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing The Sale
* Endless Referrals by Bob Burg
* Seven Figure Marketer by Daniel Lew

Learning is everything, but before we learn, we must unlearn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jdherko2588
    I have always taken the time to read, but it wasn't till recently that I started Buying books like a mad man.

    I have most recently read:
    1. The Fast Lane Millionaire, MJ DeMarco
    2. Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
    3. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
    4. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

    I have Finished These books Last year
    1. 4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris
    2. The Personal MBA
    3. Art of War (the 3rd time) San Tzu
    and a whole slew of Investing, Entrepreneur, and Mindset books, E-books.

    I recommend all of these Great reads to anyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    Originally Posted by Jeff Caceres View Post

    I wonder what motivational book are you reading nowadays? Let's start with me though. Last week, I have finished Chinkee Tan's For Richer & For Poorer book, and it helped me change the way I think right now to become a successful person.

    Right now, I have just started reading Rhonda Byrne's The Secret (just bought this last night, whoa final copy left at the bookstore).

    I've also owned the ff. books:

    * The Holy Bible (best book of all time)
    * Didache (daily Catholic reflections)
    * Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
    * Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing The Sale
    * Endless Referrals by Bob Burg
    * Seven Figure Marketer by Daniel Lew

    Learning is everything, but before we learn, we must unlearn.
    how long on average does it take to read the whole bible?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Willy
      Originally Posted by QueenMelanie View Post

      how long on average does it take to read the whole bible?
      It depends on how long will you spend yourself to read it. After all, it's all about hearing the word of God.
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      • Profile picture of the author mikea12
        Creativity, INC... Highly recommend it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    scott of the antarctic

    he died believing

    or is motivation just about making money?
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  • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
    I'm reading a recommendation from Bob Doyle of "The Secret" fame... again.

    A Happy Pocket Full Of Money by David Cameron Gikandi

    You can download it from the Author's web site.... in PDF and MP3.

    I highly recommend it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexand
      Originally Posted by RichBeck View Post

      I'm reading a recommendation from Bob Doyle of "The Secret" fame... again.

      A Happy Pocket Full Of Money by David Cameron Gikandi

      You can download it from the Author's web site.... in PDF and MP3.

      I highly recommend it!

      It's the best book I've ever read, it opens your mind to a new level of consciousness.

      I highly recommend to everyone, make sure you do read it many times so you get a deep understanding of what's life about.
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  • Profile picture of the author kescape
    Launch by Jeff Walker.
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  • Profile picture of the author funkstevens
    I'm really liking reading Bold: How To Go Big, Make Bank, And Better The World by Peter Diamandis and Stephen Kotler. It's a practical book on solving the world's biggest problems using exponential thinking and by mastering emerging technologies like crowdfunding.

    For motivational personal development books, the best book I've read is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

    I created a list of must-read free ebooks and audiobooks that you can download. You can get download it there, along with some other classics in the public domain like The New Psycho-Cybernetics and As A Man Thinketh.
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  • Profile picture of the author harvestmeaduk
    I've read and love these books:
    4-Hour Work Week
    $100 Startup
    Virtual Freedom
    Success Principles
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  • Profile picture of the author HDRider
    I have shelves full of great books

    Currently I am reading "You are a badass" by Jen Sincero

    I recommend it, the way she writes it is easy to read and follow. Some of the stories I can really relate to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
    Success Principles by jack canfield
    The richest man in the babylon
    Learned Optimism: How To Change Your Mind And Your Life
    Quiet by susan cain

    I have just started reading books. My question to the experienced reader is does reading books (non-fiction self help) actually helps?
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    • Profile picture of the author HDRider
      Originally Posted by Himanshu1988 View Post

      Success Principles by jack canfield
      The richest man in the babylon
      Learned Optimism: How To Change Your Mind And Your Life
      Quiet by susan cain

      I have just started reading books. My question to the experienced reader is does reading books (non-fiction self help) actually helps?

      Yes absolutely, the more you fill your mind with motivational, self improvement and positive food for your mind the better.
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      ~ Ultra Fast Product Creation - Creating your own products is where the real money is... Let me show you how in this step by step guide.

      ~ Get Your Mind Right and Everything Else is Easy! Law of Attraction States...You Attract What You Think About.

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  • I'm just about to start re-reading one of my all time favorites titled "The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind" by Dr. Joseph Murphy. He does an extremely good job of explaining that simply changing your mindset can change your world completely
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  • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
    Recently I started reading "Detective". I am interested to this book because I have heard about this many times. But didn't read out this ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    Well every single day I read the Holy Bible.

    Right now I think that what a lot of people struggle with is the motivation to get started on the things they know they should be doing. A good book and one that I highly recommend is the 10x rule by Grant Cardone. When I read that book my life as a business person changed. That book is all about the hustle and making something from nothing.

    Take a read. Another good book that I have read is The Millionaire Fast Lane. Inside that book is just pure nuggets of wisdom that you can use that will really motivate you to take the action and succeed in this world of online business.
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    • Profile picture of the author SanjeevM
      Well, I'm currently reading "The Power Of Creative Intelligence" by Tony Buzan. Just started, looks interesting so far.

      Also reading Predictable Results In Unpredictable Times by Stephen Covery and Bob Whitman. Good one.

      I finished reading Launch by Jeff Walker.

      I really should ramp up my reading....been falling behind because of work commitments.
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  • Profile picture of the author IO Cape Town
    Malcom Gladwell - Outliers.. Pretty good book
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    • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
      Originally Posted by IO Cape Town View Post

      Malcom Gladwell - Outliers.. Pretty good book
      Oh Yeah I could agree on that one I really think that you will learn a lot about how much work actually goes into being great at something if you read and study that book.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samson67
    I just finished Willpower by Baumeister & Tierney -- fascinating and very useful.

    Also Bad Habits No More and 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits by SJ Scott.
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      Originally Posted by Samson67 View Post

      I just finished Willpower by Baumeister & Tierney -- fascinating and very useful.
      Cool. That is one of the books I'm looking forward to reading most this year.

      Earlier this month I read The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann and The Giver by Lois Lowry. At the moment I'm reading Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant. Last but not least, I will be reading Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury and Patton.

      Last month I read, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Think Better by Tim Hurson, and Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

      I started reading along themes this year. So far I have enjoyed exploring the connections and divergences between authors' ideas. So far my favorites have been Think Better for its practical application, and The Go-Giver for its inspiration and straightforward style.
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  • Profile picture of the author Millionaire777
    Think and Grow rich by Napoleon Hill
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    • Profile picture of the author Sangfroid
      Here are a few:

      1) Think and Grow Rich

      2) Kick Ass Copywriting Secrets of
      a Marketing Rebel - - John Carlton

      3) Autobiography of a Yogi -
      Paramahansa Yogananda.

      4) Story of a Soul - - St Therese
      of Lisieux

      5) He and I - - Gabrielle Bossis

      6) Made in America - -Sam Walton

      7) The Creature of Jekyll Island
      by Edward Griffith

      8) The Second Coming of Christ -
      Paramahansa Yogananda

      9) Four Hour Work Week -
      Tim Ferrris

      10 ) My Life in Advertising and
      Scientific Advertising - - Claude Hopkins
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  • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
    Do you follow 6 Steps in Think and Grow Rich? I am trying my best but can't visualize. And some times I forget to read it especially at morning after wake up. Any tips / suggestions ? Thank you in advance for your advice and time.
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    • Profile picture of the author walker22
      Originally Posted by Himanshu1988 View Post

      Do you follow 6 Steps in Think and Grow Rich? I am trying my best but can't visualize. And some times I forget to read it especially at morning after wake up. Any tips / suggestions ? Thank you in advance for your advice and time.
      You could try doing what I did.

      Write out the steps in a notebook. That seemed to help me stick them deeper into my head.
      I'd write the steps out before going to bed and then I'd leave the book somewhere so I would see it right away when I got up in the morning.

      For me, I knew I'd have to shut off my alarm clock. So, I set the book right in front of my alarm clock.

      Experiment and try things. See if you find a system that works for you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
        Thank you for taking time & effort to help me & to replay. I will try that & will let you know in few days. Further the book says you need to believe that you can achieve. An unshakable believe. But I don't have that believe. My mind constantly tells me that it's too big and there is no way to achieve it. And that I don't have required skills. How do I create this believe?

        Most of the authors says dream big way too much big but how will you REALLY feel that yes it is possible.

        I am relatively new to this & just started reading about success and other book so need little bit advice from thous who are much more experienced than me.

        Originally Posted by walker22 View Post

        You could try doing what I did.

        Write out the steps in a notebook. That seemed to help me stick them deeper into my head.
        I'd write the steps out before going to bed and then I'd leave the book somewhere so I would see it right away when I got up in the morning.

        For me, I knew I'd have to shut off my alarm clock. So, I set the book right in front of my alarm clock.

        Experiment and try things. See if you find a system that works for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmacklyn
    There are lots of books. But as the trend has gone online, I don't feel the practice of reading books rather I prefer going online. One website I had started recently really throws meaning for motivational stuffs. Check out the link here - Online career advice | Professional advice | Career guidance | Career Bolster
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  • Sup Fam!

    I'm currently reading Psycho-Cybernetics and Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Power Of Forgiveness, and I HIGHLY recommend them BOTH!

    I've listened to Psycho-Cybernetics before and I bought CSFTS: The Power Of Forgiveness, because up until this point forgiveness was a huge challenge for me...since I've been backstabbed multiple times.

    But just like Jim Rohn says, "Things don't just happen, things happen JUST!"


    YOURS In Prosperity,

    Omar "Power Moves" Adams
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  • Profile picture of the author Bhekizwe
    The Holy Bible. read and study then practice.One author said "The biggest illusion about communication is that it has taken place.authentic communication has not taken place until action follows"
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  • Profile picture of the author anshuljain
    I read blink a few days ago.Its nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author anshuljain
    On second thoughts Robin Sharma writes some great motivations books.
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    • Profile picture of the author AliceDesigns
      I read "New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle, this book is not about a motivation, but help me find peace in mind. I recomment this book to everyone who want to feel love here and now. I also want to read "The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How" by Coyle Daniel
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      • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
        The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

        6 Months To 6 Figures by Peter Voogd

        How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    I'm currently reading Let Go Of Whatever Makes You Stop by John L. Mason.


    It's a nice short read with a bunch of short motivational chapters. I like to start the day reading 2 chapters.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackbodhisattva
    I'm currently re-reading the 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem by the late Dr. Nathaniel Branden. Has helped a lot with my mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khabeer Rockley
    The Midas Touch by Trump and Kiyosaki. It's more of a business focus, but nonetheless worth the read
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    • I think that the books that have influenced me the most are the ones that bring the most clarity and therefore motivation to my life.

      Also I think that is why a book becomes 'influential', because the author has the ability to take a complex subject and make it simple by breaking it down to its very essence.

      Currently I'm busy re-reading "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki
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  • Profile picture of the author ConsciousViews
    If you need a book to motivate you, then I think you need to look deeper into your purpose.

    Sure, there are great motivational and educational books and scriptures in existence, but motivation has to come from within. Self-worth is paramount if you want to succeed in your chosen field.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonya@Emagine
    I am currently reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (again - can't even count how many times I've read it) and I Can Make You Rich by Paul McKenna. An important thing to remember is that repetition is the mother of all skill so if we really want the thoughts presented within some of these amazing books to sink into our subconscious minds, it is important to read them over and over again.
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