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What is the best motivational book you have ever read?

A book that you would credit with really getting you
motivated & pump up to do IM in general or a specific
technique of IM. A book that gave you a lasting impression.

For myself - sadly, I have not found such a book, I am
still searching for that "golden nugget". I have read books
to be sure, but nothing of a true, lasting impression.
#motivational #reading
  • Profile picture of the author xInd
    How about a magazine instead?
    Search Marketing standard. I got my subscription form iNet Interactive. Got my first issue the other day, love it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steller
      Are you looking for IM related books or more on the self help side?

      ~S
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  • Profile picture of the author BenAlberstadt
    A book which has really changed my attitude towards myself and human possibility is Frogs Into Princes by Richard Bandler.

    Google search the title and a few solid reviews will show up on the first page.

    All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author FloridaRay
    I'm still fond of "The Secret".
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    • Profile picture of the author andr3w84
      The Magic Story is a short and very peculiar, well, story that I think you could try reading. It's free, just google it.

      Regarding motivational speakers, I would say Jim Rohn and Brian Tracy are the best and you wouldn't go wrong at all by watching their videos and reading their articles and books.
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  • I only started the 4 Hour Work Week, but a lot of people on this forum really liked it. Its interesting at the start, I will say that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Mlambo
    Fulfillment gets me pumped up and motivated. I've read and seen quite a bit of motivational material that has gotten me very excited. But the only thing that's left a lasting impression is actually taking action and reaping the rewards for doing so.

    You can't get that kind of motivation out of a book. Whenever I get something done it motivates me like no other because I know I'm getting closer to fulfilling my dream.

    Hope that helps

    - Sam
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    • Profile picture of the author Cara411
      Years ago, when I was feeling really down and struggling to find a job, I read, "Awaken the Giant Within" by Tony Robbins. I read a little every day and I did the exercises that he suggested. At the time, I really needed what that book had to offer. It was enormously beneficial in talking and walking me through a very challenging time in my life.

      As for other great books, of course, there's the all time classic, "Think and Grow Rich". If you haven't read it and put it into action. Do so!!!!

      Someone else on this thread recommended, "The Four Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss. I love that book as well.

      In answering the part of your question with regards to internet marketing, I really love Pat O'Bryan's "Your Portable Empire". He provides honest, useful information, including plenty of great resource references. He's very straight-forward and to the point. I got my first real sense of internet marketing from reading that book. I decided to go to Armand Morin's "Big Seminar" as a result of that. I highly recommend any training Armand Morin gives on internet marketing.
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      • Profile picture of the author MattRobson
        One book I like is "The Little Black Book of Entrepreneurship".

        It goes through a list of the 'wrong' reasons to get into business.

        at first, it seems like they are good reasons, like:

        not wanting a boss, wanting to set your own schedule, non-favorable job prospects, desire to earn money faster --- pretty much your typical reasons most people give for starting a business.

        These reasons usually aren't good enough to guarantee success.

        For instance, if you were investing in another person's business...would you consider it a selling point of their company that they said they didn't want to have a boss? Would that be the reason for the company's existence?

        The reason that the book DOES encourage as genuine, and what an investor would want to hear in a business, is that there is nothing else the entrepreneur is interested in doing. They would rather fail at that then succeed at anything else.

        This takes the dedication or devotion of an olympic athlete - starting your own business on a shoestring certainly is a decathalon

        Can you imagine asking someone why they wanted to be an olympic athlete, and them responding "Because I wanted to set my own hours"? It would be a joke.

        Anyway, that's one point that this book makes that no other books talk about.

        It also has a few good chapters on the pitfalls of partnerships and why people beginning in business tend to form codependent non-synergetic partnerships that aren't to their benefit.

        Very easy read, easy to come back to with numbered lists. Unique book, worth checking out.
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        • Profile picture of the author andr3w84
          Originally Posted by MattRobson View Post

          One book I like is "The Little Black Book of Entrepreneurship".

          It goes through a list of the 'wrong' reasons to get into business.

          at first, it seems like they are good reasons, like:

          not wanting a boss, wanting to set your own schedule, non-favorable job prospects, desire to earn money faster --- pretty much your typical reasons most people give for starting a business.

          These reasons usually aren't good enough to guarantee success.

          For instance, if you were investing in another person's business...would you consider it a selling point of their company that they said they didn't want to have a boss? Would that be the reason for the company's existence?

          The reason that the book DOES encourage as genuine, and what an investor would want to hear in a business, is that there is nothing else the entrepreneur is interested in doing. They would rather fail at that then succeed at anything else.

          This takes the dedication or devotion of an olympic athlete - starting your own business on a shoestring certainly is a decathalon

          Can you imagine asking someone why they wanted to be an olympic athlete, and them responding "Because I wanted to set my own hours"? It would be a joke.

          Anyway, that's one point that this book makes that no other books talk about.

          It also has a few good chapters on the pitfalls of partnerships and why people beginning in business tend to form codependent non-synergetic partnerships that aren't to their benefit.

          Very easy read, easy to come back to with numbered lists. Unique book, worth checking out.
          Excellent point.
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          • Profile picture of the author dinner
            I am reading Achieve Anything In Just One Year, by Jason Harvey

            It is laid out to be read one page a day for a year - I have been reading it each morning...I find it is a great way to start my day, it gets be thinking and pumped up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Demond Jackson
    I have read hundreds of books, but I'd have to say that One Minute Millionaire by Robert Allen and Mark Victor Hansen is my all time favorite. It teaches how to be successful from the inside out. I would be worth your time if you read it.
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    • Profile picture of the author tailrunner
      Thanks everyone for the replies...great suggestions.
      Thanks again
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      • Profile picture of the author singerjay
        For something a little bit more off the wall that can change your perception of your life and the roles you play and is big on humour (a big plus for me in terms of motivation)- The Dice Man is a classic.
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  • Profile picture of the author karolgajda
    The Iron by Henry Rollins. He wrote it for Details magazine in 1994 and it's available all over the Web.
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