What Are Your Three Life Changing Books

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Hi Warriors

Just recently I moved my office around and started to have a clear out of old books. What was meant to take an hour ended up all day as I got lost in memories! I wondered what 3 books fellow warriors would say have been most influential for them on their journey!

Thanks

Denise
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelJames
    The Four Hour Work Week

    Rich Dad Poor Dad stuff (started listening to his stuff when I was about 15)

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    • Originally Posted by MichaelJames View Post

      The Four Hour Work Week

      Rich Dad Poor Dad stuff (started listening to his stuff when I was about 15)

      Vagabonding
      I do look forward to reading The Four Hour Work Week. I sincerely believe in the principles Timothy Ferriss preach and even try to instill to the minds of his fellow netrepreneurs because, one, his life is an examplary illustration of how and why it works and, second, because I believe not only in working hard but most importantly in working smart.
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      • Three books? One, what made me began my journey. What made pushed and, well, pulled me towards entrepreneurship was "Law of Success", written by Napoleon Hill and was published in 1979. It is a great business and motivation (yes, it's a two-in-one) book, it has instilled in me the 15 laws of success. It's really lengthy and I'm still in the process of comprehending what Hill has written in this 157-pager. In illustrating how the 15 laws work, Napoleon Hill has analyzed ten men, from Henry Ford to Jesse James (nope, not Sandra's). The result shows that once a person, not necessarily a businessperson, didn't work towards the habit of living within all these 15 laws, he is destined to fail, as illustrated by the case of Jesse James and Napoleon Bonaparte. But what are these 15 laws of success exactly? They are actually the very fundamentals of business ethics, from having a definite goal to practising the Golden Rule. Though the necessity to update the text is present, the values and lessons remain to be highly relevant.

        Second, the present. The book, "Pitch Like a Girl" by Ronna Licthenberg. Nothing preachy, really. It doesn't dwell on equality or on political issue concerning women's rights. Pitch Like a Girl is essentially written by the author (though I do not speak in her behalf) to become a roadmap towards woman's liberation from her very own self-limiting beliefs. It is essentially a how-to book, a really interesting and even unique take on how women can achieve what they really want -- without losing her beliefs and values.

        Third, my roadmap towards the future, "Pour Your Heart Into It" by, of course, the person who revolutionized how we see,taste, and feel coffee, Howard Schultz. Though this is one stimulating read, making you dream of your dreams, this is my pre-snooze time book. There is something so romantic in Schultz's vision and dreams for Starbucks that it actually intrigues you to find out if you, with your company or business, can achieve the same. The very book is like your very own cup of Starbucks coffee, you want to enjoy, savor every moment with it.

        *My apologies for the lengthy post. I sincerely wish that you too can find your mentor, be it in another person or in the form of a book, so you can realize and achieve your dream.
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        • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
          Originally Posted by letsmakeyourbusinessgrow View Post

          Three books? One, what made me began my journey. What made pushed and, well, pulled me towards entrepreneurship was "Law of Success", written by Napoleon Hill and was published in 1979. It is a great business and motivation (yes, it's a two-in-one) book, it has instilled in me the 15 laws of success. It's really lengthy and I'm still in the process of comprehending what Hill has written in this 157-pager. In illustrating how the 15 laws work, Napoleon Hill has analyzed ten men, from Henry Ford to Jesse James (nope, not Sandra's). The result shows that once a person, not necessarily a businessperson, didn't work towards the habit of living within all these 15 laws, he is destined to fail, as illustrated by the case of Jesse James and Napoleon Bonaparte. But what are these 15 laws of success exactly? They are actually the very fundamentals of business ethics, from having a definite goal to practising the Golden Rule. Though the necessity to update the text is present, the values and lessons remain to be highly relevant.

          Second, the present. The book, "Pitch Like a Girl" by Ronna Licthenberg. Nothing preachy, really. It doesn't dwell on equality or on political issue concerning women's rights. Pitch Like a Girl is essentially written by the author (though I do not speak in her behalf) to become a roadmap towards woman's liberation from her very own self-limiting beliefs. It is essentially a how-to book, a really interesting and even unique take on how women can achieve what they really want -- without losing her beliefs and values.

          Third, my roadmap towards the future, "Pour Your Heart Into It" by, of course, the person who revolutionized how we see,taste, and feel coffee, Howard Schultz. Though this is one stimulating read, making you dream of your dreams, this is my pre-snooze time book. There is something so romantic in Schultz's vision and dreams for Starbucks that it actually intrigues you to find out if you, with your company or business, can achieve the same. The very book is like your very own cup of Starbucks coffee, you want to enjoy, savor every moment with it.

          *My apologies for the lengthy post. I sincerely wish that you too can find your mentor, be it in another person or in the form of a book, so you can realize and achieve your dream.
          I have also read the Napolean Hill book you talsk about. The classic is always think and grow rich. I am on my 15 run through again. I find when I find myself getting stuck it frees me up to move on again.

          The one thing about internet marketing is to much time on your own can sometimes result in a lack of perspective. Getting into a good book I find always helps.

          Thanks for taking the time to post
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
      Originally Posted by MichaelJames View Post

      The Four Hour Work Week

      Rich Dad Poor Dad stuff (started listening to his stuff when I was about 15)

      Vagabonding
      Hi Micheal Great book. It was that one that made me realise I had the employee mindset!:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author HowWhoWhen
    I only have 1 and it's called:

    Rogue Warrior
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  • Profile picture of the author robrave
    All by Abraham-Hicks

    1. Ask and It Is Given
    2. The Vortex
    3. The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
      Originally Posted by robrave View Post

      All by Abraham-Hicks

      1. Ask and It Is Given
      2. The Vortex
      3. The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent
      Hi Rob

      Have you read money and the law of Attraction. The book is awesome. Costs about £6 in the UK and includes a CD. Possible the most cost effective purchase ever. Keep telling that story
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Although it is cliched, Rich Dad, Poor Dad really opened my mind up to the fact that outlook has a huge impact on results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
      Originally Posted by jazbo View Post

      Although it is cliched, Rich Dad, Poor Dad really opened my mind up to the fact that outlook has a huge impact on results.
      Hi Jazbo

      I agree. You only need to see how many people have mentioned it in this post.


      Cheers
      Denise
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  • Profile picture of the author brokenblade
    NKJV Bible
    The Power of your Subconscious Mind
    Feeling good: The New Mood Therapy

    My three life changing books.
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
      Originally Posted by brokenblade View Post

      NKJV Bible
      The Power of your Subconscious Mind
      Feeling good: The New Mood Therapy

      My three life changing books.
      I have not heard of the new mood therapy..off to Amazon I think

      Cheers

      Denise
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  • Profile picture of the author USGTMauthor
    The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles
    The Trick to Money is Having Some, Stuart Wilde
    If it Doesn't Go Up Don't Buy It, Al Thomas an investing book
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
      Originally Posted by USGTMauthor View Post

      The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles
      The Trick to Money is Having Some, Stuart Wilde
      If it Doesn't Go Up Don't Buy It, Al Thomas an investing book
      Wow two of my all time favourite. I have just finished Stuart Wilds 33 laws

      book excellent. Science of Getting Rich is an all time favourite.

      Thanks for the nudge to read all these again

      Denise
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  • Profile picture of the author RW
    Grow Rich With Peace Of Mind by Napoleon Hill
    The Answer by John Assaraf
    The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

    I highly recommend all 3
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      1)Holy Quran 2)Hadith Of Prophet Muhammad. 3)Living Thoughts of Prophet Muhammad.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnB23
    I've studied Jay abraham's stuff the most out of any marketer or internet marketer. 3 life changing books?

    -His Mr X book. Probably the most comprehensive business and marketing reference book you'll ever see. It would take *years* to fully digest everything. You'll see people recommend it as a permanent reference.

    -His protege mentor training course from 1990. He did 6 of them, in 1989 and 90. The best training course I've ever listened to. He had Kenrick Cleveland and some other speakers there.

    -His first mass market book, "Getting everything you can out of all you've got". Great overview of his strategies and techniques. You'll see people here rave about it. Definitely an eye opener that will expose you to new opportunities.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    Hmmm, life changing.

    Well, in regards to IM, definitely the 4-Hour Work Week. That book put into black and white what I've believed in all along.

    I don't really know that I even have three life-changing books. I think the 4HWW is it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
      Originally Posted by Lisa Gergets View Post

      Hmmm, life changing.

      Well, in regards to IM, definitely the 4-Hour Work Week. That book put into black and white what I've believed in all along.

      I don't really know that I even have three life-changing books. I think the 4HWW is it.

      Hi Lisa

      Yep I have that one as well.Not sure I stick to it that well.
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    Banned
    think and grow rich...3 times
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    • Profile picture of the author jonb
      * As a Man Thinketh - James Allen

      * 4 Hour Workweek

      and one I just discovered in a thrift shop -- it's truly amazing. One of the best self-improvement books I've ever read:

      * Psycho-Pictography: The New Way to Use the Miracle Power of Your Mind by Vernon Howard

      Can't recommend this one enough!
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      • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
        Originally Posted by jonb View Post

        * As a Man Thinketh - James Allen

        * 4 Hour Workweek

        and one I just discovered in a thrift shop -- it's truly amazing. One of the best self-improvement books I've ever read:

        * Psycho-Pictography: The New Way to Use the Miracle Power of Your Mind by Vernon Howard

        Can't recommend this one enough!
        Hi Jon

        Thanks for the suggestion..m Googling as we speak. Is it anything linke Psych cybernetics. Just found it on Amazon.co.uk:confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author jonb
          re: Psycho-Pictography by Vernon Howard

          Originally Posted by Denise Oyston View Post

          Hi Jon

          Thanks for the suggestion..m Googling as we speak. Is it anything linke Psych cybernetics. Just found it on Amazon.co.uk
          Much more straightforward than Psychocybernetics. He uses little mind pictures to illustrate his points and it's really powerful.

          Very clearly written and right on the money. I've been reading a lot of growth books recently and this one hit me like a ton of bricks from page one. Plus, it would be a great book to give to a teenager or college aged kid as it's so direct.

          Glad to hear that it's still in print. Why it's not more famous I have no idea.
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          • Profile picture of the author tbone3
            1) 4 Hour Workweek - Tim Ferriss
            2) Retire Young Retire Rich - Robert Kiyosaki
            3) Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
            4) E-Myth - Michael Gerber (Sorry I had to include this!)
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            • Profile picture of the author csrpj
              i've seen recommendations for Psycho-Cybernetics and The New Psycho-Cybernetics... anybody who's read both - which do you say is better?
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    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and cpahotspot.com free 89pg report by Gauer Chaudhry.... These are the only 2 you need to read!
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    <<poor dad rich dad>>
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    For me it would be G.I. Gurdjieff's "Meetings With Remarkable Men". He taught that most of us are asleep, dreaming in waking hypnosis. So he advocated being consciously in the moment, like in Zen. But Gurdjieff also new how to make money. He was able to sustain 30 or more people with his financial ingenuity. A lot of how he did that is outlined in the above book.

    Obviously, there are books like "The Magic Story," so well known here, and Napoleon Hill's "Think And Grow Rich" and Claude Bristol's "The Magic of Believing."

    Equally, Richard Bandler's (as opposed to Grinder's) NLP mind tech has proved invaluable to me - books like "Using Your Brain - For A Change."

    And it will be no surprise, considering I'm the author of a certain counter-counter bestseller, that books on magick would be on the list. Aleister Crowley's "Magick in Theory & Practice" springs to mind, as do the better books on Chaos Magick.

    I could also cite various novels like "Stone Junction" by Jim Dodge - or a whole lot of fantasy novels. Why? Because you can use many of the ideas to create mind memes that help you on the road to success.

    Success is a creative art. I consider it "creative sorcery".

    This is the maxim I coined in my "Doktor Snake's Voodoo Spellbook":

    "Magick is about having a healthy disregard for the impossible."

    I think that's the game. And you can use many books and influences - even non-obvious ones - to create remarkable, individualistic products and marketing campaigns that truly stand out from the crowd.
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
      Originally Posted by DrSnake View Post

      For me it would be G.I. Gurdjieff's "Meetings With Remarkable Men". He taught that most of us are asleep, dreaming in waking hypnosis. So he advocated being consciously in the moment, like in Zen. But Gurdjieff also new how to make money. He was able to sustain 30 or more people with his financial ingenuity. A lot of how he did that is outlined in the above book.

      Obviously, there are books like "The Magic Story," so well known here, and Napoleon Hill's "Think And Grow Rich" and Claude Bristol's "The Magic of Believing."

      Equally, Richard Bandler's (as opposed to Grinder's) NLP mind tech has proved invaluable to me - books like "Using Your Brain - For A Change."

      And it will be no surprise, considering I'm the author of a certain counter-counter bestseller, that books on magick would be on the list. Aleister Crowley's "Magick in Theory & Practice" springs to mind, as do the better books on Chaos Magick.

      I could also cite various novels like "Stone Junction" by Jim Dodge - or a whole lot of fantasy novels. Why? Because you can use many of the ideas to create mind memes that help you on the road to success.

      Success is a creative art. I consider it "creative sorcery".

      This is the maxim I coined in my "Doktor Snake's Voodoo Spellbook":

      "Magick is about having a healthy disregard for the impossible."

      I think that's the game. And you can use many books and influences - even non-obvious ones - to create remarkable, individualistic products and marketing campaigns that truly stand out from the crowd.

      Some great suggestions. Robert Dilts was one of my NLP teachers. A great start on the self development journey for me.

      Cheers

      Denise
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  • Profile picture of the author gdrg
    The 4 Hour Workweek and Musashi.
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  • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    Steppenwolf

    How to Master the Art of Selling

    The I Ching
    Hi Ken Great choices!
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    • Profile picture of the author zaclondon
      These great books have been mentioned before, but here it is again, if nothing else it'll encourage me to read them again. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki, the book that ignited my interest in more than the 9-5 rat race of a life. Getting Things Done and Ready For Anything by David Allen, both stellar books on productivity. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. The name speaks for itself!
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      • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
        Originally Posted by zaclondon View Post

        These great books have been mentioned before, but here it is again, if nothing else it'll encourage me to read them again. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki, the book that ignited my interest in more than the 9-5 rat race of a life. Getting Things Done and Ready For Anything by David Allen, both stellar books on productivity. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. The name speaks for itself!
        Hi Zac

        Posting this thread has started me on the track of re reading some of the other warriors suggestions. It has been a while since 7 habits so may be that will be the next one!

        Thanks

        Denise
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  • Profile picture of the author ucajack
    My 3 life changing book are

    1.The power of now -Eckhart tolle

    2.The monk who sold his ferrari - robin sharma

    3.Every book of J krishnamurthy's teachings
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    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
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    • Profile picture of the author Mikael-C
      haha good questions...Important is to take Action read is not enough

      For me it was : The Power of Intention - Dr wayne Dyer
      One Decision - Judith Wright
      Thrive Diet - Brendon Brazier

      And many others
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