a book that changed your life?

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I'm sure many of us have read a few self-improvement books, such as "Think and Grow Rich", "Science of Getting Rich" etc.

Would you say that there was a particular that was the mostly helpful and changed your life forever? What's that book you think everyone should read?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini


    The Greatest Salesman In The World - by: Og Mandino


    That book definitely changed my life.

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  • Profile picture of the author Trandanos
    I would say 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' was the first book that changed my thinking of what assets and liabilities are.
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    Getting Things Done by David Allen. I try to live by it. I fall off the wagon and get back on.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
    Two that changed my life are:

    The One Minute Millionaire - Mark Victor Hansen and Paul Allen
    Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - Dr. Richard Carlson

    I buy them and give them to family and friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
    The Structure of Magic (Richard Bandler) can be a life changing book.
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  • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
    It's hard for me to pick just one book that has changed my life the most. I used to run a bookstore with my brother, and have read (literally) thousands of books.

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad was one of the first business-related books I ever read. It helped me realize that my biggest enemy against success is myself.

    Looking back, however, I think the book that had the greatest impact on my life was a little 200 page paperback called Zen Soup. It's a collection of quotations all relating to different aspects of Zen. I've held on to it for about 10 years now, and I can still find something useful every time I pick it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crazy J
      The book that changed my life was a small 6 page book
      from Emmett Fox called "The Golden Key".

      I found it in my fathers apartment just after he died and
      set it aside for almost a year.

      Then when I lost my job and was unemployed for 7 months
      I was doing some house cleaning and came across the book
      again.

      I applied what I read in the book and went out and landed 3
      new jobs as an English coach (I live in Germany) and these
      jobs paid me 3 times more hourly than my previous jobs.

      I also applied it to my career and I now enjoy hosting
      Germany's first All-English Stand-up Comedy Show, which
      had been a childhood dream of mine to be a comedian.

      If you can find a copy, grab it and read it's 6 powerful pages
      (takes less than 15 minutes) and apply it. You'll be glad you did.

      Have an awesome day.
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      • Originally Posted by Crazy J View Post

        The book that changed my life was a small 6 page book
        from Emmett Fox called "The Golden Key".
        If you can find a copy, grab it and read it's 6 powerful pages
        (takes less than 15 minutes) and apply it. You'll be glad you did.
        Have an awesome day.

        Excellent suggestion. A wonderful example of the power of mental focus.
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    Rich Dad Poor Dad and Think and Grow Rich ! both really good
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  • Profile picture of the author fbivens
    The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann. I just started it for the 3rd time.
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    Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Made me realize how to spend your money well and what values you should teach your child with regards to spending and saving.
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  • Profile picture of the author allenjohn
    Just read The Golden Key online. Just key ' Emmett Fox called "The Golden Key" ' into Google, you'll find it...

    All the best, allenjohn
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    • Profile picture of the author Midnight_Eden
      Very difficult to choose just one but 'Happiness Is A Choice' - Barry Neil Kaufman - is right up there near the top of the list.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidcampbell
    Hi,
    How are you doing?
    Thank you for this topic, it interests me a lot I would add in your library a book of James Allen called As A Man Thinketh. There are lots of book which allows people to have life changing but we have to know that the change also depends on the personality of the person. I mean, it depends of his confidence, ambition and also his relationship. If you are negative or you tend to believe everything without checking out well, you will have life changing but not as you expected. We also should know that we should have a inside positivity, a belief of the book. It exists tons of books on the market which allow us to have life changing but I remind you it depends on your character and your "inside trust.

    While I speak about it. I let you know that I recently wrote a book which mention this author As a man thinketh. I am glad that we mention this subject here because it gives me the confirmation that this topic continue interesting the people. Without pretension, I had some feedback about my book but I don't have enough with photos and url. So if you are interested in having this book I wrote about change life, well pm me and I will send it to you for free in exchange of a testimonial with your photo and website name. Send me a message in pm or by email
    Thanks for reading me, have a good day, Take care and I wish that everyone has life changing!
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    • Profile picture of the author vicone
      "The Seth Material", by Jane Roberts, first introduced me to concepts which made a fundamental change in my thinking. It took me several weeks to read what is only a slim volume, as it was so thought provoking.

      "The Seth Material" was intended as a sampler of more comprehensive material which subsequently appeared in "The Eternal Validity of the Soul" and "the Nature of Personal Reality", and others. Beautifully written, her work was much admired by other writers, such as Esther and Jerry Hicks and Richard Bach ('Jonathon Livingston Seagull').

      Her books are still available through Amazon.

      Ivan
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      • Profile picture of the author tanya7zhou
        On the Upper Side I will vote for the Bible.....The best selling book in the history of the Universe.

        But on the normal level........

        Think & Grow Rich Is One of my favourites.

        But I have hundreds of books and love most of them. I believe there is always something to get from every book. (Other books are not good though, but you get what I mean )
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark McClure
        Originally Posted by vicone View Post

        "The Seth Material", by Jane Roberts, first introduced me to concepts which made a fundamental change in my thinking. It took me several weeks to read what is only a slim volume, as it was so thought provoking.

        "The Seth Material" was intended as a sampler of more comprehensive material which subsequently appeared in "The Eternal Validity of the Soul" and "the Nature of Personal Reality", and others. Beautifully written, her work was much admired by other writers, such as Esther and Jerry Hicks and Richard Bach ('Jonathon Livingston Seagull').

        Her books are still available through Amazon.

        Ivan
        I think Richard Bach may have visited Jane Roberts at least once and I find Sethian echoes in the Seagull book and also in his novel "One".

        Although you can get some of Jane's books on Amazon, they are really only still in print in the first place because small publishers periodically keep them alive and kicking. Here's one run by a former student of hers, I believe - Rick Stack.

        Welcome to SethLearningCenter.com

        Please consider buying Seth books directly from publishers such as Rick.

        The Seth books are very powerful and deep metaphysical material written with a deep faith in the greater goodness of humanity and our reasons for being here in the first place.

        Two striking quotes from her books are:

        "You create your own reality - the present is the point of power."

        "You get what you focus on - there is no other main rule."
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  • Profile picture of the author yuri12
    I'd vote for The Little Prince - by Antoine de Saint Exupery
    This book has been a favorite since I got a copy of it in secondary school. I have read it maybe six or seven times (maybe even more) but each reading gives a different insight on the chapters.
    Some people think that The Little Prince is a little juvenile for their tastes but really, kids would enjoy it because its so vague, they are free to think whatever they like. With adults, its different, because of the vagueness of the book, adults are encouraged to look for answers within themselves.
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    • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
      Originally Posted by yuri12 View Post

      I'd vote for The Little Prince - by Antoine de Saint Exupery
      This book has been a favorite since I got a copy of it in secondary school. I have read it maybe six or seven times (maybe even more) but each reading gives a different insight on the chapters.
      Some people think that The Little Prince is a little juvenile for their tastes but really, kids would enjoy it because its so vague, they are free to think whatever they like. With adults, its different, because of the vagueness of the book, adults are encouraged to look for answers within themselves.

      "Le Petit Prince"! I have that book somewhere in my room.

      When I first read it I thought it was absolutely amazing. Not that it gives any kind of specific advice on success, but it does make you think and feel kinda good in a way.

      I read the original French version too since I studied it in high school.

      It was life-changing for you? Wow this is a different one.
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      • Profile picture of the author yuri12
        hi li weng! thanks for the comment, i'm a bit of i guess, a little juvenile in my taste in books, i try not to get into the more contemporary self help or popular psychology kinds although i am sure the insights are more profound
        i think that books are there for you to find the answers within yourself, to make it life changing
        it doesnt matter whether it changes your perspective right after or not
        i'd rather that the books give the opportunity for the reader to challenge his own perspective, to change it or adjust it according to the time that you read it. isn't that life changing enough?
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        • Profile picture of the author naruq
          The book that changed my life in all areas of my life is the Holy Quran. I read the book everyday and sometimes multiple times per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wizardofwisdom
    Hi - Great thread!

    There are so many books that changed my life, (I'm currently reading "The Biology of Belief" by Bruce Lipton Ph.D), and I'd say that "The Divine Matrix" by Gregg Braden would be in my top 5.

    But the one that started it all for me back in the early1990s was a much lesser known but beautiful book by a lovely and inspired British ex-psychologist. It's called "Living Magically" and the author is Gill Edwards. She deserves much better recognition than she's had so far, (although she doesn't crave it, as you'll see if you read her gentle but powerful work).

    A bit metaphysical for some, but she describes herself as a "fairy with hob-nailed boots on!" Head in the clouds and feet on the ground - good balance, eh?

    Try this one!

    All good things
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  • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
    Hands down, this is THE book to have on hand and go through a little each day, regardless of any religious affiliations:


    "The Leadership Secrets of Jesus" (Hardcover)
    by Mike Murdock (Author)


    Awesome book on leadership for all types of leaders!
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    • Profile picture of the author antmen
      "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss changed my life... it's what lead me to think along the lines of information products and led me here. It's like discovering a parallel universe - called internet marketing.

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      • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
        My opinion is that the Bible can change anybody's life... even though not everyone reads it, of course, but is full of good principles and teachings, something that a lot of people are lacking now a days.

        On the other hand, 'Think and Grow Rich' is a great book and a great inspiration for internet marketers.

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  • Profile picture of the author billionareHuman
    it's funny all of the principles that can be found in all the self help, motivation books, get rich, all of the stuff that the gurus teach (anothony robbins) can all be found in the Bible!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    Permission Marketing by Mr. Seth Godin -- a favorite.
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      Love that book! It gave me my first inkling of what it would take to make money on the 'net!
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    The Google Story,it didnt actually change my life,but it inspired me.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaEmilie
    Well the book I am gonna say is definitely not sold under the official name of "self improvement" but friends I would love you to have a look at this book.

    the book is names "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran


    as I said, maybe it does not tell you about how to place your google Ads or is also doesn't tell you how you can sell your e-books... but it tells you a lot about how to look at life and at yourself...

    Check it out and dive into a wonderful poetic world which gives you deep insights about thinks you regarded as simple.

    Anna Emilie.
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    • Profile picture of the author solardave
      Originally Posted by AnnaEmilie View Post

      Well the book I am gonna say is definitely not sold under the official name of "self improvement" but friends I would love you to have a look at this book.

      the book is names "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran


      as I said, maybe it does not tell you about how to place your google Ads or is also doesn't tell you how you can sell your e-books... but it tells you a lot about how to look at life and at yourself...

      Check it out and dive into a wonderful poetic world which gives you deep insights about thinks you regarded as simple.

      Anna Emilie.
      This book was given to me almost 30 years ago and somewhere I lost it. (probably lent it to someone and forgot about it) What a really good book!
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      • Profile picture of the author bizfox
        i've read most of the top financial success books (richdad, think and grow, greatest salesman, 7habits, how to win friends) but nothing knocked me off my feet like Dan Pena's - Your First 100 Million.

        It's unique because it teaches step-by-step how to make ridiculous amounts of money that you could ever dream of. Not for the feint of heart, lots of profane language and sexual metaphors throughout the book.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bayo
    It's got to be that all time great "Think and Grow Rich"

    Its funy that no matter which personal development or self-help product you're reading or that appears to be "new", the main ideas and principles can be traced back to the founding blocks in Napoleon's book.

    I like the Bible not just because I'm a Christian but if I had one choice it probably would be Think and Grow Rich (Off now to read my Bible and pray for forgiveness in case that's a wrong choice!)
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    • Profile picture of the author TKO
      If you haven't read "the Alchemist", please do so. Its a great book written by a Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. All his books are a great read but the Alchemist is one of the greatest books i've read.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe1204
    There are many great books written by authors that are worth mentioning here. I recommend "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" for those who wants to be inspired.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abigail Beal
    The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder. This is an OLD book folks. But what wisdom it has to offer! Even just the affirmations -- getting the affirmations from the book and putting them to work in your life are worth getting the book alone. I bought my copy used at Amazon and I think I read parts of it several times a week. I learn something every time I look at it. Such a GEM!
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      Properity Secrets of The Ages by Catherine Ponder
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        Rich Dad Poor Dad
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  • As A Man Thinketh.

    It was the first book I ever picked up at a bookstore after leaving home to make my way in the world. Strange that I'd never walked into a bookstore for that purpose.

    I was living in San Diego at the time, growing tired of what I felt was an aimless life of false aims and felt there had to be something more to me than I'd learned from all the technical and religious knowledge I'd acquired. I had a longing that couldn't be quenched by anything, and so stole out from the company of my typical friends to just wander the city's bookstores, museums, theaters and what not.

    In one book store, I must have looked at the covers of every book in the place, but when I picked up that tiny little number with the hard cover and took in the title, "As A Man Thinketh," I was intrigued. And when I thumbed through, knew it must be for me.

    Upon reading it, surrounded by my typical friends, my perception was transformed, and within a year I found myself in a wholly different life, with wholly different friends, and in my first business.
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    • Profile picture of the author lilmechante01
      Mine isn't so much one book that changed my life, but a combination of books. I'm a lifelong learner so I am always reading to learn new things...and tend to be reading more than one book at once. I would say though that the most inspirational and insightful books I've read are by Deepak Chopra. Two of his that I have read more than once are Power, Freedom, & Grace and The Path to Love. I'm just about to start reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz as I've been told it is a "must" read

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  • There are two that have changed my life that I constantly read adn re-read. I use them in my life daily...

    Rich Dad Poor Dad and The Richist Man In Babylon.

    Both worth their weight in gold.

    Also, here's some useless info - Think and Grow Rich, also one of my favorites, was the original "the Secret". It allows you to discover "The Secret" instead of giving it to you. (I discovered it after about five readings though).
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  • Profile picture of the author Canei Group
    A book that is powerful and can change your life is "The Magic of Thinking Big" by David J. Schwartz also "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" by T. Harv Ecker.

    Rich Dad is probably most responsible for getting me to see the advantages of owning a business and not being an employee....
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    • Profile picture of the author axeray
      Rich Dad, Poor Dad was the book which got me started and lead me to look further into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author adrianasalmon
    great Topic I have quite a few. But the one that stands out most in my mind is The magic of thinking Big
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
    I would like to try the Magic of Thinking Big, but I would be lying if I didn't say it was Earl Nightengale and Dennis Waitley The Psychology of Winning.
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  • Profile picture of the author mark10
    great books Li, i read them all the time they give me great inspiration.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joanne Greco
      I have several books that changed my life in one way or another:

      I re-read these two books often:

      1. Peace Is Every Step:Thich Nhat Hahn
      2. Wherever you go, there you are: Jon Kabat-Zinn

      I highly recommend this book to all parents and parents-to-be:
      3. Everyday Blessings, The Inner Work Of Mindful Parenting: Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

      This books led me to my decision to permanently remove my children from government run school.
      4. Dumbing Us Down: John Taylor Gatto
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      • Profile picture of the author bombdiggity
        Originally Posted by Joanne Greco View Post

        This books led me to my decision to permanently remove my children from government run school.
        4. Dumbing Us Down: John Taylor Gatto
        I've heard a lot of good things about that book. It's actually been on my Amazon wishlist for a long time.

        I have two books that recently changed my life:

        1. Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson
        2. The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot

        Prometheus Rising deals with experimental psychology and Timothy Leary's 8-Circuit Model of Consciousness while The Holographic Universe expounds on the theoretical works of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram concerning their holographic theories of the brain and mind.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alex Malave
          Tony Robbins - Awaken The Giant Whithin & Unlimited Power.

          Taught me that success is 80% why 20% how.
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          • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
            As far as business goes, the two biggest reads I've had by far are Timothy Ferriss's 4 Hour Work Week, and Rob Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad.

            Timothy Ferriss taught me that not everything in business is wearing suits and ties, showing up for something at 8 in the morning every day, and attending board meetings while hating your life and having no time for friends and family. He showed me that there are people in this world like himself who make money but have freedom and time to enjoy life as well. This instantly became my dream.

            Rich Dad Poor Dad taught me that becoming wealthy requires retraining your own mind to see money as an asset that builds and grows based on investment, not something you trade time for.
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          • Profile picture of the author Edk
            One of several books that have changed my life and how! was: Eating Right for You by Carlton Fredericks
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          • Profile picture of the author Vogin
            One of Kiyosaki's books, the concept of Cashflow Quadrant was quite eye-opening.
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          • Profile picture of the author Andy H
            Originally Posted by Alex Malave View Post

            Tony Robbins - Unlimited Power.
            I'm with Alex on this. If it weren't for Tony's "Unlimited Power," I wouldn't have set foot on the path I am on.

            Andy.
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          • Profile picture of the author christineconte
            Originally Posted by Alex Malave View Post

            Tony Robbins - Awaken The Giant Whithin & Unlimited Power.

            Taught me that success is 80% why 20% how.
            I've read parts of that book at several different times throughout my life... I'm a fan!
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        • Profile picture of the author strategic
          Oh wow! Where to begin... as I look around me in my wrap around room of books, I cant pick any one particular book ... it is a compilation of learning from the best brains in the world.

          I am so very grateful for the people who have made a career of sharing their philosophies and life experiences.

          From about the age of 17 I started learning from other people, first hearing Earl Nightingale speak words of wisdom on the radio, from the first time I read Desiderada, from hearing recordings of JFK speech clips, to buying some Jim Rohn tapes, reading Carnegie, learnt about visualizing and affirmations, read spiritual & alternative books, to all those 'sales training tapes' that came out in the 80's that a consultant of mine lent to me, to later learning and incorporating Lou Tice 'Pathways to Excellence" into the training programs for long-term-unemployed participant's skills training programs at SkillShare, it never ended for me, reading Think Big, think and grow rich, Richest man in Babylon, ... all the while also reading and learning about what makes PEOPLE tick, realtionships (and why they didnt work - LOL!), developing life skills to become a better person, hopefully.

          But the one that actually pulled much of all my 30+ years training was the surprise of Tony Robbins and the original Personal Power II tapes. YEP! I actually applied the principles, stuck to the 30 day program, and that little sucker pulled a lifetime of learning and training together for me.

          All the pieces of learning now had a sequence of application, and the 30 days forced me to stay focused and see the purpose of what I was trying to do, and see it through to completion. That was 8 years ago, when I was going through another frustrating financial glitch...

          but as a result of getting serious about making sure I was never so vulnerable again, for the past 5 years I have been 'retired' to work from my home office in something I love to do, and get paid for (wow!)...

          The program doesnt have all of your life's answers, and there is no magic, but for some reason, that 'workbook' process was the most powerful tool I have yet encountered. But maybe only because I had already spent a lifetime learning personal and professional development.

          I bought the PP II set for half a dozen friends so that they could also experience this success... but only one person actually did the 30 day program, and guess what... he is the only person who has also progressed like I have... the others are where they were 8 years ago...

          cant put brains into statues...

          Wishing you and your loved ones a brilliant year and lifetime ahead, from me and mine!
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        • Profile picture of the author ShayB
          Without a doubt, it would be The 4 Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steveewill1967
          Hands down 'Promethues Rising' by Robert Anton Wilson. I have read this book three times i found it that powerful.

          Explains the workings of the human mind and how you can make the best of yours.

          Enjoy
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          • Profile picture of the author yellowtaxi
            I am still the search of life changing book, don't know if i will find the one or not, I think getting motivation getting inspired in the internal concept, and i know these books which are mostly on changing thoughts tends to influence you internal thinking but it is temporary.
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          • Profile picture of the author Sean Fry
            Originally Posted by steveewilliams@hotmail.co.uk View Post

            Hands down 'Promethues Rising' by Robert Anton Wilson. I have read this book three times i found it that powerful.

            Explains the workings of the human mind and how you can make the best of yours.

            Enjoy
            Heh. Proetheus Rising is a great book. Good call.

            Mine is "How To Get Rich" by Felix Dennis.
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        • Profile picture of the author sornak
          Hello Everyone:

          I would have to say that the one book that has had the biggest impression upon my life would be Money, and the Law of Attraction wriiten by Esther and Jerry Hicks. This is a book that goes to great lengths to show you how we ourselves sabotage our own efforts to grow rich just by our thoughts. It lays bare our thought processes of blaming others for all of our failures. It then goes on and shows us how to change those thoughts to shift into a new way of thinking about taking responsibility for our own actions. It also comes with it's own companion DVD that you can take with you to play while traveling. It covers all key points of the book. Good reading and make it a great day.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    Think and Grow Rich was the one that got me to thinking I could do more than work a job.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      I would say that all the personal development books that I've read have changed my life. I can't think of one in particular because they've all been great. I've been studying them for over half a decade and it occurred to me recently that I've really internalised a great percentage of the concepts.

      I live by the great words of Napoleon Hill: "Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit." I think that's probably the most powerful and transformational quotation I've ever read.

      Recently Jack Canfield's The Success Principles helped get me back on my feet after a psychological breakdown. You can read more about it in the signature below if you're interested.

      Thinking back I probably shouldn't have been so honest however I still believe there's a lot of value in that post. And what that experience taught me among many other things (including being more appreciative and everything I have and how lucky I am) is that I can handle anything and everything that life throws at me.

      After you've been through such a nightmare to put it mildly and come out the other side a more improved person you feel almost invincible ... Suddenly all the things I used to be afraid of look like the most wonderful, easy, and brilliant opportunities to experience more in life. Just typing that and thinking about it makes me so excited. I really am happy just to be alive.

      So to answer your question I would say The Success Principles by Jack Canfield changed my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author milamber
    I forgot the book's title already but that book was really amazing. I didn't have the chance to read who's the author. Its all about entrepreneurship
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      There are several books which have affected me deeply and have changed my life. Here is a partial list:

      1. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
      2. The Power is Within You by Louise L. Hay
      3. The Master Key System by Charles F Haanel
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    The Book of the Law
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    • Profile picture of the author MysticWarrior
      I've read quite a few of the books other members have already cited.

      One fantastic book that I read this past year is I am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj. The book consists of easy-to-read conversations with a self-realized sage on our true state of being, beyond body and mind. Any page you open to is a font of wisdom.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Flask
        Pretty much all I read is in the self improvement genre.

        For creating a wealth mindset, "Rich Dad Poor Dad".

        For personal improvement, I really got a lot out of
        "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Dr. Joseph Murphy.
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  • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
    I've several gooduns

    Little Pokey Puppy
    Little Archie
    Richy Rich
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Cat In the Hat
    any Heinlein's
    Castenada

    Can't stand Robbins, prefer Bandler, Dilts, Erickson.

    The book the judge almost through at me but, didn't
    (spookily almost could have been like the recent GW size 10 1/2 shoe incident)

    Biz wise, the late Grrrreat sales coach David Sandler's-You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar. Life changing sales training, Read it!Unlike anything before it.

    The number one would be the Bible.
    Unfortunately a cursory read tends to only cause confusion.
    It must be studied not browsed.
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  • Profile picture of the author HervinBalfour
    Of course Napoleon Hill's 'Think and Grow Rich' is what made me realize that anything was possible but what really sent me into overdrive was his other book 'Succeed And Grow Rich Through Persuasion'. If you haven't read that one I highly recommend it because it is more tailored to the salesman. As both an internet marketer and a direct seller that book has proven helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Callister
    The Power Of Intention- Wayne Dyer

    This was the first book that made sense to me in terms of personal responsibility and getting what you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    The best I ever read: Jerry and Ester Hicks ( Abraham-Hicks Series)

    Ask and it it Given


    Life changing and life affirming

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  • Profile picture of the author ss61288
    The Way of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman
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    • Profile picture of the author gtoby2001
      Rich Dad Poor Dad changed my Financial outlook on life and The Secret opened my mind to a whole new world and how it works. Psycho-Cybernetics was probably the biggest life changer though.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlCarmona
    "The Master Key" by Charles Haanel. It was before "Think and Grow Rich". Basically it states that the Universe is thought, and that we are connected to the universal mind through our subconscious. If we use our conscious mind to program our subconscious mind, we can program success, money, etcetera. We are then invoking the law of attraction, which is the basis for the wildly popular "The Secret" Film.
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Wright
      I'm currently re-reading Psycho Cybernetics. The book is extremely powerful and has definitely changed my life. Our minds are very powerful. It's up to us to determine whether or not that power is positive or negative.
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  • Profile picture of the author jredder
    In addition to the Seth Material I also found "The Master Key" to be thought provoking. I have to add though it's just like in say the sport of basketball. The shoes don't make the athlete they only accentuate what he has already developed and put time and energy into. All the books mentioned here if followed and acted on would produce life changing results. Too many are OVER-READ and UNDER-DONE!
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  • Profile picture of the author jredder
    In keeping with the original thread in addition to the books I just mentioned I would also add,"Dissapearance Of The Universe" or (DU) for short
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilAnthony
    The Science of Getting Rich is my Favorite read. Give it a Try!
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    Psycho-Cybernetics - the original.
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    the science of getting rich, and the master key system
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    the Bible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evelyn B.
    The personal development book that has had the biggest impact on my life would be, The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle. My next fave would be Loving What Is, by Byron Katie.
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    Rich Dad poor Dad ------ Robert Kiyosaki

    Magnetic sponsoring------ Mike Dillard

    Building on a Budget------ Mike Dillard

    The 7 great Lies of Network----Ann Sieg
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    12 Month Millionaire & 4 Hour Work Week.
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    • Profile picture of the author curt
      Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends And Influence People. You can probably find it at your local used book store. This book changed my life.

      I also re-read Robert Cialdini's Influence: Science and Practice every year or so. He's a psychologist who's studied influence/persuasion for years. He backs up all his theories with experiments.

      BTW, if people are interested in John Taylor Gatto, you can read his book, The Underground History Of American Education, at his website.

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  • Profile picture of the author themessenger
    can it include text books? If so, then I'd say a physics textbook!
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      mastery

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    Self Discipline in 10 Days How to Go from Thinking to Doing
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  • Profile picture of the author pavondunbar
    Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

    I'm sure many of us have read a few self-improvement books, such as "Think and Grow Rich", "Science of Getting Rich" etc.

    Would you say that there was a particular that was the mostly helpful and changed your life forever? What's that book you think everyone should read?
    The Bible has changed my life from all angles...

    I'm still reading it....

    I'm in the Book of Job and from Genesis to Job...

    My life has changed...

    I appreciate things now that many take for granted...

    Like simply waking up in the morning to experience life's blessings and shortcomings...

    It could be worse...6 feet worse if you know what I mean...

    Pavon
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Watson
    "Ask and It Is Given" from
    the Teachings of Abraham by
    Esther & Jerry Hicks
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  • Profile picture of the author BubbasBits
    All of these books mentioned are great books I have read most all of them, and I would have to agree the bible is the original human owners manual.
    I have recently came across some public domain books that are out of print from the early 1900's that are great books. One is "Bible Mystery and Meaning" by Judge Thomas Troward and " Your Invisible Power" by Genevieve Behrend
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  • Profile picture of the author kowulz
    My adult life has been a pilgrimage. I read at least a hundred books a year including a lot of nonfiction/self improvement. The hardest thing is applying what you have learned consistently. So far, I would have to say Tony Robbins' Unlimited Power has stuck more than anything.

    Og Mandino's stuff as well as Napoleon Hill's have always struck me as sneaky cryptic. I could never tell if I was missing it or it was just missing.

    Psycho-cybernetics was very good. Hugh Prather's "Notes to Myself" is excellent. Bender and Grindler's books on NLP are mindnumbingly dry, but have good content. "To Love is to be Happy" by Barry Neil Kauffman is the real stuff. "Your Money or Your Life" is also an excellent choice with similar lessons to "The Richest Man in Babylon".

    Wayne Dyer's earliest books, "Your Erroneous Zones" & "Pulling Your Own Strings" are both great.
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    secrets of the millionaire mind - t harv eker
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  • Profile picture of the author procedure
    "You Can Have It All", by Arnold M. Patent, and the mutual support groups 'extension' of it. Amazing!

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    • Profile picture of the author Capone
      "Sam the Minuteman." It was a children's book and it was the first book I was able to read without help (I was 16.......................Joking folks ). It was like making some kind of great discovery and from that day on I always had a love for reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alaister
    Secrets of Internet Entrepreneurs Exposed -Dale Beaumont

    He also has a site which is great. "Type in Secrets Exposed Club" in Google

    Great for those seeking success in all aspects of life
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
      "How To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie really helped me in my sales career.

      "The Super Affiliate Handbook" by Rosalind Gardner really opened my eyes to making money online with affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Another vote for Rich Dad Poor Dad. The Book + The Cash Flow Game definitely made me an addict to passive income and saving/investing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Bonham
      I would say another book by emmet fox has really gotten me thinking, The Sermon On The Mount has had lasting impression on me...

      And as many people that have said the 4 hour workweek I need to go back and read that because that didn't stick out to me that much.
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  • Profile picture of the author samthor
    Waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy back in college I read Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins. And it really did change the way I looked at my life and everything in it. I've read a lot of great books since then. But i probly would not have picked those books up if not for Unlimited Power.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
    How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I got this as an Mp3 and used to go out cycling to listen to it. It's brilliant.

    The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. Just finished this not long ago. So inspiring.

    I've just finished The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber and I don't know why it took me so long! Every Warrior should read this!
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  • Profile picture of the author dudemeister
    Unlimited Power - Anthony Robbins
    4 Hour Workweek - Tim Ferris
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    • Profile picture of the author David Chung
      This isn't a self-help book per se, but the twobooks that really changed my life and the way I look at the world were:

      Journey of Souls
      Destiny of Souls

      both by Michael Newton.

      If I remember correctly, basically during one of his hypnotherapy sessions, he asked one of his clients to go back in time/memory, and the client ended up in a period that was "in between lives", after the previous life but before they'd come to Earth in this life.

      Through his hypnotherapy sessions and interviews, he uncovers a lot of things about the afterlife and the reason we incarnate as humans.

      It really helped me to rethink my life and the reason I'm here on Earth today.
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  • Profile picture of the author Liz Sullivan
    Hmm. Tough choice. There's a lot of books I really like, but if I had to choose one with regards to my IM lifestyle, I'd have to say "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" was the most influential.

    Of course, the book didn't touch on internet marketing (or anything remotely close, as a matter of fact), but it did nudge me to start looking at alternative sources of income, rather than just slaving away at a job. That started me down the long and fruitful road of internet marketing and personal freedom.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crazy J
      It's so nice to see this thread growing.

      I know so many of us have profited at some time or another from the words and inspiration in a book and what's most important is, that those changes occurred when we applied what we read.

      So hats off to all who have achieved more through application of the principles learned.

      I also realized that there are so many books that helped me so I thought I would return here to list my top ten.

      The Golden Key - Emmett Fox - (only 6 pages but powerful)
      Skill With People - Les Giblin - (A concentrated version of How to Win Friends..)
      The Psychology of Winning - Denis Waitley
      The 5 Love Languages - Gary Chapman
      The Magic of Believing - Claude M. Bristol
      Developing the Leader Within - John C. Maxwell
      Unlimited Power - Anthony Robbins
      Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
      The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr. Josef Murphy
      The Magic of Getting What You Want - Dr. David J. Schwartz

      I also enjoyed all of Og Mandino's and Dr. Robert Schullers books.

      Check them out and enjoy.
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  • Profile picture of the author jnasty
    My life changing book would have to be, Factotum by Charles Bukowski. It made me realize that I was not the only person in the world that could not handle "normal" 9-5 jobs. And I'm happily all the better for it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kappadona
      Reading the Bible first thing in the morning always puts life in perspective for me.

      Anything by Dr.Runels is a must read for men. This book helped me realise why men including myself are not effective in getting things done.
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      • Profile picture of the author bizfox
        One book really blew my mind away. It's really fun to read, no holds-barred, used sex as analogies and frequent use of explicit language. Author is the only "business guru" i know who made his fortune by actually doing business and not through books and seminars

        Your First 100 Million by Dan Pena

        cliffs of book
        • How to raise capital during recession
        • Unconventional wisdom the key to super success
        • riding mentors and dream teams to quickly make a name for yourself
        • Exponential growth thru acquisitions and deals
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  • Profile picture of the author he_august
    I recommend "Story of Success" (english-chinese translation) :>
    Well... inside this book is a lot of story from many successful people around the world...
    it's nice as a easy reading before sleep 'cause it's only a short story each page...
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveHarold
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    For me the book that shifted a lot of "shoulds" and "must do's" is Byron Katie's "Loving What Is". It helps you to change through a series and simple questions. The idea is that we trap ourselves with limited thinkingm that tends to go round in circles, about other people and situations. It's amazing how much different you can feel through just a change in your perceptions about something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gwuido65
    The Count of Monte Cristo.

    The greatest story ever written and a simply wonderful metaphor that if we act with courage and certainty all the treasures and riches of life will come to us.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sybiz
    Zero Resistance Living by Matt Furey (the extended course not the original book)
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    A Course In Miracles - teaches abundance living.
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    So many books have changed my life. Here are some in order of ranking.

    John Maxwell's Failing Forward ( I doubt if any othe can be beat this)
    Brian Tracy's Success Is A Journey
    Ben Carson's Gifted Hands
    Willie Jolley's It Takes A Minute To Change Your Life
    Willie Jolley's Setback Is A Set Up For A Come Back
    Ben Carson's Think Big
    Bill Newman's 10 Exciting Keys For Success
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  • Profile picture of the author Monique Abrams
    "Man are from Mars and Women are from Venus" and "The Secret" I've read many books, but these two in particular changed many things for me. I wouldn't say follow the first book to the T but it gave me good insight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Orion777
    Early in my career, years ago, I bought and read all kinds of books on every subject pertaining to the mind, success, marketing, money, etc. (I love to read.) Anyway, all of the good points in all of the books that I have read, can all be found in the Holy Bible. I now use that as my mentor and guide for every situation in my life. I wish I was 20 again and know then what I know now.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockman6104
    "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George Samuel Clason -#1 in my books. I read it once a year.

    "How Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie -Excellent tips on dealing with people.

    "Think And Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill - A must read.

    "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki - Understanding the Flow of Money has changed my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author winy925
    the bible is my choice that change my life
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  • Profile picture of the author rockman6104
    Ask And It Is Given by Gerry and Esther Hicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author arbitrage101
    7 habits of highly effective people. Stephen R Covey
    The E-myth revisited. Michael E. Gerber
    The power of positive thinking. Norman Vincent Peale
    How to win friends and influence people. Dale Carnegie
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelPaul
    I think the first book I purchased that starting getting me to look at things in a different mind set was "How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie"... Awesome book I highly recommend it...
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  • Profile picture of the author RedPhoenix
    "The tao te ching" - each time I read it I gain new insights.
    "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" - poetry for the thoughtful soul.
    "The Tao Of Physics" by Fritjof Capra - The incredible similarity of the views of modern physics and the ancient Tao on the nature of reality.
    Plus many more that are mentioned above by other warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joschu
    Ni hao ma Weng?

    Yes, there is such a book in my life, that changed and still changes me forever!
    The title?
    Its the BIBLE!!!
    God bless you,

    Joschu
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    • Profile picture of the author jbrian50
      This may be the wrong thread but I think the book that really changed my way of thinking was:

      Think and Grow Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author 4by8air
    Two books that changed my life:

    Conversations with God and The Secret.
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  • Profile picture of the author steven20
    The winning book would have to be FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY -LOUISE HAYS a total must read!
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    • Profile picture of the author kleo
      Originally Posted by steven20 View Post

      The winning book would have to be FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY -LOUISE HAYS a total must read!
      It's actually by Susan Jeffers unless you are thinking of Heal Your Life by Louise Hays.

      For me it was Smart Cookies Guide To Making More Dough. My Mentor is one of the writers.
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  • Profile picture of the author rafaelapolinario
    "The Purpose Driven Life" and "What Am I Here For?" were two of my favorites. Really changed the way my outlook in life.
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    • Profile picture of the author futuredan
      Dan kennedy's No BS Time Management for Entrepreneurs book (not exact title). It's got a hell of a lot more to it than how to get more done, it really helped me see what having a business really means. Needs to be read again soon I think!
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnB23
        Jay Abraham (marketing consultant author). His taped interview with Tony Robbins changed the direction I was taking 3-4 years ago.

        Use to be into Tony, self improvement, etc. But I think you need to follow someone with a clear advantage.

        You step back from it, and theres probably 10,000 marketing professors across the country. Earning, $40-80 k a year, or more? Working a few days a week, teaching X number of credits. Two semesters a year. Then they have to worry about tenure, promotions, etc.

        Jay comes along and does $5,000 per person seminars. Even deducting expenses and overhead, he makes more per seminar than most will earn in 3-5 years. Have to draw a line in the sand and decide who you'll study...its easy to waste time following authors/gurus/speakers that arent worth anything.

        Also, in investing Jim Rogers. Gave up on newsletters, websites, etc.
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Muzzey
          I have several, and some have already been mentioned, so forgive me.

          • How to Win Friends and Influence People & How to Quit Worrying and Start Living - Dale Carnegie
          • Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
          • Rich Dad, Poor Dad & Cash Flow Quadrant - Robert Kiyosaki
          • Master Key System - Charles F. Haanel
          • The Success Principles - Jack Canfield
          • As a Man Thinketh - James Allen
          • Spiritual Marketing - Joe Vitale
          • Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman
          • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
          • Illusions - Richard Bach
          The list could go on. Also, I think the following writers are very influential:
          • His Holiness, the Dalia Lama
          • Brian Tracy
          • Tom Hopkins
          • Harvey Mackay
          • Ester and Jerry Hicks
          • James Arthur Ray
          • Bob Proctor
          • Robert Allan
          • Dan Kennedy
          • Peter Drucker
          And again I could go on and on. Is it obvious I read a bit?

          The first 5 books I have listed started me on my journey however.
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  • Profile picture of the author minitg
    Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich".

    Although written more than 60 years ago, the techniques are still so applicable and effective. Most of the self help books of today are based on those same principles.
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      Outlook on life: Tuesdays With Morrie
      IM Inspiration: 4 hour work week
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  • Profile picture of the author Karthik Reddy
    Is'nt it obvious that most of the books mentioned in this thread are inspired from The Holy Bible..I wish I had the faith and discipline to read the Bible.
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  • Profile picture of the author K.serrattan
    The 4 Hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss
    Rich Dad Poor Dad Series - Robert Kiyosaki
    Diet For a New America - John Robbins
    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma
    The Greatness Guide - Robin Sharma
    The Greatness Guide 2 - Robin Sharma

    Movie - "The Secret"

    I am about to get into "Think and Grow Rich"
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  • Profile picture of the author uliviu
    "Rich Dad Poor Dad" was the first book which change my perspective.
    then were many...
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  • Profile picture of the author USGTMauthor
    I would have to say the Science of Getting Rich and second The Trick to Money is Having Some. The SOGR taught me about taking action, the Trick to Money taught me that making money is a game and like any other game there are rules.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    I have to agree with Evelyn B about Loving What Is by Byron Katie. It helps you question your assumptions and negative emotions very deeply and is very liberating. It really frees up energy that is stuck in different states like anger, self-pity etc. She also is very funny and present to people. Lots of dialogues in the book about dealing with money anxiety, health fears, annoyances with a partner and daily disturbances. You catch your mind before it enslaves you again and again in it's stories.

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  • Profile picture of the author Hessein
    I would say "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss
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  • Profile picture of the author NicheCowboy
    Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

    I'm sure many of us have read a few self-improvement books, such as "Think and Grow Rich", "Science of Getting Rich" etc.

    Would you say that there was a particular that was the mostly helpful and changed your life forever? What's that book you think everyone should read?
    (not im related) Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson PrimalBlueprint
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  • Profile picture of the author Wikita
    Don't think there is any that can beat the Holy Bible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Philok
    I do have a huge selection those have some of them:

    Rich dad poor dad
    Conspiracy of the rich
    Thank you for firing me!
    Lucky or Smart

    Philok
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  • Profile picture of the author Aristodemos
    Without question, "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. To say it changed my life would be an understatement. I even named my pet fish Eckhart. Yup, that's the kind of levels we're talking about here...
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    Rich Dad Poor Dad
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  • Profile picture of the author bm120
    For me right now it's 7 habits, but I am about to start Think and Grow Rich, and about to finish Superself (which is an awesome book)
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  • Profile picture of the author wcmylife
    Good Morning Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn - actually helped me break out from a lot of ****...and changed my whole life

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad - changed my financial life..and made me realize I can do business
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  • Profile picture of the author georgeflint
    Hello,

    I have read many books but famous book i have read is about the life " Attitude is everything" it was great.

    Thanks,
    George Flint
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    The $1 Million Reason To Change Your Mind - Pat Mesiti
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      HOLY BIBLE

      And

      Heaven Is So Real by Choo Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Kelley
    Why does it have to be Just one Book OK, If i had to pick, I am going to say the biographies of Gandhi. I am amazed an in awe of his strength, intelligence and power to overcome. To become a beloved leader to millions and yet remain humble, caring and compassionate. I am inspired by people who have changed the world through their kindness and love.

    Cheers
    Victoria
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Kelley
    "The Collective Speaks"
    Do not be fooled by the Title. This book is not about Collectivism. The book is about abundance, living your life in joy and peace and being the best person you can possibly be.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author James Danh
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kyosaki

    One of the first books I read on business and it changed my whole mindset. Brilliant book.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    Rich Dad Poor Dad for sure ...
    It forces me to build my own internet business
    Kiyosaki Rockz!!
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    'Road Less Travelled' by Scott Peck, also 'Think and Grow Rich' , both wonderful and very easy reads.
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    Awaken The Giant Within - Anthony Robbins
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    For me , " Awaken The Giant Whithin " by Tony robbins is one of the best book .
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  • Profile picture of the author driven247
    4 hour work week by Tim Ferris and The Greatest Miracle In The World by Og Mandino
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    Robin Sharma's Leader Without A Title - great book.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbctrls250
    Rich dad was definitely the first business type book that I read, although I had read it long before I was ready to take any action at all. The four hour work week definitely changed my life though!
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  • Profile picture of the author TrueLifeWealth
    I'd have to say 'The Secret'. Not for what was written in the book, but for the information I was lead to by searching for some contributors. Like Bob Proctor and Wallace Wattles.

    The Science of Getting Rich is one I'm reading now and it's quite interesting.
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    • Profile picture of the author USGTMauthor
      Originally Posted by TrueLifeWealth View Post

      I'd have to say 'The Secret'. Not for what was written in the book, but for the information I was lead to by searching for some contributors. Like Bob Proctor and Wallace Wattles.

      The Science of Getting Rich is one I'm reading now and it's quite interesting.
      Funny these two titles are always linked. I loved SOGR, never saw how the Secret could have been inspired by the SOGR and even found an author who claims the true inspiration for the Secret was an Esther Hicks book but since they would not be in the movie, the SOGR was subbed in.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDIPOTTER
    I have been in sales for over 22 years now tan the one I keep going back to is "How to Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie I have given this to a lot of different people in my life and they all liked it
    2nd is Way of the Peaceful Warrior ( the book is much better then the movie)
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  • Profile picture of the author miavanru
    "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" by Robin Sharma and "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield
    Must reads!
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  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    The ancient writings of the prophets of old-powerful words of wisdom over 1000 years-"The Book Of Mormon"
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    Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino. Read in 1987.
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  • Profile picture of the author shades30
    Originally Posted by Black Magick View Post

    The Law Of Success by: Napoleon Hill

    which version is the right one to buy? there seems to be alot of different ones at amazon.com
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    • Profile picture of the author BenBrent
      Originally Posted by shades30 View Post

      which version is the right one to buy? there seems to be alot of different ones at amazon.com

      the 1925 edition is the one you want to buy
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    Definitely think and grow rich
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  • Profile picture of the author ellewong
    Rich Dad Poor Day
    The Alchemist
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Secrets of the Milionaire Mindset
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  • Profile picture of the author stephchin25
    There are so many awesome eye-opening, life changing books out there. I'm not looking at my bookshelf right now, but off the top of my head here's a couple:

    Personality Plus - Florence Littauer
    Bringing Out The Best in People - Alan Loy McGinnis
    Be a People Person - John C Maxwell
    Being Happy - Andrew Matthews
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  • Profile picture of the author nepeterson
    The Jackrabbit Factor by Leslie Householder.

    That's what really started me on the path to my success.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrittyBritt
      "The Richest Man In Babylon" by George S. Clason.

      That was the book that changed my life.
      It teaches the basics principles of not only how to make money but how to manage your money, how to keep yourself out of debt, and (more importantly) how to get yourself out of debt if you are. Plus, there's other "gemstones" throughout the entire book!

      It's an easy read (you can finish it in a day or 2).
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  • Profile picture of the author lamberw
    Rich Dad Poor Dad because it's simple enough for anyone to get their head around.

    The first book is the critical one to read because it gives you the hunger to read more. No one book can change your life in itself but it can put you on a lifechanging path.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenBrent
    I'd say the book that changed my life has to be Retire Young, Retire Rich, by Robert Kiyosaki. It made me realize that my mind is the most powerful form of leverage at my disposal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    The Four Hour Work Week is my number one choice
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    Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield
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    Great thread!
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  • Profile picture of the author shafindezane
    Here are the books that opened my eyes to the realm of the impossible:
    Think and Grow Rich - N. Hill
    The Alchemist - Paolo Coelho
    Master of The Game - Sidney Sheldon (a novel but an archetypal journey)
    Autobiography of a Yogi - Parmahansa Yogananda
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    • Profile picture of the author natasha333
      What a great thread - thanks for posting!

      My top ones are:

      Conversations With God
      The One Minute Millionaire
      Disappearance Of The Universe (Gary Renard)
      A Course In Miracles
      Four Hour Work Week - although I still haven't got there yet!
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  • Profile picture of the author hendricius
    The Secret, i read it everyday, and yes it did make a remarkable change in my life. I'd recommend it to everyone here, dont believe the negative reviews, go through the book and you'll defnitely find something.
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    • Profile picture of the author Coach N Player
      Cash In A Flash - Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G. Allen.

      This book didn't change my life but it was definietly worth reading.
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      The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma

      This is an author whom I very much respect.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I have read many motivational books over the past few years and I must say that the last one I read is very good.

    It is called:

    The Success Principals: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To be By Jack Canfield.

    I really think that it is the best out there.

    Tal
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  • Profile picture of the author mlsears
    The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

    This book introduced me to GOD as a way of life. As someone I could talk with about my daily struggles and accomplishments.

    Honestly, it never dawned on me to ask GOD for help with my personal development goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigmoneydeals
    How to Win Friends and Influence People
    4 Hour Work Week
    Rich Dad Poor Dad
    Magic of Thinking Big
    7 pillars of Self Esteem
    Stairway to Wealth
    The 48 Laws of Power
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris1203
    Two books that changed my life are "Think and Grow Rich," and "Psycho-Cybernetics. Oh, and one more..."How to Win Friends and Influence People." All are classic for a reason-the advice given in these books are timeless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darren L Carter
    Like the post above, Tony Robbins - Awaken the Giant Within.

    Also, Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged

    Those two books have put me on an incredibly more satisfying path for my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fermina
    The only books i read were books that the school/college/professors wants us to read. I haven't read any book for personal taste because until there has been no book that made me interested
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    The Bible! It has totally changed my life for the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Wayo
    SOGR is a great book, indeed!

    My other favorites are

    "The 7 habits Of Highly Effective People" Stephen Covey,
    "The 4-Hour Workweek" Timothy Ferriss,
    "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" Robin Sharma
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  • Profile picture of the author dcyberpunk
    What a fantastic thread! So many wonderful books mentioned. I think most of my favorites have already been mentioned but here's my 2 cents worth...

    The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz (absolutely changed my life)
    Anatomy of The Spirit by Caroline Myass
    The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden
    A Course In Miracles
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino
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  • Profile picture of the author Aron Levin
    Wow, cool thread!

    Here are some books I strongly recommend:

    Unlimited power by Tony Robbins
    Can't really remember what it was, but that book changed something inside me.

    Persuasion engineering by Richard Bandler.
    Just read this book.

    Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss.
    Realizing that hours of work has nothing to do with how much money you make.

    Rich dad, Poor dad By Robert Kiyosaki
    Just read it!

    First Impressions: What You Don't Know About How Others See You by Ann Demarais
    One of the first books I read about self-improvement/selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    I'd have to say 'Rich dad,poor dad'
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    The Four Hour Work Week
    The Alchemist (Highly recommended for everyone)
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    Try the Abraham / Hicks line of books.... truly uplifting stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr.Magnetic
    Playing the board game rat race.

    Books:

    The 50th Law - Robert Greene (how to ignore fear and embrace bliss)
    Jonathan Livingston Seagull (how to grow and persevere)
    The Vortex - Jerry and Ester Hicks (how to be magnetic)
    I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell - Tucker Max (how to celebrate failure as awesomeness)
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  • Profile picture of the author eshopgeek
    I have three, "The Richest Man in Babylon", by George S. Clason, "Positioning, The Battle For Your Mind", by Al Ries and Jack Trout and "Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health", by L. Ron Hubbard.
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleGolemMedia
    Definitely "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. Simple choice that others would likely agree with. Simply put: it's helped me balance what's important in my life and directly in front of me. In the grand scheme of things, nothing else really matters.

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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Ashari
    Even though it has been mentioned in the OP, 'the science of getting rich' completely changed the course of my life (and the course of my studies).

    It explains beautifully how the economy isn't a zero sum game (where one person getting rich means another person becoming poor).

    The best way to serve humanity is to get rich (through morally correct means, not by robbing a bank etc).

    -Simon
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  • Profile picture of the author psufootball
    Well there's the obvious Think and Grow Rich. But I think what really got me to stop dreaming and start working was David Allen's Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. I highly recommend this for anyone that is striving for some sort of motivation. Especially if you've just found that your project or something you spent a lot of time on was unsuccessful, reading this will ease your pain and help you pick yourself back up again and, as the title promises, getting things done.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoRoth
    as bad as it sounds, the game really changed my life, it lead me into this whole world of self development and self improvement. I have made some significant changes in my life because of what that book did for me. It opened my eyes to a whole new world, not really about picking up girls, but improving one self for the better.
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    The Tipping Point
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