Favorite Self Help Books?

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What are your favorite Self Help Books?

I love anything on the Law of Attraction, I loved The Laws of Thinking by Bernard Jordan, I like anything by Gary Zukav, Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield. I also really like Hannah Keeley's Total Mom Makeover which is for moms and focuses on life in general rather than business. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, I know I am forgetting some...

I'm looking for good abundance/wealth attracting titles. And perhaps anxiety relief/confidence building books. Stuff like that.

Any recommendations?

#books #favorite
  • Profile picture of the author katherine7
    My favorite right now is Harmonic Wealth by James Arthur Ray. It talks about the Law of Attraction. What I really like is that is focuses not only on financial wealth, but wealth in other areas of your life as well. (Physical, spiritual, relationships, etc) I want to own successful businesses and I want financial wealth, but I don't want to sacrifice my relationships and my spirituality to get there. This book was a great eye opener for me. It is possible to be wealthy in all areas of your life. Hope you enjoy the book!

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    • Profile picture of the author JoseArmando
      Frogs into princes - Bandler, Grinder <- awesome insight into human mind
      A new earth - Tolle <- great for anxiety relief
      Psycho-Cybernetics - Maltz <- the science of personality change
      Think and grow rich - Hill <- good mindsets

      Those are in the very top.

      "To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident."

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  • Profile picture of the author stephenh

    I keep going back to Power Of Positive Thinking when I get a bit dark. But I was raised a catholic so it agrees with what I learned as a kid. When I am going good I like pretty much anything by Dan Kennedy or Stuart Wilde.

    Recently I have been doing a lot of testing and research on the process of forgiveness (mainly of self), it really is amazing some of the results I am seeing and guess what, when I reread all the classics it shows up everywhere.

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    • Profile picture of the author Transilient
      Top of the list for me is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.
      It is a short, easy read in which the main character is in search of his fortune. Many of the great lessons of life are revealed along the journey.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
        Tony Robbins "Awaken The Giant Within" is good.
        so, is "The New PsychoCybernetics"

        ...and Wayne Dyer's "The Power of Intention".

        ....and Robert Anthony's "Betting On Yourself"

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        • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
          Actually "wealthy" refers to money. The dictionary is your friend!
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Muzzey
          There are many.....

          "Think and Grow Rich" - Napoleon Hill
          "The Master Key System" - Charles F. Haanel
          "How to Win Friends and Influence People" & "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living"- Dale Carnegie
          "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" & "Cashflow Quadrant" - Robert Kiyosaki
          "Success Principals" - Jack Canfield
          "Wealth Beyond Reason" - Bob Doyle
          "The Secret of the Ages" - Robert Collier
          "Psycho-Cybernetics" - Maxwell Maltz
          "The Science of Success" - James Arthur Ray
          "Ask and It is Given" - Esther and Jerry Hicks
          "Emotional Intelligence" - Daniel Goleman

          "Our life is what our thoughts make it." - Marcus Aurelius

          "My Observations On and Thoughts About How to Best Navigate Our World."

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          • Profile picture of the author Phil Jacobson
            I'm a huge fan of Secrets of the millionaire mind by Harv Eker.
            I think he has a simple yet breakthrough approach to the topic of making money and removing barriers to success.

            Also "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.

            I think a lot of people relate well to video which is why the secret works so well because it was released in DVD form first.

            Speaking of video I am going through Bill Bartman's Billionaire course. It's really good!
            Billionaire Business Systems

            The course is only 100bucks and all the videos are great. (well the ones I've seen so far)

            Needless to say, I'm not an affiliate of any of these. I don't know if they have any kind of aff program.

            Why Drink Coffee only?

            (Warrior Discounts)

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          • Profile picture of the author Storyteller
            Your booklist is close to mine. I like to older books like "Think and Grow Rich" which has stood the test of time.
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            • Profile picture of the author vicone
              An author that I don't often see mentioned in these forums, and yet has been hugely influential, is Jane Roberts.

              Have a look at the early pages of some of the Hicks' (Esther & Jerry) books and you'll find Jerry's acknowledgment that, after having success with "Think and Grow Rich" (Napoleon Hill) in the 1960s, they moved on to the work of Jane Roberts in the 70s.

              After Roberts died in the mid 80s, they mourned the loss, but were fortunate in that Esther soon began to produce her own material. This is not a copy of Roberts' work, but is consistent with the teachings it contains.

              Subsequently a television producer (Rhonda Byrnes) asked the Hicks "to allow her to build a television show around our work. She brought her film crew onboard one of our Well-Being Adventure Cruises (shipboard seminars) and filmed the heart of her production around our workshop there on the ship. However, because of a series of fortuitous events, the movie evolved into a DVD format before its Australian network-television airing, and as a result, the project became an enormous success. Millions of people around the world have viewed it." As readers will be aware, the DVD and TV show was called "The Secret". The quote is from the preface to Hicks' book, "The Astonishing Power of Emotions".

              The best introduction to the work of Jane Roberts is "The Seth Material". The content is beautifully written and I found it to be immensely stimulating. I normally read fairly quickly but, although it is not a big book - about 300 pages - it took me several weeks to finish as I found it so thought provoking.

              The two books which immediately followed - "Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul" and "The Nature of Personal Reality" contain the heart of this philosophy. Later books expand on this.

              Roberts' work looks at concepts not explored by the Hicks material (such as past lives and time) and, because of this, many may find the work of Esther and Jerry easier to understand and apply. However, serious explorers of this field will enjoy and benefit from what Roberts has to offer.

              Most of the published works of Jane Roberts seem to be available through Amazon.

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          • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
            Originally Posted by Scott Muzzey View Post

            There are many.....

            "Think and Grow Rich" - Napoleon Hill
            "The Master Key System" - Charles F. Haanel
            "How to Win Friends and Influence People" & "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living"- Dale Carnegie
            "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" & "Cashflow Quadrant" - Robert Kiyosaki
            "Success Principals" - Jack Canfield
            "Wealth Beyond Reason" - Bob Doyle
            "The Secret of the Ages" - Robert Collier
            "Psycho-Cybernetics" - Maxwell Maltz
            "The Science of Success" - James Arthur Ray
            "Ask and It is Given" - Esther and Jerry Hicks
            "Emotional Intelligence" - Daniel Goleman

            Have you read and applied them all?
            The only one I read was "as man thinketh", because it was relatively short.

            - Insert backlink here -

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  • Profile picture of the author Tom E
    Without a doubt, my favorite book right now is "Why good people do bad things" by Debbie Ford. This process just might be the end of human suffering.
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    • Profile picture of the author TripleG
      Think & Grow Rich - Napolean Hill
      Success Principles - Jack Canfield

      Champions - Body For Life - Art Carey - Just started this. Has alot of of success stories.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmitch213
    I would have to agree with alot of you but here is my top 3:
    Think and Grow Rich by n.hill
    As a Man Thinketh by james allen
    How to have confidence and power in dealing with people. by les giblin
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    • Profile picture of the author Billy Deakin
      A few mof my favs...

      "4 Hour Work Week" - Timothy Ferriss
      "Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life" - Larry Winget
      "Think and Grow Rich" - Napoleon Hill
      "How to Win Friends and Influence People" - Dale Carnegie
      "Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant" - Robert Kiyosaki
      "Seven Strategies to Wealth & Happiness" - Jim Rohn
      "The Richest Man in Babylon" - George Clason
      "Psycho-Cybernetics" - Maxwell Maltz

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  • Profile picture of the author mygrowth
    I love these threads - usually a few gems I havn't read
    My current favourites are by Serge Kahili King
    Kahuna Healing, Urban Shaman, Mastering Your hidden Self
    These outline a powerful yet simple philosophy for daily living
    best read in a long time

    For the more cosmic souls
    The Astral Plane by C. W. Leadbeater
    The Astral Plane by C. W. Leadbeater - Project Gutenberg
    100 years on and still a must read for any interested in psychic stuff
    Keep 'em coming folks
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    • Profile picture of the author DNAforAbundance
      Wayne Dyer has a ton of good stuff.

      His book "Power of Intention" changed my life.
      He also has a series called..."It's Never Crowded Along the Extra Mile"

      Og Mandino is also pretty incredible.

      His book "The Greatest Secret in the World" is pretty unique.
      He has 10 "scrolls"...they are about 3-4 pages only, but you read them 3x's per day for a month. You then move onto the next scroll the next month. It really drives the valuable information home. Life changing!

      "The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."-- Elbert Hubbard
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      • Profile picture of the author colinredk
        Since my dad was a salesman (drug detailman and then an insurance underwriter) I practically grew up with Og Mandino, "Greatest Salesman In the World." Later on, though not along the same line as Mandino, I added other books as well: Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet", Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" and Richard Bach's "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" and "Illusions". I keep re-reading these books because I keep forgetting the fine points. You won't forget the lessons of perseverance.
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        • Profile picture of the author KaiWei
          Rich Dad Poor Dad & 4 Hour WorkWeek <= These 2 books REALLY OPENED my mind about what I really want to do with my life after I graduate. AWESOME mindset opener.

          7 Habits Of Highly Effective People <= Another personal favourite in building personal relationships. Always listen!

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  • Profile picture of the author Samsmiles
    There is only one work in my opinion- "The Master Key System" by
    Charles F Haanel.
    The work that inspired Napoleon Hill to write "Think and Grow Rich"
    and, it is said, inspired the great Bill Gates to quit college and start Microsoft!

    If you want a text copy send me a pm

    Prosperity to us all.

    Prosperity to us all
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    • Profile picture of the author aikay77
      'Think And Grow Rich' tops my list.

      'Rich Dad Poor Dad' is also great.
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      • Profile picture of the author summer07
        "Getting Things Done" - David Allen

        "A New Earth" - Eckhart Tolle

        "The Places That Scare You" - Pema Chodron

        "Ruling Your World" - Sakyong Mipham

        "The Kabbalah of Money" - Nilton Bonder

        "Body For Life" - Bill Phillips



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        • Profile picture of the author johnmiley
          "Mastery" by George Leonard
          "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu
          "The Art of Peace" by Morihea Ueshiba

          These are less about self-help and more about living a harmonious life-- when your life is in harmony (with balanced physical, emotional and financial health), you've helped yourself a great deal.

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          • Profile picture of the author Rayleigh
            Maximum Achievement - Brian Tracy
            How To Win Friends & Influence People- Dale Carnegie
            How To Stop Worrying & Start Living- Dale Carnegie
            Rich Dad Poor Dad series- Robert Kiyosaki. It was this series that finally made me realise what i wanted to do with my Life.

            I plan to read Think & grow Rich by Napolean Hill if i ever get the chance.
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            • Profile picture of the author StevenDRR
              Hi everyone,
              I just wanted to share you part of my list of books that I had read over the past years.

              Well here it is....

              Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

              Influence: The psychology of persuasion by Robert Cialdini

              How to Make Millions with Your Ideas: An Entrepreneur's Guide by Dan Kennedy

              Tested Advertising Methods by John Caples

              Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins

              4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

              Magic Words that Bring You Riches by Ted Nicholas

              No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs by Dan Kennedy

              Winning Through Intimidation by Robert Ringer

              The Strangest Secret & Lead the Field by Earl Nightingale

              Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz

              How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

              Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

              The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy

              Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

              The advertising mogul by David Ogilvy

              I have another half to my list.
              I encourage you warriors to read these books


              To Your Success!
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              • Profile picture of the author rocker123
                rich dad poor dad for that matter

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                • Profile picture of the author CLuther
                  The World's Greatest Salesman, Og Mandino
                  The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz
                  The Twelve Powers of Man, Charles Fillmore
                  Finding the Third Eye - Vera Adler
                  Creative Visualization - Chakti Gawain
                  Power of Intention - Wayne Dyer
                  A book that I gave away - so I can't remember the name by Wally Amos - the chocolate chip cookie Famous Amos guy
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                  • self help books or new age are the way to freedom,,,I highly reccommend the new earth or any of the ekert tolle books, I also reccommend karim hajee books or cds for people who get overwhelmed or like to take steps,,, but everybody must watch the peaceful warrior, the most powerful movie I have ever saw

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                    • Profile picture of the author Midnight_Eden
                      Happiness Is A Choice or indeed any book by Barry Neil Kaufman.

                      Being a very reserved Brit ;-) I have, unfortunately, only come fairly recently to many self-help titles but I have to say they have really opened my eyes - and I have a whole load more to learn!

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                      • Profile picture of the author JasonKing
                        1. Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins
                        2. The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
                        3. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

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  • Profile picture of the author sesantek
    Originally Posted by MsSpider View Post

    What are your favorite Self Help Books?

    I love anything on the Law of Attraction, I loved The Laws of Thinking by Bernard Jordan, I like anything by Gary Zukav, Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield. I also really like Hannah Keeley's Total Mom Makeover which is for moms and focuses on life in general rather than business. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, I know I am forgetting some...

    I'm looking for good abundance/wealth attracting titles. And perhaps anxiety relief/confidence building books. Stuff like that.

    Any recommendations?

    Why not this one written by me about this man called JESUS- "Jesus and your Success"
    the link is www.rocktech.biz/jesus.zip.pdf

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    • Profile picture of the author JaredKels
      A new earth
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      • Profile picture of the author NickR06
        The Sedona Method
        Don't make the mistake that I made and underestimate this because of it's simplicity. An hour a day of conscientous application will soon convince you of its worth.

        4 Hour Week - really made me rethink working for a living.

        Influence -


        Best Wishes

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        • Profile picture of the author projectwealth
          The science of getting rich! It's like 100 years old but an amazing read.

          It's what has made me who I am today...
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          • As a man Thinketh - James allen
            Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
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          • Profile picture of the author Aj Wilson
            "Conversations with GOD" Book 1,2 and 3.

            More than 50 Million copies sold worldwide, read them all and find out why...

            They'll open your heart and open your mind,
            and to all the questions you have, the answers you'll find.
            Like, "why does God make, the richer, more richer?"
            You'll see it's the same as he makes, the poor more poorer...

            But the main non contradicting, contradiction, that you will soon see,
            is God is not God, but he's you and he's me.

            The everything of nothing,
            and the many of one.

            You should go read the books,
            Im sure you'll have fun.

            But now I must leave to go get, some coke & some rum,
            to party all night, with your girlfriend, and mum
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            • Profile picture of the author Sirric
              Dang this was a giant list, realy helpfull!
              Egyptian mythology www.Anubis.org
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              • Profile picture of the author ileneg
                All of my favorites are listed!

                I would just add the "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff" series...

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                • Profile picture of the author strategic
                  I have read most of the above books *shock* but I found the one tool that really transformed my life and finally got me off my butt for good, was the Tony Robbins Personal power II audio program and workbook.

                  I know you asked for books, but unless it is supported by a 'workbook' system that includes daily action work/coaching... (for at least 30 days committment to action) ..the books just dont 'stick' enough to make lifetime changes.

                  I have a massive library, yet only a handfull of those books had any permanent results in me for me.... but the PPII COACHING system did the job. I have never looked back since.
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                  • Profile picture of the author cherylcoldiron
                    I think the books that most impacted me was What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter and Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander.

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  • Profile picture of the author sideserver
    I have a few favorites, but one of the more recent ones I've taken a liking to is "The 4 Hour Workweek".

    I think he (the author) pretty much espouses where we aspire to be in terms of financial freedom and lifestyle, and the book is excellent for helping you keep your eyes on the prize when the going gets tough.
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    • Profile picture of the author pinnaclepete
      Has anyone read anything by Orison Swett Marden? If not, begin with "Peace, Power & Plenty" and/or "Every Man A King".

      I enjoy reading him, because it shows that most of our "new" ideas really aren't. His phraseology might not be all that pc (politically correct), but anyone who can overlook that can't help but feel uplifted after reading "him".

      Anything that will help you to feel more empowered, more positive, and inspire you to be a good person is a good read.

      Happiness & Health To All,

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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Muir
    Harmonic Wealth is a great read just finished that.

    The all time classic Jonathon livingstone seagull R. Bach
    THe way of the peaceful warrior
    The alchemist
    The attractor factor

    Ahh there are so many

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    • Profile picture of the author mmparks
      There are so many fabulous books out there that, for me, it's difficult to decide which are my favorites. Many have already been mentioned here.

      One that I highly recommend is "The Magic in Your Mind" by U.S. Anderson.

      I've read several books by U.S. Anderson and have found them all to be life-changing.

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      • If I had to pick only one out of all of the great ones out there I'd personally pick Jack Canfield's The Success Principles. That has had the most profound impact on my life personally. I re-read it once a year.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ronwag
          I wonder where you got a copy of Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz. I tried to get one and since it's out of print they want 2-3 hundred for a copy?

          I don't want to try and start a new thread here, but I wonder which of these many books do you all feel actually changed your life for the better?

          I've ready many many of these but my life hasn't really changed much, (I'm sad to say)

          The Bible has had the most effect on me, I am definitely a better person for studying it, more understanding, kinder, more patient, more generous. Still plenty of room for improvement though.

          My Son loves Steven Covey's 7 secrets of successful people and it has helped him a lot.

          I think I need to pick one, and work it to death, like one of you mentioned, read and re-read it and seriously follow the teachings. The fact that many of us have read 10-15 or more of these books suggests that none of them have done very much good. I think I'm searching for the "Magic Solution" that's just going to turn me into the most efficient, hardest working, money making guy on the planet. What do you think??

          Ron Wagner
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        • Profile picture of the author carmene
          A Travellers Gift by Andy Andrews - Just read it and love the 7 decisions!
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        • Profile picture of the author Tina Tiano
          I too have read the majority of the books mentioned and they are all terrific books. A few I can add are:

          Prosperity Consciousness -- by Chutisa and Steve Bowman
          Money Is Not The Problem, You Are -- by Gary Douglas and Dr Dain Heer
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        • Profile picture of the author Qbiz
          My favourite self help books are:

          Psycho Cybernetics by Dr Maxwell Maltz
          Influence by Dr Robert Cialdini
          The Ultimate Success Secret by Dan Kennedy
          The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
          Wisdom of The Ages by Dr Wayne Dyer
          The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino



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        • Profile picture of the author fayz

          Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
          25 Principles of Success - How to get where you are to where you want to be - Jack Canfield

          and not forgetting some Asian Writers

          Secrets of Self-Made Millionaire - Adam Khoo

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  • Profile picture of the author ideamarketers
    My favorite self-help books are:
    • "Hidden Treasures: Heaven's Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters" by Leslie Householder
    • "As a Man Thinketh" by James Allan
    • "The Jackrabbit Factor: Why You Can!" by Leslie Householder
    • "The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace D. Wattles
    • "Feelings Buried Alive Never Die" by Karol Truman

    I won't be so conceited as to add my own self-help books to the list, but I will say you can get the first 50 pages of "You're Here for a Reason: Discover & Live Your Purpose" for free at You're Here for a Reason: Discover & Live Your Purpose
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  • Profile picture of the author kennethtang
    Any book by Ayn Rand is a good read...though not exactly "light" reading. Nathaniel Branden's books, too, are good reads...
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Raj
    These are the books that I have read so far...

    In 2007...

    - The monk who sold his ferrari
    - Think and grow rich
    - Greatness guide
    - Sidhdhartha
    - Power of positive thinking
    - Rich dad poor dad
    - The Alchemist
    - One minute manager
    - Lance Armstrong's autobiography
    - Yes/No, Guide to decision making
    - The present
    - Who moved my cheese
    - Da Vinci Code
    - Angels and demons

    The Books I have read in '08

    1. The saint, the surfer and the CEO
    2. Guide to becoming rich
    3. Retire Young Retire Rich
    4. Cashflow Quadrant
    5. How to have a beautiful mind
    6. Rich Dad's Guide to Investing
    7. Buzzmarketing
    8. Where has my ceiling gone

    Pending Completion:

    - If God was a banker
    - The Millionaire Mind
    - Experiments with truth
    - Influence
    - Leadership Wisdom

    Books I intend to read in the near future:
    • First Break All the rules
    • Built to last
    • Trump: How to get rich
    • The automatic millionaire
    • Good to great
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  • Profile picture of the author johnpetrov
    Joe Vitale - The Attractor Factor, The Key, The Secret
    Anthony Robbins - Get The Edge
    Principles of Success - Brian Tracy
    Ask_and_It_is_Given - Abraham Hicks
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  • Profile picture of the author drkellogs
    Ask and it is given - Abraham Hicks
    Getting Things Done - David Allen
    Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      I have read many of the books mentioned already or they are on my "to read" list.
      Someone listed Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. That was a pivotal book for me. It is brilliant and so is her other book, The Fountainhead

      Other books I've read that have not been mentioned yet are:
      The Power is Within You by Louise Hay (really helped me a lot, since I had a lot of forgiving to do)
      Creating Money - The Keys to Abundance by Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer

      Book I reading right now: A New Earth by Ekhart Tolle - all I can say is I'm going to have to read this one more than once.
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  • Profile picture of the author dspruyt
    My favourites are...

    "The DNA of Success" - Jack M. Zufelt
    "The Power of Positive Thinking" - Norman Vincent Peale
    "Unlimited Power" - Anthony Robbins
    "How to Win & Influence People" - Dale Carnegie

    Currently reading Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth", it's one of "Oprah's book club" books. Seems like a very controversial book but just start reading. Feel it's quite deep in terms of content.

    Anyways, there's a magazine called SUCCESS. Lots of great reads in there, it's a monthly magazine and there's a dual disc inside each issue. The discs are seriously great value! Everyone should start reading it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Johnson
    I just posted the Science of Getting Rich by Wattles in another Thread. LOVE it and although it was written in the early part of the century, it still heavily applies: http://www.soilandhealth.org/03sov/0304spiritpsych/030412.Wattle.Getting.Rich.pdf
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hendricks
    One of my favorites was "Success With A Positive Mental Attitude" by W. Clement Stone.

    And -- How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    Both highly recommended.

    - Mark Hendricks
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    • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
      After it got one or two recommendations on this thread, I went out today and bought "How to stop worrying and start living" by Dale Carnegie. So, a quick thanks to those who brought it to my attention!

      Oh, and here are my own top 3 (in no particular order):
      1. SuperSelfSuperSelf by Charles Givens
      2. Millionaire UpgradeMillionaire Upgrade by Richard Parkes Cordock
      3. Maximum AchievementMaximum Achievement by Brian Tracy
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
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  • Profile picture of the author SusanPreston
    My favorite self help books are, "Git Off The Porch! and embrace your destiny"... By Willie Crawford, it's an easy read and can be done in one day. It made me feel very inspired! Also, "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise L. Hay. I just finished "Attractor Factor" by Joe Vitale (it's really good and has places in the book to write down what he's telling you to). It's a great book when you need to get clear about something. Another favorite is "The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity" by Catherine Ponder, as well as, "You were Born Rich" by Bob Proctor. Enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author luvmyporsche
    Lots of great books here, but nobody mentioned "Power vs. Force, The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior" by David R. Hawkins

    (I found out about it by reading Wayne Dyer's books.)

    Other excellent reads:

    "Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" and "Power, Freedom and Grace" both by Deepak Chopra

    "The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness" by Steven K. Scott

    Those are just a couple in 'this' book-aholics collection that I didn't see mentioned already!


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  • Profile picture of the author MsDebra
    I have several favorite self-help books because I'm a big fan. But a book that I just really love that I just read recently is The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann. This book will really make you rethink your business goals.
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    • Profile picture of the author WebVanity
      My self-help book of choice is a tie between Tim Ferris and Walden. While Walden isn't exactly a self-help book, it has helped me shape my future tremendously.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSchell
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    Also, Prophecy by Robert Kiyosaki
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  • Profile picture of the author silvi_sil
    Lots of really great books recommended, one that is more obscure, but awesome is:

    Beliefsathways to Health and Wellbeing, by Robert Dilts, Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith
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  • Profile picture of the author Pointman
    I would have to say the 2 Anthony Robbins books,

    Unlimited Power
    Awaken the Giant Within

    They are a great foundation. I have read many other books but I have found that many contemporary personal development books often have a ring of Robbins familiarity to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Wanderer
    Wishcraft, by Barbara Sher, was the book (more than 25 years ago now) that got me off my duff and on the road to what has, so far, been a pretty exciting and interesting life. I still use her backward-planning flow chart whenever I have a big project to complete.

    She wrote another book a couple years ago called Refuse to Choose which is a big help to people like me with 'too many interests'.

    I've read most of the other books mentioned and gone through various kinds of training (Psych-K is the latest one-- and I've found it quite helpful) -- but the only ones that matter in the long run are the ones that help me in the slow process of learning to recognize and pay attention to my own 'voice'.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    I like this stuff - but it's repetitious and long on exercises,
    short on practical ways to make money.

    If you don't do personal development to make more money
    that's cool... I do that too. Few authors really cover
    spiritual develoment/psychological maturity and the nuts
    and bolts of getting money well. Maybe Stuart Wilde - but
    he's still rooted in metaphysical thinking so it's all "how to
    think and be", not "here's how to get people to buy stuff".

    From a non-money perspective my most influential books
    are probably those of B.K.S. Iyengar - "Light on Yoga" and
    "Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali"

    For making money it's all direct marketing and salesmanship
    lit for me. Dale Carnegie's stuff is great for selling as is
    a lot of the positive thinking stuff.

    In the end it's a lot easier to feel positive if you feel good
    in your body. Get enough rest, exercise, reduce toxic habits
    and eat a balanced diet heavy on vegetables and light on
    sugar and you'll find it a lot easier to be effective and happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Dodson
    I've never gotten into "Think and Grow Rich".

    I know I need to read it, it's sitting on my hard drive as an ebook (real simple and easy to read), but after "The Secret" and "The Science of Getting Rich", I'm just not in the mood for it right now. I've put off reading it for like 6 months now.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrenhw
    It's so hard to pick a favorite. I'm going to throw out 2 titles.

    One is The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews. It's a tremendous book.

    The second one is more obscure. The Book of Secrets by Robert J. Petro.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom E
    Debbie Ford: The dark side of the light-chasers. You'll never be the same after reading it.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmoody
    My recommendation would be "The Magic of Thinking Big" by David Schwartz. I have read it twice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott_Thomas
    I highly recommend:

    "Happy For No Reason" by Marci Shimoff

    "Maximum Achievement" by Brian Tracy

    Lots of other excellent titles have already been suggested.

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    • Profile picture of the author Scott_Thomas
      Originally Posted by Scott_Thomas View Post

      I highly recommend:

      "Happy For No Reason" by Marci Shimoff

      "Maximum Achievement" by Brian Tracy

      Lots of other excellent titles have already been suggested.

      Forgot to add another good one...

      "Way Of The Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman

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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
    Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life - by Larry Winget - By far!
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    • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
      "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill.

      Has anyone not heard about it?

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      • Profile picture of the author tanya7zhou
        I like books by:

        Tony Robbins
        Brian Tracy
        Bob Proctor
        Jack Canfield
        Napoleon Hill
        Stephen Covey
        Les Brown

        Think & Grow Rich Is One of those books on top of the ladder

        As far as self help staff are concerned, I like all them books because you will always learn something new from everybody.

        It's not over until it is Over!

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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Chambers
          I have lost count of the amount of books that I have read on this subject over the years, but here are a few of my favourites anyway;

          Anthony Robbins- awaken the giant within
          James Ray -harmonic wealth
          Jack Canfield-the success principles

          I also have to mention the book that I am currently reading, I notice a few people have mentioned that before but really it is worth looking at if you haven't already;
          Joe Vitale - the attractor factor. I have to say it is much better than I expected.

          I know for a fact that as soon as I post this, there will be numerous books which I have forgotten to mention here, that will spring into my mind. However, if I quoted every book that I had read on the subject, I'd be here all day.

          I will mention one more though;

          Joseph Murphy-the power of your subconscious mind
          A real classic that one. Oh, and of course think and Grow Rich...actually, I'd better stop now!
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  • Profile picture of the author cnwoods
    A lot of my favourites are already up there, but one classic I love (even the title is a form of self-help!) is called "Procrastinate Later" by Dr Michael Bernard.

    I'm also having fun trying to get the 4 hour workweek applied in my rigidly rule bound government job.

    Anything Dan Millman (esp Way of the Peaceful Warrior), Pat Mesiti (Wake up & dream), Rich Dad series (I love Rich Woman), Jack Canfield (Success Principles), Mark Victor Hansen (One Minute Millionaire is a brilliant read) are all good.

    Probably the least well known ones that I love are:
    "Don't Bitch, Just Get Rich" by Toney Fitzgerald, and
    "When they Zig, You Zag" by Siimon Reynolds.
    Yes, both of them have unconventional first names, not typos.

    Best wishes with your search and journey,


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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Erdnase
    I've been reading self help books for 25 years. The one that has stood the test of time for me is Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". There is so much of value in here. If you are looking for a principled way of living that will lead to a life of real success read it.

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  • Profile picture of the author PhilAnthony
    The Science of getting rich is one for your bookshelf.
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  • Profile picture of the author Captcha
    I really really want to read Psycho Cybernetics that has been mentioned here a few times

    Heard so many great reviews of it
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  • Profile picture of the author Xingxing
    I like to read Helen Keller's books as my self help books. Her thoughts always shine my dark minds.
    Her thoughts always encourage me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Letitia
    First I want you to answer the question "What's the best thing to happen to you today?"
    My Favorites include
    Kurt Wright Breaking the Rules
    Robert Collier Wisdom of Robert Collier
    God in You
    W. Clement Stone Believe and Acheive
    Neville At Your Command
    Claude M Bristol TNT
    Wattles has a trilogy I'm blanking on the names published in the early 1900's
    The Go Getter I'm sorry this one I forget the author.
    There are several Christian Spirituality by Charles Capps that I can't say enough good about.
    I know I'm leaving some out. If you want sources email me.


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    • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
      Another vote for Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy.

      The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker (not really a "self-help" book, but a lot of the business advice in the book can be applied to other areas of life as well. GREAT stuff on managing your time.)

      Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferazzi (Again, not a self-help book, but amazing information on building relationships in business and life in general. I've heard a few people refer to it as a 21st century version of How To Win Friends and Influence People).
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  • Profile picture of the author Dotcomlink
    Secret is a good book, Think and grow rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    To All

    If you want to do your life a favor reah the books by : Jerry and Ester Hicks.
    The Abraham-Hicks series.

    Life changing and life affirming.

    Love and blessings Ricky

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  • Profile picture of the author np90
    I love self-help books from Napoleon Hill, Tony Robbins and right through to Stephen Covey, but the ONLY one that works 100% in my opinion however, is the Holy Bible.
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  • Profile picture of the author inetcadet
    Think and grow rich, psychocybernatics, master key system, the science of mind and message of a master. The last one is rare. If you want one, see my signature for 101 ebooks.
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  • Profile picture of the author SP11
    Originally Posted by MsSpider View Post

    I'm looking for good abundance/wealth attracting titles. And perhaps anxiety relief/confidence building books. Stuff like that.

    Any recommendations?


    Hi Angela

    One that I read once which I never hear people quote but was very life changing for me was by Susan Jeffers and called "End the Struggle and Dance with Life" subheading - "How to build yourself up when the world gets you down"

    It really makes you look at things in a different and more appreciative way. And they say that gratitude brings more of what we want and appreciate!

    Hope you'll like it if you get time to read it!

    Sandra Paget

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  • Profile picture of the author techinik
    I guess no 1 book to read before reading anything else is "Rich Dad Poor Dad" By Robert.
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  • Profile picture of the author robrave
    Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
    All books by Abraham-Hicks
    Rich Dad Poor Dad
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