What is the first book that introuced you to Personal Development

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For me it was How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

That book changed my life and I never looked back....

What book is the book that introduced you to the wonderful world of personal development?
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  • Profile picture of the author YoungAndOpulent
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    The Law of Success
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Gibson
    For me it was Think and Grow Rich. I similarly have never looked back!

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    • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
      Originally Posted by Anthony Gibson View Post

      For me it was Think and Grow Rich. I similarly have never looked back!

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      That was my second, as I recall.
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      • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
        ha yeah....think and grow rich...

        was re-reading that again last night...it's funny how you pick up another detail that you forgot about from the last time you read. I love the story about Henry Ford and the v8 engine...classic.

        And it was Carnegie that instructed Napoleon Hill to research the next 20 years ..and then write the book...Carnegie wanted his secrets about attaining vast wealth to be shared with everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivan4443
    For me it was Anthony Robbins -Awaken the giant within
    i still read parts from it which have inspired me most
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  • Profile picture of the author BizNurse
    "The Little Engine That Could" is the first book that introduced me to personal development!
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    The Mindbody Prescription.

    It explains how to cure physical pain using the power of the mind. Does it work? YES.

    Now I'm reading about NLP. The Mindbody Prescription, The Secret, The Answer, Think And Grow Rich, they're all basically covering the same ground. Only a select few of us know what the human mind is capable of!

    These books changed my life. Not only am I much healthier, but I could pretty much retire tomorrow if I wanted to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    "I Dare You" by William Danforth
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      For me, it was the Bible, hands down.

      Also, after having studied it and applied it's principles, have never looked back. Well, I do look back over the pages quite often, though.

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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
        "How To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie was my first as well. What a great book.

        Today I like to read biographies of successful people. I just started reading "Sam Walton: Made In America" an excellent book so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rainbowgirl11
    It's been a while, but I think it was deepak chopra
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  • Profile picture of the author Roslyn Agosta
    "Influence Science and Practice" by Dr Cialidini.
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  • Profile picture of the author luckywinner
    Originally Posted by slingingshot15 View Post

    For me it was How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

    That book changed my life and I never looked back....

    What book is the book that introduced you to the wonderful world of personal development?
    When I read the question, I thought about that very same book!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kalednet
    My first book was:
    Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--and it's all small stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author mark healy
    tony robbins unlimited power

    great book
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      Originally Posted by mark healy View Post

      tony robbins unlimited power

      great book
      Yes this book changed my life completely. I don't like what Tony appears to have become since then but I will forever be grateful that he wrote Unlimited Power.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author Kristabelle
    How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie - this is what made me learn that family isnt always your friends..
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    The power of your subconscious mind by Joseph Murphy
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  • I read "You can Win" from Shiv Khera at the age of 16 and it made a huge impact on my mindset. My mind started to think big and i read many books after this one.

    However, reading a book and making a real change in yourself are two different things. some people just read a book but don't bring the change in themselves. I read few PD books and tried my best to bring the change in myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Garner
    for me its "Think And Grow Rich''. I have read it many times and everytime a new secret revealed.
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  • Profile picture of the author secretguy
    Originally Posted by slingingshot15 View Post

    For me it was How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

    That book changed my life and I never looked back....

    What book is the book that introduced you to the wonderful world of personal development?
    Dale Carnegie was the second PD book I read.

    Actually the first one was "The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz" almost 500 books after this continue to be my favorite book ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author FIP
    Trying to remember actually! I've read so many in the field. I recall a book by Stuart Wilde called 'Affirmations' - I strongly recommend that.

    Astrology (and associated books on the subject) was perhaps the first thing I recall that helped me start understanding and questioning myself and life as a young teenager. Whilst I don't associate myself or limit myself to that paradigm anymore, I recall it gave me a framework to start the self development process.

    So it was a valuable tool for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author epreneur
    Like Terra, I'd have to say that it was the Bible.

    The second was "Think & Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill.

    I have re-read both books--and continue to.

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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    The first Personal Development book that caught my attention was "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill, but the first one that truly inspired me was "Earl Nightingale's Greatest Discovery" by Earl Nightingale.

    Think and Grow Rich was more technical, but Earl Nightingale's Greatest Discovery was more personal.

    GT
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  • Profile picture of the author steveproxy
    I really inspire with "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey.
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  • Profile picture of the author slingingshot15
    some really good books mentioned here.....

    to those of you who said The Bible I will agree with what you said as it does play a big role in my entire life but I will like to use the words of Charlie Tremendous Jones who said

    'the bible is not a book, it is the Word of God and no book is in that category'
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  • Profile picture of the author garwil200
    Originally Posted by slingingshot15 View Post

    For me it was How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

    That book changed my life and I never looked back....

    What book is the book that introduced you to the wonderful world of personal development?
    My first book was "The Magic of Believing" by Claude Bristol, and the second one was "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. My last one was "The Emotion Code" by Dr. Bradley Nelson. These 3 books have shaped my mental makeup.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyElmore
    "How To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie as well. Since then, I've read many, many more. Some of my favorites include:

    The Magic of Thinking Big
    The Slight Edge
    Think and Grow Rich
    Hung by the Tongue
    Winning Is A Choice
    Attitude Is Everything
    Hmm... I guess the list could go on and on. The key is to continue reading on a daily basis
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  • Profile picture of the author AchTi
    How to win friends and influence people is an awesome book.

    My first was Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (sic)
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  • Profile picture of the author AchTi
    Originally Posted by slingingshot15 View Post

    For me it was How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

    That book changed my life and I never looked back....

    What book is the book that introduced you to the wonderful world of personal development?
    Oh and the Four Hour Work Week changed my way of thinking too!
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    Originally Posted by slingingshot15

    For me it was How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

    That book changed my life and I never looked back....

    What book is the book that introduced you to the wonderful world of personal development?
    Me too! Read it when I was about 15 or 16?? Not sure how but it's a part of my core beliefs.




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    • Profile picture of the author slingingshot15
      Originally Posted by Hackbridge View Post

      Me too! Read it when I was about 15 or 16?? Not sure how but it's a part of my core beliefs.




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      yes one of the best books ever....
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    Originally Posted by slingingshot15 View Post

    For me it was How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

    That book changed my life and I never looked back....

    What book is the book that introduced you to the wonderful world of personal development?
    same here. i keep reading the books to refresh my self
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Awesome books guys! For me it was the Slight Edge By Jeff Olsen. He put the philosophy of growing a business in such a simplistic way while explaining the power of motivation.

    It was the book that got me started and from there have not stop reading!

    -Will
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomasPynchon101
      Same here, How to Win Friends and Influence People. I read that book when I was still in grade school.

      I never really read books on how to be rich. The first and the last book on that nature was Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
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  • Profile picture of the author slingingshot15
    wow glad to know many people liked the Dale Carnegie Book....
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    how to win friends for me, awesome book
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  • Profile picture of the author Rodger Hood
    "think and grow rich" --- Napoleon Hill.
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  • Profile picture of the author Navi Otsen
    As many have mentioned, the first book I read on the topic was also "Think and Grow Rich", by Napoleon Hill. I think it's great that I could grab a classic that's so full of information, because since then I'm hooked on personal development. Go buy it!
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  • Profile picture of the author nacre
    My first was Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill
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      Originally Posted by nacre View Post

      My first was Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill
      This was my first too. Great book. <3
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    Still i am finding that one
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