Looking for recommended books

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Hello everyone.. I am looking for some good books that you recommend for the topic of motivation and general self improvement.

I loved Tim Ferris' books, Tony Robbins is a great example as well.

Do you have a book that you would hands down recommend to anyone looking for this?
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  • Profile picture of the author RossK
    4HWW is great for getting started.

    Currently best motivational book I'm reading is Arnie's Autobiography. It is fascinating when you are understanding how he sets goals, recognises his own motivations, how he views the world etc etc.

    And who can argue with his successes?

    Funnily enough - at one point he ran a mail order newsletter from which he supplied articles, interviews and his own protein shakes!
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  • Profile picture of the author 11811
    A new book out recently is called 'Into The Wind' by a young promising author Jake Ducey. I would recommend that one.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I would read Chicken Soup for the soul and also read Chicken soup for the entrepreneurs soul. Those 2 books, by the same authors, should be read for motivation.

    By the way, the authors are Jack canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoace
    Currently reading 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. So far, very detailed & based on theory.

    I would give it a 6/10 based on value of time spent reading.

    A lot of people highly recommended this book but I'm more of a guy who prefers authors who writes based on their experience over scientific theory.

    If you are a guy who likes theory stuff, then this book is a definite 10/10.
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  • Profile picture of the author Millefiore
    Wallace Wattle, Lisa Nichols (No Matter What), Hugh Macleod (Evil Plans). Not sure if it all considered self-help but it's some of what I enjoyed reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author trempsi
    Richard Bandler.. "Use your brain for change"
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    • Profile picture of the author DavidAllenNeron
      Originally Posted by trempsi View Post

      Richard Bandler.. "Use your brain for change"
      I would also recommend Persuasion Engineering... there's a book and a DVD set that goes along with it.
      If you're interested in learning more about it I have a few of the DVDs available on my website
      It's been super helpful to me and I think it's some of the best training out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Read Mastery by Robert Greene. Actually everything by Robert Greene is awesome. I'm his #1 fan and I highly recommend his books.
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz is a good one. It will teach you how to mold your mind for success.
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  • Profile picture of the author jcadrin
    The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
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  • Profile picture of the author Donowhy
    Thanks for the recommendations! I just picked up these three from barnes n nobles:
    Psycho-Cybernetics
    Think and Grow Rich
    and 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

    Those three jumped out at me in particular, especially because of their reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author jckung
    I've always enjoyed anything by Brian Tracy.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasOMalley
    I highly recommend Emmet Fox's Power Through Constructive Thinking and Stake Your Claim.

    Best wishes for your success.
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    • Profile picture of the author depp12
      Really liked 4hour work week

      I found the $100 startup by chris guillebeau quite good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Lemos
    The Midas Touch by Robert Kyosaki and Donald Trump it tells you the truth about success in the world of entrepreneurship.
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  • Profile picture of the author IamBaksi
    I would recommend 'The Secret'
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  • Profile picture of the author mliell
    How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie
    As A Man Thinketh - James Allen
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
    How To Be Rich - J. Paul Getty
    Risky Is The New Safe - Randy Gage
    The Brain That Changes Itself - Norman Doidge, M.D.


    I have an eBook version of As A Man Thinketh if you fancy. http://mortenliell.com/aamtebook.pdf (Nothing to sign up for or buy btw)
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  • Profile picture of the author Greenville
    I highly recommend The millionaire fast lane by MJ DeMarco.
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyjensen
    After reading hundreds (not a few thousand) books over the last twenty-five years I have finally narrowed down my final 25 best books ever for self-improvement. I have read most of the books already mentioned above and still can’t tell you how much the books below have been of the greatest help to me. It’s more about the categories they represent than the particular books listed. For example Eckhart Tolle talks about being in the present moment so any good books on that subject would be excellent. On the other hand – the inner game books by Gallwey were some of the first on the market and still seem to be the best in my opinion. But generally it is the principles found in the books that many people are writing about that are more important than my actual list.

    Let me know if you want to know why a particular book made the list or what I would recommend you get out of it. Isn’t it time we finally actually become successful and quit wondering about what to do?



    1. Being in the present moment - Eckhart Tolle

    2. Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

    3. The Inner Game of Golf by W. Timothy Gallwey

    4. The Inner Game of Work: Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace by W.

    Timothy Gallwey

    5. The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford

    6. Living Your Dreams: Using Sleep To Solve Problems And Enrich Your Life by Gayle Delaney

    7. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray

    8. Making Sense of Men: A Woman's Guide to a Lifetime of Love, Care, and Attention from All Men by Alison Armstrong

    9. Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again by Michele

    Weiner-Davis

    10. DISC Personality Profiling

    11. The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery by Chris Prentiss

    12. Core Transformation: Reaching the Wellspring Within by Andreas Connirae

    13. The Shadow Effect by Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Debbie Ford

    14. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

    15. The Big Mind process by Dennis Genpo Roshi Merzel

    16. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

    17. A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber

    18. Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069 by William Strauss, Neil Howe

    19. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    20. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: by Robert M. Pirsig

    21. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

    22. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    23. Scripture

    24. Your own scripture

    25. The beautiful miscellaneous
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  • Profile picture of the author Theo Encarnado
    My mentor recommended to me "Way Of The Peaceful Warrior" A Book That Changes Lives, By Dan Millman... I haven't read it yet, however I will start it this weekend...
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    • Profile picture of the author kwc
      "$100 Startup" - by chris guillebeau
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  • Profile picture of the author Relic32
    Think and Grow Rich is a great one! Also the Peaceful Warrior was good too as mentioned above
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Your Forces and How To Use Them by Christian D. Larson.

    This book was published around the time The Science of Getting Rich was and is every bit as powerful. Just do a search for it. You can find it free in PDF all over the Web.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjagodka
    Think and Grow Rich is a great book and a lot of people have mentioned it but I would like to add:

    No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy
    This book has changed my life in more ways than one.
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  • Profile picture of the author KnightOnboard
    Besides basic clasics authors such as Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie.
    For IMers, a must reading: "The lean startup" by Eric Ries.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    I'm a huge fan of the book "Write it Down". It helped me develop the habit of writing down all of my short, medium and long term goals.

    It's also a great motivation booster, since the goals you write down are concrete. I also review my goals daily to make sure they are in my mind at all times.
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  • Profile picture of the author mfuji55
    i'd recommend how to stop worrying and start living by dale carnegie because it deals with all the anxieties we grow up with and most of that anxiety comes in the form of uncertainty.

    and when we're doing business on the internet, there's bound to be plenty of uncertainty.

    one interesting thing heard from the audiobook was that if you analyze your fears by ask the whys about your fear, most of the time it will be because the plan is unorganized.

    it's really cool, and you can apply it to anything like 'what do i do with my life?'

    then you start planning that out by doing what you love and you'll find that a lot of the fears that plagued you disappear!
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  • I forgot the author of this book but the tittle was "The Purpose of the Driven Life"
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