3 Books To Improve "You"

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Knowledge is one of those things that can improve your living experiences. We are lucky to be blessed with this fundamental aspects of life that we have control of. This can be done through so many ways but one popular means of gaining knowledge is through reading. Here we have a list of three books to improve your life and experiences.

1. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

There's no arguing about this. This book focuses on both the small things and also the big things. As you read you will notice you know most the things and tips, but there's just so much in it that you are bound to pick something up. Even the small things count. There is already a book review on this here, so there's no need to go into too much detail. If you have not given this a read yet, I suggest you do so.


2. The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg

This book sheds a lot of light on habits, whilst a fairly long read you will gain some valuable insights on how you can manipulate habits and how to work them in your favour. Build healthy habits that can assist in giving you better living experiences. It shows the patterns in your brain and the parts of your brain that are used for habits. Not only can you learn to create healthy, good habits but also you can learn to avoid unhealthy and bad habits.


3. Outliers: The Story Of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

This book details the journey of many successful people that are famous for the work, for example - Bill Gates. Gladwell describes the stories of success in such an intricate manner, detailing the things successful people do differently. You won't necessarily learn how to become a successful person through reading this book but you will understand what it takes to be successful. Use the reading experience however you like, but if there's one thing you will gain, that is insight.

If you are to read 3 books this year, make it these three.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackbodhisattva
    All great books. I would like to respectfully add -

    Think & Grow Rich - By Napoleon Hill

    And a book I need to re-read (helps with mindset)

    The 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem - By Nathaniel Branden
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I also have to add 2 more books...

    The magic of thinking big by David J. Swartz

    Aweken the giant within by Tony Robbins
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  • Profile picture of the author snginc
    Science of Being by Baron Eugene Ferson
    Pelmanism by William Joseph Ennever
    Mind Power by William Walker Atkinson
    100% Brain Course by Melvin Saunders
    Silva Mind Control Method by Jose Silva, Sr
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    For anyone working on issues relating to making money, I would 'highly' reccomend (2) books by Joe Vitale:

    1- Zero Limits

    2- The 'Key'

    Many people struggle because they just aren't clear.

    Being clear doesn't mean just knowing what you want in life. That is only half of being clear.

    The other half is clearing up all the negative beliefs regarding being deserving and money. It doesn't matter who you are, if you walked one day in a body on this planet, then there are negative programs holding you back if you aren't getting the results that you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author WPcrew
    I love The monk who sold his Ferrari, this one is really special to me
    The books about creating and maintaining habits are really interesting to me at this point, so thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaf5280
    I have read 1 and 3, The Power of Focus vs Habit.

    Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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  • Profile picture of the author Temorrow
    Think Like a Black Belt, Jim Bouchard
    Grow a Pair, Larry Winget
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
      Good list. I have to admit "How To Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie helped me more in my sales career than any other book. It is interesting how many of the old classics have withstood the test of time.
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      • Profile picture of the author talfighel
        Originally Posted by Jeff Schuman View Post

        Good list. I have to admit "How To Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie helped me more in my sales career than any other book. It is interesting how many of the old classics have withstood the test of time.
        Yeah Jeff,

        Just like Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

        I think that book is over 80 years old.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
          Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

          Yeah Jeff,

          Just like Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

          I think that book is over 80 years old.
          Close, it was written in 1937, the same year my dad was born, and John McCain was first elected senator in Arizona. Just kidding on the John McCain part.

          Wouldn't it be nice if some of these old farts in politics would go home and give somebody else a chance to run up $17 Trillion Dollars in debt? But I digress, Think And Grow Rich is a great book as well.
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          • Profile picture of the author sitback
            I have read number 1. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, a great book. I will checkout the other two as I love reading, we can learn so much, especially if we re-read a book several times, it is surprising how much more you get out of a book when you read it more than once.

            I also like:

            The Science of Mind, Ernest S Holmes

            The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale

            Think & Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill

            The Road Less Travelled, Scott Peck
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          • Profile picture of the author Leo de Waal
            Originally Posted by Jeff Schuman View Post

            Close, it was written in 1937, the same year my dad was born, and John McCain was first elected senator in Arizona. Just kidding on the John McCain part.

            Wouldn't it be nice if some of these old farts in politics would go home and give somebody else a chance to run up $17 Trillion Dollars in debt? But I digress, Think And Grow Rich is a great book as well.
            Agree with you, these are amazing treasures for people, it is amazing we can learn from these people and copy the good stuff to improve our lives

            leo
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        • Profile picture of the author Leo de Waal
          Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

          Yeah Jeff,

          Just like Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

          I think that book is over 80 years old.
          80 years old and still No1 on the list, isnt it amazing? I love this book and read from it every day for at least 30 minutes. each time I read it I find new pieces of treasure, even I read it many times..probably after 80 years of reading I will still read or interpretate it as new

          leo
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    Originally Posted by Solarstone View Post

    Knowledge is one of those things that can improve your living experiences. We are lucky to be blessed with this fundamental aspects of life that we have control of. This can be done through so many ways but one popular means of gaining knowledge is through reading. Here we have a list of three books to improve your life and experiences.

    1. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    There’s no arguing about this. This book focuses on both the small things and also the big things. As you read you will notice you know most the things and tips, but there’s just so much in it that you are bound to pick something up. Even the small things count. There is already a book review on this here, so there’s no need to go into too much detail. If you have not given this a read yet, I suggest you do so.


    2. The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg

    This book sheds a lot of light on habits, whilst a fairly long read you will gain some valuable insights on how you can manipulate habits and how to work them in your favour. Build healthy habits that can assist in giving you better living experiences. It shows the patterns in your brain and the parts of your brain that are used for habits. Not only can you learn to create healthy, good habits but also you can learn to avoid unhealthy and bad habits.


    3. Outliers: The Story Of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

    This book details the journey of many successful people that are famous for the work, for example – Bill Gates. Gladwell describes the stories of success in such an intricate manner, detailing the things successful people do differently. You won’t necessarily learn how to become a successful person through reading this book but you will understand what it takes to be successful. Use the reading experience however you like, but if there’s one thing you will gain, that is insight.

    If you are to read 3 books this year, make it these three.

    Source: YOLO Diary (link in my signature)

    Reading this one right now...The book Rich Habits is also good.


    2. The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg

    This book sheds a lot of light on habits, whilst a fairly long read you will gain some valuable insights on how you can manipulate habits and how to work them in your favour. Build healthy habits that can assist in giving you better living experiences. It shows the patterns in your brain and the parts of your brain that are used for habits. Not only can you learn to create healthy, good habits but also you can learn to avoid unhealthy and bad habits.
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    • Profile picture of the author wwidman
      I have been doing a lot of self-development work for the last several months. It truly is an ongoing practice. Two of my favorites are:

      Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
      The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer

      Namaste
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      • Profile picture of the author Leo de Waal
        Originally Posted by wwidman View Post

        I have been doing a lot of self-development work for the last several months. It truly is an ongoing practice. Two of my favorites are:

        Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
        The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer

        Namaste
        Love think and grow rich, there are many you tube video's with the whole audio books, love it
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  • Profile picture of the author dondoes30
    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill was an amazing book. It really changed my perspective on positive thinking, motivation, and business. I wrote a post on my blog outlining the highlights of each chapter. Click this for my review of Think and Grow Rich.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leo de Waal
      Originally Posted by dondoes30 View Post

      Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill was an amazing book. It really changed my perspective on positive thinking, motivation, and business. I wrote a post on my blog outlining the highlights of each chapter. Click this for my review of Think and Grow Rich.
      Napoleon Hill is amazing, alot of audio stuff one can find on you tube. For self development it is awesome to start in to, it kept me more positive in marketing, which sometimes can be a challange

      leo
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  • Profile picture of the author martfiunkar
    Wow! These books are really good and helps us alot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leo de Waal
      Originally Posted by martfiunkar View Post

      Wow! These books are really good and helps us alot.
      A book which also contain alot of good stuff is the magic of rhonda byrne, it is a work book to get more connected to attract good things.

      Leo
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    Here's more to improve "You"

    The Power of Positive Thinking - Norman Vincent Peale

    The Secret of the Ages - Robert Collier

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

    Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki

    Awaken The Giant Within - Tony Robbins

    Unlimited Power - Tony Robbins

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - Robert B Cialdini

    Bring Out the Magic in Your Mind - Al Koran

    The Magic of Thinking Big - David J. Schwartz

    Secrets of the Millionaire Mind - T. Harv Eker

    Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

    The Success Principles - Jack Canfield

    The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Joseph Murphy

    You'll See It When You Believe It - Wayne W. Dyer

    Losing My Virginity - Richard Branson

    Pitch Anything - Oren Klaff

    How to Master the Art of Selling - Tom Hopkins

    The Ultimate Sales Machine - Chet Holmes

    The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy

    The Irresistible Offer - Mark Joyner

    Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've Got - Jay Abraham

    POP! Create the Perfect Pitch, Title, and Tagline for Anything - Sam Horn
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    • Profile picture of the author eric669
      The Power of Habit
      The Secret
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      • Profile picture of the author Leo de Waal
        Originally Posted by eric669 View Post

        The Power of Habit
        The Secret
        Have you tried the magic of Rhonda Byrne? It is a cool book
        leo
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        • Profile picture of the author sitback
          I have read number 1. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie a great book that needs reading more than once.

          Another one I enjoyed was - The science of getting rich by Wallace d wattles, books are so important, I love this quote:

          Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library. - Jim Rohn
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  • Profile picture of the author Leo de Waal
    Originally Posted by Solarstone View Post

    Knowledge is one of those things that can improve your living experiences. We are lucky to be blessed with this fundamental aspects of life that we have control of. This can be done through so many ways but one popular means of gaining knowledge is through reading. Here we have a list of three books to improve your life and experiences.

    1. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    There's no arguing about this. This book focuses on both the small things and also the big things. As you read you will notice you know most the things and tips, but there's just so much in it that you are bound to pick something up. Even the small things count. There is already a book review on this here, so there's no need to go into too much detail. If you have not given this a read yet, I suggest you do so.


    2. The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg

    This book sheds a lot of light on habits, whilst a fairly long read you will gain some valuable insights on how you can manipulate habits and how to work them in your favour. Build healthy habits that can assist in giving you better living experiences. It shows the patterns in your brain and the parts of your brain that are used for habits. Not only can you learn to create healthy, good habits but also you can learn to avoid unhealthy and bad habits.


    3. Outliers: The Story Of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

    This book details the journey of many successful people that are famous for the work, for example - Bill Gates. Gladwell describes the stories of success in such an intricate manner, detailing the things successful people do differently. You won't necessarily learn how to become a successful person through reading this book but you will understand what it takes to be successful. Use the reading experience however you like, but if there's one thing you will gain, that is insight.

    If you are to read 3 books this year, make it these three.

    Source: YOLO Diary (link in my signature)
    Robert Kiyosaki
    Rich dad poor dad is a amazing book which helped me to make money going into on line marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author thir25
      Who Moved My Cheese written by Dr. Spencer Johnson

      Who Moved My Cheese? is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life.

      Whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money or a possession, health or spirital peace of mind. And the maze is where you look for what you want the organization you work in, or the family or community you live in.

      It's probably the best motivational book ever.

      Enjoy The Book
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  • Profile picture of the author realdeal4444
    That's an interesting list of books. I'm new in this forum and also in all this.. So I wanted to know if there are some good books about international marketing you could suggest or something like that.

    Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Solarstone
      Originally Posted by realdeal4444 View Post

      That's an interesting list of books. I'm new in this forum and also in all this.. So I wanted to know if there are some good books about international marketing you could suggest or something like that.

      Thank you
      I haven't read many internet marketing books but there are however a few good marketing books that I recommend. I'm sure you can apply some of the things in these books in internet marketing also

      Zig Ziglar's Secret To Closing The Sale - Zig Ziglar
      Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die - Chip Heath
      Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - Robert Cialdini
      The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More - Chris Anderson
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  • Profile picture of the author GregBrooks
    I didn't see anything from Harry Beckwith in this thread.

    He is sort of the grandfather of sales, but there's one book in particular that deals with YOU that really puts a lot about selling yourself in perspective:

    "You, Inc: The Art of Selling Yourself" -- Harry Beckwith
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  • Profile picture of the author CG Tsang
    Never read Outliers.

    Thanks for the share.

    I recommend "The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles"

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author farzanafayez
    Nice books. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author darth frosty
    For someone starting out in business moving out of the 'E' quadrant, I reccomend these 3:






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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    Certainly one of the good book is Napoleon Hill's Think & Grow Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Brooks
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a great read. We often underestimate the power of habits. I heard someone once say, "decisions don't determine our future, our habits do". It's true.
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    • Profile picture of the author Solarstone
      Keep the recommendations coming!

      Originally Posted by Scott Brooks View Post

      7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a great read. We often underestimate the power of habits. I heard someone once say, "decisions don't determine our future, our habits do". It's true.
      I also liked "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg
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    • Profile picture of the author watsonovedades
      Originally Posted by Scott Brooks View Post

      7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a great read. We often underestimate the power of habits. I heard someone once say, "decisions don't determine our future, our habits do". It's true.
      Yes Sir, i agree 100%
      "decisions don't determine our future, our habits do"

      I have to get that 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

      i think i can find it used on amazon?
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      • Profile picture of the author Solarstone
        Originally Posted by watsonovedades View Post

        Yes Sir, i agree 100%
        "decisions don't determine our future, our habits do"

        I have to get that 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

        i think i can find it used on amazon?
        Yes I'm sure you will be able to find it used on amazon. Even new would only cost you an extra $2 or so I think
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniblow
    Think and grow rich... the father of 'em all.
    It's intriguing how mere thought can be turned
    into something tangible.
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    • Profile picture of the author Solarstone
      Originally Posted by Chad Kimball View Post

      Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill
      Originally Posted by Aniblow View Post

      Think and grow rich... the father of 'em all.
      It's intriguing how mere thought can be turned
      into something tangible.
      I can't disagree with this. Think and Grow Rich is an incredible book and has taught me and opened my eyes.

      I often find self-help books give insight of things you would think are rather obvious but it's those simple, little things that you aren't always minful of that count usually
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    Here's the original video footage for Think and Grow Rich from 1937.

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  • Profile picture of the author James Hensley
    I agree these are great books! Thanks for reminding me I haven't thought about them in awhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Solarstone
    I think a good runner-up or 4th book would be Influence: Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
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  • Profile picture of the author Ean Stark
    I've read the first two,great books and all time classics..

    Everyone who can get them should,they're like a must before you even start.

    Live your dreams,
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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    Good list...I've rediscovered this one recently.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMRlvvyqdxQ

    AWESOME stuff in here.
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    This is a treasure trove of books that I have to add to my collection. I wish I had something to add, but all of my go-to books have been mentioned.
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