Reading books unfortunately has become something of the past. Kids and adults these days don’t read as much as they should.
In my opinion books are still the number one source for knowledge and a great way of education. These days you can learn literally everything through books , from financials to time management, health, wealth and general knowledge.
The best part about these priceless resources, they are extremely affordable! And with the technology today, you can even read it all through your smart phone or e-book reader.
If you are a book lover like I am, or considering to start reading (which I highly encourage), I would suggest to stay away from the fiction type of books, the dramas, wars and negative type of books. Stick to the ones that can teach you something valuable, something you can implement immediately and easily in your life. These books are usually self-help books, how to books and other instructional books.
Here I will share with you a list of some of the great books I have read and highly recommend. Enjoy!
In this book, David J. Schwartz, the author, talks about “Make Your Attitudes Your Allies.” This book is a classic motivational and self-help book, which is similar to another motivational book – “The Power Of Positive Thinking”. As one reads each chapter, the reader gains an understanding of each chapter title/topic along with a brief excerpt from the author’s personal life. He also describes three failure diseases : excuse-itis, detail-itis and procrastination. This book builds an individual’s confidence, mentality, vision of life and ultimately the ability to think big introspectively and extrospectively. In short, making better decisions and avoiding negative thoughts are benefits of reading this book
Psycho-Cybernetics is a classic self help book, written by Maxwell Maltz in 1960. The book combines the Cognitive Behavioural technique of teaching an individual how to regulate self concept. The book defines the mind-body connection as the core in succeeding in attaining personal goals. Maltz found that his plastic surgery patients often had expectations that were not satisfied by the surgery, so he pursued a means of helping them set the goal of a positive outcome through visualizations of that positive outcome. Maltz became interested in why setting goals works. He learned that the power of self-affirmation and mental visualisation techniques used the connection between the mind and the body. He specified techniques to develop a positive inner goal as a means of developing a positive outer goal. This concentration on inner attitudes is essential to his approach, as a person’s outer success can never rise above the one visualized internally.
Wake Up and Take Control of Your Life!
Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life and harness the forces that shape your destiny.
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE is recognized as one of the most influential books ever. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. The 7 Habits have become so famous because they work. From Habit 1: Be Proactive and Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind, millions of people have worked their way through the 7 and found in them a key to transforming their lives. Translated into thirty-four languages THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE has been the key to the success of legions of business leaders and individuals the world over.
No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.
Ten years later, it’s still a lack of focus. In the The Power of Focus, you’ll discover:
- How to thrive in a turbulent economy.
- Proven financial strategies for today’s world that will give you freedom and peace of mind.
- How to focus on what you do best and let go of the rest.
- Easy-to-implement Action Steps with every chapter.
Plus, the latest insights from the authors to help you prosper in all areas of your life.
Teaching, for the first time, the famous Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making, based upon the THIRTEEN PROVEN STEPS TO RICHES. Organized through 25 years of research, in collaboration with more than 500 distinguished men of great wealth, who proved by their own achievements that this philosophy is practical.
Dale Carnegie’s first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice that has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
As relevant as ever before, Dale Carnegie’s principles endure, and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the complex and competitive modern age.
Learn the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.
Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas’s simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head; learn foreign words and phrases with ease; read with speed–and greater understanding; shine in the classroom–and shorten study hours; dominate social situations, and more.
Ever find yourself more than a bit overwhelmed by the constant influx of e-mail and reminders as well as the ever-present calendars, to-do lists, miscellaneous paper, and sticky notes? Add to that, myriad devices that were originally intended to make us more efficient, but in reality, only end up forcing us to juggle even more.
- Understand how your brain absorbs, organizes, and filters the daily deluge of information, and learn to trick your brain into being more productive
- Appreciate the difference between “Time Management” and “Attention Management” and create workflow processes that help you defend your attention
- Create a plan for navigating endless technology options, and implement tools that will keep you productive, focused and in control
In this book you’ll discover:
• The secret to getting everything you want in life
• How to be paid more for what you’re doing
• Easy-to-make changes that will help you feel better about your life
• How to shield yourself from negativism
• Seven steps you can take to get the most out of life
• How to put your subconscious to work to get more of what you want
• And much, much more!
In a refreshingly honest investigation of the true nature of love, don Miguel Ruiz brings to light the commonly held fallacies and misplaced expectations about love that permeate most relationships. In the tradition of Carlos Castaneda, he uses inspirational stories to impart the wisdom of three fundamental Toltec masteries (Awareness, Transformation, and Love). The themes explored include the Toltec wisdom of the heart, the track of love, and the war of control.
The Voice of Knowledge is the fourth book in the Toltec Wisdom series by the best-selling author of The Four Agreements. Don Miguel Ruiz explores the concept of “impeccability of the word” as a simple yet potent prescription for countering the judgmental inner “voice of knowledge.” Adhering to “the word” – saying only what you mean, refusing to speak against you – allows anyone to transform those inner tyrannical thoughts into a voice of self-trust and integrity. Knowledge then becomes an ally, and life becomes an expression of the authentic self.
This is a wonderful book for stress management and personal growth. It’s written in simple language, but deals with complex themes than can help people bring sweeping changes to their lives. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman.
In this long-awaited sequel to ‘The Four Agreements,’ don Miguel Ruiz collaborates with his son, don Jose Ruiz, to offer another powerful agreement for transforming our lives. The fifth agreement encourages us to see the truth, to recover our authenticity, and to change the message we deliver not only to ourselves, but to everyone around us. ‘The Four Agreements’ provides the foundation for breaking thousands of agreements that create needless suffering and with ‘The Fifth Agreement’ you recover all the power of your authenticity, which is who you really are when you are born.
Asthma, allergies, arthritis, hypertension, depression, headaches, diabetes, obesity, and MS. These are just some of the conditions and diseases that are caused by persistent dehydration. But there is a miracle solution that is readily available, all natural, and free: water.
If you have ever dreamed of a better life, Unlimited Power will show you how to achieve the extraordinary quality of life you desire and deserve, and how to master your personal and professional life. Anthony Robbins has proven to millions through his books, tapes, and seminars that by harnessing the power of the mind you can do, have, achieve, and create anything you want for your life. He has shown heads of state, royalty, Olympic and professional athletes, movie stars, and children how to achieve. With Unlimited Power, he passionately and eloquently reveals the science of personal achievement. It will show you, step by step, how to perform at your peak while gaining emotional and financial freedom, attaining leadership and self-confidence, and winning the cooperation of others. It will give you the knowledge and the courage to remake yourself and your world.
Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on:
• financing your travel time
• determining your destination
• adjusting to life on the road
• working and volunteering overseas
• handling travel adversity
• re-assimilating back into ordinary life
The Secret posits that the law of attraction is a natural law which determines the complete order of the universe and of our personal lives through the process of “like attracts like”. The author claims that as we think and feel, a corresponding frequency is sent out into the universe that attracts back to us events and circumstances on that same frequency. For example, if you think angry thoughts and feel angry, it is claimed that you will attract back events and circumstances that cause you to feel more anger. Conversely, if you think and feel positively, you will attract back positive events and circumstances. Proponents of the law claim that desirable outcomes such as health, wealth, and happiness can be attracted simply by changing one’s thoughts and feelings.
Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being.
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
Detox your body for long-lasting health and beauty with Adina Niemerow’s Super Cleanse. Newly revised and updated with the best and latest cleansing tips, this easy-to-use guide is a healthy fusion of detoxifying recipes, healing exercises, and refreshing activity ideas, providing eleven different cleanses designed for body, beauty, and spirit—from a 3-day face lift to an energizing “winter wake up” to a brand new “super slim down” cleanse. Drawing from holistic cooking, ayurvedic medicine, body alchemy, and alternative nutrition, Super Cleanse is one of the very best, most effective progressive and holistic detox programs currently available.
Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that have recently become widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. In this lively, illustrated overview, well-known raw-foods guru David Wolfe profiles delicious and incredibly nutritious plant products such as goji berries, hempseed, cacao beans (raw chocolate), maca, spirulina, bee products, and a host of others. As powerful sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients, they represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutritional puzzle. Each superfood is described in detail, accompanied by easy and delicious recipes. This accessible guide presents persuasive arguments, based on sound science, for the pivotal role of superfoods in promoting nutritional excellence, health and well-being, beauty enhancement, sustainable agriculture, and the transformation of diet, lifestyle, and planet.
The definitive book on self-healing and true health. This is one of the most practical step-by-step manuals ever written to totally transform your life from sickness and disease to total life-long health. This is nothing short of reclaiming the sexy youth we once had. Never get sick again. Ever. True healing doesn’t cost anything. You do this in your own home, using live RAW FOODS, easy detoxing, sunlight, sexuality, movement, sleep and all natural methods. Feel the passion again.
This comprehensive volume covers ayurveda, aromatherapy, vitamins and minerals, flower essences, Chinese herbal medicine, folk remedies, herbalism and homeopathy. Explains which ailments the therapies treat most effectively.
The world’s leading authority on Feng Shui, and author of several international bestsellers, presents 168 surefire strategies for eliminating excess baggage, renewing energy, and generating new pathways within your house and mind. Lillian Too’s colorful guide offers strategies that range from practical cleaning (including tidying tabletop clutter) to visualizations. For specific needs or a general feng shui makeover, here are simple, affordable solutions.
The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 450,000 copies sold and translated into 23 languages) provides the 21 most effective methods for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. This new edition is revised and updated throughout, and includes brand new information on how to keep technology from dominating our time.
In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.
Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland’s Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms—all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.
Who doesn’t want to be smarter, think faster, have a better memory? This new book, full of stories from regular people who have enhanced their brain power, will help readers do just that. Others share their inspiring stories about how they boosted their brainpower and improved their life. With stories ranging from learning a new language to exercise and diet to meditating and letting go of old ways of thinking, plus helpful medical information from Harvard Medical School neurologist Dr. Marie Pasinski, readers will be inspired to get more out of their gray matter!
The #1 New York Times bestseller from the new guru of relationship advice, Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an invaluable self-help book that can empower women everywhere to take control of their relationships. The host of a top-rated radio show listened to by millions daily—and of cable TV’s The Steve Harvey Project—Harvey knows what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the author, media personality, and stand-up comedian gets serious, sharing his wealth of knowledge, insight, and no-nonsense advice for every good woman who wants to find a good man or make her current love last.