The Books You Absolutely, Positively, MUST READ

There are some books that just change lives.

If you’re looking to live an extraordinary life, like I am, I’ve got a few suggestions for you. Not only is there amazing information in these books, but the fact that reading alone – reading ANYTHING – is like working out the brain. Do some stretches in yoga, you feel better physically, right? Same goes for the brain – your thoughts, your confidence, your brainpower will all feel the difference with just 10 minutes of reading a book – preferably, positive material.

Here are some suggestions to get you going, or keep you going:

 

Ask and It is Given

by Abraham Hicks

If you like metaphysics from a spiritual mix of western/eastern philosophy, and NO-BS loving kindness, check out Abraham-Hicks

How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

Social skills!! We all need those, right? Gloss over the cheesy title and dive into the book — it changed my life, it can yours, as well.

How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People

by Leslie T. Giblin

Along similar lines of the Carnegie book, this book insights into posture, poise, and holding yourself mentally, physically and emotionally an empowered state. Get that raise at work or negotiate your rent, either way, this book is power.

Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill

A full-spectrum study of successful people, the mind and the concept of “Infiinite Intelligence” — tapping in to the ether and our own greatest passions to achieve great things. Don’t think — BUY THIS BOOK NOW.

The Magic of Believing

by Claude M. Bristol

Stories of people achieving amazing feats, or simply beating anxiety, with a willpower of belief that got them through. Mind over matter.

The 4-Hour Workweek

by Tim Ferriss

Think you need millions to live like a millionaire? Think again. Ferriss details ways to leverage your time and skills to live like a billionaire, local and abroad, doing the things YOU want to do in a way that challenges the status quo.

The Power of Positive Thinking

by Norman Vincent Peale

More examples of how your thoughts will LITERALLY change your life — and everything that happens to you. Great exercise in willpower. Amazing book.

Acres of Diamonds

by Russell H. Conwell

So many of us think we must “go there” to get something. As we know, the universe is all one big reflection of everything, and this book has stories detailing just how true that is. Often, we seek things in new cities, jobs, places, or people, but really, it was under our noses the whole time. This book’s application in real-life is absolutely astounding.

The Game

by Neil Strauss

Social dynamics. The evolutionary triggers we have as humans. In relation to men picking up women, this book gives a plethora of knowledge on how we act as humans, and what goes on in the subconscious mind during social interactions.

The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons

by Napoleon Hill

The expanded version of Think and Grow Rich, this is the granddaddy poppa of success courses. Took me a year to read the first time around, and remember — THINK about what you read. Amazing, practical insights for every walk of life, whatever YOUR success may be.

If you’re more into listening, I cannot recommend anything more to start with than:

Your Wish is Your Command

By far the most comprehensive overview of our reality, society, and the mind, Your Wish is 1111% TRANSFORMATIONAL material for myself and many of my friends and family.

In fact, you should DROP everything you’re doing right now and go listen to the series right now. 13 hours. GO.

Energy, positivity, negativity, physics, organic foods, love, relationships, success, money, happiness — even if you’ve already heard it, go back and listen again.

Like everything in life: it’s all in there.


P.S. – Here’s some notes.