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What are some great mind-blowing books? Why?

  1. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell – When I read this book on leadership my life changed as I started to treat myself like a leader. This affected the way I talk, the way I use my own time and the way I treat others. Learn to lead your own life with these 21 Laws!
  2. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – Enjoy the moment, work in the now towards your future, and let go of most of your worries and anxieties. The Power of Now blew my mind by how simply it was to get rid of most of the worries that plague us. If you haven’t read this book yet, do yourself a favor and do so at least once.
    1. NOTE: This is a rather “spiritual” book but the religious/spiritual teachings inside are NOT why this is such a great book. Ignore these if you do not agree with them, but keep an open mind to the rest.
  3. The New Psychocybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Dan Kennedy – When you change how you think about yourself you change how you act, behave and use your time. If you only read one book about how to improve yourself, let this be it! This is one of the few books with practical steps to change your thinking and your life!
  4. Learned Optimism by Martin P. Seligman – Depression and Anxiety disorders are incredibly prominent and widely spread, especially in today’s society. Martin P. Seligman goes into these in depth, supporting his ideas with over 20 years of research to show one thing: Depression can be counteracted with Optimism! The best technique you will learn here is the “ABCDE” Method, which is used in many forms of therapy all over the world.
  5. The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida – When I read this book I went from being single to the best relationship of my life within just 3 months (true story). Maybe it was a coincidence, maybe not, but regardless of that, the things I learned by reading this book kept me in this amazing relationship. Whether you are a man or woman or anything in between, read this book on relationships to understand the dynamics going on within all of them!
  6. Cultivate an Unshakable Character by Jim Rohn – There are only a few things you need to cultivate an unshakable character, but these things are crucially important. Learn to develop:
    1. Integrity, Honesty, Perseverance, Wisdom, Personal Responsibility, Humor, Flexibility, Patience, Confidence, Good Health, Achievement, Courage
  7. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch – Randy Pausch died in 2008, and he knew he would. This book is about the last lecture he would ever give, knowing fully well he would die soon. In it he describes what matters to him, why it matters and what we need to do to make our life a life worth living.
    1. I would highly recommend reading this book. For those who are interested his lecture is also on YouTube. (The Last Lecture)
  8. The 4-hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris – How much could you improve yourself if you only had 4 hours to work a week? To get there you have to do a lot of improvement from the get-go, which is what Timothy Ferris beautifully explains in this book.
    1. If you are looking to get out your comfort zone with hands on challenges, then I would highly recommend this book if only for the Q&A’s (Questions & Actions).
  9. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – No, this is not “The Art of War” the more famous book with a very similar name. Instead The War of Art is a book that teaches you how to fight the resistances you encounter within your own mind on a daily basis. There is a war waging inside of you every day that determines how often you get distracted, how much you procrastinate or how much you get done. Steven Pressfield shows you how to win this war each and every day!

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