1. ‘Think and Grow Rich’ – Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich is a personal development book from 1937 by Napoleon Hill. The title implies that the book will help you build monetary wealth, however the author makes it clear that the mindset taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in any area of their life. Think and Grow Rich is one of the first famous self-development books and it has been sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. Some of the takeaways from this book are how important it is to have a burning desire and clear goals for what you want to achieve. The author also explains the value of having a mastermind alliance to help you develop a genius mindset set yourself up for success.
2. ‘As You Think’ James Allen
As You Think is a classic self-empowerment book from 1904 written by James Allen. The book was originally named As a Man Thinketh, but has been polished by Marc Allen and renamed to As You Think in order to reach a new generation of readers. The author’s message is that human power lies within our minds. He argues that once a person is awakened there are no limits to what one can imagine and achieve with the power of thought. Allen shares deep insights into the relationships between a person’s thoughts and his or her success in the different aspects of life. The big takeaway is that we are all masters of our destinies and that you have the power to create anything you want in life.
3. ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ – David Schwartz
A motivational book from 1959 that encourages the readers to push their limits in all aspects of life and think big. The author believed that success does not come from inborn talent, but rather by setting big expectations. Swartz argue that the main thing holding people back is the smallness of their thinking and explains the importance of striving towards a positive mindset. The book provides a step-by-step guide on how to change your thought patterns in order to achieve your biggest dreams. He explains the power of visualization and the importance of positivity. The book can help you make better decisions and avoid a negative thought pattern.
4. ‘Spark’ – John Ratey
Spark is a book by the bestselling author and psychiatrist, John Ratey about a fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain. Ratey argues that exercising can help you beat stress, lift your mood, sharpen your intellect and function better all together. He explains the connection between mind and body, and how exercise is one of the best defenses against anything from depression to Alzheimer’s. The book is filled with numerous case studies that back up his opinion. A great read in order to motivate you to work out regularly.
5. ‘The Motivation Manifesto’ – Brendon Burchard
The Motivation Manifesto is described as a pulsing and ferocious call to claim our personal power. Its purpose is to lift the reader from motivation into a truly purposeful and meaningful life. The book is written by Brendon Burchard; a renowned high performance trainer. In his book he reveals that the ultimate motive of humankind is greater personal freedom. We seek emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom and spiritual freedom. However, Burchard claims that two things stand in our way; social oppression and self-oppression. In this book he will help you get over external and internal oppression in order to break through to freedom.
6. ‘Winning in Life and Work’ – Keith Blakemore-Noble, Cindi Wilson, Calvin Coyles and more
Winning in Life and Work is a personal development book written by international experts with diverse backgrounds. In this book they have gathered together to share their knowledge, experiences and tips for winning in life and work. The book gives you powerful advice on how to get out of ruts. The different authors have their own style and the stories provided are very insightful. The variety of stories will both move you and bring a smile on your face. In addition, you can pick up tips and gain perspective in a variety of areas in life. Some of the topics you can read about are self-confidence, mindset for success, gratitude, relationships and career mastery. A must read co-written by the guys at YWS!