It’s no secret — I love to read loads of books. Here are a few gems I’ve been addicted to lately.
59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman
In “59 Seconds,” psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman presents a fresh approach to change that helps people achieve their aims and ambitions in minutes, not months. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, and resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting this new science of rapid change, and describes how these quick and quirky techniques can be incorporated into everyday life. Think a little, change a lot.
Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
The creator of acclaimed personal achievement programs and the author of the bestselling Unlimited Power reveals the proven steps to self-mastery. Anthony Robbins shares the secrets of his exclusive “Date with Destiny” seminars, describing how unconscious beliefs control our behavior and how we can make immediate changes to accomplish our goals.
Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
“The Biology of Belief”, Bruce Lipton teams up with Hay House to bring his message to an even wider audience. This book is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking. Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.
Having It All by John Assaraf
John Assaraf (“The Street Kid”) is best known for being one of the leading optimum performance experts in the world. He now offers a book about self, and how to unleash the physical and spiritual power within to create the life of ones dreams.
Flow by Mihaley Csikszentmihalyi
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
Influence by Robert Cialdini
The classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes” and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.
You’ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.
No Ordinary Moments by Dan Millman
Every day, we face challenges in relationships, sexuality, money, work, and health. While there is a wealth of information and advice available on all of these subjects, we still have trouble turning knowing into doing. Here, Dan Millman presents a peaceful warrior’s way to turn our intentions into action, our challenges into strength, and our life experiences into wisdom.
Based on the premise that by changing ourselves we can change the world, No Ordinary Momentspresents simple yet powerful ways to balance our body, liberate our mind, accept our emotions, and open our heart.
Power vs Force by David R. Hawkins
David R. Hawkins details how anyone may resolve the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact. Dr. Hawkins, who worked as a “healing psychiatrist” during his long and distinguished career, uses theoretical concepts from particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory to support his study of human behavior. This is a fascinating work that will intrigue readers from all walks of life
Quantum Jumps by Cynthia Sue Larson
“Quantum Jumps” presents a radical new paradigm–that we exist in an interconnected holographic multiverse in which we literally jump from one parallel universe to another. Experience a new science of instant transformation. In a moment you can become smarter… more confident… happier… more outgoing… more effective… in better relationships… with more willpower.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
“Think and Grow Rich” is a 1937 motivational personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want. Jim Murray (sportswriter) wrote that Think and Grow Rich was credited for Ken Norton’s boxing upset of Muhammad Ali in 1973. The Reverend Charles Stanley writes, “I began to apply the principles of (Think and Grow Rich) to my endeavors as a pastor, and I discovered they worked!” The book was first published during the Great Depression. At the time of Hill’s death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold more than 20 million copies and by 2011 over 70 million copies had been sold worldwide. It remains the biggest seller of Napoleon Hill’s books. BusinessWeek Magazine’s Best-Seller Listranked it the sixth best-selling paperback business book 70 years after it was published.Think and Grow Rich is listed in John C. Maxwell’s A Lifetime “Must Read” Books List.
The Master Key System by Charles Haanel
In The Master Key System you will find a twenty four lesson program that, when followed, realizes tremendous results. This is your guide to unleashing the power of the Law of Attraction in your life. You will be amazed at how easily you will change your life with the help of this masterpiece. Join the millions of people who have already found this secret. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwwartz, Ph.D.
This book is a classic motivational and self-help book, which is similar to another motivational book – The Power of Positive Thinking. The legendary American football coach, and sportscaster – Lou Holtz mentions that this book helped him create his lifelong goals list. 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.
The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson
The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George C. Clason
“The Richest Man in Babylon” dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. Originally, a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, the pamphlets were bound together and published in book form in 1926.
The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier
Colliers series of books helps people open up their minds to the potential within themselves and thereby to achieve wealth, success, health, and happiness out of life, regardless of their current circumstances.
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
Written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles and published in 1910. The book is still in print after 100 years. It was a major inspiration for Rhonda Byrne’s bestselling book and film The Secret (2006). According to USA Today, the text is “divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction.”
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Wild at Heart is a book on the subject of the role of masculinity in contemporary evangelical Christian culture and doctrine. Its subtitle is: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul. From the back cover: “In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God.”
The book had a very favorable reception by many, including Chuck Swindoll, who called it “the best, most insightful book I have read in at least the last five years.” It also received harsh criticism, with some claiming that the book misuses scriptural references, and that Eldredge has projected his own personality traits onto God in order to support his viewpoint. Despite this criticism, it remains a favorite in many evangelical circles, and a top seller.