A compilation of the top books on the power of your thoughts
Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
Authors: Maxwell Maltz,
Psycho-Cybernetics will change your attitude and mentally prepare you for the happiness you deserve. Maxwell Maltz reveals the power of a positive attitude and argues that happiness and success are habits. But so are failure and misery! Discover how you can turn every moment into an opportunity for creativity and break free from fear and regret.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and it’s all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life
Authors: Richard Carlson,
We often put ourselves through much more stress and anxiety than a situation truly demands. This groundbreaking inspiration guide helps put your challenges in perspective, helping your stop stressing over things that appear a lot larger than it truly is. You will learn how to learn from your problems, focus on doing one thing at a time and learn to trust your intuitions.
The Power of Positive Thinking
Authors: Norman Vincent Peale,
This legendary book will teach you to be kinder to yourself, to live a worry-free life, to have undying belief that you can do everything you want to, and spark up the fire of determination in your heart. Dr. Paele provides all the tools you require to transform your professional and personal life.
The Magic of Thinking Big
Authors: David J. Schwartz,
If you want to have a big impact in the world, you really don’t need much intellect or skill. But you do need to think big and then devise a plan to make those dreams come true. When you believe in yourself and in your dreams you will experience success in every aspect of your life, from your marriage to your career.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Authors: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
You seek inspiration to change your life, but you don’t want to read boring books filled with psychological jargon. Chicken Soup For The Soul is different. Its renowned authors combine humour and wisdom and show you how you can tap into your potential in work, relationships and even personal development.
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
Authors: Malcolm Gladwell,
Revolutionary thinker Malcolm Gladwell gives you the unforgettable story of the man who invented birth-control pills and the tale of a dog-whisperer who could tame any animal with the mere touch of his hand. The lessons extracted and the insights shared in this book will change the way you think of the world and, most importantly, of yourself.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Authors: Daniel Kahneman,
Sometimes we think fast and use our emotions when making judgements. Sometimes we slow down and use logic instead. Daniel Kahneman shows you how you can make the best use of both. In Thinking, Fast and Slow he shares insights that will give you a better understanding of your own mental capacity, so every decision you make from now on will be the best one.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Authors: Dale Carnegie,
Worry can stop you from living a peaceful life. Dale Carnegie shows you how you can control this chronic habit in simple and practical ways. He introduces to you an immediate way of eliminating business-related worries, giving yourself an extra hour every day and the art of being your authentic self at any given time.
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Authors: Jen Sincero,
Jen Sincero shows you a way out of the constant self-doubting questions and thoughts that have been hindering your success. Her insights are full of inspiration, practical techniques and even some humor. They will leave you a changed person — someone who loves life and won’t stop at anything.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Authors: Mark Manson,
Manson shares eye-opening insights for a better life. He narrates the real causes of a happy life, and they aren’t wealth and power. Rather, he argues that happiness will find you when you live a fulfilling life, learn to take the worst when it hits you, and face all of your fears with strength and grace.
The New Psycho-Cybernetics: The Original Science of Self-Improvement and Success That Has Changed the Lives of 30 Million People
Authors: Dan S. Kennedy,Maxwell Maltz
The Psycho-Cybernetics programme has already transformed millions of lives. In this upgraded version, Kennedy gives you additional insights that can help you live your life with faith & courage to break free from the crippling thoughts in your mind. He also shows you how you can make happiness and confidence lasting habits.
What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
Authors: Shad Helmstetter,
You’re always talking to yourself, sometimes even without realizing that you are. But this self-talk is often negative and crippling. It is the reason why you aren’t where you are destined to be in life. Shad Helmstetter puts an end to this and gives you five life-changing levels of self-talk so that you can reclaim your life from the shackles of negativity.
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Authors: Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
Named “The best book of the year” by Huffington Post, Creativity, Inc. is a book that gives the reader access into the studio where the likes of Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Wall-E were made. Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animations, shares his experience that made the impossible possible in his life.
Be Obsessed or Be Average
Authors: Grant Cardone,
Choose to be average, and you will enjoy middle-class success and live the rest of your life being mediocre. Choose to be obsessed, and watch how every step you take throws opportunities your way. This is what Grant Cardone realized during his transition from a broke drug-addict to a successful millionaire. His secret was that he chose to be obsessed.
Authors: Edward de Bono,
World-renowned philosopher Edward De Bono aids you in unleashing your imagination. This mode of thinking will also help you make better choices when you are faced with a problem. Lateral Thinking is a masterpiece that will trigger your mind to think in new ways and come up with solutions that are really effective.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms
Authors: Vishen Lakhiani,
Almost everyone lives based on what they’ve grown up watching. Whether it’s our careers or the way we handle our relationships, we choose the conventional approach to life. Lakhiani shows you how you can break free from this, and customize a life that suits exactly who you are.
F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way
Authors: John C. Parkin,
John C. Parkin provides a radical new approach to handling life, stress and anxiety — F**k it. He gives you a quick way of living a carefree life, putting an end to the worries that trouble your mind and the self-doubt that has been stopping you from reaching your full potential. In his uniquely genial style of writing, Parkin’s work will change your life.
Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
Authors: Joseph T. Hallinan,
The reason why you open your refrigerator and can’t find your beer is also the reason why you make so many mistakes in your life. You see things, recognize a pattern, but forget to pay attention to the details. In this book, Joseph Hallinan reveals the mysteries behind your mistakes. His stories, parables and anecdotes will help reduce the mistakes you make and help you do better in the future.
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself
Authors: David McRaney,
Every time you make a decision or feel a certain way, you tell yourself a story before you explain it to the world. This story, according to McRaney, is usually a lie. In this book, he explains the psychology behind most of your actions, so you will be able to understand your own behavior and stop the habit of deluding your self.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Authors: Susan Cain,
Introverts’ listening skills are misunderstood for shyness. Their solo workstyle is mistaken for being antisocial. Using real-life examples from the lives of Rosa Parks, Steve Wozniak, and Dr. Seuss, Susan Cain puts an end to this misconception. She shows the world who introverts really are. More importantly, she shows introverts who they really are.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Authors: Malcolm Gladwell,
Gladwell argues that when studying successful people, most people focus too much on their traits and personality. Only a little attention is given to their background, their family, their generation and culture. So in this book, he provides the reader with complete insight into the lives of successful people to examine the role of such background influences on their success. His succinct style of writing is sure to entertain, and educate.
Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao
Authors: Wayne W. Dyer,
Following the principles of the Tao changed Dyer’s life forever. Now he shares what he spent years learning and mastering with you, so you too can live in alignment with nature. Discover a life where you are flexible — one without enemies in it, one where you finally find the courage to let go. Dyer’s Change Your Thoughts is guaranteed to bring peace into your existence.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Authors: Carol S. Dweck,
Success isn’t just a result of fate. Rather, it’s the result of effort. Dweck introduces you to the psychology of success, and two types of mindsets — fixed and growth. The former limits how far you can go in life, and assumes your talents are limited. But the latter is an unceasing desire to keep developing talents and is the secret of real success.
How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
Authors: John C. Maxwell,
Leadership expert John C. Maxwell provides an effective approach to reach your goal in life. It starts by changing the way you have been thinking, and he shows you how to do this. His insights will help you discover your own creative talents and use your experience in life to create a brighter future.
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Authors: Anthony Robbins,Tony Robbins, Frederick L. Covan
Renowned author and psychologist Anthony Robbins shows you how you can gain control over your emotions, your body, your relationships and your life itself through a few highly effective strategies. Once you’ve mastered yourself, then you will understand the skills you have to offer to the world.
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
Authors: Twyla Tharp,
Creativity is a habit, and it can be acquired — this is what Twyla Tharp’s 35 years of experience have taught her. In The Creative Habit, she gives you 32 simple ways of establishing creativity as a habit, whether you’re an artist or a businessman.
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
Authors: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
After 30 years of research into the subject and nearly 100 interviews with professionals of various fields, renowned psychologist, Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, claims creativity is the product of moments that are worth living. Czikszentmihalyi sheds light on the creative process, using his very own flow theory and explains the myths associated with creative people.
One Plus One Equals Three: A Masterclass in Creative Thinking
Authors: Dave Trott,
If you want to be different, to challenge conventional norms and stand out, One Plus One Equals Three is your guide. Trott uses his extraordinary storytelling talent and practical experiments to lead you into creating something out of nothing . A book designed to trigger the creativity inside you.
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
Authors: Adam M. Grant,
Acclaimed thought-leader, Adam Grant, teaches you the art of originality and how it can improve your leadership. By using interesting case studies, he illustrates how a good idea can be spotted, built upon and shared in such a way that the world will listen to you and even support you in your mission.
The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work
Authors: Jon Gordon,
Your energy has the power to affect your employees’ productivity, their health and their general performance. Even outside of your workplace, the energy you radiate affects your daily life. Jon Gordon shows you how you can destroy that negative attitude and replace it with positivity. His easy tactics can change your life from an endless series of complaints to overwhelming gratitude.
Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation
Authors: Edward L. Deci,Richard Flaste
What motivates people? Is it the reward for doing something or the punishment for not? According to Deci, it’s neither. He argues that educating people on the importance of a task and granting them the freedom to do it as they wish is what ignites commitment, interest and subsequently, long-term motivation. His unconventional methods will have everyone pursuing their own goals without having to depend too much on one another.
The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice
Authors: Todd Henry,
In a life that is an endless race from one task to another, we often don’t even realize there is a chance to take the “creative” way out. In his book, Todd Henry makes you stop and discover this creative potential. The Accidental Creative opens your mind to thinking “outside the box” even when performing a routine task in the middle of a busy day.
Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
Authors: David Rock,
Using the story of Emily and Paul, David Rock teaches you to make the most of your brain resources. The story is realistic, with the characters’ lives being bombarded with endless phone calls, emails and other distractions. Using their example, Rock shows you how you can sort out your priorities and manage the distractions you face in your daily life.
The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion
Authors: Simon Marshall,Lesley Paterson
Does your mind get bombarded with thoughts like, “I don’t think I can,” and “Other athletes seem tougher and happier” just before an event? If you wish you were more confident and heroic, the answer to your prayer is here. Dr. Marshall is a psychology and brain-training expert. Paterson is a world-champion triathlete and coach. Together, they give you practical and game-changing solutions to help you overcome self doubt.
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Authors: Robert A. Glover,
Being the nice guy is good. But after a point, neglecting your own needs to please everyone around you will lead to an unhappy life. Dr. Glover reveals the truth behind the “Nice Guy Syndrome”. He claims it will result in unexpected bursts of rage, an unsatisfying sex-life, an inability to express emotions, and very unhealthy relationships.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Authors: John Taylor Gatto,
Teaching in public schools for thirty years made Gatto realize that compulsory school does little to prepare students for the real world. He argues that all it does is to imitate military regimes and make students always follow orders, becoming dumb soldiers rather than leaders. In this second edition, he also discusses his “guerilla teaching” methodology and the impact it has had on the academic world.
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
Authors: John Brockman,
By putting ideas from the likes of Nassim Taleb, Richard Dawkins and Brian Eno together, this book will sharpen your decision-making and cognitive skills. John Brockman and his co-writers present life-changing tips from today’s most influential thiinkers, that will help improve the way you think.
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
Authors: John J. Ratey,Eric Hagerman
World-renowned psychiatrist Joseph Ratey gives you a solution to conditions like depression, ADD, menopause, addiction, and even Alzheimer’s. This magical cure is none other than – Exercise. He presents the connection between the mind and the body and how breaking a sweat can actually improve your memory, fight stress and make you a happier person.
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Authors: Jordan Ellenberg,
Maths teaches you to see the bigger picture, in a smarter way. Without the use of jargon, Ellenberg shows you how maths can mold your mind to always look for the right answer, to notice patterns in the world around you, and to decipher information accurately.
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves
Authors: Dan Ariely,
Dan Ariely reveals the reason why people are dishonest — whether in a relationship, in the workplace or in schools. Why do people cheat? Why do some people choose honesty even if it threatens their life? Discover research-backed explanations of the behavior of people and what drives them towards honesty and dishonesty, likewise.
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Authors: Christopher Chabris,Daniel Simons
Intuitions are often given too much importance in everyday life. We think we are aware of ourselves and our surroundings when in fact the mind is clouded with illusions. Our attention, memory, and perception are really not as perfect as we think they are. This and much more, is what Chabris and Simons establish in The Invisible Gorilla.
The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
Authors: Marti Olsen Laney,
Introverts are not antisocial, shy and quiet people. They’re just better listeners, more reserved and prefer their own space than to be in the limelight. In a world where most people are extroverted, and have such false notions about introverts, Marti Laney shows you how you can use your introvert traits to your advantage, in every aspect of life.
The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Authors: Leonard Mlodinow,
The polls, feedback surveys, and other responses we receive may not be as reliable as we like to think they are. In an easy-to-understand style, Mlodinow illustrates the impact chance, randomness and probability have on our lives. His insights will change how we see things and assist the reader in better decision-making in the future.
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Authors: Nicholas Carr,
The Internet has made the arduous task of finding information a seconds’ job. But it has also dampened our concentration skills and the ability to read and think. Nicholas Carr argues that while the internet helps us thrive in terms of speed and efficiency, it comes at the cost of our real intellectual capabilities.
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Authors: Carol Tavris,Elliot Aronson
The truth is, nobody likes to feel wrong or stupid. So, when a mistake is made, you tend to justify and prove that you had no responsibility. Renowned psychologists Tavris and Aronson provide research-backed insights on this issue and how it can be tackled so you will never deceive yourself into thinking you can do no wrong again.
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Authors: Daniel H. Pink,
The future demands a new way of thinking. The kind of thinking that artists, storytellers and inventors engage in. The best-selling author of To Sell is Human, Daniel Pink shares 6 fundamental habits that will change the way you think forever. His insights guarantee success in both your professional and personal life.
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
Authors: John Medina,
John Medina shares everything science has discovered about the brain. Learn the power of memories and how strong they can be, the effect poor sleep can have on your ability to learn, why multitasking is a lie, and many more life-changing findings about the most complex organ in the human body — the brain.
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Authors: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Two master storytellers, Levitt and Dubner present the questions — the tough ones and the interesting ones — that plague a commoner’s mind. From “what is the best way to catch a terrorist?” to “Are people hardwired for altruism or selfishness?” this book holds the answer to everything. Uncover the good, the bad and the freaky side of the world, and it will change how you think forever.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Authors: Malcolm Gladwell,
In Blink, Gladwell shares information that can make the reader think about thinking. His insights will tell you why some people are gifted with decision-making while some others only fall into error, the truth about how the brain functions inside a classroom and inside the kitchen and much more. What Blink teaches you, is sure to assist you in better decision-making in the future.
Rascal: Making a Difference by Becoming an Original Character
Authors: Chris Brady,Orrin Woodward
Chris Brady introduces a unique type of individual —- the Rascal — and the characteristics and behaviors they can be identified with. His use of real-life examples prove that gender, race and background don’t really contribute much to their greatness. So what is it that makes the rascals so important and triumphant? Rascal has the answer.
Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts
Authors: Susan Cain,Gregory Mone, Grant Snider
They listen, while the world speaks. They read, while the world parties. They create and innovate in silence. They work on their own rather than in teams. Over a third of the people you meet everyday are of such nature — the introverts. They often misunderstood to be antisocial and quiet, but it is to them that the world owes most of its groundbreaking inventions.
You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself
Authors: David McRaney,
You pay more attention to something in the environment than the person in front of you. You believe something is “worth it” so that you won’t regret wasting time or money on it. McRaney reveals the lies we tell ourselves and how they can be overcome, so we can become real observers of the world in front of us and act less dumb.
What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite
Authors: David DiSalvo,
Using interviews with legendary thinkers, and studies from psychology, neuroscience and even economics, DeSalvo establishes something very profound – what makes your brain happy, isn’t always what your brain needs the most. Not only does he provide proof for his argument, he also gives the reader practical tips to tackle the advanced needs of the brain while living a life with fewer errors and regrets.
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
Authors: Kathryn Schulz,
Making mistakes is a fundamental trait of every human being. Likewise, even assuming you can never be wrong is one too. Using stories from the lives of Socrates and Alan Greenspan, Kathryn Schulz delves into errors — why they are made and why we react the way we do when we make them.
Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
Authors: Laurie A. Helgoe,
America has an increasingly introverted population. But American culture demands extroversion. As an introvert, how can you thrive in such a culture, and make the most of your strengths? Laurie Helgoe answers this question. Her insights and advice will help you find enough space for reflection and solitude, and also how to be more outgoing and effective in social gatherings.
The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
Authors: Edward B. Burger,Michael Starbird
Intelligent people don’t have a natural talent. They just make better use of their minds. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking reveals the techniques that can be used to think differently and put creativity to it’s best use. The strategies outlined in this book will change how you perceive everyday information and open doors to opportunities you never knew existed in your life!
The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide
Authors: Esther Hicks,Jerry Hicks
Esther and Jerry Hicks give you a better understanding of your emotions. Their insights will make you see your own life in a new light, and appreciate the person you are and how far you have come. This new understanding of your emotions will help you make more sense of your reactions to the experiences in life.
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
Authors: Michael J. Gelb,
By extracting lessons from the life of one of the greatest polymaths in history – Leonardo Da Vinci – Michael Gelb gives you seven profound principles that can change your life. Learn how Da Vinci mastered creativity, problem-solving, mind-body balance and still enjoyed his life. You’ve studied Da Vinci for years, now it’s time to emulate his ways.
Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive
Authors: T.D. Jakes,
Bishop Jakes reveals the power of God-given wisdom and knowledge — the instinct. He shows you when you must allow the instinct to take over, when taking a risk is smarter and when closing the door is better than waiting. Instinct will make you do bigger things in life, like discovering who you are and what you have to offer to this world.
Who’s in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain
Authors: Michael S. Gazzaniga,
The father of cognitive neuroscience, Michael S. Gazzaniga frees you from the shackles of thinking your life is beyond your control. Who’s in Charge is a book that delves into the mysterious but most advanced organ of the human body — the brain. Gazzaniga’s research-backed argument against the conventional concept of life, will gracefully change the way you perceive your own life.
Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
Authors: Leonard Mlodinow,
Leonard Mlodinow explains the science behind how you perceive the world in a way that is easy to understand so you can apply what you learn and change your behavior. Learn how the mind’s subliminal processes contribute to the way you see your relationships, workplace and yourself, and how it affects your decision-making skills and distorts your memory.
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles
Authors: Bruce H. Lipton,
Former medical school professor and renowned research scientist, Bruce Lipton provides a mind-blowing, research-based concept that we can control our DNA. He claims that the external input we provide plays a vital role in how the cells of our body process information. Discover the impact of positive and negative thinking and how it changed studies in cell biology forever.
Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
Authors: Caroline Leaf,
Using scientifically-backed information, Caroline Leaf presents a profoundly effective way of changing your life. She shows you how you can discover your potential, by improving your ability to think and process information. This knowledge will, in turn, change how you’ve been looking at the obstacles in your life and make way for new opportunities.
Stumbling on Happiness
Authors: Daniel Todd Gilbert,
Why do we forgive partners when they cheat but hold on to petty things like being messy? Why are blind people content with life but people who are losing their eyesight do everything in their capacity to retain it? Daniel Gilbert gives you the answers to these questions, so you can gain a clearer understanding of your own heart and mind.
Before Happiness: How Creating a Positive Reality First Amplifies Your Levels of Happiness and Success
Authors: Shawn Achor,
Shawn Achor introduces a new kind of energy that cannot be put out or destroyed — positivity. Before you feel happiness or experience success in life, you have to start working on the two. In order to do that, you have to change your perception of the world and believe that what you desire is closer to you than you can imagine. Achor provides guidelines that will do just that.
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being
Authors: Martin E.P. Seligman,
Martin Seligman introduces you to Positive Psychology — a different approach to life, wellbeing and happiness. He reveals the power of positive-thinking, motivation and a strong personality that never gives up. But because happiness alone doesn’t guarantee a good life, he also shows you how you can hone your talents, your creativity and build better relationships with people.
The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness
Authors: Epictetus,Sharon Lebell
Epictetus was once a Roman slave. His life taught him that although the events of it are often beyond human control, the reactions to these events are very much within our control. In The Art of Living, he puts his years of pain and self-discovery into 93 legendary principles that will make its reader tackle any challenge and face any failure with pride.
Life Without Limits
Authors: Nick Vujicic,
Despite being born without limbs, Nick Vujicic managed to build his own career and is now a successful and wealthy individual. His life changed when he discovered the strength of faith in God and a purpose in life. The now renowned motivational speaker shares with you his tale of rising above the emotional trauma he experienced as a kid and how he started living life without limits.
Your Erroneous Zones: Step-by-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life
Authors: Wayne W. Dyer,
Your erroneous zone is the trap you keep falling into due to guilt, worry, anxiety, and self-doubt. You think you have no control over these emotions, but Dyer proves to you that you actually do and that you can even limit the effect people can have on you. After all, time spent pleasing people would serve a better purpose if it’s spent on your goals in life instead.
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
Authors: Tara Brach,
A life in which every moment is experienced fully, begins by accepting who you are, how far you have come, and how far you still have to go. Tara Brach provides for you a way out of the daily struggles you face because of your own judgements and criticisms. She shows you the power of acceptance, an undying faith in your instincts, and building strong personal relationships in your life.
How the Mind Works
Authors: Steven Pinker,
In How The Mind Works, Pinker shares with you the reasons why your mind can be so irrational sometimes, the things that sexually arouse you, what makes you fall in love, the causes of happiness, anger, and all the other emotions you go through. It is a book that gives you access to the unknown parts of life.
The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset
Authors: John C. Maxwell,
The only thing standing between you and the life you dream of is your attitude. In this book, renowned leadership coach John C. Maxwell reveals the five things that affect your attitude and how you can overcome them. Once you’ve made your attitude your greatest asset, every aspect of your life will change for the better.
Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously
Osho guides you to face your fears in life, be it in your career, your relationships or even in your head. He shows you the power of courage and how you can express it every day of your life. He argues that it is only when you face life with courage, will you truly understand who you are and what your purpose in this world is.
The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
Authors: Matthew Kelly,
Matthew Kelly’s words will change how you look at life. In a world where everyone is obsessed with amassing wealth and “hustling” 24/7, he reveals the challenges we face in living such a life and the importance of discovering our own identity.
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success
Authors: Amy Morin,
They don’t entertain pity parties. They don’t give in to failure. They don’t live in the past. They don’t fret over things that are beyond their control. They don’t live to please the world. These are only some of the many life-changing traits of mentally strong people that you will learn in this book. Incorporate these traits and nothing will be able to hold you down again.
Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude: How to Find, Build and Keep a Yes! Attitude for a Lifetime of Success
Authors: Jeffrey Gitomer,
The YES attitude is the difference between a winner and a loser. Jeffrey Gitomer shows you the power of the yes attitude and how you can develop it, along with the ability to convert the inevitatble no’s into a yes.
How Full Is Your Bucket?
Authors: Tom Rath,Donald O. Clifton
Tom Rath opens your eyes to something you don’t even realize — your communication with the people in your life can either make you feel like nothing is impossible or it can make you feel absolutely worthless. In this book, he shows you how you can thrive on the positivity and how you can work your way around the inevitable negativity as well.
The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them
Authors: Richard J. Davidson,Sharon Begley
Just like your fingerprint, your brain has a unique emotional print that is made up of resilience, outlook, social intuition, self-awareness, sensitivity and attention. In this book, Richard Davidson gives you access to this side of your mind, so you can gain a better understanding of yourself, learn to cope with depression and even treat autism.
Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It
Authors: Marshall Goldsmith,Mark Reiter
Mojo is your breakthrough moment in life. It is when you give the world something great and it recognizes what you have given. Goldsmith trains you to make that moment in your life a reality, and teaches you how to retain it when you get there. This book will make your career more rewarding, while giving your life more meaning.
The Fred Factor: How passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary
Authors: Mark Sanborn,
In everyone’s life, there comes an individual who has a great impact. In Sanborn’s life, it was his postman, Fred. Based on the life-lessons Fred taught him, he shares 4 principles that can change your life— make a difference, create value, build relationships, and reinvent yourself.
A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted
Authors: Will Bowen,
What you are going to find out in A Complaint Free World will change your life and even the lives of those around you. Bowen reveals the truth about complaining and how much it sucks out of your energy. He also shows you how you can rewire your brain to quit this unconscious habit!
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude
Authors: W. Clement Stone,Napoleon Hill
Did you know that if your mind can come up with an idea, it can also make that idea into a reality? In this book, the authors delve into this concept and reveal to you the power of your body’s most important organ. They provide an all-rounded guide to a better life, and it starts by clearing your mind.
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
Authors: Matt Ridley,
Unlike most other books about the economy that warn you of impending doom, The Rational Optimist gives you good news. Ridley argues that prosperity is now closer than ever before. According to him, technology, commerce, innovation and change (what he calls cultural evolution) are opening new opportunities in the world.
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Authors: Tom Kelley,David Kelley
Your creative potential can propel you towards success in life. But have you ever questioned your creative ability? In this book, the founders of IDEO reveal that everyone has this ability and they show you how you can tap into it. Their strategies will help you develop your creative, innovation and problem solving skills.
Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
Authors: Barbara Ehrenreich,
Americans are known for their positivity. They are often taught that it is the secret of success. Barbara Ehrenreich eliminates this false idea that has resulted in economic corruption and self-image problems. In this book, she reveals the flip-side of undying optimism, or in other words, an absence of pragmatism.
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
Authors: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler
Abundance is a book of hope. The authors provide scientifically-backed evidence to prove that soon, every man, woman, and child will have what they need whether it’s food, water, healthcare or education. They also provide the insights of some revolutionaries such as Larry Page, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk who are working towards this change.
The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
Authors: Jon Gordon,Kenneth H. Blanchard
Jon Gordon’s Energy Bus will take you on an unforgettable ride that will transform your life. He provides 10 principles that can change your attitude into one that is optimistic and strategic — the kind of attitude that guarantees success. This book will help you fix all the problems you face in your workplace, in your home and even in your head!
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
Authors: Martin E.P. Seligman,
Seligman provides profound insight into the cognition behind optimism. His strategies are suitable for readers of all jobs and ages. They will help you re-instil faith in yourself, and provide remarkable benefits such as a better immune system, a way to combat depression and overall, a happy and fulfilling life.
Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive
Authors: Barbara L. Fredrickson,
Barbara L. Fredrickson reveals that each person has their own source of positivity. In this book, she shows you how you can discover that source and make the most of it. She claims that positivity is the secret to healthier relationships in your personal life and at work. It is also a cure for depression and can give you a truly happier life.
Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting
Authors: Lynn Grabhorn,
Grabhorn reveals the real secret to changing your life, and it is a conscious awareness of your feelings. She claims that your feelings will determine the course of your day, year and life itself. In this book she shows you how to gain control over these feelings so you can experience that transformation.
Mental Traps: The Overthinker’s Guide to a Happier Life
Authors: Andre Kukla,
Andre Kukla reveals some mental traps and how they sabotage most of our life. For example, excessive worry about the future at the expense of the present and overthinking about events in life that are beyond our control. He helps you get out of these traps so you can experience what he calls “a liberated consciousness” where you feel genuine freedom in life.
The Art of Possibility
Authors: Rosamund Stone Zander,Benjamin Zander
When you learn to incorporate creativity in all your work, you will truly begin to experience success in every field. Psychotherapist Rosamund Stone and communicator Benjamin Zander combine their expertise and provide 12 revolutionary principles that will help you do exactly that, helping you suceed in all your endeavours.
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
Authors: Chip Heath,Dan Heath
All the best moments in your life are composed of four core elements — elevation, insight, pride, and connection. Using this information, the Heath brothers show you how you can create moments you will cherish forever. You will also learn how to use these elements to create unforgettable experiences for your students, employees and even your children.
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Authors: Matthew Walker,
Undeniably, sleep is an essential part of life. However, there’s more to this act than just being something every person enjoys doing. Matthew Walker takes you on a full journey about sleep, its benefits and the things that can hinder it. He reveals what happens during the REM phase, how stimulants work and the dangers of getting insufficient sleep.
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions A
Authors: Dan Ariely,
When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we’re making smart, rational choices. But are we? Predictably Irrational refutes the assumption that we behave rationally, and shows how we consistently overpay, underestimate and procrastinate for a vast majority of our choices – from drinking coffee, to losing weight, buying a car or choosing a romantic partner.
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