Recommended Books To Add to Your Reading List – Books
Below some great books to inspire people to do great things. Think differently and be different. Learn to change your days and change your ways.
The Automatic Millionaire
The Automatic Millionaire shows readers how to change financial practices and financial lives, beginning with a powerful story of an average Canadian couple — he’s a low-level manager, she’s a teacher — whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, yet who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at 55 with more than $1 million in savings. The incredible message Bach delivers is that the key to getting rich is by “automating” the way to wealth “by paying yourself first,” using automatic funded retirement accounts and money market accounts to secure the future and pay for the present.
In a short book destined for bestseller lists, The Automatic Millionaire introduces readers to a system that is powerfully simple, and automatically effective, a life-changing system that delivers. Do it once, the rest is automatic.
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Science of Getting Rich
The Science of Getting Rich is the classic guide to creating wealth through the Law of Attraction. First published in 1910, recently it helped inspire Rhonda Byrne’s bestselling book and movie, The Secret. According to Wallace D. Wattles, “There is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches; once these laws are learned and obeyed by any man, he will get rich with mathematical certainty.” The Science of Getting Rich will guide you in developing a vision, strengthening willpower, cultivating gratitude, and receiving life’s abundant gifts.
Three Feet from Gold
A fresh, modern look at the core theme of Napoleon Hill’s revolutionary best seller. In this inspiring contemporary fable, a young writer sets out to interview business leaders and other influential figures about the importance of persistence in attaining your goals. Through motivational real-life stories, Three Feet from Gold offers advice about having passion for what you do, finding your own Success Formula, choosing good counsel and above all: never giving up.
The Compound Effect
No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.
Leadership Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
A practical guide to visionary leadership and an inspiring fable, Leadership Wisdom is the true sequel to the international bestseller The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
It follows the story of Peter Franklin, a frustrated owner of a struggling digital software company. Just as things start to seem hopeless for Peter, a young monk appears at his door, offering sure-fire advice on how to turn the fate of his business around. Peter is astonished to learn that the monk is in fact his long-lost friend Julian Mantle, returned from his extraordinary Indian odyssey and ready to share his timeless wisdom for visionary leadership.
Expressed in an easy-to-use eight step system of practical lessons, this inspiring and illuminating parable will teach you, amongst other things, how to:
• Create team focus and unity
• Increase profitability and efficiency
• Be creative and innovative under pressure
• Inspire and develop your team
• Touch people’s lives in a positive way
The Chimp Paradox
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:
– Recognise how your mind is working
– Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
– Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be
The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
What are you afraid of? Public speaking; asserting yourself; making decisions; being alone; intimacy; changing jobs; interviews; going back to school; ageing; ill health; driving; dating; ending a relationship; losing a loved one; becoming a parent; leaving home, failure, believing in yourself…
Internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives with her simple but profound advice. Whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want – so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis, depression and indecision to one of power, energy, enthusiasm and action.
An empowering and life-affirming book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will help you triumph over your fears and move forward with your life.
Leading With Gravitas
In today’s competitive and fast-paced business environment, gravitas is the all-important, but often elusive, factor that many leaders seek. Antoinette Dale Henderson provides a challenging yet practical approach to access this essential quality for business and leadership success. Unlike other books on the subject, Antoinette’s analytical approach, based on real life experiences from a broad range of leaders, will allow you to: Gain a clear understanding of the vital components of gravitas – how you currently perform and what you can do to improve; Increase awareness of your unique expertise and qualities as an authentic leader; Access a range of powerful techniques to help you to communicate and present with impact; Enhance your confidence, influence and ability to inspire others and deliver results; Harness your passion and individuality to maximise your leadership presence and project your best self. Antoinette Dale Henderson is a leadership communications coach, trainer and author. With over 25 years’ experience in communications, she regularly speaks on leadership identity, inner confidence and promoting the cause of women in leadership.
The Tipping Point
In this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the ‘tipping point’, that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change.
“Breakthroughs are commonplace for you and your business”.
“Not being rattled by life’s challenges, confident that you will find new perspectives and solutions”.
“A life with less stress and more joy”.
These possibilities are on offer for you in this book. Invisible Power presents a profound yet practical understanding of our most underutilized asset – the human mind. This understanding can significantly change you from the inside-out. The implications for you as a leader, a contributor, a partner, a parent, and a human being are immense. Authors Ken Manning, Robin Charbit, and Sandra Krot, bolstered by decades of experience as business leaders, entrepreneurs, and relationship experts, paint a surprisingly practical and hopeful picture, illustrated with dozens of relatable client stories. Not only will you see how to have a more enjoyable, innovative, and productive work life, you will unleash the potential you have always had as a human being. You will be ready to create your next level of success.
The Personal MBA
This revised and expanded edition of the bestselling book, The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman, gives you everything you need to transform your business, your career or your working life forever.
An MBA at a top school is an enormous investment in time, effort and cold, hard cash. And if you don’t want to work for a consulting firm or an investment bank, the chances are it simply isn’t worth it.
Josh Kaufman is the rogue professor of modern business education. Feted by everyone from the business media to Seth Godin and David Allen, he’s torn up the rulebook and given thousands of people worldwide the tools to teach themselves everything they need to know.
The Personal MBA teaches simple mental models for every subject that’s key to commercial success. From the basics of products, sales & marketing and finance to the nuances of human psychology, teamwork and creating systems, this book distils everything you need to know to take on the MBA graduates and win.
What are the real secrets of sporting success, and what lessons do they offer about life? Why doesn’t Tiger Woods “choke”? Why are the best figure skaters those that have fallen over the most and why has one small street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put together.
Two-time Olympian and sports writer and broadcaster Matthew Syed draws on the latest in neuroscience and psychology to uncover the secrets of our top athletes and introduces us to an extraordinary cast of characters, including the East German athlete who became a man, and her husband – and the three Hungarian sisters who are all chess grandmasters. Bounce is crammed with fascinating stories and statistics.
Looking at controversial questions such as whether talent is more important than practice, drugs in sport (and life) and whether black people really are faster runners, the mind-bending Bounce is a must-read for the hardened sports nut or brand new convert.
Words that Sell
More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between “yadda-yadda-yadda” and copy that sells
Looking for a better way to say “authentic?” Words That Sell gives you 57 alternatives. How about “appealing?” Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You’ll even find more than 100 variations on “exciting.” Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers–by mail, online, or in person.
- More than 75 lists of powerful and persuasive words and phrases, including 21 new lists for this edition
- Cross-referencing of categories to jump-start creative thinking
- A crash course in basic copywriting techniques
- Helpful lists of commonly misspelled words, confusing words, pretentious phrases to avoid, and more
Roget’s is fine for writing term papers and letters to the editor, but when it comes to the business of writing copy that translates into sales, there is no substitute for Words That Sell.
Find the perfect words and phrases to win over customers
Grabbers that get attention:
No-risk offer * One day only! * No strings attached! * What have you got to lose? * All the right ingredients * Inside information * Do you enjoy…? * Leap into…
Descriptions and benefits that create appeal:
Irresistible * winning * zesty * huggable * satisfying * You’ll fall in love with…* Your ticket to… * king-size * Gives you the power * baby-soft *
Clinchers to win over your customer:
Reap the benefits today * Don’t miss out! * No risk now, no risk later! * You can do it!* You be the judge * Send for our free catalog * 100% satisfaction guarantee
Special strategies that seal the deal:
Five-star quality * You’re worth it * Don’t fall for… * We make life easier * You’re one of a select few… * discriminating * Your thoughtful gift
Start With Why
Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again?
In business, it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters WHY you do it.
Start with Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way – they all started with why.
Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do tohow they do it, and then to ask the more important question-WHY?
Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business. Sinek explains what it truly takes to lead and inspire and how anyone can learn how to do it.
The 4-Hork Work Week
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.
This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
- How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week
- How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
- How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
- How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
- How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
- How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’
Here is a short video where Timothy provides an overview of his book. This might be back in 2008, but still holds true.
A comprehensive guide to unleashing the inner-leader in us all and to building a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership growth and mastery. The book offers a concrete framework to help individuals of all levels, functions, and backgrounds take charge of their own leadership development and become the best leaders they can be.
Learning Leadership is divided into digestible bite-sized chapters that encourage daily actions to becoming a better leader. Key takeaways from the book include:
1. Believe in Yourself.
2. Aspire to Excel.
3. Challenge Yourself.
4. Engage Support.
Talk Like TED
TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.
Ideas are the true currency of the 21st century, and Carmine Gallo’s Talk Like TED gives readers a way to create presentations around the ideas that matter most to them, presentations that will energise their audiences to spread those ideas, launch new initiatives, and reach their highest goals.
Visit TED to watch inspirational, technological and leadership videos.
|Watch one of my favourite talks by Ken Robinson|
The Coaching Habit
In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can wok less hard and have more impact.
Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples’ potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how – by saying less and asking more – you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.
- Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question
- Stay on track during any interaction with The Awe Question
- Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question
- Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question
- Finally, ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question