Personal Development – Great Books Reading List

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All the great writers on personal development have emphasised the need to continue personal development if you are to succeed. In fact it has been said your income will expand to the extent that your personal development does.

The easiest way to development is to access great business leaders, philosophers, thinkers and writers both from the past and current day. Jim Rohn and Chris Widener who co-authored the book, “12 Pillars of Success” (an excellent book that tells the story of a man’s self development through a novel), give a list of 20 books they believe everyone in business should read.

I have added a few of my own. They suggest buying a book a week which at first I found pretty daunting, both in terms of cost and time.

However I have found quite a few of these books for free on various websites because the copyright has run out and on eBay. For example I bought 7 books of eBay for £30 (inc. post and package) that would have cost me over £70 on Amazon. I did have to buy one or two new but you see my point, personal development does not have to be expensive and is a serious investment in You Inc.

Ok so here goes the list of what myself and others consider to be must read books, the number one slot is interesting for me as I am not religious but I will still read it:

1.    The Bible
2.    How To Read A Book by Mortimer Adler
3.    My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers
4.    As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
5.    Seeds of Greatness by Dennis Waitley
6.    Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn
7.    The Pursuit of God by Acden W. Tozer
8.    Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
9.    Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peal
10.    Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
11.    Greatest Salesman That Ever Lived by Og Madino
12.    How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
13.    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
14.    Man’s Search For Meaning by Vicktor E. Frankl
15.    Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell
16.    See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar
17.    Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey
18.    Lessons in History by William James Durant
19.    The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason
20.    The Story of Philosophy by William James Durant
21.    The Twelve Pillars of Success by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener
22.    Beyond Manifestation by Dr. Joe Vitale
23.    Magnetic Sponsoring by Mike Dillard
24.    The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
25.    How To Get Lots of Money For Anything – Fast by Joe Vitale and Stuart Lichtman
26.    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki
27.    Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kyosaki
28.    Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker
29.    Any of the One Minute Manager Book Series by Ken Blanchard
30.    7 Laws of Fearless Living by Guy Finley from his website
31.    The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
32.    The No-Nonsense Guide to Enlightenment by Blair Warren
33.    The Master Key System by Charles Haanel
34.    The Manifesting Mindset by Barry Goss
35.    Spiritual Marketing by Dr. Joe Vitale
36.    The Handbook of The Navigator by Eric J. Pepin
37.    The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein – why? Because it’s the greatest work of fiction ever written and you need to relax sometimes.

What else can I say but go feed your mind, turn the TV off for a while each day. Sign up for my weekly Ezine at my Blog below where I intend to discuss by journey in these books and other things.

Andrew Peel
APeel Solutions

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Mental Prepardness

Looks like we both have interest in thoes writings that uplift the spirit and encourage excelence. Thank You.

From The Heart


Elwood Crane — Thu, 03/12/2009 - 6:39pm

Thanks Elwood your insight

Thanks Elwood your insight is always welcome

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