The 150 Must-Reads

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One of the most famous books on personal development and for good reason. Hill spent over 20 years researching over 500 millionaires to find the formula for success at the request of business mogul and one of the richest people who ever lived, Andrew Carnegie. Think and Grow Rich beautifully develops many of the underlying philosophies of success and was THE book that changed my life. 5/5

4-Hour Work Week

Timothy Ferriss

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Everyone wants more time to explore their interests, hobbies, and personal goals, but Ferriss shows you exactly how to it. By outsourcing key elements in his life, Ferriss was able to remotely work 4 hours a week, giving him the time to pursue his goals and live experiences such as becoming a Chinese National kickboxing champion, the first American to win a Guinness World Record in tango, and a guest lecturer at Princeton University. Highly recommended for everyone and anyone looking to remove their work from their lives. 5/5

The Art of War

Sun Tzu

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Written over 2,000 years ago for war generals and commanders, The Art of War is a timeless classic. Sun Tzu briefly lists ideas and strategies necessary to be competent in the art of warfare. An interesting perspective, The Art of War describes philosophies and principles of strategy in which different practices can be applied to across cultures, eras, or peoples. No matter if you are looking to become the next great war commander or simply interested in becoming more strategic in your ordinary life, this is your book. 5/5

Unstuff Your Life!: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

Andrew Mellen

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Minimalism is an art form and Andrew Mellen is da Vinci. In his amazing book, Mellen carefully shows readers how to remove the clutter from their lives, from digital photos and computer organization to clothes and closets. Unstuff Your Life makes easy the concept of Less truly being More. After reading this book, not only did my physical space clear, but so did my mental space, giving me more mental clarity and inner focus. 5/5

The 5 People You Meet in Heaven

Mitch Abom

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A short, but very powerful and insightful novel by acclaimed author Mitch Abom. Abom begins by describing the death of Eddie, a maintenance worker, and crafts his story about Eddie’s experiences in heaven. An easy read, The 5 People You Meet in Heaven blew my mind and made me re-evaluate my perceptions of not only the afterlife, but my present life as well. 4.5/5

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

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The story of Siddhartha, a samana, or seeker, who attempts to find enlightenment, rest in the Nirvana and forever escape the samsara. Siddhartha encounters poverty and possessions, delight and despair, love and loss, as he attempts to find internal peace. A spiritual journey into the self and universe, Siddhartha is a definite must-read. 5/5

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie

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The fear of public speaking is the most universal fear. Carnegie has defeated it and is an expert in the field. In his best selling novel, Carnegie describes the very fundamental bases of human relations and effective and personal communication. Carnegie's emphasis on genuine character building over flattery techniques demonstrates his knowledge on the topic. It is why over 8 million have completed his training courses. 5/5

Easier Than You Think

Richard Carlson

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A large change requires a large effort. Richard Carlson, who wrote 20 books including the record-breaking Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, breaks down this large effort into small, conscious actions and decisions that will transform your life. His writing style is easy and littered with examples of principles in practice.This book is a beautiful introduction to personal development and can be read in less than a week. 4/5