Here are some personal development and life design books I recommend to study (by author, in alphabetical order)
David Allen – Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Being an achiever, you can easily use the time and self-management philosophy and solutions contained in this book to really get your things done.
Brendon Burchard – The Motivation Manifesto
Tags: motivation, life design
Dale Carnegie – How To Win Friends And Influence People
It’s an almost one hundred years old classic on how to build great realtions with people. And great relations is step one to any influence.
Tags: relations, influence, leadership
Robert Cialdini – Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion
You influence other people all the time. You’d better know how it works and how to use it. So that you benefit from it (and they, too).
George S. Clason – The Richest Man In Babylon
It’s another classic on my reading list. It’s about some universal principles on how to become wealthy. “Wealthy” meaning much more than “rich.”
Tags: money, life design
Stephen Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
If I were to recommend one book in personal and professional development, it would be this one.
Tags: effectiveness, life design, personal change
Charles Duhigg – The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
You will find why I love this book here.
Tags: habits, personal change
Hal Elrod – The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
Morning is the most effective time of the day … if you can make it so. This book will help you make most of it.
Tags: habits, life design
If you are a parent or a teacher, this book will help you understand why things don’t work between you and your kids. It will also help you develop new communication skills that will make a difference.
tags: parenting, communication
Tim Ferris – The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Tags: life design, business
Marshall Goldsmith – What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
Here are my thoughts about the book and how it influenced me.
Tags: leadership, influence, habits
Darren Hardy – The Compound Effect
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” – Albert Einstein
The compound effect is the big result of small everyday actions that multiply their effect over time. It’s up to you what quality of actions you will take and what quality results you will produce.
Tags: life design, habits
Napoleon Hill – Think And Grow Rich
Another classic on how to design a better self and better life. With “rich” referring not only to money but other aspects of a fulfilled life.
Tags: life design, self development
Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
It’s a must-read for set right mindset, vision and habits related to money management.
Well… it’s not a set of selling techniques. It’s a though-provoking story about fundamentals of personal change and development. In sales and in life.
Tags: personal change, personal development
Daniel Pink – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Tags: motivation, influence, leadership
Anthony Robbins – Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Whether it’s about your body, emotions or money, it’s a practical one-on-one coaching session with the #1 peak performance coach.
Tags: personal development, life design
Jim Rohn – Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle
Tags: life design
Gretchen Rubin – The Happiness Project
I wrote about the greatness of this book in this post.
Tags: happiness, habits, life design
Shawn Stevenson – Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
You might not like all Shawn’s ways you can improve the quality of your sleep, but surely you will find some that will work with you. So that you sleep better. Good night 🙂
Tags: sleep, habits