Some books make you happy, others make you passionate, others inspire you or teach you something, and then some books do all of these things together. In fact, I believe that certain books should be read by each of us at least once in a lifetime.
Let’s see my personal list:
This book undoubtedly changed my life. Every now and then I go back to reading some steps to metabolize some wisdom pills. Has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself. If you don’t know where are you at in your life or if want to simply obtain better results in your professional life, you should definitely read this book.
A book of tremendous inspiration. If the life of Allan and Barbara was possible as told in this book, I believe there can be nothing impossible. And this is precisely the teaching that this book wants to leave behind to ensure that you take charge of your life & become the person you want to be.
The book is written by the founder of Patagonia, a well-known Californian clothing brand loved above all by practitioners of extreme sports and climate rights activists. Yvon, as a legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth.
It’s been nearly 25 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.
It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time… translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
An amazing book deeply describing the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these principles ethically in business and everyday situations.
You’ll learn the six universal principles of influence and how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and, just as importantly, how to defend yourself against dishonest influence attempts:
Reciprocation: The internal pull to repay what another person has provided us.
Commitment and Consistency: Once we make a choice or take a stand, we work to behave consistently with that commitment in order to justify our decisions.
Social Proof: When we are unsure, we look to similar others to provide us with the correct actions to take. And the more, people undertaking that action, the more we consider that action correct.
Liking: The propensity to agree with people we like and, just as important, the propensity for others to agree with us, if we like them.
Authority: We are more likely to say “yes” to others who are authorities, who carry greater knowledge, experience or expertise.
Scarcity: We want more of what is less available or dwindling in availability.
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity–principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. I love this book because it’s genuinely showing you that sometimes there isn’t a good side of things but you still need take as they are.
These were my books recommendations, I will update this list constantly as soon as I read books that I consider as life-changer. By the way, I would like to know, what was the most important book of your life?