Personal Self Improvement

  1. The Bible – It took 14 years of personal grappling before I accepted this as the greatest book ever written. I remain amazed at how relevant it is and how frequently it is referenced in modern text.

  2. Personal Power II  by Tony Robbins – It is a book but strictly this should be under my audio recommendation but was such a huge influence on shifting my mindset I had to include it here.

  3. The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale. The first 1’000’000 audio seller and still as relevant on mindset today. Our minds are fertile soil – we choose what we plant.

  4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – Timeless principles. Thoughts are things and you control them.

  5. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Brilliant work on how to quickly get into and stay in optimal ‘flow’.

  6. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason A great story and advice on saving and investing that remains true today.

  7. Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz I found this work profound on the power of self talk and self perception and have recently bought the new audio version

  8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – A well-grounded classic on the things that matter in life

  9. Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. Simple and effective.

  10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by his son, Sean Covey) – We always default to habits under pressure or in our flow – this helps make sure your habits serve you well.

  11. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield – People can only value you as much as you value yourself. Great advice in a well laid out format.

  12. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren – People need purpose and this best seller adds a depth that is challenging and insightful.

  13. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg – Fabulous and so insightful on the power of our habits.  Amazon kept suggesting this based on my buying history – so pleased they did!

  14. Getting Things Done by David Allen – The best time management book I have ever read.

  15. No Excuses by Brian Tracy – Short, simple and to the point. Staple reading to shift blame mentality.

  16. Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success by Matthew Syed – hard work pays off. Anything repeated and practised at peak for 10,000 hours will position you among the best.

  17. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki – Another eye opening book revealing that there is a better way than the way your folks did it or the way you have always pursued life and a career.

  18. The Present: The Gift for Changing Times by Spencer Johnson – A short and lovely story that will enrich your every day.

  19. Wink and Grow Rich by Roger Hamilton – clever story that illustrates how perception and understanding affect wealth creation