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“Leah, how are you so motivated?”
I often get this question all the time. I am motivated because I have lived a stagnant life and I never want to go back there again.
What is my secret to my life change? A part of it is plugging into some personal development books!
When I started coaching, our trainings always said to read personal development books. I read two to three books when I first started coaching and then I thought that I could just stop reading them.
When things started to not go as planned, I knew I needed to plug back into these books to get my mindset straightened out. When your mind is strong, you can push through any obstacle in life. Any time I struggle with something or if I want to learn a certain subject, I read or listen to these type of books so that I can improve myself. These books have been a game changer and have definitely helped me with my mindset.
The strongest muscle is your mind so exercise it daily!
These books were written by some of the most successful people in this world, so why not pick their minds by grabbing a book, reading it, and learning from the people who have already done it?
Here are the top 10 books that I recommend that have completely changed my life.
1. The Compound Effect
The Compound Effect was the very first personal development book I ever read. I suggest starting with this one as it will talk about how to improve all areas of your life using the compound effect method.
2. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Rich Dad Poor Dad should be taught in school! It goes into how a rich dad and poor dad approach money. It explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
3. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Lacking in confidence? Have fears? Need some real ass kickin’? Then you should definitely read You Are a Badass. I love hearing the audio when I feel like I need a good lecture.
4. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
This book is a really fun short read. It gives the 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment.
5. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
This book should be taught in school. I feel that our society rewards success so much, that failure is looked at as something we should never do. This book will tell you the truth behind each failure.
6. The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
S.A.V.E.R.S. – a game changer in anyone’s morning routine and will set off the mood for the day.
7. The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why Now Is the Time to JoinTheRide
This book confirms that there will be ups and downs during an entrepreneur’s life. There will be a lot of failures, but with that comes new opportunities.
8. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way – and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. I believe all business owners really need to read this book.
9. The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months
The 12 Week Year believes that we can get more work done in 12 weeks than we do in 12 months. Most businesses work harder during the fourth quarter than they do the entire year in order to hit quotas and finish the year strong, but why not work this way every quarter?
10. Think and Grow Rich: The Original, an Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation
One of the greatest personal development books ever published. This is for those who want to change their life and are willing to do the mind-work of changing their thought patterns in a very deliberate and persistent way.
Have you ready any of these books? What are some of your favorite books?