1. Awaken the Giant Within
Robbins is unlike most motivational writers in two ways. First, he treats
training the mind and body as a technological challenge rather than moral
imperative. Second, he somehow manages to be both an inspirational role model
and the most annoying guy on the planet.
Best quote: “If you can’t, you must. If you
must, you can.”
2. Think and Grow Rich
Hill interviewed “40 millionaires” to discover the common thought
processes and behaviors that had led to their success. His study of these
“best practices” was revolutionary in a world where it was largely
assumed that great wealth resulted from a combination of greed and luck.
Best quote: “All the breaks you need in
life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind,
capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”
3. How to Win Friends & Influence
Dale Carnegie’s classic, mixing business relationships with personal
relationships was considered a bit underhanded, like nepotism. After Carnegie,
business relationships and personal relationships were seen not just as
compatible, but as absolutely inseparable.
Best quote: “The unvarnished truth is that
almost all the people you meet feel themselves superior to you in some way, and
a sure way to their hearts is to let them realize in some subtle way that you
recognize their importance, and recognize it sincerely.”
4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
gets a bit preachy sometimes, Stephen Covey’s road map for living doesn’t just
help you develop better habits. It also convinces you that acquiring them will
make you a better person.
Best quote: “Sow a thought, reap an action;
sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character,
reap a destiny.”
5. The Power of Positive Thinking
When it was
first published, both psychologists and theologians attacked this book as
heretical, and accused author Norman Vincent Peale of being a crank. Today,
science has verified the book’s basic concept–that being optimistic makes you
healthier and happier and thus more likely to succeed.
Best quote: “Action is a great restorer and
builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or
adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at
6. Atomic Habits
Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success and give you
the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits—whether you are a
team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an
industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight,
reduce stress, and achieve success that lasts.
“Atomic habits is the definitive guide to breaking bad behaviors
and adopting good ones in four steps, showing you how small, incremental,
everyday routines compound into massive, positive change over time.”
7. Man’s Search for Meaning
Man’s Search for Meaning provides a vivid account of an individual’s experience
as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. The book focuses on love, hope,
responsibility, inner freedom, and the beauty to be found in both nature and
art as means that help one endure and overcome harrowing experiences.
Best quote: “Everything can be taken from a
man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in
any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way..”
8. RICH DAD POOR DAD
overarching theme of Rich Dad Poor Dad is how to use money as a tool for wealth
the myth that the rich are born rich, explains why your personal residence may
not really be an asset, describes the real difference between an asset and a
liability, and much more.
Best quote: “The size of your success is
measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you
handle disappointment along the way..”
9. Crushing It – Gary Vaynerchuk
Crush It was
Gary Vaynerchuk’s first book. Since its release, Gary has become a superstar on
social media, impacting many successful artists and creators as an inspiration.
He has been one of the best at leveraging every social media platform out there
to spread his message, amassing hundreds of thousands of fans, and building an
8 to 9-figure digital agency.
“Stop judging yourself, so many beating themselves up, did you try as
hard as you could? Did you have good intent? Good, you won.”
10. Zero To One
Zero To One
is an exercise in thinking — about questioning and rethinking received wisdom
to create the future. And thinking about thinking is what we’re all about. Mindsets
Come First ,Every major moment in business happens one time only. The next
Zuckerberg won’t build a social network and the next Larry Page won’t build a
bet then is to learn the mindset of going from zero to one.
Best quote: “The best entrepreneurs know this: every great
business is built around a secret that’s hidden from the outside”