If you enjoy timeless success-related books, each manuscript usually contains a few nuggets which make each book worth your time.
Here are 10 of my favorite self-empowerment books, and a key idea from each manuscript that made it worth reading.
These books can lift you up, help you find purpose, and help you reinvent yourself and your career. Each book is relevant to wealth management and economics as these books are designed to shift your mentality toward prosperity and opportunity in career, relationships, health and more.
1) Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Published in 1937
Define your Purpose. While this sounds arbitrary, it has several important meanings such as: What do you want to be, do and have. Moreover, discover how to harness your energy toward charisma and business success. - Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill - Hill, N. (1960). Think and Grow Rich, New York: Fawcett Crest.
2) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
Remembering Names and Enthusiasm Matter - Read this book or take the courses from the Carnegie programs. Either way, you will win. The number one lesson I learned from Carnegie is that other people's names are music to their ears. Learn names of clients, customers, or those in positions of influence. Be enthusiastic with people and miracles will happen. Carnegie, D. (1994). How to Win Friends and Influence People. New York: Pocket Books
3) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen covey.
Of course, there are 7 Habits. One of the habits is to Sharpen the Saw. This means we need to “Stay Sharp and On Top of New Ideas Learning etc. This advice to me is extremely important because we must all be students of life, be open to learn and continue to grow. Covey, S. R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. London: Simon & Schuster.
4) Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, MD
Change your Beliefs on the Inside for Greater Self Confidence - Because he was a plastic surgeon, his thoughts on developing confidence within are much more influential. This is because he helped many people change their looks, yet they still remained dissatisfied until they expanded their world view and developed self-regard. Maltz, Maxwell, MD. Psycho-Cybernetics. New York. Pocket Books 1960
5) The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama.
Peace and Joy can be Learned and Experienced. His book hits home because he professes that peace and happiness can be cultivated by anyone who wants it. His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler (1999). The Art of Happiness: A handbook for Living. London: Hodder & Stroughton.
6) The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra MD.
Follow your Natural Expression. The magic of Dr. Chopra is that he is a master of helping people improve their lives and thinking. Dr. Chopra helps us move toward our purpose, right livelihood and authentic selves. Chopra, D. (1996). The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. London: Bantam Press.
7) The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy.
Optimize your Thinking for Success. This is a classic work because Dr. Murphy was a professional at showing people that they can alter their consciousness and beliefs toward a greater good and prosperity. He is a connoisseur of the use of affirmations as a path to mental transformation for greater relationships, success, and career improvement. Murphy, J. (1963). The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
8) Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy.
Specify Goals and Know What you Want. Buy any book you can find by Mr. Tracy. He is a consummate professional and a world class writer on the issues of entrepreneurship and management consulting. He famously states that less than 3% of people set goals. Tracy, B. (1993). Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed. New York: Fireside.
9) The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles.
Gratitude is the Key to Abundance. If you have not read this 110 year old book, do it. It is quite an amazing piece of prosperity writing from the turn of last century, and it is concise. Wattle's opus is still a bestseller as he is the genius who has distilled the ideas of success and excellence into a short revolutionary treatise. Wattles, W.D. (1976). Financial Success through the Power of Thought [The Science of Getting Rich]. Rochester, Vermont: Destiny Books. (Written originally around 1910). or How to Promote Yourself by Wattles
10) As You Think - by Mark Allen and James Allen
Your Experience is Shaped According to the Totality of Your Thought. Mr. Allen has a couple of super books, a world recognized publishing house and some of the biggest selling clients. Buy any of Mr. Allen's books to discover timeless secrets of success. Allen, J. (1998). As You Think. Ed. with introduction by M. Allen. Novato, CA: New World Library. Mark is a great gent. I am friends with him online and he gives some superb free training on social media sometimes.
11) Honorable Mention by me - George Mentz: Quantum Bliss - The Quantum Mechanics of Happiness, Abundance, and Health. A 2016 IBA Award winning Self Help Book.
Any of these authors and their books can seriously boost your mindset and consciousness of success, power, and happiness. Sometimes it takes a book, audiobook, or seminar like the ones listed above to jolt our consciousness to make your next move in life. Sometimes economies are bad and other times they seem great. Refuse to participate in doom and gloom and follow your dreams to the best of your ability. Be your best, find your purpose, prepare, and show the world your excellence and passion.
George Mentz JD MBA CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a licensed attorney and CEO of GAFM ® global education, which is an ISO 29990 Certified professional development company operating in over 50 nations. Mentz is an award-winning author and advisory board member to several companies around the world in education, charities, and FinTech Companies.
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