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In this blog post you are going to find my personal collection of 12+1 best motivational books you can read during 2015. That’s the exact same books that I’m reading throughout this year which have improved my mindset and will power dramatically.
The date that I begun compiling this collection was in the beginning of February, so this is going to be an ongoing frequently updated collection. Feel free to bookmark this page and return the next month to find out the new book or if you are reading this while the list is complete, give it a share for others to check the 12+1 best motivational books one can read for 2015.
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***UPDATE 23/09/2015. The list is now finished and I recently received a new order with more than 30 books to read for 2016. Stay tuned for next years top compilation 🙂
Best Motivational Books – The 2015 Collection
Money: Master The Game – Antony Robbins
Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world—from Carl Icahn and Warren Buffett, to Ray Dalio and Steve Forbes—Tony Robbins has created a simple 7-step blueprint that anyone can use for financial freedom. Here is a review of Money: Master The Game by Cullen Roche.
WOWWW is the only word I can say about this manuscript when it comes to investing. This is not a normal book…this is the epitome of building a life without worries about money. This is THE ONE book to read about becoming wealthy no matter the age or level you are right now. Not in the best motivational books list, but definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read – Vasilis
Persuasion IQ – Kurt W. Mortensen
Everything we want in life comes as a direct result of persuasion. Regardless of our job titles, careers, dreams, or goals, our ability to influence others is the key to success. Whether we’re selling a product, presenting an idea, asking for a raise, or influencing someone to be a better person, persuasion is the magic ingredient. Yet despite the fact that much has changed in recent years regarding how people are persuaded – having become more discerning due to an onslaught of countless persuasive messages through e-mail, TV, and other media every day – many of us continue to use outdated techniques for convincing others…or worse yet, have no technique at all.
When it comes to the science of persuasion, both personal and professional this is not only the best, but also the most important book out there. Kurt Mortensen talks about how the inability to command influence is a universal personal and professional dilemma. He also explains the common pitfalls such as “The 5 C’s of Trust” in an accessible and easy to understand manner – Vasilis
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – Stephen R. Covey
One of the most inspiring, impactful and best motivational books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations. Here is a review of this book by Maria Lourdes.
If you strive to be effective in your life, be it at home, work or social, this book gives you lots of valuable insight, but it’s not a “quick fix” story, but rather a way of living – Vasilis
Toward a Psychology of Being – Abraham H. Maslow (Part – 1)
In this compelling book, Professor Maslow uses studies of psychologically healthy people and of the healthiest experiences and moments in the lives of average people to demonstrate that human beings can be loving, noble and creative, that they are capable of pursuing the highest values and aspirations. A classic text in the field of humanistic psychology.
If you are looking for a book that will help you know how to see yourself in a very positive way, what to do (or if you are already doing) to achieve this upper state of self-actualization (today called “flow” or “human flourishing” or positive psychology) this is a book for you. The best, hands off, for Maslow – Vasilis
The Human Zoo – Desmond Morris (Part – 2)
How does city life change the way we act? What accounts for the increasing prevalence of violence and anxiety in our world? In this new edition of his controversial 1969 bestseller, The Human Zoo, renowned zoologist Desmond Morris argues that many of the social instabilities we face are largely a product of the artificial, impersonal confines of our urban surroundings.
A complete deconstruction of human behavior in the urban environment. Desmond Morris is keeps you hooked and not a single word is wasted – Vasilis
The Book Of Tells – Peter Collet
A tell is an action that tells you what someone is thinking, even if that person doesn’t know it themselves. And tells are highly informative…The way you stand when you’re talking to others, how you move your feet, your hands, your eyes – even your eyebrows — says a lot about your commitment to a conversation and your underlying attitude. Your actions and stance can also affect how long you get to talk and how often you get interrupted.
“Tells” are actions which reveal valuable information about what people are really thinking or feeling. They are used regularly when playing poker, but Peter Collett takes it a step farther and applies the usefulness of “Tells” to everyday life. He talks about tells used to show dominance, submissiveness, sexual signals, tells used while smoking, political tells, international tells, etc. – Vasilis
The New Psycho-Cybernetics Updated Edition – Maxwell Maltz
Psycho-Cybernetics has been used by athletes, entrepreneurs, college students, and many others, to achieve life-changing goals–from losing weight to dramatically increasing their income–finding that success is not only possible but remarkably simple. Now updated to include present-day anecdotes and current personalities, one of the best motivational books, The New Psycho-Cybernetics remains true to Dr. Maltz’s promise:“If you can remember, worry, or tie your shoe, you can succeed with Psycho-Cybernetics!”
Great book about how our perceptions create our reality. I recommend this to anyone who wants to change their lives in any way, shape or form. The author was a plastic surgeon and was able to change people’s lives with a knife, but he learned that it took more than a change of the body to change someone’s self image. It’s an easy read and easy to follow book. – Vasilis
Million Dollar Consulting – Alan Weiss
Completely updated for today’s busier-than-ever consultants, this classic guide covers the ins and outs for competing and winning in this ultracompetitive field. You’ll find step-by-step advice on how to raise capital, attract clients, create a marketing plan, and grow your business into a $1 million-per-year firm, plus brand-new material.
Million Dollar Consulting defines and demonstrates principles in the consulting business that I would have never have understood on my own. This book is of great value in any type of consulting work where your selling yourself to a client. Thank you Mr. Weiss for writing this book! – Vasilis
The Millionaire Course: A Visionary Plan for Creating the Life of Your Dreams – Marc Allen
What do we dream of doing in our lives, and how to we accomplish those dreams? The Millionaire Course gives us the tools we need. The book is an entire course, an in-depth guide consisting of 12 major steps or lessons of the Course with 160 keys to success woven throughout, which are numbered and set in bold type. It is not necessary to master all these keys; all you need to do is find the ones that work for you.
Excellent guide for those of us who haven’t “arrived” yet! Very good direction. Step by step guide to both envisioning and manifesting your future. One of the best motivational books about becoming wealthy in life. – Vasilis
Losing My Virginity (The Autobiography) – Richard Branson
Losing My Virginity is the unusual, frequently outrageous autobiography of one of the great business geniuses of our time. When Richard Branson started his first business, he and his friends decided that “since we’re complete virgins at business, let’s call it just that: Virgin.” Since then, Branson has written his own “rules” for success, creating a group of companies with a global presence, but no central headquarters, no management hierarchy, and minimal bureaucracy. One of the best motivational books for wannabe successful entrepreneurs.
Great book inspiring young and mature men/women to embrance the endless life opportunity. Power of realization is key and very well settled into the book. Highly recommend to anyone interested in business or adventure. Great read! – Vasilis
DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online – Russell Branson
If you are currently struggling with getting traffic to your website, or converting that traffic when it shows up, you may think you’ve got a traffic or conversion problem. In Russell Brunson’s experience, after working with thousands of businesses, he has found that’s rarely the case. Low traffic and weak conversion numbers are just symptoms of a much greater problem, a problem that’s a little harder to see (that’s the bad news), but a lot easier to fix (that’s the good news).
Looking to take your business to the next level? This book is powerful and teaches you core strategies that work very well in every business online or offline. The content within and illustrations help in understanding a clear path of applying these to your own business model and websites. Many of these have already been adapted into my own business and the results have been instant in seeing how it has transformed it so far. – Vasilis
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time – Howard Schultz
The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle’s waterfront has grown into a company with over sixteen hundred stores worldwide and a new one opening every single business day. Just as remarkable as this incredible growth is the fact that Starbucks has managed to maintain its renowned commitment to product excellence and employee satisfaction.
This is a great book that shows the true heart of not only Starbucks, but Howard Schultz as well. The writing style and structure conveyed as much information as the actual words; the narrative jumped around a lot and was set at a frenetic pace, but it wasn’t bad thing. Rather, this scattered approach let Schultz’s passion and true nature show through and made what you were reading feel even more authentic. – Vasilis
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds – Carmine Gallo
TED–which stands for technology, entertainment, and design–brings together the world’s leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.
Fantastic tips to apply in any speaking engagement. Even a seasoned speaker can take something away from this book and apply it immediately. – Vasilis
BONUS! One of the best motivational books ever written
Poke the Box is a MUST-READ book for future entrepreneurs. I would say it is one of the best motivational books ever written about starting-up something! But it can be also provocative, almost threatening towards the reader.
- If you are happy being just a dreamer…
- If you’re enjoying the status quo…
- If you are content waiting for success to find you…
Then DONT read this book…it’s not for you because it’s a book that dare you to do something you are afraid of. But it could be what you need, too. Daren hosts a great review on SmallBizGeek.co.uk
Poke the Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? – Seth Godin
Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It’s a call to action about the initiative you’re taking – in your job or in your life. Godin knows that one of our scarcest resources is the spark of initiative in most organizations (and most careers) – the person with the guts to say, “I want to start stuff.”
I strongly recommend this book for individuals who just need to know that life has so much to offer and that by taking initiative you seize control over your future and destiny. – Vasilis
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