The books that normal — average people like you and me are reading to climb themselves on the top of the ladder and achieve their dreams.
In this compilation I decided to include all the top self improvement books that I have read and helped me improve my character dramatically and achieve my dreams over and over again in unimaginable ways during the year 2014. I hope they can help you too…like they helped me take my online business to the next level.
Top Self Improvement Books – The 2014 Collection
The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration. Here is a great review of the book from Scott Drotar.
Vasilis – The Power of Positive Thinking has been around for many, many years it is still powerful and it is a book that should be required for reading in schools and home it bring one to make a change in their lives that will carry them through life and help them in making right choices. Excellent!!!
Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement – Anthony Robbins
Anthony Robbins calls it the new science of personal achievement. You’ll call it the best thing that ever happened to you. You can find a great review of “Unlimited Power” book from Stefan Pylarinos here.
Vasilis – This book is one of the best i’ve ever read! The quantity and quality of info can improve your life dramatically if you decide to follow it. Highly suggested for everyone who wants to go one step further with his life.
Winning : Jack Welch with Suzy Welch
Welch’s optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in Jack’s distinctive no b.s. voice, Winning offers deep insights, original thinking, and solutions to nuts-and-bolts problems that will change the way people think about work. Here is what Kissmetrics is saying about Jack Welch.
Vasilis – Jack Welch’s insight on management and leadership is unparalleled. Really good read for anyone starting a business or in a leadership role. A “must-have” in your top self improvement books list.
Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action by Nick Vujicic
Being unstoppable is about believing and achieving. It’s about having faith in yourself, your talents, your purpose, and most of all, in God’s great love and His divine plan for your life. You can find a great review of “Unstoppable” book here.
Vasilis – Still in the process of reading this book. Amazing how well life has gone for a strong man that just marches on. I think that this is a great read for anyone who is looking for a source of inspiration, self-improvement, success, happiness, etc.
Rich Dad’s Advisors: Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them
OWN YOUR OWN CORPORATION reveals the legal secrets and strategies that the rich have used for generations to run their businesses and protect their assets. Written in a clear and easily understandable style, and now completely revised and updated to reflect important changes in rules and regulations, OWN YOUR OWN CORPORATION provides the necessary knowledge to save thousands of dollars in taxes and protect your family assets from the attacks of creditors.
Vasilis – This book is an updated and revised edition (the last update was in 2001), and provides some basic and useful information for anyone who wants some clarification about what it means to own your own corporation. Most refreshing is the author’s attitude – Garrett Sutton isn’t telling people how to cheat the IRS and pay zero income tax, and in fact, he makes it clear that this isn’t a book about tax avoidance. One of the top self improvement books for entrepreneurs and others who are interested in starting their own business.
See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition by Zig Ziglar
Offering advice on how to succeed, this guide teaches how to build a solid attitude foundation, promoting the value of a healthy self-image and showing how to build such an image. It clarifies why goals are important, and advises how to set them and how to reach them. You can find a great review by Tom Butler here.
Vasilis – You don’t have to be in sales and marketing to benefit from this life changing book. Zig gives you step by step details on how to change your thinking, your habits and your future. You can improve your self esteem, family relationships – including parent-child, and definitely your outlook! This book definitely “feeds your brain” with vital nourishment to enable you to achieve your potential – if you put it into practice. Everyone should have this book!
Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life and harness the forces that shape your destiny. Here is a great review of this book by Brad Branson.
Vasilis – One of the top self improvement books with countless strategies to improve your life in just about any way imaginable. Tony Robbins is the real deal and a pioneer in human potential and performance. If you have limiting beliefs, or lack of follow through in any area of your life, then you must read. Amazing Book!
The Art of Thinking Clearly
The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives. Check this fairly controversial opinion, by Philip Delves Broughton on Wall Street Journal, before buying this book.
Vasilis – Rolf Dobelli has managed to summarize and illustrate very complex ideas, in a manner that was enjoyable to read. I would recommend this book to everyone interested in how we make decisions, whether they be professional or personal decisions. This will change how you think about how you think!
Thresholds of the Mind
Author, Bill Harris, takes you on a fascinating journey of discovery through the structure and workings of the human mind. He then presents irrefutable, hard scientific evidence of the powerful benefits of meditation and explains how and why the human brain reacts the way it does.
Vasilis – Amongst several top self improvement books this book is a great source of explanation as to why so many of us feel so trapped by our fears, anxiety, depression, etc. Bill discusses his idea of thresholds which is the limit an individual can take in response to stress.
This book is written with his meditation CD program in mind, which have to be ordered through his website. I’m deeply convinced from my research that this type of meditation works and soon will try his program.
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha.” Read this great review by Ruth Sunderland also on TheGuardian.
Vasilis – For those of you who have ever wondered about the man himself, or for those who simply would like some insight into what makes one of the greatest financial minds work, this book is an invaluable review of his life and the significant historical companies he has been involved in. It also does a fair amount of explaining what goes on behind the scenes at the executive level and board level of America’s greatest companies.
Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life
Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his central message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way. A “must-have” in your top self improvement books list. Here is a great review of this book by Deena Peterson.
Vasilis – A really good read by all standards – very informative and relevant to the subject. Recommend to everyone who whines about their life and needs an answer for how to be happy!
Leadership – Rudolph Giuliani
Rudolph Giuliani demonstrates how the leadership skills he practices can be employed successfully by anyone who has to run anything. Opens with a gripping account of Giuliani’s immediate reaction to the September 11 attacks, including a narrow escape from the original crisis command headquarters, and closes with the efforts to address the aftermath during his remaining tenure.
Vasilis – Rudy Giuliani knows leadership. He did the undoable. He transformed New York City, which had become a joke to many Americans, back into one of the greatest cities on Earth. And his leadership helped all the good people in and around New York City, and throughout America. One of the top self improvement books when it comes to leadership skills.
Bonus Book For This Top Self Improvement Books List
This book is one of “the must have” top self improvement books for sure. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
Vasilis – All I can say is, WOW. This is a very long book, as well as it should be. However, it was never boring, and I was sad when I finished it. Extremely well written, and flows very well. It touches on every aspect of his life, not just his career at Apple, Pixar, etc. The stories of his meetings and negotiations with titans of business and politics are priceless. I’d give it 6 stars if I could.
You Must Sleep With Those Top Self Improvement Books
Success in any aspect of your life begins from within you my friend. As you pretty well understand you need to start investing in your education and reading as many top self improvement books as possible. I know it’s difficult to adjust, been there i can relate…but it’s only a matter of 30 days reading 1 hour per day to include this habit in your life, daily.
And then…wonders will happen! You will have success beyond your dreams. Something i highly suggest you to do – that has helped me also dramatically is to use this Weird Brain Trick to “re-program” your mind for success. Click here to learn more about it
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