Are you looking for books that will change your life? Are you wanting to get leverage on yourself, and make real changes, but you’d love a guide to assist you?
These 7 books absolutely fit that criterion. Read them, but more importantly, do what they tell you. It is your acting not just your reading that will get you the best results.
There are books that entertain, books that inform, books that enthrall books that speak to the brain, the mind, the intellect and the emotions. And then there are books that seem to speak directly to the soul – life-changing books that make you question your core beliefs, staying with you long after you’ve finished reading.
These books, however, will give you the framework that you need to take action:
The War of Art
by Steven Pressfield
The most important book I’ve ever read, and the book that has helped me most to build successful businesses, write a book and create an authentic and fulfilling career. It has allowed me to break through my inner resistance and create my authentic life, and live my authentic self. Critical if you are an entrepreneur, writer, artist, or any form of “creator”.
by Paulo Coelho
Originally published in Portuguese, this inspiring tale of self-discovery follows Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. But his quest takes him in a different – and far more satisfying – direction, to learn how to listen to his heart and follow his dreams.
by Steven Pressfield
The follow-up to the War of Art. In the War of Art, Pressfield identifies the enemy to living an authentic life – resistance. In Turning Pro, Pressfield teaches you how to defeat it.
Awaken The Giant
by Anthony Robbins
Don’t let the TV infomercials fool you – this book has high-quality strategies that are immediately applicable to get control of your emotional self. When you can control the inner, then the outer follows. Get leverage on yourself by reading this book and applying the strategies you learn.
THE HISTORY OF LOVE
by Nicole Kraus
This beautiful book-within-a-book tells the story of Leo Gursky and the love of his life, Alma. With an adventure across oceans and decades, the novel is fueled by the thrill of mystery and joy of connection.
FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Csikszentmihalyi’s studies over the past two decades have revealed that ‘flow’ is what makes life’s experiences genuinely satisfying – a feeling of deep concentration, immersion, and absorption. This classic work on happiness touches on contemporary psychology, delving into issues such as family, art, and sport to ultimately answer the question – how do we make our lives meaningful?
THE RED TENT
by Anita Diamant
This novel imagines the compelling story of Dinah – daughter of Leah and Jacob and sister of Joseph. Building on hints in the Book of Genesis, the author writes about the lives of women in biblical times, touching on mothers and daughters, midwifery, love, and living in a foreign land.