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Best Motivational Books

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You Are a Badass
How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Jen Sincero - 2013-04-23
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller You Are A Badass is the self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it.In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously...
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey - 2013-11-19 (first published in 1989)
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When Stephen Covey first released The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the wrong direction; and more than that, they realized that there were so many simple things they could do in order to navigate their life correctly. This b...
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson - 2016-09-13
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New York Times BestsellerIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let...
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Awaken the Giant Within
How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Tony Robbins - 1992-11-01
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Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, 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...
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The Power of Positive Thinking
Norman Vincent Peale - 2003-03-12 (first published in 1952)
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"This book is written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life." -- Norman Vincent PealeThe precursor to The Secret, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped millions of men and women to achieve fulfillment in their lives. In this phenomenal bestseller, Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith...
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Make Your Bed
Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
Admiral William H. McRaven - 2017-04-04
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Listening Length: 1 hour and 53 minutesIf you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten princ...
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Year of Yes
How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
Shonda Rhimes - 2016-09-13 (first published in 2015)
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In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood's most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder and Catch, reveals how saying YES changed her life - and how it can change yours too. With three hit shows on television and three children at ho...
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The 4-Hour Workweek
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Timothy Ferriss - 2009-12-15 (first published in 2007)
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More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero ma...
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Girl, Stop Apologizing
A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
Rachel Hollis - 2019-03-05
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“I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.”Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.In Girl, Sto...
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Becoming
Michelle Obama - 2018-01-01
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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most we...
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Choose Yourself! by James Altucher
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama
Drive by Daniel H. Pink
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Rising Strong by Brené Brown
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Relentless by Tim S. Grover
Quiet by Susan Cain
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Switch by Chip Heath
A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel
The Power of Broke by Daymond John
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
The Dip by Seth Godin
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight
The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser
The Big Life by Ann Shoket
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Catching Fire |Hunger Games|2 by Suzanne Collins
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker
Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Patel
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney
Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Jane Sherron de Hart
Now, Discover Your Strengths by Gallup
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham
Cringeworthy by Melissa Dahl
You Do You by Sarah Knight
Women Who Think Too Much by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema