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Awaken the Giant Within
How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Tony Robbins - Nov 01, 1992
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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...
Michelle Obama - Jan 01, 2018
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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...
Tools of Titans
The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Timothy Ferriss - Dec 06, 2016
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The latest groundbreaking book from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.  From the author:   For the last two years, Ive interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icon...
Can't Hurt Me
Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
David Goggins - Dec 04, 2018
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For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. Th...
The Magic of Thinking Big
David J Schwartz - Aug 08, 2019 (first published in 1959)
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The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction, but you do need to lea...
The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
Melinda Gates - Apr 23, 2019
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A debut from Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. ...
Daring Greatly
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Brené Brown - Apr 07, 2015 (first published in 2012)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done the...
Very Good Lives
The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
J. K. Rowling - Apr 14, 2015
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In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?Drawing from st...
Tiny Beautiful Things
Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed - Jul 10, 2012
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Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you cant pay the billsand it can be great: youve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugarthe once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wildis th...
The Success Principles
How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Jack Canfield - Jan 27, 2015 (first published in 2004)
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Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, turns to the principles he's studied, taught, and lived for more than 30 years in this practical and inspiring guide that will help any aspiring person get from where they are to where they want to be. The Success Principles™ will teach you how to increas...
The Obstacle Is the Way
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Ryan Holiday - May 01, 2014
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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus AureliusWe are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obst...
Rising Strong by Brené Brown
Relentless by Tim S. Grover
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
The Power of Broke by Daymond John
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Patel
Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Jane Sherron de Hart
This Is Water by David Foster Wallace
Educated by Tara Westover
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado
More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth
Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger
Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker
Fail Until You Don't by Bobby Bones
God Will Use This for Good by Max Lucado
Strong by Kara Goucher
Be Unapologetically You by Adeline Bird
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Principles by Ray Dalio
Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom
Shogun by James Clavell
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
Inner Engineering by Sadhguru
From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Elena, Cavallo Favilli
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
salt. by Nayyirah Waheed
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Night by Elie Wiesel
365 Days of Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi
The Moth Presents All These Wonders by Catherine Burns
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron
Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren
Little Princes by Conor Grennan
See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar
The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey
Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
SPRINT by Zeratsky Jake Knapp
The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers
The Neapolitan Novels Boxed Set by Elena Ferrante
Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim
Shaken by Tim Tebow
The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge by Tony Dungy