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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...
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...
Atomic Habits
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear - Oct 16, 2018
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The instant New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad o...
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - Jun 01, 2006 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
The ONE Thing
The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Gary Keller - Apr 01, 2013
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The One Thing explains the success habit to overcome the six lies that block our success, beat the seven thieves that steal time, and leverage the laws of purpose, priority, and productivity....
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 Universe Has Your Back
Transform Fear to Faith
Gabrielle Bernstein - Dec 30, 2018
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In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back , New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides readers to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security and clear direction. The lesson...
The Compound Effect
Darren Hardy - Oct 02, 2012 (first published in 2010)
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The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, based on the principle that little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in busi...
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The 5 Second Rule
Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
Mel Robbins - Feb 28, 2017
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Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising fac...
The Untethered Soul
The Journey Beyond Yourself
Michael A. Singer - Oct 03, 2007
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What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul—now a #1 New York Times bestseller—offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the...
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...
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Rising Strong by Brené Brown
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
No Excuses! by Brian Tracy
Declutter Your Mind by S.J. Scott
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Mastery by Robert Greene
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr
The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Goals! by Brian Tracy
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza
Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell
Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter
The Third Door by Alex Banayan
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
Just Listen by Mark Goulston
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Principles by Ray Dalio
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Give and Take by Adam Grant
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar
Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey
Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
Finish by Jon Acuff
Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein
100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs
Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
The Simple Path to Wealth by J L Collins
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
Mastery by George Leonard
The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
The Boy, The Horse, The Fox and The Mole by Charlie Mackesy
Holy Bible by ESV
High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
How Not to Die by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Everybody, Always by Bob Goff
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Educated by Tara Westover
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni EDDO-LODGE
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender
The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape
It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst