If you’re an avid reader like me, you probably have a long list of books that you want to read, and on this page, I want to share some gems I’ve encountered and read along the way.
Great books can transform your life and mind, and the ones below might help you do just that.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
“Success means successful living. When you are peaceful, happy, joyous, and doing what you love to do, you are successful.”― Joseph Murphy
I spent the second half of January reading and studying every chapter of this book, and all I can say is, what an incredible read!
In this powerful book, Dr. Joseph Murphy explains how we can access the untapped potential of our subconscious mind. He dives into how the law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike. He gives you, the reader, concrete examples on how to train your subconscious mind to achieve ultimate success, happiness, and prosperity.
This book is not a one-time read but rather a lifetime companion to help you progress through life and reach your full potential through the power of your subconscious mind.
“The law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike. This law, when applied in a negative way, is the cause of failure, frustration, and unhappiness. However, when your habitual thinking is harmonious and constructive, you experience perfect health, success, and prosperity.”– Joseph Murphy
The Magic of Thinking Big
“Action cures fear.” – David J. Schwartz
This book has been in print for over 60 years. It is a classic read on self-help and is a powerful reminder that you can achieve amazing things if you positively focus on your thoughts and true intentions, believe in yourself, and treat people with kindness.
Find it: here
Man’s Search for Meaning
“He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.” – Nietzsche
If I had to choose only one book to read for the rest of my life, it would be this one. Man’s Search for Meaning is a literary masterpiece and account of one man’s time in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz. This book dives into Viktor Frankl’s remarkable true story that teaches us how it’s possible to find meaning in the most unusual of places.
Find it: HERE
Humankind: A Hopeful History
““So what is this radical idea? That most people, deep down, are pretty decent.”” – Rutger Bregman
I found this gem at one of the small shops inside Dallas Love-Field Airport in 2020. As an avid reader, I always travel with a book but had forgotten to pack one this time around. And boy, was I glad to have found this one before boarding my flight after reading it!
Many will say that we live in an age filled with pessimism and cynicism, but this book will be a breath of fresh air if you’re more of an optimist like myself. Through scientific research, Rutger eloquently argues that the essence of human nature is goodness and kindness. This book is a beacon of hope in a world full of negatives. A must-read because it proves that the good always outweighs any negatives in our lives.
Find it: HERE
“Look around you and see how everything is perpetually changing, and get used to the idea that nature loves nothing more than to change the things that are and to make more things like them come into being. In a way, everything is a seed of the thing that grows out of it.” – Marcus Aurelius
The Emperor’s Handbook
Marcus Aurelius was a powerful Roman Emperor described in history as one of the good emperors. He ruled his people with kindness and throughout his life remained untainted by his wealth and power that so easily had corrupted other empire’s rulers. He was also a philosopher who practiced stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium. The school taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge; the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason (also identified with Fate and Providence) that governs nature and are indifferent to the changes of fortune, pleasure, and pain.
The Emperor’s Handbook is a new translation of the Meditations, a series of philosophical thoughts that Marcus jotted down during the ruling of his empire and now serve as a source of inspiration and wisdom for anyone to read.
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“Becoming is better than being” – Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
I came across this fantastic book when I was browsing re: Work, a project hosted by Google that provides resources, ideas, and practices to help you put people first.
This book is a must-read because it will give you a deep understanding of the fixed and growth mindsets in which we tend to operate under work. Dweck dives into how your mindset affects your success and productivity and provides ample examples that you can put into practice.
Find it: HERE