Updated: Apr 29, 2020
1. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
This was the book that got me into personal development. I was impressed and frustrated at the same time, impressed because it opened my mind and angry because I was already 26 years old and NOBODY ever told me these kind of things, especially that I can take control over my life and I am not just a victim of the circumstances. Since then I have read & listened to the audio-book many times and every time there is something new to learn.
‘’Anything that the mind can conceive can be achieved ‘’
2. Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
A fascinating book, it helped me to break some limiting beliefs and start believing even more that everything is possible and some humans have discovered greater powers and used them.
P. Yogananda was a man who understood the Laws of Nature and worked with them.
I know some people won’t agree that materialising things is possible, but I know for sure two things:
1. As humans, we have lots of untouched potentials, and some people discovered how to use more of their potential.
2. Everything that exists, EXISTS, so ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, if we didn’t do it, that doesn’t mean that nobody can do it.
“The body is literally manufactured and sustained by mind.”
4. How to have your best Year (audiobook)- Jim Rohn
What a great speaker with an outstanding philosophy on life and business. When I discovered his teachings, I was single, broke and lost. Within 2 years by applying his
teachings I got married, started a business, understood finances better and knew what I wanted in life, plus tons of other benefits. I highly recommend all the books by Jim Rohn, especially the audiobooks.
’’Work harder on yourself than you do on your job’’
‘’Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better’’
5. Reminiscences of a stock operator - Edwin Lefevre
The life of Jesse Livermore was impressive and the story of his trading journey is so inspiring. Jesse Livermore was super intelligent, resilient and he was in touch with his intuition, he made 3 million dollars in a day, in the times of the Great Financial Depression when everyone was panicked and lost.
This proves that some people remain unshakable or even thrive when the crowd panics.
I love reading stories about people who win, despite the hard times or the challenges they have in life.
6. Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl
Victor Frankl was a prisoner in Auschwitz and he proved that despite one's situation a human can still preserve some spiritual freedom and independence of mind.
So, this means that people who live in these times, with so much abundance and opportunity around, they should not complain or have any excuses. If someone could keep the independence of their mind in those times, that means that these days people shouldn’t have any excuses for not living a great quality of life.
‘‘Man can preserve a vestige of spiritual freedom of independence of the mind even on such terrible conditions of psychic and physical stress.’’
‘’Any man can even under such circumstances decide what shall become of him – mentally and spiritually’’
7. Convoluted Universe Series – Dolores Canon
To read Dolores’s Canon books requires a very open mind because what she talks about is not something that you hear every day on the news or you will learn in the school. I am not saying to believe what she says, but there is much more than the school or society taught us.
What I know for sure is that the world is not only material and life is not only on this planet. My belief is that we have lived many lives and the soul keeps reincarnating. There are so many other beings in the Universe, who become accessible only once we raise our consciousness. There are many dimensions and beings, but being stuck in this body we can do only want we can, I believe that once we drop the body we will be able to access even more knowledge and wisdom.
8. The Multi-orgasmic man – Mantak Chia
Men and Women, there is much more than we are taught! Reading this book I arrived at the conclusion that maybe the most important thing to know as a man is to learn to control your sexual energy and semen retention. Unfortunately, this is almost unknown to most people.
As a man your health, your quality of thinking, daily energy, masculinity, attraction, success, brainpower, leadership, finances they are all linked to the sexual energy.
Master it or it will master you.
Also there is a version for women called The Multi Orgasmic Woman - Mantak Chia
9. Storyteller Secrets - Carmine Gallo
While I read this book I had a great insight about the evolution of the HUMAN MIND and how it is related to the use of fire.
Carmine Gallo speaks about how the humans started to use fire and that extended the day, so they could gather around the fire and talk more.
My realization was, that was the beginning of the MasterMind group. Instead of being focused only on the surviving jobs, humans started to think, create, imagine, exchange thoughts/ideas, which are all functions of the mind. Because of that, the speed of evolution became faster than ever before.
9. Can’t hurt me – David Goggins
Highly motivating, since I read this book I am waking up consistently around 5 am.
Literally, there are no excuses, we live in the best time of the recorded history and many people are living in the most abundant countries in the world and they complain and find excuses.
NO EXCUSES, GET UP AND DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, sooner or later you will reap the benefits.
10. Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
Maybe the highest quality of wisdom that I read in a book, but still deciding in between Tao Te Ching and Jim Rohn’s teachings....
This book was written thousands of years ago, but the teachings are timeless, actually, they are fresh.
For some people the teachings from this book can be more enlightening than the teaching of 12 or more years of formal schooling.
''Wise men don’t need to prove their point, men who try to prove their point, aren’t wise.''
''Knowing other is intelligence,
Knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength,
Mastering yourself is true power''
Endurance – Alfred Lansing
I couldn’t finish this list without Endurance. In this book, you will find an outstanding story of 28 men and their expedition in Antarctica which started in 1914. What an adventure with great lessons about leadership, resilience, endurance, courage, survival and persistence.
As a friend of mine said after he read this book:
'' Nothing in the world seems hard after I read Endurance ''
Thank you for reading