“It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into us. God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and the dead and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. Books are true levelers. They give to all who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence of the best and greatest of our race.” – William Ellery Channing
These are my Top 10 best books of all-time and some of the most inspiring and amazing books ever written.
Must read for everyone looking to dramatically improve their life quality.
1. The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield
In the rainforests of Peru, an ancient manuscript was discovered. It includes 9 key insights on life. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it shows you how to make connections among the current events in your life and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the future.
This book can help you understand why you are where you are in life and align you with a new optimism for your future.
2. Change or Die by Alan Deutschman
Dick Cheney smoked three packs of cigarettes a day in his 20s and 30s. How that is even possible I have no idea. Maybe he sleep-smoked. Anyway, he had a heart attack at age 37. He didn’t quit smoking. He had a second heart attack at age 43. A third at age 47. A fourth at 59. It took four freaking heart attacks for him to finally stop smoking. This book explains why experiences like Dick’s are so common and how to not be a Dick.
Best book on the core fundamentals of change ever written. Get it, read it and then change. Or die.
3. Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now by Echart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle’s book describes the experience of heightened consciousness that radically transformed his life – and shows how by living in the moment we can also reach a higher state of being where we can find joy and peace and where problems do not exist.
This is how books should be written – flowing, easy to read, captivating and leaves you feeling better and understanding more about life.
4. Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur by Richard Branson
Business Stripped Bare is one of the best entrepreneur biographies out there and takes us inside Richard Branson’s business life and how he was able to execute his riskiest and most brilliant deals that helped him grow eight different billion dollar companies!
The lessons in this book stuck to me like glue. Quick, fun and inspiring.
5.The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
Centered around the topics of financial planning and personal wealth, this timeless classic introduces the reader to Babylonian parables that are both inspiring and informative. This book presents a sure path to prosperity and happiness. It offers an understanding of and a solution to your personal financial problems which will guide you successfully through a lifetime.
It’s a widely popular bestseller that provides some great ideas about what needs to be done not only to keep more of your money, but also to establish a sound financial foundation.
6. Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million and in this masterpiece, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Eye-opening book and a must-read for entrepreneurs.
7. Mind Performance Hacks: Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain by Ron Hale-Evans
Mind Performance Hacks provides real-life tips and tools for overclocking your brain and becoming a better thinker.
This is the ultimate book that teaches you how to control and conquer your mindset.
8. Balance Me: A Realist’s Guide to a Successful Life by Matt Decoursey
A must-read for anyone wishing to achieve goals without sacrificing well-being.
9. Beat Depression and Reclaim Your Life by Alexandra Massey
A 14-day work plan to confront depression head-on, without medication.
Sensitive and empowering advice beneficial to anyone who is dealing with depression day to day.
10.Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
This book drives the point home that success in any field is not determined by genetics or talent but deliberate practice. Colvin uses examples from world-class achievers like Tiger Woods, Jack Welch, Warren Buffet, Mozart to prove that they all got there through years of practice – the 10,000 hours rule.
You’ll reexamine your beliefs about what it takes to succeed and supercharge your motivation after reading Colvin’s book.