Thanks Christiana for making me pull my favorite list together.

Garbage in. Garbage out. You have probably heard that several times, but have you ever asked why? Now more then ever have I realized that you are a small product of your genes but a HUGE product of your thots. To have great thots you need to have the proper stimulation. Proper stimulation involves taking note of EVERY experience you have and making sure it puts the proper impression in your head. A while ago I shared my discipline of a Google Reader over the morning newspaper. This is just another tool that keeps great content flowing through my brain. Below is my reading list. It is not exhaustive, but merely my favorite right now and the ones that have had the most impact on my life. I have ready many books that were considered great but at that time they were irrelevant because I wasn’t faced with that challenge. So this list is relevant to me now.

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey
  • The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki
  • Think and Grow Rich, Napolean Hill
  • The Subluxation Specific, The Adjustment Specific, B.J. Palmer
  • Awaken the Giant Within, Anthony Robbins
  • Getting Things Done, David Allen
  • The Game of Work, Charles Coonradt
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino
  • The Richest Man in Babylon, George, Clason
  • One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T.Harv Eker
  • The Magic of Thinking Big, David Schwartz
  • 4 Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss
  • The E-Myth, Michael Gerber
  • The Success Principles, Jack Canfield
  • The Game of Life, Florence Scovel Shinn
  • The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch
  • Book Yourself Solid, Michael Port
  • Rules for Revolutionaries, Guy Kawasaki
  • How to Make a Hell of a Profit and Still Get to Heaven, John Demartini
  • Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

The book that by far has had the most impact on my life was Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. This book really set the tone for my life when I was about 18.

Share the books that made the biggest difference in your life below in the comments section.


4 Comments for this entry

July 21st, 2008 on 2:05 am

Im sitting with a cup of coffee on the balcony of my hotel room in Santorini Greece contemplating your list……http://flickr.com/photos/28315488@N07/2684195761/ I must say it’s spot on. I haven’t read all of them but I have read most of them. It got me thinking full circle. Maybe it’s the reading of this list that allows me to sit with a cup of coffee in Santorini…Hmmmm something to think about 🙂 Thanks for the reminder and for the encouragement to read some new ones!

jeremy hess
August 13th, 2008 on 8:03 pm

check out demartini’s other book
Count Your Blseeings

The Science of geting rich
wallace wattles…a classic!

love and appreciate you and all your doing for TIC!

Brandon Harshe
August 16th, 2008 on 1:12 pm

I definitely concur with the Science of Getting Rich. Also How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a great one.

Oh, and anything by Wayne Dyer is an awesome read!

August 22nd, 2008 on 10:05 am

Thanks for posting this list! I have a few already read, but this will help me narrow down my list more concisely. Evolve Your Brain by Joe Dispenza is also pretty good.

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