An Extraordinary Life

Jack Canfield says “if you make a commitment to read one book a week, review what you have read, and apply at least one thing you learn from each book, you will be miles ahead of everyone else in creating an extraordinary life.”

I probably read two or three books s week. Not all are personal development but I love how such books stretch my mind, give me an alternative view and options or give me at least one thing to learn from them. If you’ve not tried reading personal development books before, here are 52 I would recommend, in no particular order. Some people call this self help, some people hate that phrase. My view is that I don’t have all the answers, and that personally I can do with all the help I can get even if that includes helping myself 😉

1. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
3. Success Principles by Jack Canfield
4. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers
5. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
6. How to Have Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
7. How To Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
8. Your Best Year Yet by Jinny S. Ditzler
9. Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch
10. Screw it, let’s do it by Richard Branson
11. How To Read Body Language by Barbara and Allan Pease
12. Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracey
13. Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
14. Stand Up For Your Life by Cheryl Richardson
15. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
16. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
17. The Millionaire Mind by Thomas Stanley
18. The Jelly Effect by Andy Bounds
19. Take Time for Your Life by Cheryl Richardson
20. The Charisma Effect by Andrew Leigh
21. The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer
22. Self Esteem by Gael Lindenfield
23. If This is a Game, Then These Are the Rules by Cherie Carter Scott
24. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
25. Fulfilled by Deirdre Bounds
26. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
27. Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Ramen MD
28. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
29. Everyday Grace by Marianne Williamson
30. The Purpose of Your Life by Carol Adrienne
31. Infinite Possibilities by Mike Dooley
32. The Key by Joe Vitale
33. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
34. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
35. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt
36. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
37. Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton
38. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
39. Zest for Life by Dawn Breslin
40. The 7 Rules for Success by Fiona Harrold
41. Use Your Head by Tony Buzan
42. Spiritual Intelligence by Danah Zohar
43. One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
44. Fish! By Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul and John Christensen
45. Chicken Soup for the Soul series
46. The Power of Now by Erkard Tolle
47. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
48. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
49. The Road Less Travelled by Scott Peck
50. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach
51. Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom
52. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

0 thoughts on “An Extraordinary Life

  1. Ipshita September 27, 2012 / 10:48 am

    Versatile list. Have read some and some are lying in the book case unread. I am keeping a copy of the list for myself. Thank you for sharing!

    • happinessvirus October 8, 2012 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you for that – and I look forward to hearing what you add to it or try for yourself too 🙂

  2. Jackie August 2, 2013 / 11:13 am

    Thankyou – I love that Brene Brown is up there! we are reading this book at the Liverpool Soul Full reading group. also having discussion about the difference between reading about it and living the soul full life 🙂

    • DareToBeHappier September 24, 2013 / 2:24 pm

      Thank you Pratyush – you will have your own books to share, I’m sure, and I loved the words of wisdom from the man you bumped into at an airport. Sometimes such “random” encounters are the best things in our day…

    • DareToBeHappier September 24, 2013 / 2:39 pm

      You are welcome, Pratyush, and will have your own inspiring book list. Great to see from your article that we can be inspired anywhere! Regards, Caroline

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