As a bookworm, there are many books I love to read and re-read, over and over again. There are actually too many for me to list. However, at the end of every year, I have as a tradition to pick the books I would like to read again in the new year, whether as related to self-development, business or career advice.
This year, there are seven books on my list of classics that have changed my perception of success and life in general. These are the books I keep on my bookshelf with the tag “Success” on them.
Here’s the list below:
This is my all-time favorite, not just because my faith is based on it, but because it teaches so many true life and success principles. From the basics of integrity as people to the foundation of power and prosperity in life, the Bible is my go-to for inspiration and counsel in every area of my life.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The first time I read this book, the first question that came to mind was: “Why didn’t I read this before?” This classic book published in 1937 is the compilation of 25 years of research into the most brilliant, wealthiest and most powerful 20th century men’s mindset, from Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and many more. If creating wealth and prosperity is among your goals, this is a must-read.
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
False fears and beliefs are the biggest barriers to success. In The Big Leap, author Gay Hendricks shows us to eliminate these barriers to success by identifying and eliminating these false beliefs. If you need to overcome any mindset blocks preventing you from getting to the success you’ve always dreamt of, this book is for you!
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
This is a bold and cunning book that will make you look at power in a totally different way! If you’re interested in gaining, observing or defending against power in your own life, career and/or business, or simply understand the rules of the game, this is a must-add to your bookshelf. From the need to be prudent to the value of confidence, it will teach you recognize and apply power for ultimate success.
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
Think getting rich is a mystery, or reserved to a lucky few? Think again. In this historic book published in 1910, author Wallace Wattles reveals the New Thought principles which bring the power of getting wealthy down to a science. Rhonda Byrne, the “Secret” creator, credits it for inspiring her.
This 20-year old book is still very much relevant, and not just in the personal finance arena. In this now cult book, Robert Kiyosaki explores the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich, and instead teaches us what we (and our kids) need to know about creating real wealth. A must-read!
The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard
This fierce call to claim your personal power will have you motivated for months on end! Written by world-renowned high-performance trainer Brendon Burchard, it reveals that our main goal is to pursue Personal Freedom. In a defying work of art, Burchard pushes us to overcome our fears and self-doubt and take back our power.
What other books would you add to this list?
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Author: Solange Lopes
Solange is the founder of The Corporate Sister, as well as an author, entrepreneur and CPA. She’s passionate about helping women do work they love, build fulfilling careers and living life on their own terms.