I spent hours looking for all the life changing books in the library and on the bookshelves of my favourite charity store. When I lived in London The Oxfam Shop in Highgate was one of my favourite places to visit.
You don't need to spend a small fortune on your reading list. These books are million best sellers, which means you will find a million sellers on platforms such as eBay. But if you are old school, like me and you love browsing through the stores, make sure you nip in and check out the shelves in the charity shops. You are helping somebody at the same time as helping yourself. Think Win-Win!
Back in 2008 one of the most life changing books everyone was talking about was The Secret. I haven't even included the book on my top ten life changing books. I watched the movie, more than once (Check out my list of must see life changing documentaries) but I never read the book.
I did find Neville Goddard however, and he leaves The Secret in the dust. The Power Of Awareness is about realising the internal power of vision, accuracy, emotion and faith. For me, any interested in learning more about the Law of Attraction needs to read Goddard.
Tony Robbins has had a profound influence on my life and his life changing books are merely complimentary to the full blown immersive life changing experience of being in the room with around eight thousand people. Enough said.
This is a harrowing and yet enlightening account of how some people survived the holocaust of Nazi Germany's final solution and others didn't. Frankl was one such survivor.
Some had a specific focus whilst others literally gave up.
I listened to author John Gray being interviewed by Anthony Robbins once and I was captivated by the energy of this man. He clearly loves his subject and has plenty of experience to back up his story.
The metaphor of men being from Mars and women from Venus is a beautiful way of accepting the difference.
Don't get into a relationship thinking you will change the other person. They might get a passport to your world but they will always have their own blood!
Great read, very enlightennig and highly recommended!
It doesn't interest me how many relationship books you have read. What interests me is how you apply the lessons you learn to grow and connect with you partner each day.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer shares with us a beautiful poem, "The Invitation" and then breaks each section down to show the source of her pains and inspirations throughout her life. This is a beautiful read, and shows us that even in the face of fear, abuse, loss, and defeat, there is beauty deep within us and a yearning for deep connection with others.
One of the reasons this book is so profound to me is that I found this in a bookstore in Wiltshire early in 2012. I had spent some time in Wiltshire as a teenager because my high school sweetheart had moved there from the North West.
It was later in 2012 when I lost a dear friend, who I had practically grown up with, to cancer. It was shortly after his passing that my old flame got in touch with me. Now I don't know if you believe in manifesting, synchronicity or anything else. But I will always know there was definitely a spiritual influence in guiding me to read this fantastic and deeply moving book.
What has to happen above all else for you to know that you are deeply loved?
In The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman shows us the five key ways that people both give love and receive love. What comes as no surprise is that we all have a different "language" for giving and receiving.
This is definitely one of those read it and DO it relationship books. Try the quiz's with your partner and watch how their eyes light up when you speak their language.
So what are the five love languages?
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
There are loads of life changing principles woven through the pages of this story. Although it is a fictional tale the messages are powerful none the less. This has also been turned into a great film too with Nick Nolte playing the mysterious character Socrates.
The young student finds whole new meaning to events as he discovers a larger purpose. Humorous, inspiring and humbling all at the same time. We all have a purpose and as they say, when the student is ready, the teacher appears.
How can this life changing book not be included in a list of top ten books?
There is so much simplicity to this book yet the depth within each of its pages is phenomenal. One of the all time best personal development books and top selling internationally to boot! I could say so much about this book, so the short space available here would not do it justice.
The principles presented are timeless and simple. The principles of success are simple. But that doesn't mean it is easy to apply, especially when you have a million and one distractions in the way, right?
Applying the principles of Think and Grow Rich in your relationship will be challenging. The results however will be worth it.
Get this book, if not the rest. Keep it. Read it over and over again as and when you need a boost!
There are so many life changing moments of wisdom shared in this short book. One of my all time favourites is "Empty the cup." What does that mean?
It means that when we approach anything new from an ego perspective we will fail. You first have to empty the cup.
The metaphor is simply beautiful. A sage was teaching his student and poured a cup of tea. This represented the first style of Martial Arts. Then the sage begins to pour from a different leaf into the same cup. Instead of infusing with the original tea it pours over the side and much is lost. In order to take on anything new, like your next life coach, empty the cup first.
Hoe you appreciated some of my recommendations. The fact you found the website suggests to me that you may already have devoured some of these morsals. These are by no means the only reading I recommend but Im happy with this list. Each one had an impact for me and represents a different part of my journey.
My goal is to continue learning and experiencing new idea's new approaches to living. As with anything in life dont just go out on my word and buy all these life changing books in one go. That wont work. You gotta read them and put the lessons into practice. Only you will be able to interpret the lessons in your own life. No one else can tell you which is the most important. Either way, these books were life changing for me so I hope you like them.
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