Did you know that 42% of college graduates never read another book after college? What books are you currently reading to break away from the 42% today? Do you want to know one habit that super successful people have in common? They read. A LOT! A study of 1200 wealthy people found that they all have reading as a common past time. The key is also in WHAT you read. Don’t just read anything … Novels are entertaining. But they do not grow you. Be highly selective about what you read – choose to be educated rather than entertained.
That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.Warren Buffet
Buffet reads between 600 and 1000 pages per day when he was beginning his investing career, and still devotes about 80 percent of each day to reading. And he’s not alone. Here are just a few top business leaders and entrepreneurs who make reading a major part of their daily lifestyle:
* John C Maxwell reads 2-3 books per week
* Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year
* Mark Cuban reads more than 3 hours every day
* Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read a book every 2 weeks throughout 2015
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|Bob Buford||Half Time||Midlife is no longer a crisis, but a growing awareness. The achievements that energized your success no longer seem as rewarding. You find yourself thinking, there's got to be more. You're ready to move from success to significance. Welcome to halftime: your personal timeout in the game of life. Time to pause and take inventory of what really matters to you in order to chart an even more meaningful and satisfying second half.|
|Brendon Burchard||The Motivation Menifesto||The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice—time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear.|
|Brendon Burchard||The Charge||In The Charge, world renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author Brendon Burchard argues that in the hyper-digitized world in which we are living, the time has come to revise the classic 'hierarchy of needs' - which places the basic needs of safety and sustenance at the bottom. Burchard makes the case that it's time to re-examine what it takes to feel alive and fulfilled in a stressful, chaotic world.|
|Brendon Burchard||High Performance Habits||After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits, and you win. Neglect them, and life is a never-ending struggle.|
|Brian Tracy||Eat That Frog||There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.|
|Dale Carnegie||How to Win Friends and Influence People||Since its initial publication 80 years ago, How to Win Friends & Influence People has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. In his book, Carnegie explains that success comes from the ability to communicate effectively with others. He provides relatable analogies and examples, and teaches you skills to make people want to be in your company, see things your way, and feel wonderful about it.|
|Dani Johnson||Spirit Driven Success||"At the age of 21, I was homeless, living out of my car, totally broke, and on my own. I remember thinking, How did I get here? Why did this happen? Two years later I was a millionaire." Dani Johnson
Like no other book, Spirit-Driven Success unlocks the door to biblical wealth and prosperity secrets and translates them into easy-to-understand strategies. You can immediately apply these concepts that result in measurable success in every aspect of your life.
|Dr Caroline Leaf||The Gift In You||In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Caroline Leaf illustrates the revolutionary link between brain science and God's purpose for each one of us. This practical and easy-to-understand book will help you discover your special gift, overcome what may be standing in the way of living in your gift, and identify your truth-value.|
|Dr Caroline Leaf||Switch On Your Brain||According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Dr Leaf shares with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent.|
|Eric Greitens||Resilience||Resilience grapples with real hardship. The lessons are deep, yet practical, and the advice leads to clear solutions. This is a profoundly hopeful book: We all face pain, difficulty, and doubt. But with resilience, we can lead vital, flourishing lives.|
|George S Clason||The Richest Man in Babylon||Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of--and a solution to--your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money--and making more.|
|Jeff Oslon||The Slight Edge||The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else.|
|John C Maxwell||Maxwell Leadership Bible (NIV)||This Bible provides an in-depth look at God’s laws for leaders and leadership. It includes great articles and insights that will become an invaluable part of your leadership library. You’ll find 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader with lessons about Biblical characters who exemplified each.|
|John C Maxwell||Put Your Dream to the Test||Do you dream big? Now you can put your dream to the test and bring it to life! What’s the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you’ve lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream.|
|John C Maxwell||Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn||John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses.|
|John C Maxwell||Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn for Kids||Wendy and Wade love to play their favorite sport, Woggleball, and like most kids, they like to win. After a disappointing loss leaves Wendy and Wade ready to quit, some wise advice from their grandpa teaches them that true victory comes from keeping a positive attitude and learning from mistakes.
Suitable for Age 0 – 5 years.
|John C Maxwell||Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn for Teens||John C. Maxwell brings his common sense self-help lessons to teens! Any setback–a championship loss, a bad grade, a botched audition-can be seen as a step forward when teens possess the right tools to turn that loss into a gain of knowledge. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for becoming a true learner, someone who wins in the face of problems, failures, and losses. The teachings from “Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn” have been edited and adapted just for teens.|
|John C Maxwell||360 Degree Leader||What’s the number one question leadership expert John C. Maxwell is asked while conducting his leadership conferences? “How can I implement what you teach when I’m not the top leader?”. Is it possible to lead well when you’re not the top dog? How about if the person you work for is a bad leader? The answer is a resounding yes! Welcome to The 360 Leader. People who desire to lead from the middle of organizations face unique challenges. And they are often held back by myths that prevent them from developing their influence. Dr. Maxwell, one of the globe’s most trusted leadership mentors, debunks the myths, shows you how to overcome the challenges, and teaches you the skills you need to become a 360 leader.|
|John C Maxwell||Maxwell Daily Reader||Learn to Lead not just for yourself, but for the people who follow you. For countless readers around the world, his name is synonymous with leadership. And for more than two million organizational leaders, the wisdom of John C. Maxwell has ignited learning, growth, and lasting change. Now, for the first time, that wisdom has been distilled into a single and powerful volume. The Maxwell Daily Reader draws its unique power from an ageless truth: the heart of leadership is created through actions, put into practice one day at a time. Inside, each day’s message will equip you with the inspiration and advice to unlock every bit of your leadership potential.|
|John C Maxwell||Today Matters||Most of us look at our days in the wrong way: We exaggerate yesterday. We overestimate tomorrow. We underestimate today. The truth is that the most important day you will ever experience is today. Today is the key to your success. Maxwell offers 12 decisions and disciplines – he calls it his daily dozen – that can be learned and mastered by any person to achieve success.|
|John C Maxwell||21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader||John C. Maxwell provides a concise, accessible leadership book that helps readers become more effective leaders from the inside out. Daily readings highlight twenty-one essential leadership qualities and include “Reflecting On It” and “Bringing It Home” sections, which help readers integrate and apply each day’s material.|
|John C Maxwell||Winning With People||Relationships are at the heart of every positive human experience. Maxwell, a master communicator and relational expert, makes learning about relationships accessible to everyone. The most sophisticated leaders and salespeople will pick up on skills that will make them even better, and relational novices will learn skills that can transform them into relational dynamos.|
|John C Maxwell||21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership||What would happen if a top expert with more than thirty years of leadership experience was willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your life! John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in this book.|
|John C Maxwell||5 Levels of Leadership||True leadership isn’t a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. In his seminal work, leadership guru John Maxwell presents readers with the five stages of leadership and explains how to maximize each one to become more influential, respected and successful.|
|John C Maxwell||17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork||Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build or rebuild your team?|
|John C Maxwell||Becoming a Person of Influence||America’s leadership expert teaches that if your life in any way connects with other people, you are an influencer. Whatever your vocation or aspiration is, you can increase your impact with Maxwell’s simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others. Watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts!|
|John C Maxwell||Beyond Talent||Talent is just the starting point for a successful impact in any organization. It’s what takes you beyond your talent that matters. People everywhere are proving him right. Read the headlines, watch the highlights, or just step out your front door: Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity. What makes the difference?|
|John C Maxwell||Developing the Leader Within You||Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life.|
|John C Maxwell||Developing the Leaders Around You||Why do some people achieve great personal success, yet never succeed in building a business or making an impact in their organization? John C. Maxwell knows the answer. “The greatest leadership principle that I have ever learned in over twenty-five years of leadership,” says Maxwell, “is that those closest to the leader will determine the success level of that leader.” It’s not enough for a leader to have vision, energy, drive, and conviction. If you want to see your dream come to fruition, you must learn how to develop the leaders around you.|
|John C Maxwell||15 Invaluable Laws of Growth||Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential.|
|John C Maxwell||Intentional Living||Many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it’s too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference. The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to do that, all you need to do is start. You can’t make an impact sitting still and doing nothing. Every major accomplishment that’s ever been achieved started with a first step. Sometimes it’s hard; other times it’s easy, but no matter what, you have to do it if you want to get anywhere in life.|
|John C Maxwell||Leadership Gold||Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others’ mistakes–and successes. John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don’t have to. Each gold nugget is contained in one of twenty- six chapters designed to be a six-month mentorship from the international leadership expert. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a “Mentoring Moment” for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book. Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don’t set out to look for the dirt. You look for the nuggets. You’ll find them here.|
|John C Maxwell||Leadership Principles for Graduates||Start the graduate on the road to success. “Leadership Principles for Graduates” is the kind of book you will want to carry in your car or place at the side of your bed. Each page contains a snapshot of the daily road of an overcomer. It is the perfect gift to encourage the new graduate to become all that God intended! First published in 2000 as “Success One Day at a Time, ” Maxwell presents keys to success, including dreaming, persevering, and growing.|
|John C Maxwell||Everyone Communicates Few Connect||Only one thing stands between you and success. It isn’t experience. It isn’t talent. World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.|
|John Wooden||Wooden on Leadership||John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal. Focusing on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership and his acclaimed Pyramid of Success, it outlines the mental, emotional, and physical qualities essential to building a winning organisation, and shows you how to develop the skill, confidence, and competitive fire to “be at your best when your best is needed”--and teach your organisation to do the same.|
|John Wooden||They Call Me Coach||From the everyday basics to important life lessons ("It's not how tall you are, but how tall you play"), Wooden shares his worldly wisdom on and off the court to offer a personal history of an unforgettable time in college basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his teams unbeatable.|
|John Wooden||Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success||Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that when it comes down to it, success is an equal opportunity player. Anyone can create it in his or her career, family and beyond. Based on John Wooden's own method to victory, Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success reveals that success is built block by block, where each block is a crucial principle contributing to life-long achievement in every area of life. Each of these 32 daily readings takes an in-depth look at a single block of the pyramid, which when combined with the other blocks forms the structure of the pyramid of success. Join John Wooden and Jay Carty to discover the building blocks and key values--from confidence to faith--that have brought Coach to the pinnacle of success as a leader, a teacher and a follower of God.|
|Joseph Murphy||The Power of Your Subconscious Mind||This remarkable book has already helped readers the world over achieve the seemingly impossible just by learning how to bring the incredible force of the subconscious under their control. Now you, too, can learn these powerful techniques for changing your life simply by changing your beliefs.|
|Michael Gerber||E-Myth Mastery||A practical, real-world program that is implemented real-time into your business, Gerber begins by engaging the reader in understanding why the entrepreneur is so critical to the success of any enterprise, no matter how small or large it may be, and why the mindset of an entrepreneur is so integral to the operating reality of the organisation, of the small business, and the enterprise. He then covers seven essential skills, Leadership, Marketing, Money, Management, Lead Conversion, Lead Generation & Client Fulfilment.|
|Napolean Hill||Think and Grow Rich||Napolean Hill teaches the methods to build step by step not only wealth, but also how to achieve any other worthwhile goal as well.|
|Napoleon Hill||Laws of Success||Teaching, for the First Time in the History of the World, the True Philosophy upon which all Personal Success is Built.
“You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!”
THIS is a course on the fundamentals of Success.
Success is very largely a matter of adjusting one’s self to the ever-varying and changing environments of life, in a spirit of harmony and poise
|Rick Warren||The Purpose Driven Life||The Purpose Driven Life is a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century - a lifestyle based on God's eternal purposes, not cultural values.Using over 1,200 scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, disciple.|
|Robert T Kiyosaki||Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant||Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant is a guide to financial freedom. It's the second book in the Rich Dad Series and reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free. CASHFLOW Quadrant was written for those who are ready to move beyond job security and enter the world of financial freedom.|
|Robert T Kiyosaki||Rich Dad Poor Dad||April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time. It explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich and teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success|
|Simon Sinek||Start with Why||In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way -- and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organisations can be built, movements can be lead, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.|
|Simon Sinek||Leaders Eat Last||Today's workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest. But the best organisations foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a Circle of Safety. It separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Everyone feels they belong and all energies are devoted to facing the common enemy and seizing big opportunities.
As in Start with Why, Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories, from the military to manufacturing, from government to investment banking. He shows that leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision. It's amazing how well it works.
|Simon Sinek||Find Your Why||Find Your Why is the follow up to Start with Why, the global bestseller and the subject of the third most watched TED Talk of all time.
This easy-to-follow guide starts with the search for your personal why, and then expands to helping your colleagues find your organisation's why. With detailed instructions on every stage in the process, the book also answer common concerns, such as: What if my why sounds like my competitor's? Can you have more than one why? And, if my work doesn't match my why, what do I do?
|Stephen M. R. Covey||The Speed of Trust||From Stephen R. Covey's eldest son come a revolutionary book that will guide business leaders, public figures and their organisations towards unprecedented productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M. R. Covey, is the very basis of the 21st century's global economy, but its power is generally overlooked and misunderstood. Covey shows you how to inspire immediate trust in everyone you encounter - colleagues, constituents, the marketplace - allowing you to forego the time-killing and energy-draining check and balance bureaucracies that are so often relied upon in lieu of actual trust.|
|Stephen M. R. Covey||The 8th Habit||Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today’s new reality requires a change in thinking: a new mindset, a new skill-set, a new tool-set—in short, a whole new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit. So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated, and undervalued—with little or no sense of voice or unique contribution. The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul’s yearning for greatness, the organisation’s imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity’s search for its “voice.”|
|Stephen R Covey||7 Habits of Highly Effective People||One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents-- in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.|
|Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves||Emotional Intelligence 2.0||It's no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential: 1) Self-Awareness 2) Self-Management 3) Social Awareness 4) Relationship Management
|Zig Ziglar||See You at the Top||For more than three decades, Zig Ziglar, one of the great motivators of our age, traveled the world, encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring audiences. His groundbreaking best seller, See You at the Top, remains an authentic American classic. Its basic premise-that you can get everything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want-has guided generations of readers to personal success.
See You at the Top is widely used by corporations large and small, schools, government agencies, correctional institutions, and sales organizations-wherever motivation and self-improvement are considered major priorities. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages, including French and Spanish, and has sold more than one million hardcover copies.
|Zig Ziglar||Selling 101||Here in a short, compact and concise format is the basics of how to persuade more people more effectively, more ethically, and more often. Ziglar draws from his fundamental selling experiences and shows that while the fundamentals of selling may remain constant, sales people must continue learning, living, and looking: learning from the past without living there; living in the present by seizing each vital moment of every single day; and looking to the future with hope, optimism, and education. His tips will not only keep your clients happy and add to your income, but will also teach you ideas and principles that will, most importantly, add to the quality of your life.|