Recommended Books to Read

Here is a list of Paperback books and Audiobooks I have listened over the years… I will consolidate them into more coherent categories so you can quickly sieve through the ones to listen to at a later date. I have read well over 200+ books as of 2019, and so will add more books when I get the time! These are affiliate links so if you purchase through them I will receive a commission to help me continue to help people through my coaching, mentoring, and content creation.

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  1. Unlimited Power – Tony Robbins
  2. Awaken the Giant within – Tony Robbins
  3. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World – Carl Newport
  4. The Teachings of Napoleon Hill: The Law of Success, The Lost Prosperity Secrets of Napoleon Hill, The Magic Ladder to Success – Napoleon Hill
  5. As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
  6. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  7. Feel the Fear and do it anyway – Susan Jeffers
  8. The Power of Purpose: How to Create the Life You Always Wanted – Les brown
  9. How to Use a Journal – Jim Rohn
  10. The Power of Ambition: Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You! – Jim Rohn
  11. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
  12. The Magic of Thinking Big – David J Schwartz
  13. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B Peterson
  14. High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way – Brendon Burchard


  1. Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom – Tony Robbin
  2. Unshakeable: Your Guide to Financial Freedom – Tony Robbins
  3. The Richest Man in Babylon – George S Clason
  4. Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals – Thomas C. Corley
  5. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  6. Capital in the Twenty-First Century – Thomas Piketty
  7. Money: Know More, Make More, Give More. – Rob Moore


  1. 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene
  2. Mastery – Robert Greene
  3. The Laws of Human Nature – Robert Greene
  4. The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  5. Leadership: Touching Others’ Lives – Jim Rohn
  6. The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires: How to Achieve Financial Independence Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible  – Brian Tracy
  7. The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library – Jim Rohn
  8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R Covey
  9. Gung Ho by Kenneth H. Blanchard (2007-08-20) –


  1. The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness – Prof Steve Peters
  2. The Silent Guides: The new book from the author of The Chimp Paradox – Prof Steve Peters
  3. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  4. Influence – Robert B. Cialdini, George Newbern
  5. Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell
  6. The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science – Jonathan Haidt
  7. Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ – Daniel Goleman
  8. Psycho-Cybernetics: Updated and Expanded – Maxwell Malt


  1. The Ultimate Introduction to Nlp: How To Build A Successful Life – Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti
  2. Coaching for Performance, 5th Edition: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership: Fully Revised 25th Anniversary Edition – Sir John Whitmore
  3. Life Coaching For Dummies – Jeni Purdie
  4. Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies (For Dummies (Psychology & Self Help)) – Romilla Ready
  5. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies – Rhena Branch

Culture, Philosophy & Society

  1. The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment – Martin Ford
  2. The Fourth Turning: an American Prophecy – William Strauss, Neil Howe
  3. The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers – Will Durant
  4. The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths – Michael Shermer
  5. The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1 – Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss Audio (Author), John A. Robinson
  6. Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams – Matthew Walker


  1. The Complete King James Version Audio Bible – Christoper Glynn
  2. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1 – Neale Donal Walsch
  3. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 2- Neale Donal Walsch
  4. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue: Book 3 – Neale Donal Walsch
  5. Awaken the Species: Conversations with God, Book 4 – Neale Donal Walsch
  6. A new earth – Eckhart Tolle
  7. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle
  8. Man’s Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust – Viktor E Frankl

Communication & Public Speaking

  1. Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life – Michael Port
  2. Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds – Carmine Gallo
  3. How To Have A Beautiful Mind – Edward De Bono


  1. Big Ideas… For Small Businesses: Simple, Practical Tools and Tactics to Help Your Small Business Grow – John Lamerton
  2. Book Yourself Solid, 2nd Edition: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling – Michael Port
  3. Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice – Russell Brunson
  4. DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online – Russell Brunson
  5. 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More – Perry Marshall
  6. To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing, and Influencing Others – Daniel H Pink
  7. 10 Pillars of Wealth: Mind-Sets of the World’s Wealthiest People – Alex Becker
  8. The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd – Allan Dib
  9. Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World – Allen Adamson
  10. Killing Marketing: How Innovative Businesses Are Turning Marketing Cost into Profit – Joe Pulizzi
  11. Rework – Jason Fried
  12. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries
  13. Side Hustle: Build a side business and make extra money – without quitting your day job – Chris Guillebeau
  14. Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Enterpreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works – Daniel Priestley
  15. Key Person of Influence: The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry – Daniel Priestley
  16. Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You – Daniel Priestley
  17. 24 Assets: Create a Digital, Scalable, Valuable and Fun Business That Will Thrive in a Fast Changing World – Daniel Priestley
  18. How to Make a Living with Your Writing: Books, Blogging and More – Joanna Penn
  19. Facebook Advertising: Crack the Facebook Ad code with an easy-to-implement Facebook marketing plan that really works and reach 4000 potential customers every month (Facebook Ads) – Riley Reive
  20. From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue – Aaron Ross
  21. Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses – Joe Pulizzi
  22. Write. Publish. Repeat.: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success – Sean Platt
  23. Email Marketing Demystified: Build a Massive Mailing List, Write Copy that Converts and Generate More Sales – Matthew Paulson
  24. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It – Michael E Gerber
  25. The 4-Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferris
  26. #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness – Gary Vaynerchuk
  27. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too – Gary Vaynerchuk
  28. Be Obsessed Or Be Average – Grant Cardone
  29. The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage – Daymond John
  30. Losing my virginity – Richard Branson
  31. Go for no! For Network Marketing
  32. How to Become Filthy, Stinking Rich Through Network Marketing: Without Alienating Friends and Family – Mark Yarnell, V Valerie Bates
  33. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! – Robert Kiyosaki
  34. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Guide to Financial Freedom – Robert Kiyosaki
  35. Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition (Collins Business Essentials) – Harvey Mackay
  36. Winning the Customer: Turn Consumers into Fans and Get Them to Spend More – Lou Imbriano
  37. Internet Marketing for Network Marketers: How to Create Automated Systems to Get Recruits and Customers Online – Argena Olivis, Dave Wright
  38. Be a Recruiting Superstar: The Fast Track to Network Marketing Millions – Mary Christensen

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