A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.

— George R.R. Martin

I love being able to dive into some of the most incredible minds that ever existed. Somebody remarkable out there spent a significant portion of their life studying something. Then they organized their thoughts and put them into print. And now you and I can take lifetimes of research and experience and feed it to our minds within a few days. There’s no major problem any of us can experience in life that hasn’t been written about.

Here is my list of book recommendations below.
Take what works for you, discard what doesn’t, and adapt in your own way.

To Explore Life
  • The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts
  • Psychotherapy East and West by Alan Watts
  • Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
  • The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama
  • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
  • The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee by John Little
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
To Explore Business
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  • This is Marketing by Seth Godin
  • Influence by Robert Cialdini
  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
  • The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime by MJ DeMarco
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
To Explore Achievement
  • Law of Success: In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill
  • Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success by Napoleon Hill
  • Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  • Will by Will Smith
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
  • The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
  • Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
  • Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
To Explore Relationships and Social Life
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
  • The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
  • Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy by Dr. Robert Glover
  • How to Not Die Alone by Logan Ury
  • The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • King Warrior Magician Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore
For Fun
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  • Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • In My Own Way by Alan Watts

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