I am often asked to give suggestions about books, as everyone who knows me knows that I am a really avid reader.

I read more than 120 books per year since when I was 15 (and now I am 50). In this sum I don’t count those book I read for preparing exams, getting certificated and specific skill acquisition.

More: as a coach, a teacher, a healer reading is an essential part of my growth, so I do it every single day, for at least 2h30 from 5:30 AM, just after my hour-long MMQG practice, to 8 AM, when I turn on electronic devices.

So, you ask and I answer.

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Here is a first list of 50 books I suggest anyone to read as a primer into self-development. No reasons given, no specific order.
Just 50 books you should read.

Drum-rolls … here is the list!

  1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  2. The Only Skill That Matters by Jonathan A. Levy.
  3. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
  4. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  6. The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman.
  7. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
  8. Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business by Chris Ducker
  9. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.
  10. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  11. Outliers The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  12. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell.
  13. Become What You Are by Alan Watts.
  14. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen
  15. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
  16. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
  17. The Art of Good Habits: Health, Love, Presence, and Prosperity by Nathalie Hermann
  18. The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Leohr and Tony Schwartz
  19. The Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
  20. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  21. Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  22. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  23. The Children of the Law of One and the Lost Teachings of Atlantis by Jon Peniel.
  24. Let Go! by Pat Flynn
  25. The New Psychocybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Dan Kennedy.
  26. Learned Optimism by Martin P. Seligman.
  27. Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Steve Scott
  28. Choose Yourself! Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream by James Altucher
  29. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.
  30. The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida.
  31. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly
  32. Six Thinking Hats by Richard De Bono
  33. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.
  34. 100 Ways to stay motivated by Grant Cardone
  35. 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Siebold
  36. The 4-hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris.
  37. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  38. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
  39. Grit: The Power of Passion by Angela Duckworth.
  40. Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation by Edward L. Deci
  41. The Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
  42. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
  43. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Dr. Robert Cialdini
  44. The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore
  45. I Hope I Screw This Up by Kyle Cease.
  46. Cultivate an Unshakable Character by Jim Rohn.
  47. Mastery by Robert Greene.
  48. Emerson: Essays and Lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  49. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  50. Free to Achieve by Raffaello Palandri.

Have a good read!

I will be publishing more book lists in the future, so follow me if you are interested!

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