Books To Change Your Life

Books To Change Your Life

77-Books-LifeHackThey say that ‘leaders are readers’  …. whether that is true or not we can’t say but we read recently that the top CEO’s of Fortune 500 Companies read on average 60 books a year and attend more than 6 seminars or events during each year …

We are avid readers ourselves and wholeheartedly believe that our personal development through reading has contributed greatly to our success and why we believe in reading for success and sharing a selection of books to change your life for a variety of topics

For that reason we have a book of the month that we recommend to our business partners, team and also our friends and subscribers.  We’ll give you a link to the last one at the end of this blog so you can check it out.

Meanwhile, yesterday we read a fascinating blog post – 77 books to change your life.  We’re  going to share with you just a few of our favourites and then let you explore the others for yourself (there will be a link at the bottom of the page)

Books To Change Your Life

Top Ten Must Reads

From 77 books to change your life

Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear or read consciously or subconsciously shapes your beliefs and therefore they shape your life

How to Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Go Giver : A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and David Mann

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason

Personal Development

From 77 books to change your life

You can be different tomorrow than you are today. Reading books is one of the best ways to learn from the wisdom of others.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Steven Covey

How to Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

Biography

From 77 books to change your life

Who do you admire? Imagine what you can learn from reading the biographies of some of the best and worst men and women in history

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage  by Alfred Lansing

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Art of Exceptional Living  by Jim Rohn

Psychology

From 77 books to change your life

Happiness, sadness, creativity, logical thinking, planning, dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, courage, motivation, new challenges. This set of books will inspire and educate you.

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Business

From 77 books to change your life

The business world changes at the speed of light… but, some of these books are decades old

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins

Do It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits, and Crush Your Competition by David Newman

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

Faith

We all believe something. There are books that have inspired hundreds of thousands. Slow down and enjoy a book to reconnect with your soul.

Include whatever religious or spiritual book best resonates with you

Personal Choice

Books to Change Your Life

 

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman

Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

The Life You Were Born to Live: Finding Your Life Purpose by Dan MillmanPurpose

Three Recommendations to Help You Read More

Three recommendations to help you find the time to read more books.

1. Read 10 Pages a Day

Books are not usually intended to be read in a single setting. Create a daily reading strategy, set a time where you will read ten pages of a book every day. If you want to learn more about leadership, read ten pages of the biography of a great leader. We want you want to be inspired so read ten pages of an inspirational book.

2. Listen to Books

Some people have difficulty sitting and reading.  Therefore, our second recommendation is for you to download books to your smart phone or to your computer and listen to books as you exercise or clean house or while you are doing other boring or mundane activities. You can download books from sites like Audible.com.

3. Read Books Aloud

Read a book  aloud. We certainly have many great memories of being read to as a child and in school and its a great way to absorb information. That’s why book clubs are also great to belong to.

Source : 77 Books To Change Your Life

Get together and create a reading circle or create a reading mastermind where you all read a book and discuss it.

We read this from The 10X Rule and it is what inspired this post and led us to the 77 Books to Change Your Life

Be Dedicated to Continuous Learning

The most successful CEO’s are reported to read on average of 60  books and attend more than six conferences per year – whereas the average American worker reads an average of less than one book and makes 319 times less income.

Although the media often discuss the disparity between the rich and the poor, they frequently fail to cover the amount of time and energy the wealthy have committed to reading, studying and educating themselves.  Successful people make time for conventions, symposiums and reading ….

The most successful people (sic I know) read everything they can get their hands on.  They approach a $30 book as though it has the potential to make them a million dollars.  They see every opportunity to train and educate themselves as the most solid and sure investment they can make.  Unsuccessful people on the other hand, simply worry about the cost of a book or seminar without ever giving consideration to the benefits it will provide.

~ Grant Cardone

Join the ranks of successful people who know that their income, wealth, health and future are dependent upon their ability to continue to seek out new information and never stop learning.

How many of them have you read and how many will you add to your reading list? We would be fascinated to know so please do leave us a comment and share this post to encourage others to read for success

 

All we can say is if things aren’t working for you right now then it’s time to change it.

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Change Your Password And Change Your Life

Change Your Password And Change Your Life

change your password change your lifeWhen we first read this article we were humbled by the writing of this young man Mauricio Estrella.

The article was published on Today.com and we were inspired to share it with you in its entirety on our blog without all the distractions of pop ups and flashing images.

How could she do something like this to me?” said the voice in my head, over and over.

 

Change Your Password and Change Your Life – The Story

It was 2011 and I was stuck in middle of a pretty bad depression due to my divorce.

Thankfully, I think I was smart enough (and had great people around me) so I managed my way out.

One day I walk into the office, and my computer screen showed me the following message:

“Your password has expired. Click ‘Change password’ to change your password.”

I read this dumb message in my mind with angry grandpa voice: The darn password has expired.

At my workplace, the Microsoft Exchange server is configured to ask thousands of employees around the planet to change their passwords. Every 30 days.

Here what’s annoying: The server forces us to use at least one UPPERCASE character, at least one lowercase alphabetic character, at least one symbol and at least one number. Oh, and the whole thing can’t be less than 8 characters. And I can’t use any of the same passwords I’ve used in the last 3 months.

I was furious that morning. A sizzling hot Tuesday, it was 9:40 a.m and I was late to work. I was still wearing my bike helmet and had forgotten to eat breakfast. I needed to get things done before a 10 a.m. meeting and changing passwords was going to be a huge waste of time.

As the input field with the pulsating cursor was waiting for me to type a password — something I’d use many times during every day — I remembered a tip I heard from my former boss.

And I decided: I’m gonna use a password to change my life.

It was obvious that I couldn’t focus on getting things done with my current lifestyle and mood. Of course, there were clear indicators of what I needed to do — or what I had to achieve — in order to regain control of my life, but we often don’t pay attention to these clues.

My password became the indicator. My password reminded me that I shouldn’t let myself be victim of my recent break up, and that I’m strong enough to do something about it.

My password became: “Forgive@h3r”

I had to type this statement several times a day. Each time my computer would lock. Each time my screensaver with her photo would appear. Each time I would come back from eating lunch alone.

In my mind, I went with the mantra that I didn’t type a password. In my mind, I wrote “Forgive her” every day, for one month.

That simple action changed the way I looked at my ex wife. That constant reminder that I should forgive her led me to accept the way things happened at the end of my marriage, and embrace a new way of dealing with the depression that I was drowning into.

In the following days, my mood improved drastically. By the end of the second week, I noticed that this password became less powerful, and it started to lose its effect. A quick refresh of this ‘mantra’ helped me. I thought to myself “I forgive her” as I typed it, every time. The healing effect of it came back almost immediately.

One month later, my dear exchange server asked me again to renew my password. I thought about the next thing I had to get done.

My password became: Quit@smoking4ever

And guess what happened. I quit smoking overnight. This password was a painful one to type during that month, but doing it helped me to yell at myself in my mind, as I typed that statement. It motivated me to follow my monthly goal.

One month later, my password became: Save4trip@thailand

Guess where I went 3 months later. Thailand. With savings.

So, I learned that I can truly change my life if I play it right. I kept doing this repeatedly month after month, with great results.

Here are some of my passwords from the last 2 years, so you get an idea of how my life has changed, thanks to this method:

  • Forgive@her (to my ex-wife, who started it all.)
  • Quit@smoking4ever (It worked.)
  • Save4trip@thailand (It worked.)
  • Eat2times@day (It never worked, still fat.)
  • Sleep@before12 (It worked.)
  • Ask@her4date (It worked. I fell in love again.)
  • No@drinking2months (It worked. I feel better.)
  • Get@c4t! (It worked. I have a beautiful cat.)
  • Facetime2mom@sunday (It worked. I talk with my mom every week.)

And the one for last month:

  • Save4@ring (Yep. Life is gonna change again, soon.)

I still anxiously await each month so I can change my password into something that I need to get done.

This method has consistently worked for me for the last 2 years, and I have shared it with a few close friends and relatives. I didn’t think it was a breakthrough in tiny-habits but it did have a great impact in my life, so that’s why I’m sharing it with you. If you try it with the right mindset and attitude, maybe it could help change your life, too.

Oh, and remember: for added security, try to be a bit more complex with the words. Add symbols or numbers, or scramble a bit the beginning or the ending of your password string. S4f3ty_f1rst!

Could this work for you?  We have no idea but isn’t it worth a try?

Could it change your life in the way it did for Mauricio  We don’t know but we would definitely give it a try if it were us.

We remember having to make a tough decision 4 years ago and whilst it didn’t involve a password change like this it certainly involved learning a whole new set of skills

Do we regret it?  Not for a moment.

Was it hard?  Sometimes

Was it worth it? Definitely

All we can say is if things aren’t working for you right now then it’s time to change it.

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Change Your Password And Change Your Life

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