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Best "Self-Help" Books (Motivational)

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  1. Silentcloud

    Silentcloud Newbie

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    I'm looking for some good self-help books. Books that would help me in learning human nature, how people work, and why they do what they do. Books that will help me sell, and be more smooth / fluent around people, and friends. I've read a few before, and they are incredible, and very intriguing to me. I'm looking for more, and more of these types of books.

    * = Can't remember name.
    The one's I have read are:
    How to Win Friends and Influence People (very good read)
    *A Book About Thoughts (Basically a Law of Attraction type book)
    And a few other motivational books.

    I'm looking for some books like this, something that can help me for the rest of my life just by reading, and understanding it.


    If you know of any, please recommend them here. I'm more than interested in these types of books. I'm interested in learning human nature to it's deepest forms, thus being able to help people, and while doing so help myself.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz - Hands down

    Think and Grow Rich is a good one as well
     
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  3. Bross

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    How to Win Friends and Influence People is the best book by far.

    I've read many and I can only recommend this one. Most of the rest are just marketing.
     
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  4. Silentcloud

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I've heard a lot about Think and Grow Rich. I think I would love that book. I don't know why I haven't went and read it yet. I'll get on that one soon. Also, what's Psycho Cybernetics about exactly, and how has it helped you? I think I'll give it a read :D

    Thanks again!
     
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    Sounds silly, but "The Dip" has always been the motivational book that inspired me the most.
     
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    think and grow rich was awsome.
    7 habits of highly effective people. <--- this book changed my perspective in life. made me a better man. but it also took me 4 months to read it.
     
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    The books that guys have already suggested are the
    same ones I would suggest. Plus, Rich Dad Poor Dad
    is a great financial motivation book. Pretty much
    anything by Napoleon Hill or Dale Carnegie. And
    a couple of books by Robert Greene are good. Check them out.
    I've heard good things about "The Millionaire Next Door" as well.
     
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  8. Silentcloud

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    Thanks for all the replies so far guys. I already have some new ideas on what I want to read now.

    Think and Grow Rich (Getting it soon)
    Psycho Cybernetics (Going to do some research on this one first, then most likely get it)
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People (I'll also research this one, and probably get it)

    Looking for more though. I'm a quick reader!
     
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    Besides the classics (Napoleon Hill & Stephen Covey) I recommend the following:

    Delivering Happiness - Tony Hsieh
    Crush It - Gary Vaynerchuk
    Gary Bencivenga 100 seminar

    You can find them all in audio as well.
    Listen while you work, while you drive or when going to sleep.

    I would also recommend listening to some Dan Pena QLA Seminars as well.
     
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    yeah I too love Dale Carnegie.
     
  11. Silentcloud

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    Yeah, I definitely like audio. I'll give these a look. Do these ones cost money or are they free? Either way I'll give them a look as soon as I can. This threads already gave me a bunch of ideas. I'm bookmarking it so I can come back and read it daily for good ideas.
     
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    Timothy Ferriss - The 4 - Hour Workweek

    That is about our industry.

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    Pyscho Cybernetics for sure, highly recommended.

    Richest Man In Babylon is a fantastic book about how to think about and use money, also highly recommended.

    Anything by Brian Tracy, he's the man.
     
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    don't look for too many books, find 1-2 and act upon it or you will gain no value from all the books in the world....
    How to Win Friends and Influence People
    and Think and grow rich.

    I don't think you need to read anything else. Just use it :) I read many more books but at the end it was just reading and not using it. this 2 books have all what you possibly need, but if you're looking for some fun reading I think you can read Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
    it's fun story that can motivate you. but most of the other books you can feel it when you read it they don't know shit about what they're saying. Just coping other's work for personal gain. You can say this in some sort about Rich Dad and Poor Dad (But it's still unique story this is why it's nice anyway)
     
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    Forgot,

    Radical Honesty is a great book.
    It ain't the "how to get the rich state of mind" kind of books, more like heavy psychology but definitely worth a read.

    I personally found ALL the economics-self-help related books I've read to be useless fluff.
    Tony Robbins is at the top of MY "Don't read" list, Brian Tracy is fine if you know how to pull goods from not-so-goods.
     
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    Look for "how to" tutorials in the download section. Anything that helps you learn is good.

    Forget about motivational books. They pump you up and you forget it in a week. Better to learn how to do the nuts and bolts of Internet Marketing from A-Z.
     
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    I highly recommend this book too! Maltz MD was a plastic surgeon. He recognized that some of his patients still had low self esteem despite having undergone successful plastic surgery. This led him to research why. The upshot: how you feel about yourself comes from the inside out. This is a very
    short synopsis.
     
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  18. Silentcloud

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    I've read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and the knowledge I got from that book is incredible. There's not a day that goes by in which I don't come across a situation that I can relate to from that book, and make the best out of it. It truly is a good book, and I have read tons of Internet Marketing books too, most of them are complete shit, but there's a few good ones in there.

    And for everyone else. I only plan on taking a few books from here at a time. Taking one, and reading it until I understand it very well. Then taking the ideas, and knowledge and putting it into real life situations to get familiar with it.

    But I only take one, and read it until i understand it. That's why I'm finding out what books people liked the best.

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.

    Keep it up. I'm almost narrowed down to two or three books that I'm about to go buy.
     
  19. Silentcloud

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    That's the idea. I only read one until I understand it completely. I'll re-read it to make sure I get it all. Then I take time and try and incorporate it into my own life. Take the good, leave the bad. Then move onto to another.

    I've read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and I love that book. It's the best so far. I'm going to have to read a few others on here that people have mentioned. Thanks for the input :)
     
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    the father of the self help industry i would say is "Earl Nightingale". i used to follow alot of self help authors and truely Earl Nightingale really changed everything.... he totally blows everyone out of the water imo...

    look up and watch the strangest secret by earl nightingale. its a video on youtube from the 70's. his message is still so strong today.

    many self help authors reference his work, and essentially all say the same thing as him.
     
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