Saturday, November 18, 2017

My Top 5 Books For A Better Life In 2018.

Before I get into each book and why I believe they are the best books that can help you in you life I wanted to say a couple things.  First off you must be willing to take action from what you are reading, and this can be very hard to do.  It is simple and easy to read a book and truly understand what to do but it is often easy to not do it even though you do understand it.

Books are by no means a magic pill.  They are guides that can hep you get to where you want to go, but they can't do the work for you.  With that in mind lets get into how these 5 books can help change your life if you take the action from these books.

1. The Power of Now

This book has been a tremendous help in my life and will be in yours as well.  It is one of those books you can, and should read once or twice per year.  I have read it about 4 times and still find new points that I have missed before.  Even as I am writing this I am doing a practice from the book.  I have literally been in a pissed off mood all day, I guess I am just having one of those days.

When I started to write about the book, I also thought of the practice that helps me be more relaxed from the book, where you are supposed to close your eyes and ask yourself "I wonder what my next thought is going to be?"  For whatever reason asking myself this a few times just now and being present has helped me be less tense and less in my body, I also feel I am able to take a deep breathe a lot easier now.

This is just grazing the surface of what this book has to offer to you.  If you are stressed or just need some direction in life, I suggest you get a copy of this book today.

2. The Slight Edge

This is a book I just finished reading recently.  I bought it at the perfect time, right when I needed to read it.  I saw myself losing some momentum in life as far as taking small steps.  I was always focussed on how fast I could make things happen instead of looking at how every small thing done every day can add up to create those big things that I wanted.

I started focussing more on the gym than before and I notice how when I show up every single day to exercise my body I see a tiny 1% increase that is barely noticeable.  Those small increases every single have lead to a pretty big increase so far, even though I have only been practicing the Slight Edge practices for a couple weeks in the gym.  I already see my arms and legs growing faster than ever before!

The Slight Edge can also go the other way. It is based off of the small things you do every second of everyday.  Do you decided to drink water or drink pop?  These are each an easy choice to make, but which easy one will you choose?  One will take you down the right path, one won't.

I think its a great read if you are a result oriented person, as being results oriented can often make you give up when you don't see results fast enough.  Take baby steps every day to make drastic changes down the line!

3. The 4 Hour Workweek

I believe this is the book that got it all started for me, the book that got me into reading.  It is also what has inspired me to find other ways of making money outside my job.  Although I am still learning how to improve my money making capabilities outside of work I think this book is a great book for beginners or people new to self development as it opens up your mind to realize there is more than just one way to make money, and that you can do it from anywhere in the world, even on vacation.

I definitely need to give it another read, it is one of my favorite books, but I feel there is so much more that I will get from it when I read it for the third time.  It is a book that is a yearly MUST READ!

You will love it as well and it will open your mind up to so much more!

4. The One thing

If you buy one book with "The Slight Edge" this is the book that will go hand in hand with it.  Being one of the very first books I read along my journey, I can say I find myself going back to it, I am currently reading it for the 4th time.

You will love this book and it will dramatically help you if you are always focussed on being busy instead of being productive.  If you are going to pick one book to read first, this is the book.  Tim Ferriss's "4 Hour Work Week" comes very close.

The reason I would say this is the one to read first is that it will get you head focussed in one direction, as long as you follow what is said in the book.  From there being focussed on your "One Thing" you should choose other books that relate to it.  This way you will be able to go deep in your dreams instead of broad.

5. The Way of the Superior Man

This book recommendation may sound one sided but it really isn't.  I have seen many comments from men and women saying that this book helped them in their life.

With that said this book can really help you if you start to follow what David says in the book.  There are things that will take longer to learn and do in the book and some things are easier to implement into your life.

One of the greatest parts of the book is about making decisions.  It is still something I am working on, but I have gotten better at it since I have read the book.  This is one of the hardest things we can learn today.  There are so many decisions we make throughout the day and making decisions in a split second can be hard.

If you want to go out to eat but you are trying to choose between Outback Steakhouse and Chili's, as an example, you will be wasting much more time deciding which one you are going to go to rather than just choosing one right off the bat.  A "superior man" would be able to make the decision quickly.

Now I used a more broad example than David uses in his book just to show you a regular scenario.  But in the book he goes way more in depth on ways to be a "superior man".

It is a great read for men to understand themselves, and for women to understand men as well, because it goes in depth on Masculine and Feminine energy and how to deal with both. No matter who you are, I recommend you get a copy of this book in your hands today!

For some reason I can no longer find the Amazon link I used for this book on my recommended resources page.  If you wish to purchase the book here is a link to my recommended resources page so you can purchase the book for yourself.

  Closing thoughts

Narrowing this blog into only 5 books was hard to do.  There are many books I love, such as "On Success" "Power vs Force" "The Ultramind Solution" and "The 10x Rule" but need to re-read in order to share how they can help your life in more detail.  So I may come out with more posts of recommended books in the future or just do book reviews on the books that I love and think will help you the most.

I hope you decided to pick up these books to transform your life.  I believe these are 5 great books to start your journey and better yourself.

Also if you have read any of these feel free to leave a comment below on what you like or don't like about these books.  Or if you haven't read them yet, get your copy today, and come back here when you finish reading each book and share what your learned.  Also what books would your recommend to someone starting their journey?  I would love to hear your feedback!

Make the best of today,

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