Sometimes you read a book and you get realisations that are so profound that they completely change your way of thinking and thus your life. Here are five books that have done that for me over the last ten years.
This is the book that really got me into reading non fiction more heavily, it was also the book that inspired me to start my first blog. As the title would suggest, this book shows you how you can succeed in life by being yourself.
Good for; if you are working in jobs where you don’t feel like you can be creative or utilise your skills
This is a great book if you find yourself in a rut or a place in your life where you can make significant change ie. maternity leave, redundancy, divorce. The book takes you through twenty five principles of success, which provide a bit of a roadmap to help you get from where you are, to where you want to be.
Good for; if you’re at a turning point in your life and are ready to make significant changes
I’ve read this book twice and still refer back to it periodically. Your Money Or Your Life shows you how to control money instead of letting money control you. Become financially independent by changing your whole view on money and what it can do for you.
Good for; if you don’t know how to manage money, you feel like money is preventing you having the life you want, or you want to achieve financial freedom.
This is a book aimed at helping people escape the 9-5 by starting their own ‘muse’ to allow them to become location independent. It’s highly far fetched and idealistic, however it does break down a lot of stereotypical ideas in your head allowing you to think clearly about your own position.
Good for; if you want to escape the rat race and have more time freedom.
The Celestine Prophecy is a fictional story that also acts as a guidebook for life. Hidden within the adventure are nine insights which will take you on a spiritual journey, if you are ready to see and experience it.
Good for; if you wonder what your purpose is, if you want to see something new, if you want to get more in touch with your spiritual side