Personal Development

8/10
By Spencer Johnson
“The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.” Rating: 8/10 Rela...
9/10
By Ray Dalio
In Principles, Ray Dalio lays down the rules and frameworks he uses to navigate his life. The book explores truth-seeking, decision-making, and the implementation of systems to achieve success. Part 1 and Part 2 go over the importance of principles and how to set them up in your life. For entrepreneurs, Part 3 focuses on management principles Ray Dalio uses in his hedge fund Bridgewater. 
6/10
By Dan Harris
In 10% Happier, Dan Harris shares his journey to live a more fulfilling life. The book is filled with personal anecdotes and insights from someone looking to find their way. Dan talks extensively about meditation and mindfulness and how they improved his life. 
7/10
By Dale Carnegie
How To Stop Worrying and Start Living is by Dale Carnegie is a celebrated classic on how to dissolve worry and live a fulfilling life. Carnegie details the many ways worrying too much can ruin your life and how to solve it. The book contains tips and tricks on conquering worries that are worthwhile.
8/10
By Sam Carpenter
Work The System by Sam Carpenter explains how to improve all aspects of your life. Carpenter contends that everything around us is a system and that systems can be improved. You can run a better business, improve your job performance, relationships, and so much more. The secret to all this lies in Working the System. 
8/10
By Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is one of the most detailed books on decision making. Kahneman covers each of our cognitive biases in great detail and even shares decision-making insights from his Nobel Prize-winning theory — Prospect Theory. A very informative read with the potential to transform your life for good.
9/10
By Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool introduces the powerful concept of deliberate practice. The authors explain why and how some people can achieve extraordinary levels of performance by practicing the right way. 
6/10
By Charles Duhigg
Smarter Faster Better will teach you how to become a better version of yourself. Duhigg and his co-authors distill expert opinions and scientific research to offer tips on how you can become better at what you do. 
8/10
By Piers Steel
Many struggle with procrastination and have no idea how to beat the vice. The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel shows the fight against procrastination is winnable. Apart from dissecting the nature of procrastination, Steel shares time-tested strategies on how to take back control of your life and achieve your wildest dreams. An excellent book, full of actionable advice that will change your life for the better.
6/10
By Peter Drucker
Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker teaches how to become better at self-management. The book helps you identify your strengths and come up with an actionable plan to improve your life. When applied, lessons from this book can improve your relationships, skills, future plans, and much more.
8/10
By Michael Hyatt and Dan Harkavy
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy teaches how to create a Life Plan. To avoid regrets, fulfill our potential, and leave behind a powerful legacy we need a Life Plan. In the book, Hyatt and Harkavy share their secrets on how to create one and change the direction of your life. An easy-to-read book with many life-changing lessons.
8/10
By Chip & Dan Heath
In Decisive, Chip and Dan Heath share tips and tricks on how we can make better decisions. The book starts by noting how terrible decision-makers we are but if we could be conscious of our decision-making processes, we might start making better ones. An excellent book on decision-making. I highly recommend it.

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