Personal Development

8/10
By James Allen
In As a Man Thinketh, James Allen points out the power of thoughts in shaping our realities. Often, we think that we are the victims of circumstance while in truth our thoughts, actions, and habits create the circumstances we dislike. The solution is to cultivate better thoughts just like we would treat a garden. Everyone should read it.
8/10
By Darren Hardy
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy is a book on the immense power of the compound effect. The central message is that small changes applied consistently lead to massive results in time. The compound effect works both ways, it can also lead to ruin if the habits are bad. Darren chooses to focus on how you can use the compound effect to your advantage. A must-read book for anyone struggling to make necessary changes in their life.
7/10
By Hal Elrod
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod is a 6-step morning routine using what are called Life S.A.V.E.R.S.: silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and scribing. A good book to pick up if you’re looking to upgrade your mornings.
8/10
By Scott H. Young
Ultralearning by Scott H. Young is a book that will teach you one of the most valuable skills of the 21st century - learning fast. Scott details the experiences of people who have applied the skill of ultralearning and in the process shares valuable lessons that we can all apply in our own learning pursuits. A great book with many valuable lessons.
8/10
By Daniel Gilbert
A book on how to find happiness. Daniel Gilbert argues that rather than helping us, our imagination and experiences stand in the way of our attempts at a happy life. The suggestion? We should be more willing to believe in the experiences of others because they are mirrors of our own. A great book on the secret to happiness. I found the message to be simple and wise, but the journey to be unnecessarily long.
8/10
By Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Most of the things we interact with were purposely designed, so why not make the conscious choice to design our lives? Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett, and Dave Evans is a book that will teach you how to apply design principles to plan your life. The book is based on a highly successful Designing Your Life course offered at Stanford by the two professors. A life-changing book with many valuable lessons. Everyone should read it.
9/10
By M. J. DeMarco
The Millionaire Fastlane by M. J. Demarco is a book that will teach you how to build insane wealth. Demarco shares the secret to becoming a millionaire at any age. And it is not the kind of advice you receive from financial gurus, parents, or friends. Becoming a Fastlane millionaire has its own recipe: grow a money tree, reclaim your time, and exploit the law of effection. An excellent book on how to create insane wealth and live a great life.
8/10
By Charles Duhigg
The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg is a book that explores the nature of habits. Topics covered include the origins of habits, why some habits stick and others don't. The habits of organizations, consumers, and society. Duhigg also offers a framework for changing habits at all of these levels. A must-read book on the power of habits and their enormous influence on our lives.
7/10
By Simon Sinek
Start With Why by Simon Sinek is a book that explores why some organizations and individuals are able to inspire while others simply can't. Inspirational leaders start with WHY. They create their reasons and beliefs first before figuring out the WHAT and the HOW. An excellent book on why some businesses and individuals outperform others. I found it a bit repetitive.
7/10
By Malcolm Gladwell
A book that explores the hidden forces behind successful people. Gladwell shows that as much as talent and hard work are responsible for many of the success stories that we see and hear, there is much more to success than meets the eye. A bit repetitive so you can skim some parts but overall great lessons.
10/10
By Stephen Covey
A principle-centered, character-based, “inside-out” approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness. The ultimate book on personal development, I re-read it from time to time.
5/10
By Tynan
Superhuman by Habit by Tynan is a guide on how to upgrade your life, one tiny habit at a time. The last part covers the most common habits and offers practical advice. Good read but lacks a clear structure to make it actionable. Read Atomic Habits instead.

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