With Christmas fast approaching I thought I would suggest a must read book list for 2013 to inspire and help you achieve your goals for the coming year. You may even have time to get people to buy them you for Christmas!! The book list below focuses on self-help/motivational books on how to deal with stress and different emotions; how to perform at your best everyday with increased confidence and energy.
Don Colbert- Deadly Emotions
This is an easy to read book that speaks plainly, simply, and directly regarding how the emotions and physical responses when running unchecked make you sick and dysfunctional. It is also very good about pointing out realistic answers.
“In his book, author Don Colbert, M.D. discusses the vital link between emotional well-being and physical well-being. Most Americans do not realize that scientific evidence has proven that stress can contribute to heart disease, migraines, asthma, pneumonia and many other physical problems. Stress can even be deadly- Deadly Emotions offers solutions to the problems facing us. Dr. Colbert battles anxiety, tension and stress with powerful concepts of forgiveness, joy and peace. Deadly Emotions has the ability to help people from the suffering induced by stress, good news for mind and body.”
Don Colbert- Stress Less
Interesting information on all the stress hormones such as cortisol; teaches how to break unhealthy habits.
What we think about creates most of the stress in our lives. Don teaches us how to combat this and some insights into where stress related illnesses come from, from all aspects – emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally.
Let’s enjoy living longer!
Neuro-linguistic Programming for Dummies –RomillaReady and Kate Burton
The book is entertaining, practical, and included easy to understand principles. For someone who does not use NLP in their everyday life- this gives them the insights to practise with themselves or friends.
I use NLP with my clients with great results- this is the 1st book I recommend if people want awareness on the subject. Lots of practical examples of challenges which can be turned around easily and effectively.
Awaken the Giant within– Anthony Robbins
Very easy it is to apply the lessons that Tony Robbins suggests in this book.
I am very privileged to be one of Tony’s Trainers, travelling the Globe with him and supporting at his events. This was the 1st book I read 20 years ago to start me on my personal development journey. A big book to read- yet very powerful and thought provoking.
He demonstrates many Neuro associative Conditioning techniques – which are simple to use, and offers fast and permanent change.
Thank you Tony for your great work.
Instant Confidence – Paul McKenna
This book provides simple, yet very effective, exercises to boost your self-esteem, confidence, and motivation. Using hypnosis, NLP, and some very intriguing acupressure techniques (Thought Field Therapy), McKenna gives you the power to completely overhaul your limited self-beliefs.
The book has material to address the most important areas where we all need confidence: self-image, relationships, business, public speaking, dating and sex, and leaving bad situations.
Permission to Succeed– Noah St John
The author has taken a very fresh look at success and why we deprive ourselves of it. His viewpoints are enlightening and ground-breaking.
Read the entire volume and you will see how he comes full circle to help us understand what has caused us to make certain choices in the past. Defining our own success, becoming responsible for ourselves (rather than the entire world), these are things that help us clarify what we want.
The exercises in the book were more valuable than lots of seminars. The simple writing allows the profound ideas to leap from the page and into your soul. This is more than just a book, it really resonates inside.
This is a well written book that takes you by the hand and leads you to answer the question of ‘why you need permission to succeed’.
Change Anything– Kerry Patterson
If you apply the principles of this book to your life you will produce sustainable change in your behaviour that will noticeably improve your life.
“First, the authors free us from a powerful mind trap: the simplistic belief that if only we had more willpower we’d succeed in changing our lives. The reality the authors argue for (persuasively) is that while willpower is still important, changing behaviour turns out to be as much about “skill” as it is about “will.” And the truth is that certain skills for changing our behaviours can be taught. The authors also point out that that often (for example when you go to Las Vegas into a casino) you can’t see what’s controlling. However, “If you can see it, you can change it.” “Change Anything,” then, is a book about seeing the hidden influences in our lives and using them to change our behaviours from ones with negative to ones with positive consequences.”
This is an impressive book that has brought together in one place a simple, powerful, and reasonable means of changing our lives.
Overall, Change Anything is an insightful and practical guide to making personal changes stick.
Emotional Intelligence– Daniel Goleman
Goleman is an excellent writer and presents a great deal of thought-provoking content.
Goleman, psychologist and science writer for The New York Times, explains how the rational and emotional work together to shape intelligence, using intriguing new information from neuroscience and psychology of the brain. It details why IQ is not the sole predictor of success, and it reviews powerful academic studies that show how emotional intelligence impacts important life outcomes. Goleman shows how the brain can easily succumb to an emotional hijacking, where emotions overpower your reason.
Goleman’s book successfully educates us the reader on the importance of emotional intelligence and provides some insight into how our society has gone wrong in raising our children. It explains why youth are more depressed, violent and aggressive than ever.
I highly recommend this book to parents and educators and anyone else who thinks we as a society can do a better job raising our children.
Get the Life You Want– Richard Bandler
This book introduces new advances in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). The new methods are so advanced, they are really easy to use and benefit from. You get, see and feel the results immediately.
Whether you are totally new to Richard’s teachings or whether you have learnt some NLP, or /and really experienced in NLP, you’ll learn a lot and really benefit.
This is not a book, but a workbook, techniques you can use straight away.
You read a bit and then do what Richard teaches you. Follow the instructions and you’ll get instant, immediate results.
If you want to have a life that works in a world that works, this is the book to buy now. No NLP experience required.
A New You– Nicola Cook
This is an excellent book. Well written, good content and fun! I have shared it with friends and colleagues and all of them found it useful.
I have enjoyed reading it more than once differently getting better results!
Good practical exercises to work with straight away!
Hopefully everyone will find a book to help them in the above list! Have you read a good book this year that’s helped you? Why not list it below, you never know who it might help!!