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7 Books That'll Change The Way You Live

May 27, 2024

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There’s a quote I love by George R.R. Martin that says, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one”.

Reading isn’t just about absorbing words on a page, it’s about expanding your horizons, shifting your perspectives, and igniting profound change in your life.

We’re going to explore 7 (+ 2 bonus ones, so really 9!) transformative books that can truly change the way you live.

These gems cover everything from career and mindset to health and relationships.


1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is often hailed as the bible of personal development. Hill spent 20 years studying the habits of over 500 successful people, including Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. He distilled 13 principles of success that emphasize the incredible power of our thoughts and the importance of clear, definite goals. This book isn’t just about accumulating wealth; it’s about cultivating a mindset of abundance and success in every area of your life.


2. Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits is a game-changer for anyone looking to make lasting changes. Clear explores the science of habits, showing how tiny, incremental changes can lead to significant results. He introduces a four-step model—cue, craving, response, and reward—that provides a simple yet powerful framework for building good habits and breaking bad ones. This book is filled with actionable strategies to improve your health, productivity, and overall well-being.


3. How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger

How Not to Die examines the top causes of premature death and how certain lifestyle changes and dietary habits can prevent these diseases. Dr. Greger presents compelling evidence on the benefits of a plant-based diet and how it can prevent and even reverse chronic diseases. This book is a comprehensive guide to living a healthier, longer life through the power of nutrition.


4. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray

This classic book explores the differences between men and women in relationships. Gray provides practical advice for understanding and improving communication between the sexes, fostering healthier and more harmonious relationships. Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or just starting out, this book offers valuable strategies for enhancing intimacy and connection.

5.A Dear Lover by David Deida

Dear Lover offers profound insights into the spiritual and emotional depths of intimate relationships. Written as a series of letters, it explores the dynamics of deep love and sexual intimacy, providing guidance for opening the heart and soul to deeper connections. It’s about embracing the full spectrum of love and intimacy and learning to connect on a soul level with your partner.

5.B The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida

This book provides a roadmap for men to live a more meaningful and authentic life. David Deida discusses the balance between masculine and feminine energies, offering practical advice on how men can embrace their purpose, connect deeply with their partners, and achieve personal and spiritual fulfillment.

Personal Growth

6. Time Magic by Melissa Ambrosini and Nick Broadhurst

Time Magic is a game-changer when it comes to productivity and living a life that truly matters. Melissa and Nick offer practical strategies for mastering time management and productivity. They share personal insights and actionable tips on how to balance work and personal life effectively, emphasizing the importance of aligning daily activities with core values and long-term goals.

7.A Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly explores how embracing vulnerability can transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead. Brené emphasizes that vulnerability is not a weakness, but rather a strength. This book is filled with powerful insights and practical advice on how to cultivate vulnerability in our daily lives, inspiring us to embrace our imperfections and live a more courageous and fulfilling life.

7.B The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

Another gem from Brené Brown is The Gifts of Imperfection. This book focuses on embracing our imperfections and living a wholehearted life. Brené offers ten guideposts for cultivating authenticity, resilience, and self-compassion, helping us to let go of who we think we should be and embrace who we truly are.

Reading Tips

  • Audio Books: Speed up the audio to get through books faster.
  • Kindle: Great for reading on the go.
  • Physical Books: Habit stack by carrying it around in your bag and blend both physical and audio for a richer experience. Prioritize the time.

There you have it - 7 Books That'll Change The Way You Live.

Remember, reading is more than just a hobby, it’s a gateway to new perspectives, deeper understanding, and profound personal growth.

So, pick up one of these books and start your journey today.

Love and light,


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