15 Books that will Change Your Life

We are usually busy in our daily life; sometimes lost and don’t know what to do next. We have certain vision and goals but are too afraid to take a step. We want to perform better in our life and with those around us but we don’t know how.

Here are the list of books that will guide you financially, spiritually and as well as mentally. These books will be your guide to achieve what you have dreamt of all your life.

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck is a self-improvement book written by Seth Godin. The writer has expressed ruthless honesty and genuine inspiration to make the reader have a completely new perspective on yourself.

This book breaks down some of the simple barriers and teaches us how to grab all the opportunities that are present around us. This book also highlights the fundamental lesson of importance of taking risk for an entrepreneurial profit. This book is for those people who need a kick in the butt brutally honest kind of teaching to get their business going

“Waiting for inspiration is another way of saying that you’re stalling.  You don’t wait for inspiration; you command it to appear,” a quote taken from the book.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist, written by Paulo Coelho is a story portraying a lesson behind it. This book is focused toward the leaders to encourage them to be persistent in their journey. It also gives a message of overcoming fear and how perseverance can lead to success in the end.

This book also gives the significance of moving forward no matter how small the step, despite the obstacles on his way. When a person is focused on what he is doing, he can manifest success.

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times,” a quote taken from The Alchemist.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, written by Dr. Stephen. R. Covey is packed with wisdom that can actually make a difference in a person’s life.

In a world where shortcuts and dishonesty is popularly present, this book will give the reader straightforward and simple tips on how to actually improve their habits and life.

The writer has stressed on the fact that we need to go through a fundamental change in how we perceive the world and ourselves.

This self-help book can be taken as a guide for those who are on the journey to make a change in their lives. As the book title suggests, it does not only give tips about how to become effective but helps to seek the best in oneself and as well as the people around.

The prime takeaway from this book is that for maximum efficiency and success you have to live with fairness and integrity.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Robert Kiyosaki wrote this amazing self-help book offers useful principles for living better and effectively in the context of money and personal finances.

Rich dad and poor dad are the two characters who teach the writer two sets of beliefs and moralities. If you are seeking a guide to improve your ability to manage your finances in a proper manner this is the right book for you.

The key takeaway from this guidebook is that the people who are rich are because they know how to manage money in the right way and knows how to make money work for them. Whereas, those aren’t good with their money have less as they work for money.

Eat that frog

Eat that frog written by Brian Tracy is the book stating the ways to overcome procrastination. To break the enchantment of procrastination, the writer suggests us to eat the frog, as in prioritizing our tasks according to its importance and urgency.

Only with the thought of our big tasks triggers resistance and we feel overwhelmed before we even start doing the task. After a few moments of delaying the task we realize that many hours have gone by. The writer suggests ways on decreasing the feeling of guilty and craving for distraction.

“Think about your goals and review them daily. Every morning when you begin, take action on the most important task you can accomplish to achieve your most important goal at the moment,” a quote taken from the book.

Power of now

Eckhart Tolle wrote “Power of now” focusing on highly accessible and practical ways on the key ways to experience more joy in life here and right now. This guidebook will leave us with golden perceptions on what it truly means to be present and methods on how to transform your life on spiritual practice.

The key lesson of this book is to provide the reader with the ability to change the world one step at a time if he is willing to work on transforming himself inside out. This book gives you awareness, which can serve you and be your guideline throughout your entire life.

How to win friends and influence people

How to win friends and influence people written by Dale Carnegie is the king of books when it comes to master on how to work and communicate with people.

This book is very useful to introverts or people who are not good in communicating. The writer has portrayed that good communication is not related with natural talent or smooth words. It is related with knowing the right strategies to use while interacting.

Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in you approbation and lavish in your praise,” a quote taken from the book.

Thinking fast and slow

The Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman wrote this marvelous book based on his amazing research. This book is focused on the way our psychology affects our decisions.

The writer has also explains how our thinking is divided into segments. He has explained that our thinking is divided into two systems; fast and slow. These two systems have different roles but both plays equally large role in our lives.

Thinking fast and slow is filled with mind moving examples through which we can easily understand what the writer has tried to explain us. This book also teaches us how to analyze situations sharply and make sound judgments by using both the systems.

“If you care about being thought credible and intelligent, do not use complex language where simpler language will do,” a quote taken from the book.


Simplify is a book based on minimalist living written by Joshua Becker. Through this book, the writer teaches us to change the way we view our physical possessions. He teaches us the approach to free us from the burden of clutter and provide extra motivation to reclaim our life.

Based on the rational approach to simplicity and minimalism, this book appeals for the end of living by seeking and accumulating possessions and replacing it with enjoying life by owning less. Even though it’s a small book, it convinces us to start living our life carrying a different approach.

“There is a life of simplicity that is calling out to you. It is inviting you to live the life you were born to live, not the life your neighbor is trying to achieve. It is inviting you to value the things that you want to value, not the values of billboards and advertisements. It is inviting you to remove the distractions in your life that are keeping you from truly living,” a quote taken from the book.

Think and grow rich

Think and grow rich is a classic book written by Napoleon Hill in 1937. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed, not just in financial sector but also in life overall.

As the title states the word rich, it may leave a wrong impression that this book is only about material gain. But it contains knowledge much more than that. This book covers area of positive thinking and how to care about the thoughts in our head and not just worry about the cash in our pocket. In addition, it also covers areas related to decision-making, planning and perseverance.

“Our only limitation are those we set up in our minds,” a quote taken from the book.

The magic of thinking big

David J. Schwartz is the writer of The magic of thinking big. In this book, the writer focuses on the knowledge of true power of the mind. He has presented a carefully designed program for getting the most out of our job, marriage and family life.

He also teaches us how to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get where we want to.

“No one is born with confidence. People who radiate confidence have conquered fear and worry,” a quote taken from the book.

Power of habit

Power of habit is written by Charles Duhigg in which he takes us to the edge of scientific discoveries which explains why habits exist and how they can be changed.

This book has simple explanation of human nature and its potential transformation. We can learn various patterns of human habits and the reason why people struggle to change, despite the years of trying, while some are successful transforming them over night.

Various real life examples in which the true natures of habit are reflected in which they transform their habit and make positive changes in their life. According to Charles Duhigg, habits are not destiny; we can transform our business, community and lives through small changes in them.

“Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped,” a quote taken from the book.

The monk who sold his Ferrari

This spectacular book by Robin Sharma is the path, which will guide us to fulfilling our dreams and will help us to reach our destiny.

This inspiring fable provides us with step-to-step guide to living with greater courage, abundance and happiness. It teaches us how to cultivate self-discipline and act fearlessly in our daily lives. This book will give us valuable lessons on how to value our time and utilize it in the correct way. Lastly, it also guides us on how to nourish our relationships and live a full life.

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life,” a quote from the book.

Awaken the giant within

Awaken the giant within is the popular self-help book of Tony Robbins. The writer gives his best advice for improvement of our confidence, finances and relationships in this book.

The main take away from this book is that we have a giant within every one of us, which we can be awaken by changing our thinking pattern. Adding on, the writer gives us lessons of self mastery that will enable us to discover our true purpose in life and helps us to take step by step control of our life.

“Know that it’s your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny,” a quote taken from the book.


Witten by Daniel J. Siegel, mindsight is the book of personal transformation, which teaches us the power of focused attention. The writer has guided the reader to the neuroscience discoveries on how the brain’s areas function.

Through the lessons, Siegel reads us through the case studies where focused attention was used to boost success and happiness.

The key lesson is that we can achieve well being through becoming more responsive than reactive. Lastly, we should observe and improve our behaviors and reactions, rather than being controlled by them. Practicing focused attention through meditative and mindfulness practices accomplish this.

According to Daniel J. Siegel,“Mindsight is a kind of focused attention that allows us to see the internal workings of our minds…without being swept away by them.”

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