Recommended Reading List

The books on this list have had a tremendous impact on my growth. I’ve broken this out into general categories, so be sure to scroll through for all of them. I’ve recommended these books to friends, colleagues, and anyone close to me whom I know want to improve their life. If you’re looking for a great book to promote positive change, you’ll find many in the list below.

Personal Development Books

War of Art Obstacle Is The Way Outwitting The Devil Awaken The Giant WIthin
The 10X Rule A Guide To The Good Life How To Fail At Everything And Still Win Big The Big Leap
So Good They Can’t Ignore You Transform Your Beliefs, Transform Your Life The Sedona Method The Art of Exceptional Living
The Slight Edge Meditations The Score Takes Care of Itself The Artist’s Way
Ego Is The Enemy Tao Te Ching Unlimited Power The Power of Full Engagement
The Master Key System The Inner Game of Tennis The Art of Learning The Magic of Thinking Big
Cultivating an Unshakeable Character Maximum Achievement Relentless Lead The Field
Self-Reliance A Joseph Campbell Companion Learned Optimism Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life

Business Books

The Hard Thing About Hard Things How Google Works - Eric Schmidt Work Rules! The Unwritten Laws of Business
Crucial Conversations What I learned losing A million dollars Nonviolent Communication Grinding It Out
How To Make Friends and Influence People Creativity Inc What Every Body Is Saying Who Moved My Cheese
The One thing Zero To One In The Plex High Output Management
Poor Charlie’s Almanac Hatching Twitter Breakthrough Advertising The Adweek Copyright Handbook
Managers Can You Hear Me Now? The Boron Letters - Gary Halbert The Greatest Salesman In The World How To Win At The Sport of Business
Delivering Happiness Losing My Virginity The Everything Store Business Adventures
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko Purple Cow 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing The 5 Temptations of the CEO

Social Psychology – Mindset Books

Man’s Search For Meaning Influence Anti-fragile Mindset
Willpower Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) Zen and the Art of Happiness
The How of Happiness The Happiness Hypothesis The Talent Code The Hypomanic Edge
Deep Work - Cal Newport No More Mr. Nice Guy Healing The Shame That Binds You Happiness is Free
Emotional Release Therapy No One Is To Blame - Bob Hoffman The Gifted Adult 10% Happier

Personal Finance – Money Mindset

The Millionaire Next Door Rich Dad Poor Dad Early Retirement Extreme The Wealthy Barber
Think and Grow Rich I Will Teach You To Be Rich Beyond Wealth The Richest Man in Babylon
A Random Walk Down Wallstreet Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind The Millionaire Fastlane The Black Swan

Spiritual – Moving Books

The Power of Now The Dark Side of The Light Chasers You Can Heal Your Life The Four Agreements
Dying To Be Me Power Vs Force Feelings Buried Alive Never Die Zero Limits


Steve Jobs Made In America Titan Elon Musk
Einstein: His Life and Universe Open Tesla When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead


1984 Brave New World Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance The Alchemist
Ask The Dust Thus Spoke Zarathustra The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari The Tender Bar

Health & Fitness Books

The Primal Blueprint The 4-Hour Body Tools of The Titans
Tools of The Titans
Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle
Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle
Breatheology Born to Run True To Form
True To Form
The Wahls Protocol
Oxygen Advantage
Oxygen Advantage
Qi-Gong Therapy Grain Brain The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing

The AuthenticGrowth book shelf is constantly growing. If you make it a practice to read one, two, or several of these books over the course of a few months – you will be amazed at the effects they have on your mind. This list will continue to expand new books are recommended to me. If you’ve read a book that had a large impact on your life and you think it should be added to this list – let me know below.
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  1. Melva C
    June 27, 2015

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    Thank you; God bless you. I suffer from PTSD and major depressions; doctors have worked on the symptoms and not the cause; Now I can finally work on causes. -Melva

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