Psychology / Mindset
Authentic: How to be Yourself and Why it Matters by Stephen Joseph
The more we express our uniqueness, the happier we are. When we express ourselves, we come into our power and find meaning and purpose. Stephen Joseph, one of the leading exponents of Positive Psychology, has spent many years researching authenticity. His findings, combined with case studies and philosophical wisdom, form the basis for his three-step exercise program: truly knowing yourself and your needs, taking responsibility for yourself, remaining true to yourself – that is the authenticity formula for a successful life.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Bréne Brown
In a world where fear of failure has become second nature to most people, vulnerability seems dangerous. But the opposite is true: Brené Brown shows that vulnerability is the requirement for love, belonging, joy and creativity. Under her careful guidance, we discover the power we keep hidden behind our protective armor and develop the courage to stand up for what is really meaningful to us.
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza
This book describes in detail how our brain works and how we can completely reprogram our mindset. An absolute game changer.
Spirituality / Mindfulness
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
Now… There is only this moment. And there lies our strength. Because the Now is the entrance to our deepest inner bliss, to eternal being, to inner peace. A great book for all who want to learn to live more in the moment. Eckhart Tolle is one of the pioneers in the field of mindfulness.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
A practical guide to personal freedom. The book offers a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom that advocates freedom from self-limiting beliefs that may cause suffering and limitation in a person’s life. Easy to read, but with great effect.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
The Seven Spiritual Laws is about positive life energy, mental satisfaction, happiness and other inner values that cannot be created without the right mental attitude. This is a precise and concise guide for anyone who wants to realize their dreams in life. Success also includes health, joy of life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and mental stability, well-being and peace of mind.
Communication / Relationship
The Situation is Hopeless, But Not Serious: The Pursuit of Unhappiness by Paul Watzlawick
Unlike the usual “happiness instructions”, Watzlawick’s stories show us what we do every day against our own happiness. After reading this book, one understands why each of us basically stands in the wrong queue, experiences self-fulfilling prophecies or, in search of solutions, follows exactly the advice that stands in the way of our happiness.
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
The author presents five languages that we use to communicate our love and affection. Most people have a preferred language of love. If this language does not match with that of their partner, conflicts can easily arise. We must be willing to learn the language of love of our partner in order to be able to make ourselves understood in love. An absolute must-read for everyone.
Conflict = Energy: The Transformative Practice of Authentic Relating by Jason Digges
Authentic Relating provides the framework to transform every aspect of relationships – starting with the one to ourselves. With truth and compassion you can become more aware and open in every relationship. With practice, you will learn to alchemize conflict into clarity, connection, and creativity. This book is a manual on creating connections with the people in your life and a must-read.
Inspiration / Personal Development
Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, talks in her book about creativity and how she deals with fears regarding the creative process. She challenges us to allow our curiosity and let go of unnecessary suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we love most and how to face what we fear most. This book is a declaration of love for the power of inspiration and creativity. Big Magic is balm for the soul and very inspiring. A must-read.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. This book turns existing norms in your head and explains how to live a life according to your very own standards. It shows you how to avoid the pitfalls of your own mind, develop your full potential and lead a happy and extraordinary life. It paves the way to creative self-realization.
Business / Personal Success
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
A book that teaches enormously influential principles of effectiveness. When these principles become your habits, you are on the best way to greater success, both in your personal and professional life.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time. Numerous examples and anecdotes make Carnegie’s advice concrete enough for you to easily implement it in your own life. It will change the way you deal with people completely.
The GO Giver by Bob Burgh
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to make a difference with their business and focus on creating real value. The book offers a very inspiring perspective on selling and the “give instead of take” concept. Whether you are an entrepreneur or not, you will definitely gain a lot of people skills with it.
The Big Five for Life by John Strelecky
This book will inspire you. It will change your life in ways you can’t know now, but you’ll understand completely once you’re done reading. It will also forever enhance the way you look at your role as a leader. That includes the way you lead at home, at work, in your community…and especially the way you lead you.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
This book describes very clearly how money works and why it is so important to make money work for you and not the other way around. This is a standard book if you want to work on your Money Mindset.
The Road to Financial Freedom by Bodo Schäfer
Bodo Schäfer explains how we can significantly improve our quality of life. It shows the way to prosperity, financial freedom and security. A path that anyone can take. The presented techniques are simple and effective. A classic in German-speaking countries when It comes to the topic of money.