9 Best Personal Development Books of All Times

9 Best Personal Development Books of All TimesIn this blog post, I want to share with you my 9 Best Personal Development Books of All Times

When I started my first business in year 2011, I also realized that in order to build a successful business and live a fulfilling life, I have to continue to grow myself.  You can read more about my story HERE

Therefore, reading personal development books quickly became my favorite pass-time activity (reading more than 400+ books in the last 8 years).  Each of these books have impacted my life dramatically.  I have put together this list here and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have.

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So let’s dive right in ~ The 9 Best Personal Development Books of All Times.

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The 9 Best Personal Development Books of All Times

(1) Start Something That Matters – Blake Mycoskie

I came across this book by accident.  There was one time I was on a long flight, and as I randomly browsed through the audio archives on the plane, the audio version of this book Start Something That Matters caught my eyes.  

It was about how Mycoskie started TOMS, a shoe company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair given to a child in need.  One for one.  Today, TOMS is a successful global company and has given out millions of shoes to children in need.  A business that is built on the foundation of making an impact in this World ~ a fascinating and heart-warming book and an awesome inspiration for big-hearted woman like you! 

Since then, I have read this book several times.  It has inspired me and made a huge difference in the way I do business.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

(2) Rich Dad‘s Cashflow Quadrant – Robert Kiyosaki  

This is a book I wish I have read earlier in my life.  It was a game-changer in my journey to financial freedom.  Prior to starting my own business in Year 2011, I was a time-broke and stressed out corporate employee (read my story). 

Because of this enlightening international best-selling book, I came to realization of where I was in my life and decided to make a change.  2 days later, I started my first business.  That business went onto bringing in millions of dollars of revenue and helped me become financially free in just 26 months.  Seriously, you have to get this book! 

(3) Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker 

This is one of the first personal finance books I read since I started my business in year 2011.  And since then, it has been one of my favorite books of all times (out of the 400+ books I have read in the last 8+ years)!

In this international best-seller, Eker helps us to identify our money blueprint, shatter our limiting beliefs and then re-program new positive and empowering beliefs into our minds so that we can attract more wealth and create more abundance in our life.  Powerful stuff!  It has completely transformed my money mindset.  I have recommended many friends to buy this book.  An absolute MUST HAVE in your library!

(4) The 4-Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss

WARNING: This book is kind of CRAZY. OK, I must admit that the title of this book was what first caught my eyes.  4-Hour Work Week?  Seriously.  But after reading this book, I was intrigued (Warning #2: You may immediately want to quit your job after reading this book). 

Although you may not be able to apply everything in this book (like I said, some of the stuff are pretty crazy and drastic), I am sure this book can totally inspire you and challenge you to do things differently.  It is a fun and super entertaining book to read.  Don’t miss it! 

(5) Start with Why – Simon Sinek

I first learned about Simon Sinek from his famous TED talk, it is one of the most viewed TED videos of all times (viewed 6+ million times). 

In this enlightening book, Sinek outlines how great leaders communicate in order to inspire everyone to take actions – they start with their WHY.  From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers, Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way – and it is completely opposite of what everyone else does.  If you want to become an inspiring leader, a better communicator or an influencer, this book is GOLDEN!   

(6) Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma

May be you have already heard of Robin Sharma’s bestselling book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. And this is the follow-up book of the same series.  

The Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is an easy yet powerful book to read.  It is written like a daily guide to show you important life lessons.  Full of wisdom.  I have read this book many times and my book has highlights and underlines all over it! 

Whenever I need a little inspiration or pick-me up, THIS is the book I always go back to.  Browse a few pages and I would instantly feel re-energized.  You will LOVE it too!

(7) The Go Giver – Bob Burg & John David Mann

I picked up this book from a second-hand book fair, and since then it has quickly became one of my favorite books. 

Burg & Mann use the parable of an ambitious young man who is desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, when he meets a legendary Chairman.  This warm and wise man takes the young guy under his wings, and shows him that by changing his focus from getting to giving, amazing things will come.  An absolutely enlightening read.  Since then, I have recommended this book to many friends who want to build a business that create positive impacts in the World.  HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

(8) Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

My book list would not be complete without this classic!  This #1 international personal finance book of all times has made a huge impact not only on my life, but also on the lives of millions around the World.

Through simple story telling of Kiyosaki growing up with two dads, Rich Dad and Poor Dad, this book challenges conventional thinking about money, education and freedom in many ways.

This is the special 20th year anniversary edition, with NEW updates on what we have seen over the past 20 years (from year 1997 to today) in regards to money, investing, and the global economy.  A MUST HAVE!

(9) Mind and Money Makeover – Millie Leung

Yes, this book is written by me!  You may say I am a little biased, but honestly I am super proud of my book.  I have poured my heart out and shared with you my entrepreneurial journey, failures, lessons, wisdoms and triumphs, along with my proven 5-step system that will transform your life and take you to your dreams.  You can learn more about my book here. 

Mind and Money Makeover has since then became an Amazon international best-selling book (Thank you!).  And I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have wrote it.  

So there you have it ~ My 9 Best Personal Development Books of All Times.  How many of them have you read?  Which ones will you be reading soon?  I hope you have enjoyed this blog post.  If so, please LIKE and SHARE this post with your friends too.  Sharing is caring!

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