1. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene & Richard Green
It looks into the history of power for over 3,000+ years then gives 48 perfectly written 48 laws. Which are easy for anyone to understand! It includes many philosophies by well-known philosophers, such as Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz and many more. It gives insights into the ways that powerful people think and act. Whilst also highlighting the many forms of power and consequences that can come with disobeying them. Also, not only does it teach you how to gain control and defend against control. It also teaches many other important life skills, such as, how to detach from emotions.
2. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Ferris writes this book for the 9-5 workers as he promotes living more and working less. He gives many insights into how to quit your 9-5 and become financially stable through other means. All with real examples from individuals that made the plunge by quitting their jobs and doubling their income, all whilst having much more freedom. This book contains lots of practical tips and tricks with useful advice from a man who managed to escape the 9-5 himself. And lives a happier life and more financially stable life as a result. The ultimate message is to stop working harder and start working smarter.
3. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
Goggins has written this book with the aim to help others improve their mentalities, level up and defy the odds. He believes that mastering your mind can unlock limitless potentials beyond your wildest dreams. He shares his own life story and how he came to discover methods that helped him push past doubts and struggles to reach his full potential as an individual. He reveals many interesting and thought-provoking facts throughout this book, such as the average human only locks into 40% of their capabilities. The ones that overcome this 40% have to push past fear and pain and build up great resilience.
4. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
Ruiz will help you to face unconscious thoughts and your inner voice. He gives insights into how to understand this voice and how to effectively determine its value. With the ultimate message that our thoughts DO NOT define us. He will teach you many valuable life lessons around mindset and perspective. Ultimately, you’ll feel much more powerful and ready to regain complete control over your life after reading this. This book essentially acts as a step by step guide to becoming the best version of yourself and unlocking all of your potentials.
5. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
It’s a given fact that everyone has habits. Clear identifies how much your life can change for the better by changing simple habits. Sounds easy, huh? many people are not aware of just how much their everyday habits affect their lives. He covers many topics in relation to habits. Such as how your destiny is shaped by your habits, how to stop procrastinating and how to change bad habits. And so much more! You’ll undoubtedly feel inspired and motivated to make changes after reading this book.