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5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth



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Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated and inspired. It happens to everybody at some point. The trouble with such dry spells is that not only do we lack enthusiasm, but we begin to question ourselves. Instead of believing in our abilities and skills, we come to doubt them, despite all the success we have had so far.

It’s a slippery slope, and in order to avoid getting stuck, you need to do everything in your power to get motivated again, instead of just waiting for it to happen. One of the best ways to get back on track is to rely on the power of the written word, and read some motivational books that will give you a much-needed boost.

Here is a list of 5 of the best ones to read:

1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

think-and-grow-rich-by-napoleon-hillWritten back in the 1930s, this book is still one of the best ones ever published when it comes to self-improvement and personal growth. Even if you aren’t impressed by the fact that it was sold over 70 million copies. Well, you should be, because although the title suggests that you will get rich by reading the book, a more important takeaway is the philosophy inside it. More specifically, it is about the positive effects of the Mastermind principle, which was established by Napoleon Hill himself.

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

2. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

you-are-a-badass-how-to-stop-doubting-your-greatness-and-start-living-an-awesome-life-by-jen-sinceroUsing her experience as a success coach and a best-selling author, this book provides an entertaining alternative to all those boring and repetitive self-help books you would disregard without even considering them for a second. Although full of witty remarks, pronounced humor, and even some four-letter words thrown in for good measure, this book is actually a serious read aimed at anyone who is looking to improve their career. It does that by focusing on what’s really stopping you from realizing your full potential: yourself.

Most people have a similar mindset, where they think they will fail before they have even tried. With this book, you will learn how to stop doubting your abilities and focus on your strengths, while at the same time accepting your flaws and owning them.


3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

the-power-of-habit-why-we-do-what-we-do-in-life-and-business-by-charles-duhiggWe all know that bad habits can ruin a person’s life, but can good habits do the opposite and improve it? If the answer is yes, how do we go about adopting good habits and implementing them into our lives for the sake of making them better? This book answers those questions. It focuses on the science behind habits, both good and bad. Every habit has three crucial components: a cue, a routine, and a reward. This is what is known as the Habit loop.

It also explains the Golden Rule of habit, which focuses on replacing the routine part of the Habit loop, but keeping the cue and the reward components. As a result, positive habits are adopted. This book also focuses on helping you believe in yourself, because that’s the foundation, not only of good habits, but any kind of success you are after in your life.


4. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

the-power-of-positive-thinking-by-dr-norman-vincent-pealeIf there is one book that is synonymous with inspiration and motivation, it is this one. It has helped more than five million people achieve their goals and improve themselves and their lives. The book focuses on providing positive reassurance for the reader, but there is so much more inside the book besides kind words. Inside the covers, you will find practical techniques that will help you turn your life around and your view of it for good. You will learn how to overcome all the blocks on your way towards success.

This bestseller will teach you how to believe in yourself again, how to find strength and motivation, as well as how to do away with all the bad habits, including worrying too much, because that’s one of the reasons why we are not leading healthier, happier lives.

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

5. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

the-4-hour-workweek-escape-9-5-live-anywhere-and-join-the-new-rich-by-timothy-ferrissOne of the most common reasons why people lack motivation and determination is because they are tired and overworked. The same happened to the author of this book. Working  14 hours a day, pretty much every day of the week, he decided that he had just had enough. While the title of the book is not exactly accurate, Ferriss did manage to come up with a system through which he reduced his working hours by a significant margin, by checking his emails only once a day and outsourcing as many small and menial tasks to virtual assistants online.

It worked for him, and with a few adjustments, it can work for you too, which is why this book should be at the top of your reading list.

These 5 books can help you turn your life around and become a happier and more satisfied individual. Finding the strength and motivation to go through life and achieve your goals on a constant basis is not easy, but it’s completely feasible.

Eva Wislow is a career coach at She loves helping people achieve job satisfaction and success at work. Eva cannot imagine her life without writing. Connect with Eva on Twitter.



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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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