Self-Development Books I’ve Read & Friends Recommended by Mike Domitrz

The ORIGIN of this list. I love learning and reading is a great way to expand the mind. I was looking to read a new book that would not take my mind anywhere into my work domain. So I posted on Facebook the self-development books I’ve read (2nd half of this page) and asked people to add books they’ve read and found impactful. Within 24 hours, we had 72 books that had been recommended – all in the Self Development category. The way people share and support each other is AWESOME!!

BOOKS Recommended by Friends & Colleagues:

  1. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
  2. A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard
  3. A million miles in a thousand years by Donald Miller
  4. About This Life: Journeys on The Threshold of Memory. by Barry Lopez
  5. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free by Susan Peirce Thompson and John Robbins
  7. Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
  8. Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
  9. Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together by William Isaacs
  10. Develop Your B-Sides by Larry Williams
  11. Getting the love you want Harville Hendrix
  12. Grandfather by Tom Brown Jr
  13. Green Eggs & Ham by Dr Seuss
  14. How to Own Your Own Mind by Napoleon Hill.
  15. I Dare You by William Danforth
  16. Illusions by Richard Bach
  17. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  18. Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute
  19. Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
  20. Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (trans Stephen Mitchell)
  21. Life is in the Transitions by Bruce Feiler
  22. Listening Leaders: The Ten Golden Rules To Listen, Lead & Succeed by Lyman K. Steil and Richard K. Bommelje
  23. Loyalty to your Soul by Drs Ron and Mary Hulnick
  24. Love The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
  25. Loving What Is by Byron Katie
  26. Mating In Captivity – Esther Perel
  27. Mindset by Carol Dueck
  28. Never Be the Same by Mark LeBlanc
  29. On Fire by John O’Leary
  30. Originals by Adam Grant
  31. Outwitting the Devil – Napoleon Hill
  32. Patchwork Junkie by Kyle Dean Houston
  33. People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck
  34. Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
  35. Range by David Epstein
  36. Remembering the Light Within-A Course in Soul-Centered Living by Drs Ron and Mary Hulnick
  37. Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rainer Maria Rilke
  38. Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
  39. Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chögyam Trungpa
  40. The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C Maxwell
  41. The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth
  42. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  43. The Book of Mistakes by Skip Prichard
  44. The Calling by Rha Goddess
  45. The Choice, by Dr Edith Edgar
  46. The Christ Commission by Og Mandino
  47. The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
  48. The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
  49. The Dao De Ching by Dr. Yang
  50. The Divine Matrix by Greg Braden.
  51. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby and Jeremy Leggatt
  52. The Fortress by Mesa Selimovic
  53. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  54. The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Galloway
  55. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  56. The Mastery Of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz
  57. The Outward Mindset by the Arbinger Institute
  58. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard Feynman
  59. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  60. The Power Minute by Jim Cathcart
  61. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  62. The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
  63. The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck
  64. The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling by Hillman, James.
  65. The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning by David Drummond, Katherine Ketcham
  66. The Story of Reality Greg Koukl
  67. The Tracker by Tom Brown Jr
  68. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coate
  69. Thoughts Are Things by Bob Proctor
  70. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  71. Try Giving Yourself Away by David Dunn
  72. Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
  73. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings–and Life by Laura Vanderkam
  74. WhenBad Lands by Alan Anderson
  75. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  76. Yes or No by Spencer Johnson

Self-Development BOOKS I’ve Read (along with a few non self-development books):

  1. 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch
  2. A New Earth by Eckart Tolle
  3. A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  4. Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell
  5. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  6. Aspire by Kevin Hall
  7. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  8. August: A True Story about Love, Sex, and Entrepreneurship by Mike Hrostoski
  9. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  10. Brain Activated by Scott Halford
  11. Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
  12. Buddha in Blue Jeans by Tai Sheridan
  13. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  14. Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution by Dr. Gundry
  15. Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
  16. Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, & Being Comfortable in Your Skin . . . Every Inch of It. by Brittany Gibbons
  17. Five Wishes by Gay Hendricks
  18. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger MD
  19. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  20. If the Buddha Got Stuck by Charlotte Kasl
  21. Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod
  22. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
  23. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  24. Life’s Operating Manual by Tom Shayac
  25. Life Is Short And So Is This Book by Peter Atkins
  26. Live Your Truth by Kamal Ravikant
  27. Love Your Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant
  28. Love Life by Rob Lowe
  29. Manuscript Found in Accra by Paul Cuelho
  30. Rising Strong by Brene Brown
  31. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa
  32. Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra
  33. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonneghut
  34. Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way by Ursula K. Le Guin
  35. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  36. The Art of Letting Go by Richard Rohr (Audible only)
  37. The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer
  38. The Best of Taoism by Larry Berg
  39. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  40. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  41. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  42. The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope
  43. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  44. The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Hadisch
  45. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
  46. The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle
  47. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  48. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  49. The World Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamond
  50. The Untethered Soul
  51. Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
  52. Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  53. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris
  54. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  55. Unique Ability by Catherine Nomura, Julia Waller, & Shannon Waller
  56. Wheat Belly by William Davis
  57. Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge
  58. Your Best Year Yet by Jinny Ditzler

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