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 Your 2019 Reading List of Great Books

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No person jump-started my success journey more than the late Jim Rohn. He inspired and challenged me and promised that if I developed the habit of reading my life would improve.  How right he was!

“The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.” ? Jim Rohn (Goodreads)

Looking back at over 40 years of reading great books I know I owe a great deal of my success to the wisdom I gleaned from them.

Include variety in your reading

You need a balanced diet to support good health  And you need variety in the books you read to grow. Although it is tempting to read only in your field or area of interest, I have found that reading from a variety of topics will enhance your creativity and understanding.  So, I have included some suggestions for a balanced diet of great books to read this year.

The basics…

Begin your reading journey with a healthy dose of books that address personal and spiritual growth, career and business, relationships, finance, and communication.

“Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” ? Jim Rohn

The reading list above has a blend of some of my favorites in each of those categories.

Start with your relationships…

Your success almost always requires relationships.  First, include books that strengthen your relationship with God. These will build a foundation for lasting inner peace and wisdom that extends to every area of life. Second, look for books that improve your relationship skills with others. Troubles in our relationships often lead to stress and illness. Relationship problems break up families and destroy businesses. So if I was going to pick just one book from the list it would be The 4 Agreements. by Don Miguel Ruiz

Although I am a follower of the Toltec tradition (Note: you can skip the first chapter and still get great value.), I highly recommend this book because its wisdom is life-changing!

But don’t just believe me. Try this. Follow the 4 agreements for 90 days and see if the majority of your suffering and relationship problems don’t greatly lessen or even disappear. They have helped me immensely!

In fact, I believe in them so much I created a Business Secrets From the Bible by Rabbi Daniel Lapin it is an absolute gem!

For an in-depth understanding of the money game, no one delivers like Tony Robbins! His book Master the Money Game is comprehensive and eye-opening!  For those intimidated by its massive size, I recommend his newer book Unshakeable as a great place to start getting your finances in order.  It is practical and a great read or listen good enough to be your go-to resource!

Prosper in all things and be in Health…

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I am passionate about seeing people enjoy vibrant health and have dedicated the last 40 years to studying and teaching on the subject. The audio recordings from my one-day event God, Health & Me will open your eyes to what science and scripture have to say about health!.

God, Health, Me, Brenda Byers, Prosper in All Things

One of my favorite resource books for understanding how our thoughts, feelings, and words create the symptoms and dis-ease we experience is Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol Truman.  It sets on my desk as a reference manual!

A hidden must-read classic…

You have probably are familiar with Napolean Hill’s classic, Think and Grow Rich.  But did you know his finest work Outwitting the Devil was kept hidden from us until the last few years?  This book will rock your world and quite possibly shatter those strongholds that have kept you stuck.  I also enjoy hearing his life story in the first couple of chapters.

What’s your favorite?

I pray this article has inspired you to develop the habit of reading.  Even 15 minutes a day can make a huge difference.  If you do not enjoy reading try listening to books at home or in your car.  So, what are your favorite books? Share in the comments below.

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