If you’re like me, you want to learn from anywhere you can, from anyone you can.
You should read my books and courses. You should read the books I post below. You should buy products and courses from other people who inspire you.
Spend money to invest in yourself. Do what you have to do to get the answers and results that you want. This is what I do all the time.
You’ll notice a common trend from all these authors I list here that we all think in similar ways, share similar beliefs and values, and have a similar outlook on life. Winners think alike. Do you want to be a winner, too?
Here are a list of books that I highly recommend for you to add to your library (in no particular order):
1) Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill – Probably my all-time favorite book. Written in the 30’s and then hidden from public for decades, it finally was released just a few years ago. This is the book that can change the entire course of your life in one read (but do read it over and over again).
2) The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida – This book is pretty basic for me these days, but it is a GREAT introduction into a lot of the beliefs that I have.
3) I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi – This is the book that helped me get my finances in order. I find it really important for individuals who are struggling with debts and need some financial guidance.
4) The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – I love this book. Each chapter is around 1 page long with some good, basic tips to unlock your creativity. How does this apply to relationships? Well, your mentality determines your success. This book helps you think differently in ways that bring out the best you. This book is a must have just like all the others.
5) Extreme Ownership: How Navy SEALs Lead by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin – Much of my teachings on my website and my courses are about leadership. At the end of the day, leaders get what they want out of life and followers get walked all over. This book is a lot of fun to read because I love military stuff. And hearing how these guys led SEALs through some of the toughest battles in Iraq is very inspiring.
6) My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey – I mean who doesn’t like Ronda these days? Her book is amazing. Her life story is inspiring. She’s got that warrior mentality that I connect with and teach in my programs. There’s nothing about this book that I can complain about. It’s that good.
7) The Sell by Fredrik Eklund – I’ve been watching his TV show since season 1. This guy is like me when it comes to sales and relationships: he understands that the world we live in today is much different than the world just 5 years ago. If you deal with customers, are an entrepreneur, sell things, or want to simply get better at communicating with people, then I highly recommend this book.
8) Dear Leader by Jang Jin-Sung – This is a great non-fiction book about this man’s escape from North Korea. It’s one of those books that really helps you to appreciate the life you have. No matter how bad you think you may have it, understand that you have it easy compared to millions of other men and women in this world.
9) No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert Glover – How could I forget about this gem? If you combine this book with everything that I teach, you’ll be well on your way to developing that rock-solid attitude that’s so damn important these days.
I’ll continue to add more books in the future, but these 8 are a great start. I have stacks and stacks of books that I’m waiting to read, but I need to finish the 15 that I’m currently on ;(
Go ahead and leave comments of what you like to read!
Dude, Throw in No More Mr Nice Guy by Glover. Biggest game changer for me yet as books go.
Dude how could I forget that one? Of course I’ve read it. I’ll add it!
Mark temme says
Thanks Rick – this update is a great idea. Reading is vital to improving oneself and being progressive!
Thanks for sharing this. I now look forward to delving into some new food for thought.
Thanks for sharing this :D
Weirdly enough ‘Discover your destiny’ by Robin Sharma strikes a chord. The storyline is corny but the message is great. Thanks for your list Rick, you are ever ready to share ?
ZaKaria abdel says
nice list, but what about “Mindset: the new psychology of success” i think it’s also essential for a successful relationship mindset!!
I’ve read it and it’s not very good. I can sum it up in one sentence: be growth minded and open to new ideas and opinions. That’s all it is.
“How to Win Friends and Influence People” ? Dale Carnegie lol
Not a fan of that book.
Just found your site. I appreciate your efforts.
As a 55 year old who has only recently ‘seen the light’ and made significant headway in understanding and overcoming codependency I’d like to suggest two insightful books. Both address the root cause/s of where codependency is born.
The Journey From Abandonment To Healing by Susan Anderson
The Human Magnet Syndrome by Ross Roseberg
The audio books are great… listen while you drive ;) again, and again, and again.
48 laws of power, best tips to lead a alpha life. If you don’t want read book, just index is enough. Try once.
It’s good but I think the 33 strategies of war is even better. Also the 50th law with 50 cent is great
Andy Newman says
How to be a 3% Man by Corey Wayne is recommended
I agree I have that book haha. I really feel like his youtube videos are better than the book even though he says otherwise, but the book is also free so it’s not a problem to pick it up.