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30 books that can change your life

03 Sep

Here finally comes the long-awaited reading list with my book tips from 2016. I will introduce you to my top 3 books on each of the different areas of life. Since these books made it into my TOP3 list, there is no need for me to repeat that I think it is fantastic for each book. Makes sense, right? 🙂

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1. The four promises of Don Miguel Ruiz. The author presents four promises or agreements that anyone can make to themselves to lead a happier life. Easy to read, but all the more effective.

2. A Course in Miracles from the USA Foundation for Inner Peace. This book is more than a book. It's a book that needs to be worked through and of all the books here is probably the one that can change your life the most - if you read it completely and do all the exercises. If it's too long for you, you can of course just get the great summary by Marianne Williamson "Return to Love".

3. Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch. A wonderfully refreshing and life-affirming book that has helped me take a whole new perspective on life and myself.

1. Think big. Success through generous thinking by David Schwartz. Do you always tend to think small and don't really dare to get out of your snail shell? Then this book is perfect for you!

2. The GO Giver from Bob Burgh. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to make a difference with their company and want to focus on creating real added value. The GO Giver offers a very inspiring perspective on selling and the concept of “giving instead of taking”. Be sure to read - regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur or not, you will definitely take a lot of human knowledge with you.

3. The 7 Paths to Effectiveness: Principles for Personal and Professional Success by Stephen R. Covey. Success has 3 letters: DO. In his book, Covey explains the 7 ways to be effective, the best strategies to get started right away.

1. Big Magic: Take your life in hand and you will succeed by Elizabeth Gilbert.
This book is balm for the soul. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat Pray Love, speaks in her new book about creativity and how to deal with fears about the creative process. Be sure to read, regardless of whether you consider yourself a creative person or not. This book lets you see creativity and all of your inner critics from a whole new perspective.

2. You don't have to choose when you have a thousand dreams about Barbara Sher. This book is for you if you have a lot of different interests and are a scanner type (someone who is not an expert but has knowledge in many different fields and likes to try new things).

3. FLOW and Creativity: How to Overcome Your Limits and Create the Impossible by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. This book can help you to give your creativity a new boost and to get into a state of flow.

1. A New You: How to Change Your Usual Personality in Four Weeks by Joe Dispenza. This book describes in detail how our brain works and how we can completely reprogram our mindset. An absolute game changer.

2. Miracle Morning: The hour that changes everything. Stand up and take your life in the hands of Hal Elrod. As you know, I'm the biggest fan of morning routines. In Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod describes his routine in the morning and gives great advice on how to get up early for everyone easily.

3. Boundless Energy - The Power Principle: How to Transform Your Personal Weaknesses into Positive Energy by Anthony Robbins. Some love him, others hate him. I learned a lot through his workshops and books and I can only recommend everyone to get inspiration from Tony Robbins and learn from him how you can get the best out of yourself.

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1. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Children About Money by Robert T. Kiyosaki. Robert Kiyosaki describes in an easily understandable way how money works and why it is so important to let money work for you and not the other way around. The book is a standard work if you want to work on your money mindset.

2. Think and get rich. Napoleon Hill's Laws of Success. This book could also be in the Mindset section. Because even if it is primarily about how to become successful in life, you will learn above all how to whip up your mindset and how autosuggestion works.

3. The way to financial freedom: Bodo Schäfer's first million. The classic in German-speaking countries when it comes to money.

1. Search Inside Yourself: Optimize your life through mindfulness from Chade-Meng Tan. Google has now discovered mindfulness for itself and developed an entire training program for all employees. Great book for everyone who wants to deal with a modern mindfulness philosophy.

2. Healthy through meditation: The great book of self-healing with MBSR by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I did an apprenticeship according to Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindful Based Stress Reduction at the Charité in Berlin and have been using MBSR myself since then to keep my stress level low and to practice mindfulness in everyday life.

3. Now! The Power of the Present by Eckhart Tolle. Alongside Jon Kabatt-Zinn, Eckhart Tolle is one of the pioneers in the field of mindfulness. In contrast to the book by Jon Kabatt-Zinn, Eckhart Tolle is much more philosophical and profound. A great book for anyone who wants to learn to be more in the moment.

1. Experience meditation: Find inner peace from Davidji. How and why does meditation work? And what are the different methods? Davidji, who is among other things the student of Deepak Chopra, talks about it in a wonderfully easy and easy-to-understand way. A great book to get you started.

2. Body Calm: The Powerful Meditation Technique That Helps Your Body Heal and Stay Healthy by Sandy C. Newbigging (so far only available in English, but it is written in a very understandable way).

3. Mini meditations by Ulrich Hoffmann. A small booklet with a nice selection of simple meditations.

1. As much love as you need: Harville Hendrix's companion for a fulfilling relationship. Hendrix explains in his book how our subconscious and our previous experiences from relationships influence our behavior and how we can dissolve blocking beliefs about love and relationships.

2. The five languages ​​of love by Gary Chapman. An absolute must-read for everyone: In this book, the author introduces five languages ​​that we use to communicate our love and affection. Most people have a preferred language of love. If this does not match that of the partner, conflicts can easily arise. We must be ready to learn the language of our partner's love. Only in this way can we make ourselves understandable in love.

3. Instructions for being unhappy from Paul Watzlawick. The book tells wonderful and funny stories about how we occasionally stave off our own happiness and what can be done about it. The book fell into my hand again when I took books for the podcast episode How you can win people over from the shelf.

1. Gut with charm: Everything about an underrated organ by Giulia Enders. In the unlikely event that you haven't heard of this book by now, I'd like to read it to you again. Guilia Enders talks wonderfully funny about our digestion and why the intestines are our emotional brain.

2. Mind over Medicine - Why Thoughts Are Often Stronger Than Medicine: Scientific Evidence for the Self-Healing Power of Dr. med. Lissa Rankin. Almost all of our illnesses are psychosomatic. Rankin explains in her wonderful and progressive book how we can heal ourselves with our own thoughts.

3. The Handbook of Energy Medicine: The Human Energy Body in the Practice of Cyndi Dale. For me, this book is a reference work on the subject of energy and health.

1. Cafe on the edge of the world. A story about the meaning of life by John Strelecky. A beautiful book that is immediately thought-provoking and revolves around the questions "Why am I here?" And "What is my purpose in life?".

2. What I learned from life from Oprah Winfrey. The English title better expresses what this wonderful book is about: “What I know for sure.” When Oprah was asked by a reporter 15 years ago: “What do you know for sure?” She did not know what to answer should and shouldn't let go of this question for the time being. Fifteen years later, she published this book that contains her answers. Wisdom wrapped in Oprah's wonderful way.

3. Come on, I'll tell you a story from Jorge Bucay. One of my all-time favorite books. A book full of beautiful and inspiring stories about life. You read this book over and over again.

What are your favorite books in 2016? Feel free to write me your book tips in the comments below !! I look forward to reading from you.

Rise up & Shine



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