Books That Will Change Your Life

Below is a library of books that have taught me both complex and fundamental lessons for business and life. I highly recommend each one of these, but also emphasise that the best results will come when you apply the lessons you learn as you learn them. Because of this, I recommend you read books that teach you about areas of your life you are actively looking to improve at the time of reading.

Happy reading!


Psycho-cybernetics is a term used by Dr. Maxwell Maltz meaning ‘steering your mind to a productive, useful goal so you can reach the greatest port in the world: peace of mind’. This book has inspired over 30 million readers worldwide and has recently been updated and amplified to make Maltz’s teachings more relevant for the current audience.

The 4-Hour Work Week

This is a step-by-step guide to working smarter not harder. Tim Ferriss teaches the essentials on living a luxurious lifestyle. This read teaches you how to leave the rat race and experience high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income. It includes more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers and families who have doubled their income and reinvented themselves.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The CEO of a Silicon Valley strategy agency shows readers how to achieve the pursuit of less. His teachings are lessons on how to self discipline your way of thinking. Giving advice on popular questions such as ‘Can we really have it all?’ and ‘I have to do everything’ he shows us how we can channel our time and energy into making a better contribution towards the goals and activities we enjoy.

Think & Grow Rich

One of the world’s Top Ranking Winners coaches his readers through this dynamic book. Originally published in 1937, this publication introduces a number of well known millionaires and how his very own principles can be applied. The updated version portrays a world of millionaires and billionaires such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash achieved their wealth.

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, ignores current trends and psychology and teaches principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. This book continues to help people solve their problems both at home and at work. It is now celebrating its 15th year and will be a book you will continue to recommend to your friends and colleagues.

Deep Work

Cal Newport delves into the world of achieving success and what it means to us in our professional life. In depth it talks about dealing with distraction and how we can battle these day to day challenges. Cal Newport teaches the skills to distraction-free productivity at work and how to train the mind to focus.

The Courage to be Disliked

Using theories founded by Alfred Adler, a well known psychologist in the nineteenth century, this story talks through five conversations, whereby, a teacher and student converse on how the direction of our own life is in the hands of the individual and teaches the ways to free yourself from past trauma and the expectations placed by yourself from a society.

Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

This book talks about its author Goggins’ nightmare of a life. He struggled through poverty and physical abuse and turned his life around becoming a top member of the Armed Forces. He inspired others to become resilient in tough times and this story really opens up your eyes to what can be accomplished when you push past pain and eliminate fear.

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

In this book you will learn how to balance your life whilst removing things from your life and enjoying more of your life. These authors will teach you the tricks that will allow you to live with less clutter, achieve better results, destress, and master what matters to you.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

This classic book on persuasion, explains the brains behind why people say yes - and how to apply this to everyday life. The six universal principles are shown and taught within this book, more specifically how to become a skilled persuader and how to defend yourself amongst these types of people.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

One of the best-selling books of all time, has helped thousands of famous people climb the career ladder and succeed in their given industries. In this book you will learn how to make people like you, how to get people thinking the same way as you and how you can change someone's perceptions.

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

Robert Cialdini, an expert on effective persuasion explains how it’s not the message itself that changes individuals’ minds, but the moment before you deliver that message. With scientific research and accessible information, Robert Cialdini explains how to prepare people to be receptive to a message before they experience it.

Pitch Anything

Over the last 13 years Oren Klaff has used his methods of delivering a pitch to raise over $400 million. Pitch Anything includes proven methods to sell ideas, pitch clients and negotiate deals. He describes how the brain functions and makes decisions for us and how we can control every stage of the process. These tactics and strategies will help you to engage your audience for the right reasons.

A New Earth: Create A Better Life

Eckhart Tolle presents readers with a truthful look at the current state of humanity. He implores us to accept that this world is one of dangerous insanity. However now, perhaps more than in any previous time, it has an opportunity to create a more loving world. He leads us into a new consciousness in this very compelling read.