MANTIST MOST RECOMMENDED BOOKS

It has been said that, “Readers are leaders. Leaders are readers. 

James Allen put it this way “Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”

If you have any slightest interest in improving your personal and financial life, which I believe we all are; then changing your mindset is the beginning to that path.

I want to help you start that journey by introducing you to my top and most recommended books.

I have 100s of books in my home library but this top 20+ books is what I credit most of my life changes and success to.

REMEMBER: The path to wealth doesn’t begin on earning…but on mindset. To think you can go around that is naive. 

So, in the next 12-24 months, make it a priority to read and apply the principles in those books.

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It Starts With Passion


In this book, Keith Abraham shows you how to ignite the passion in your life, as well as in the lives of your colleagues, employees, and associates. He includes in-depth research, easy-to-understand concepts, inspirational stories, and clear visual models to show you how to find out what’s meaningful to you and pursue it with passion and energy.

How to ignite your passion, live with purpose, and succeed in life and business

No matter what you want to achieve in life, the secret to doing it is passion.

Atomic Habits


People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions- doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.

He calls them atomic habits.

In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy. 

Atomic Habits: the life-changing million-copy #1 bestseller

A revolutionary guide to using tiny changes in behaviour to transform your life

THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER- 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD

Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now.

These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life.

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 The Magic Of Thinking BIG


David J Schwartz’s classic The Magic Of Thinking BIG has help me to alter my limited belief I once had. The book is Practical, empowering and hugely engaging. His step-by-step approach has shown me how to defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates. It also help me to waste no time but plan a concrete success-building programme.
More than 6 million readers around the world have improved their lives by reading The Magic of Thinking Big.
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 Think And Grow Rich


This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.

This book is a all time classic. If any successful person is going to recommend you a book, chances are, it’s going to be Think And Grow Rich. – Over 80 Million Copies Sold
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 Rich Dad Poor Dad


Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
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 The 4-Hour Work Week


Imagine working only 4 hours per week but still earn the equivalent to a full-time income. In this step-by-step guide to living the life of your dreams, you will learn how author Timothy Ferriss went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week. I gotta admit, when I first place my hands on this book, I was excited but sceptical at the same time. But it’s the best money spent.

WARNING – Do Not Read This Book Unless You Want A New Way Of Living.
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 High Performance Habits


Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. The art and science of how to do all this is what this book is about.

Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it faster. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now.

If you’ve ever wanted a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life, it’s in your hands. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a free professional assessment is included in the book.

High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way

THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY.

This book involved wenty years of research.

After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers

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 ThinkerToys


ThinkToys is pack with practical techniques and hundreds of hints, tricks, tips and tales to turn anyone into a startlingly creative thinker.

ThinkToys will teach you to generate ideas for new business and any other important areas in your life.
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 THE $100 STARTUP


In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies.  In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.
In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.

 The 1% Rule


 

Enter The 1% Rule — a daily system designed to help you close the gap without the crushing pressure that leads most people less inspired, and more stuck. 

The 1% Rule was designed to answer three core questions: 

Why do some people seem to achieve massive success in everything they do, while others can’t even get out of their own way? 

What separates those who get excited and inspired for a season, a quarter, a month or a week — and those who are consistently on fire? 

What are the core principles, mindsets, habits and rituals of those who execute ruthlessly, and those who sit on the sidelines pondering? 

…through exploring these answers over the last decade the core principles, strategies and proven framework of The 1% Rule were born and are now yours today.

The 1% Rule: How to Fall in Love with the Process and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams.

In a highlight reel, microwave world — we’re led to believe success is right around the corner.

It’s not working.

Not only is it not working with our ability to achieve our goals, we’ve never been more frustrated, stuck and unfulfilled.

But what if there was a way to shut out the noise, fall in love with the process and take one step forward every single day — leading to an undeniable confidence as we paint our life’s masterpiece?

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 How To Win Friends & Influence People


For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

This book will do exactly as the title says, show you how to win friends and influence people. 
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 Discipline Equals Freedom


Jocko Willink’s methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. 

In Discipline Equals Freedom, Willink describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life. Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals―but that advice often misses the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress. Discipline Equals Freedom covers it all, including strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear, and specific physical training presented in workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes, and even the best sleep habits and food intake recommended to optimize performance.

Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual:

FIND YOUR WILL, FIND YOUR DISCIPLINE–AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR FREEDOM

 

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 Awaken The Giant Within


Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner StrengthUnlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny. 
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The One Minute Millionaire 


Two phenomenally bestselling authors bring a unique two-sides-of-the-brain approach to creating wealth. Brilliantly organised, the book combines fiction and non-fiction–on the right-hand pages is the story of a woman who must raise $1 million in 90 days to keep her family together, on the left are the nuts and bolts of how she does it, and you can too. By bringing the two sides together, the authors show how everyone can overcome fears and doubts and leap over the hurdles that limit potential.

The One Minute Millionaire –  The Enlightened Way to Wealth
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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind


Join the millions of people who have already unlocked the power of their subconscious minds. I urge you to study this book and apply the techniques outlined therein; and as you do, I feel absolutely convinced that you will lay hold of a miracle-working power that will lift you up from confusion, misery, melancholy, and failure, and guide you to your true place, solve your difficulties, sever you from emotional and physical bondage, and place you on the royal road to freedom, happiness, and peace of mind.

There Are No Limits to the Prosperity, Happiness, and Peace of Mind You Can Achieve Simply by Using the Power of the Subconscious Mind.
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The Power Of Habit


In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg will takes you to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

It has been said that, we are all creatures of habit. If your habit doesn’t serve you to get what you want, this book will help you to alter it.
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The 80/20 Principle


The 80/20 Principle―that 80 per cent of results flow from just 20 per cent of the causes―is the one true principle of highly effective people and organisations.

In one of the decade’s most original, provocative and powerful books, The 80/20 Principle shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on the all-important 20 per cent.

The Secret of Success by Achieving More With Less.

Learn how you can tap the hidden potential of the 80/20 principle in your life.

The Compound Effect


No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want

The Compound Effect: Jumpstart your income, your life, your success.

Ego Is The Enemy


It’s wrecked the careers of promising young geniuses. It’s evaporated great fortunes and run companies into the ground. It’s made adversity unbearable and turned struggle into shame. Every great philosopher has warned against it, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in all culture and all ages. Its name? Ego, and it is the enemy – of ambition, of success and of resilience. 

In Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday shows us how and why ego is such a powerful internal opponent to be guarded against at all stages of our careers and lives, and that we can only create our best work when we identify, acknowledge and disarm its dangers. Drawing on an array of inspiring characters and narratives from literature, philosophy and history, the book explores the nature and dangers of ego to illustrate how you can be humble in your aspirations, gracious in your success and resilient in your failures. 

The result is an inspiring and timely reminder that humility and confidence are our greatest friends when confronting the challenges of a culture that tends to fan the flames of ego, a book full of themes and life lessons that will resonate, uplift and inspire.

Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent

A powerful meditation on the nature and dangers of ego, from the bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way.

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself


You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One.

 

In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

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 Live What You Love


Live What You Love will help you diagnose your own approach to life through its use of quizzes and Q&As, offer case histories that give you real – life examples of where mistakes were made or problems solved, and reveal inspiring examples of success in both life and business. Naomi’s dynamic approach, informed by her experiences running her own business and her corporate career, will show you how to add meaning into your life and in doing so, discover that when you love what you do, success in life is never far away.

Naomi shares her life lessons and shows you how to, channel your passion, learn persistence, find your purpose; and stay positive. 

Mindset


World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardise success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential.

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.

Tribal Leadership


Tribal Leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed. I learned about myself and learned lessons I will carry with me and reflect on for the rest of my life.”
—John W. Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO napster Inc.

“An unusually nuanced view of high-performance cultures.”
 —Inc.

Within each corporation are anywhere from a few to hundreds of separate tribes. In Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright demonstrate how these tribes develop—and show you how to assess them and lead them to maximize productivity and growth. A business management book like no other, Tribal Leadership is an essential tool to help managers and business leaders take better control of their organizations by utilizing the unique characteristics of the tribes that exist within.

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organisation.

Tribal Leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed. I learned about myself and learned lessons I will carry with me and reflect on for the rest of my life.”

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 The Naked Millionaire


This is a book about becoming a millionaire. Not through investment, although you may invest the money that you make. Not through savings, although you will be able to have some of those. And not through betting on the 4.10 at your local race track. This is a “how-to” book like no other, with seven possible paths, all leading to the same outcome. This is your book, not mine.

This book shows you exactly how to make money, lots of it, while being happy by simply being yourself. Now get up and start punching back.

The Go-Giver


The expanded edition of the now-classic business parable that shares the secret for stratospheric success

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. 

One day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by many devotees sinply as the Chairman. Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of successful ‘go-givers’ who teach him how to open himself up to the power of giving.

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea.

 

The expanded edition of the now-classic business parable that shares the secret for stratospheric success.

Above The Line


Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite in the annals of his sport, having lead his players to three national championships.

In Above the Line, he offers readers his unparalleled insights into leadership, team building, and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible. Meyer shares his groundbreaking game plan-the game plan followed every day in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ championship season-for creating a culture of success built on trust and a commitment to a common purpose.

Packed with real life examples from Meyer’s storied career, Above the Line delivers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories for a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.

Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Program

Remarkable lessons in leadership and team building from one of the greatest football coaches of our time.