3 of My Favorite Personal Development Books – Have You Read Any of These?

James Altucher once said, “Read every book, blog, website, whatever about what you want to be an expert in.”

When I got my start as a copywriter books became some of my best friends. They spoke to me in ways mere humans could not, they were a constant companion when there was no one on the other end of the phone to call, they were there at baseball games and on long trips and in every line I’ve waited in for more than 3 minutes.

These are some of my recent favorites – so whether you’re looking for a fresh source of inspiration, education, or just plain entertainment, consider checking these out. There are tons of great titles out there, but these have been really meaningful to me.


Book 1: Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, and Changing the World

Your message has the ability to change someone’s life. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone’s health, grow a company or more…
But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change.

One of my favorite quotes from this book was “You have something special inside you. Something you know. Something you do. Something you can teach. You are already an expert. We all have this special something inside us…”

If you’d like to get it on Amazon, here’s the link.

Book 2: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Your Shit Together

What you’re about to discover is the timeless advice and first-choice strategies that can help rookie entrepreneurs murder their competition, and veteran marketers re-establish dominance in their niche. No theory here. Every lesson is from the front trenches of the business world, where fortunes are won or lost through your ability to craft superior marketing in crowded business environments… and produce jaw-dropping results regardless of the economy, the competition, or any problem currently holding you up.


One of my favorite quotes from this book was “I only had one thing going for me: The business world isn’t run by geniuses. It’s a slapdash circus of good-hearted idiots, snarling sociopaths, dedicated loonies, and the occasionally brilliant risk taker.
And every single one of them can survive ONLY if their advertising works…which it mostly does not.”

If you’d like to get it on Amazon, here’s the link.

Book 3: The Science of Happiness: How Psychology Reveals the Secrets of Longevity, a Healthy Life, and Positive Emotions

The first part of this book covers the connection between health and happiness. This includes examining how emotions such as anger and sadness can be detrimental to our health—or at least affect us temporarily in negative ways.
The second part of this guide will offer suggestions for a happier life and debunk many of the more common yet stubborn myths, such as those surrounding social media influence and fake smiles.
The third section of this self-help resource will hopefully provide the key to sustainable happiness. Readers who adopt the suggested practices contained herein will not only boost their positive emotions but also greatly improve their overall well-being.


One of my favorite quotes from this book was “…researchers were aiming to find a link between mortality and temperament, specifically the ‘bad’ parts of our character. Those who had anxiety temperament had 70% more chances to die than stable participants, which indicates that anxiety could increase of mortality.”

If you’d like to get it on Amazon, here’s the link.


What are some of your favorites? I’d love to hear them — especially if you’re in a season of transition. Leave a comment below!

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