Personal Development Book List

I’m often asked, “what is a good book to read for this situation….” and I LOVE that question! Not because I have the answers but because it shows me that you’ve learned how important personal development is to me and that you are completely INVESTED in your own personal development as well which is critical to your success in life! You must take time to develop you FIRST before you can ever attempt to help someone else out there, including your own family.

“To have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.”

Why should I pursue personal development?

To answer this question I think I should start by explaining why I chose to pursue personal development, and why I believe that pursuing personal development is one of the most important things you can decide to do in your life.

The idea of personal development never crossed my mind before becoming a Beachbody coach. In my view, my life wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t great either. My belief of my life was that it was largely out of my direct control. Sure I knew I could do things to change areas of my life but I largely felt that my life was just in the current, proceeding to go wherever the flow took me, for good or bad.

Slowly, as I incorporated more and more personal development into my life, my focus changed. I was dedicated to raising the standards I set for my life. I became dedicated to personal development. I went to focus on gaining courage from the things I fear. I went to create discipline where there was laziness. I went to create learning where there was ignorance. I went to create hope and power where I found weakness and depression.

There was never epiphany. I never one day just decided to jump aboard the “personal developlment train” and read everything I could get my hands on. But after doing a little bit of pd reading here and there, I started to reflect on my reactions to certain events and my attitude and it became clear that THIS was what was missing in my life. For many of us that epiphany never comes. We never have a moment in our lives where we snap out of our frame of thinking and decide to apply conscious effort to change our lives. We go about our lives never feeling the acute pain we feel we need to take action but instead just learn to put up with the chronic pain of a static, boring, unfulfilled life.

I’m going to tell you right now that you don’t need that moment. You can begin taking steps to incorporate personal development into your life. You don’t have to begin by immediately changing everything in your life. Just take a few steps.

Think of personal development as an investment in yourself. If you put one hundred dollars in the bank each month starting when you are twenty you can be a millionaire when you retire. Personal development works exactly the same way. Investing a small amount of your own time, money and energy into yourself will give its return in terms of more courage, self-discipline and a better life.

But the beauty of personal development is that the interest compounds. Every investment you make increases the rate of your return. Investing in your health increases you more energy that you can apply to your relationships or financial situation. Investing time into improving your financial situation gives you more money to aid in your relationships and fitness. More importantly, each of these investments also gives you more self-discipline, motivation, courage, tools and techniques making improving other areas easier.

Personal development is invaluable and after being inspired by a new coach call I had last night, I’ve compiled a list of recommended readings to help you get started!


Go Pro- Eric Worre
45 Second Presentation- Don Failla
How to be a Network Marketing Superstar- Mary Christensen
How to be a Recruiting Superstar- Mary Christensen
How To Sell Network Marketing (without fear, anxiety or losing you friends!)- Michael Oliver
Beachmoney- Jordan Adler
Rock Your Network Marketing Business- Sarah Robbins
Your First Year in Network Marketing- Mark Yarnell
Building a Network Marketing Business- Scott Welle
Building Your Network Marketing Business- Jim Rohn
The Psychology of Selling- Brian Tracy
FlipFlop CEO – Janine Finney

The Slight Edge- Jeff Olson
The Compound Effect- Darren Hardy
Eat that Frog- Brian Tracy
No Excuses- Brian Tracy
The ONE Thing- Gary Keller
Go For No- Richard Fenton
The Power of Habit-Charles Duhigg
Change Anything- Kerry Patterson
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard- Chip Heath
Self Discipline in 10 Days- Theodore Bryant
Power of Focus- Jack Canfield
Living Your Best Year ever- Darren Hardy
Getting Things Done- David Allen
7 Habits of Highly Effective People- Stephen R Covey

You Can, You Will- Joel Osteen
The Magic of Thinking Big- David Schwartz
The Charge- Brenden Buchard
Lifes Golden Ticket- Brenden Buchard
The Power of Intention- Wayne Dyer
Crush it- Gary Vaynerchuk
Outperform the Norm- Scott Welle
Maximum Confidence- Jack Canfield
Awaken The Giant Within- Tony Robbins
What is Your What- Steve Olsher
Failing Forward- John C. Maxwell
Playing Big- Tara Mohr
Girlboss- Sophia Amoruso
Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters- Jon Acuff
Quitter: Closing the Gap Between your Day Job and your Dream Job- Jon Acuff
Every Day a Friday- Joel Osteen
Living an Exceptional Life- Jim Rohn
Daring Greatly- Brene Brown
I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl by Alexis Jones

How to Win Friends & Influence People- Dale Carnegie
Start with WHY- Simon Sinek
The Go Giver- Bob Berg
The Go Giver Sells More- Bob Berg
Developing the Leader Within- John C Maxwell
Developing the Leaders Around You- John C Maxwell
Personality Plus- Florence Littauer
Just Listen- Mark Goulston
The Fred Factor- Mark Sandborn
Everybody Communicates, Few Connect- John C Maxwell
Five Love Languages- Gary Chapman

Jab Jab Jab Right Hook- Gary Vaynerchuk
Platform- Michael Hyatt
Likeable Social Media- David Kerpen
Crush It: Why Now is the Time…-Gary Vaynerchuk

PUSH- Chalene Johnson
Goals!- Brian Tracey
The Desire Map- Danielle LaPorte
Unlimited- Jillian Michaels

Tribes- Seth Godin
Entreleadership- Dave Ramsey
Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill
Pretty much ANY book by John C Maxwell
Born to Win- Zig Ziglar
The Success Principles- Jack Canfield
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership- John Maxwell
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone- Simon Sinek
People Follow You- Jeb Blount10. Strengths Finder 2.0- Tom Rath

Eat Clean Recharged- Tosca Reno
Made to Crave- Lysa Turkeurst
SuperLife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome – Darin Olien

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