Just a couple of years ago I could not imagine that one day I’d think more about books than about food and other everyday activities. 🙂
Yes, I am now really thirsty for books… When I realized that I haven’t read a book for too long I decided to catch it up. I found some good mentors, joined some excellent groups of people that showed me the way, the way back to books, the way back to bookstores, the way to my personal development, the way to my future. Now I’m learning and I’m learning from the Best.
Today I have a new habit I scan bookshelves for familiar titles, I’ve read almost all posts about the suggested list of books and started to collect my own wishlist. In fact, those are mainly only personal development books. Everything started with “Rich Dad Poor Dad“,“The Success Principles” and “The Greatest Salesman in the World” from Og Mandino.
Now it is time to go further and I decided to look for some big names what they are reading and suggesting. So, one of the biggest names of personal development coaches today is Tony Robbins. It is worth to take a look at what books he is reading and suggesting to people. Found some interviews on Youtube, Bizness Insider has published their own interview, and also Favobooks (Famost people’s favorite books) has helped me form this list and of course Tony’s homepage https://www.tonyrobbins.com
Before we go to the list of 12 books recommended by Tony Robbins, a little bit about him.
Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, and organizational turnaround, he has served as an advisor to leaders around the world for more than 38 years. The author of five internationally bestselling books, including the recent New York Times #1 best-seller MONEY: MASTER THE GAME, Mr. Robbins has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video, and life training programs. He created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars. Learn more about Tony Robbins here: https://www.tonyrobbins.com
Robbins is the chairman of a holding company comprised of more than a dozen privately held businesses with combined sales exceeding $5 billion a year. He has been honored by Accenture as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”; by Harvard Business Press as one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus”; and by American Express as one of the “Top Six Business Leaders in the World” to coach its entrepreneurial clients. Fortune’s recent cover article named him the “CEO Whisperer,” and he was most recently named in the top 50 of Worth Magazine’s 100 most powerful people in global finance.
In his mission to continually impact the lives of millions, Robbins has made headlines by partnering and lending his voice to disruptive companies in the financial services arena.
Impressively isn’t it? So let’s see what books he is reading and suggesting. I have compiled a list of 12 books recommended by Tony Robbins.
12 books recommended by Tony Robbins
1. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T.Harv Eker
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker’s rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and “revise” it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it.
In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen “Wealth Files,” which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth.
If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately, your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that’s exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book. According to T. Harv Eker, it’s simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you’ll get rich too!
Tony Robbins: “Study the Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Experience as if your life depended on it … financially it may!”
2. “As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen
Millions of readers have experienced the power of James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh. The book’s simple, forthright ideas have touched hearts and even changed lives for more than a century — and today they continue to point the way toward a fuller, richer, more compassionate existence.
Now, this beloved inspirational masterpiece is revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Arcane terms or references have been gently adapted to the present frame of reference so that Allen’s message resonates as freshly today as it has for generations.
Tony Robbins: “It’s the whole concept of understanding that your thoughts really, truly shape everything in your life that you feel and experience. I have read it more than a dozen times and often gives the book as a gift because it’s concise, easy to read, and profound. As A Man Thinketh has influenced many contemporary writers including Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, Denis Waitley and Tony Robbins, among others.”
Get it here: As a Man Thinketh
3. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy, travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. During his journey, he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.
Tony Robbins: “A remarkable tale about the most magical of all journeys: the quest to fulfill one’s destiny. I recommend The Alchemist to anyone who is passionately committed to claiming the life of their dreams – today.”
Get it here: By Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist
4. “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Frankl
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.
Tony Robbins: “I don’t give a damn how rich you are financially or how abundant you are with your family or love. We all experience extreme stress in our life at some point. It’s the ultimate equalizer. If it’s not you, it will be someone in your family, and so the ability to find meaning in the most difficult times, I think, is one of the most important skills of life, and there’s probably not a greater example than that book.”
Get it here: Man’s Search for Meaning
5. “Linchpin” by Seth Godin
This book is about you-your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose.
There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.
Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. They may not be famous but they’re indispensable. And in today’s world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.
As Godin writes, “Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It’s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must.”
Tony Robbins: “It is a quick, invaluable career resource from a great writer. He’s very poetic and brilliant. He takes complex things and makes them very simple, and writes them in a very inspiring way.”
Get it here: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
6. “Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got” by Jay Abraham
Jay Abraham has created a program of proven strategies to help you realize undreamed-of success! Unseen opportunities face each of us every day. Using clear examples from his own experience, Jay explains just how easy it can be to find and/or create new opportunities for wealth-building in any existing business, enterprise, or venture.
This program focuses on helping you spot the hidden assets, overlooked opportunities, and untapped resources around you, and gives you, and gives you fresh eyes with which to see and capitalize on them. You’ll also learn how to adapt and apply these tools to your unique circumstances to maximize your income, influence, power, and success.
Tony Robbins: “Phenomenal… articulate… amazing. Jay Abraham has a powerful knowledge of how things work, and how you can create a competitive edge for yourself.”
7. “The Happiness Hypothesis” by Jonathan Haidt
In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives.
Tony Robbins: “It’s one of the best books I’ve read to show you the scientific understanding of how you really experience a life of fulfillment. It’ll move you, and it will give you the pathway to see what are the real ways to have lasting happiness and fulfillment.”
8. “Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain” by Pete Egoscue
That is the revolutionary message of this breakthrough system for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. Developed by Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant to some of today’s top athletes, the Egoscue Method has an astounding 95 percent success rate. The key is a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed stretches called E-cises. Inside you’ll find detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions for dozens of e-cizes specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of:
- Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and even some forms of arthritis
- Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ
- Shin splints, varicose veins, sprained or weak ankles, and many foot ailments
- Bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff problems
Plus special preventive programs for maintaining health through the entire body.
With this book in hand, you’re on your way to regaining the greatest gift of all: a pain-free body! With the help of Pete Egoscue’s revolutionary program of quick stretches and strength-building exercises, you can cure chronic pain, and do it naturally.
Filled with easy instructions, photos, and line illustrations throughout, this book will provide quick, effective pain relief.
Tony Robbins: “This book is extraordinary, and I am thrilled to recommend it to anyone who’s interested in dramatically increasing the quality of their physical health.”
9. “The Fourth Turning” by William Strauss and Neil Howe
First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the ’60s and ’70s, and now the Unraveling. This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century. Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?
Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world–and your place in it. In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis. How you prepare for this crisis–the Fourth Turning–is intimately connected to the mood and attitude of your particular generation. Are you one of the can-do “GI generation,” who triumphed in the last crisis? Do you belong to the mediating “Silent Majority,” who enjoyed the 1950s High? Do you fall into the “awakened” Boomer category of the 1970s and 1980s, or are you a Gen-Xer struggling to adapt to our splintering world? Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America’s next rendezvous with destiny.
Tony Robbins: “I find the theory motivational. It helps people understand that winter is going to come, but winter isn’t forever. Winter is always followed by spring. And it’s how to take advantage of whatever season you’re in.”
10. “Emerson: Essays and Lectures” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson is the father of the Transcendentalist movement that developed in the US in the 1820s and 1830s. It is founded on the belief that people are inherently good and are at their best when they are self-reliant and individualist, free from the corruption of society.
Tony Robbins : “Self-reliance is a theme all human beings, especially those living in the Western world, have to fully understand if they’re going to do well in a world that’s changing constantly.”.
11. “Generations” by William Strauss and Neil Howe
Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading.
William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history — a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises — from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millennium.
“Generations” is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.
Tony Robbins: “It shows there’s a direct cycle between how you were raised and how you raise your kids. And we all react to the way we were raised, and it creates a circular pattern between innovation and maintenance, back and forth. It is a brilliant book because when you understand the patterns of generations, you understand the patterns of history, then you can begin to understand where things are going. And I’m a big believer that losers react and leaders anticipate, but the only way you can anticipate is if you understand the patterns of history.”
12. “The Singularity Is Near” by Ray Kurzweil
Ray Kurzweil is Google’s director of engineering, a vocal futurist, and transhumanist, and one of Robbins’ good friends. His book, “The Singularity Is Near,” details his theory that humanity will reach a point of “technological singularity” by the year 2045, a point from which machine intelligence progresses so rapidly that it exceeds humanity’s ability to fully comprehend it.
Tony Robbins: “I believe anticipation is power, that if you are going to have a great life, you don’t want to react to everything. Where the world is going and what technology is leading us to in terms of the evolution of humanity is an incredibly valuable thing to understand.”
Thirsty for More?
Time goes and I found a couple more for you that are recommended by Tony. Let’s continue.
Four-time #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss tracks down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.
Tony Robbins: “Tim is a brilliant thinker and someone who I respect immensely. He asked a series of targeted questions to some of the most brilliant people in the world and compiled their interviews into this book. What I love about “Tribe of Mentors” is that it distills key habits and beliefs of ultra-successful people and also dives into some of life’s larger questions, like what makes life meaningful. Highly recommended! No matter what point of your life you’re in, you’ll find this to be one of the best books right now to provide guidance for your unique journey.”
Get it on Amazon: Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
14. Principles: Life and Work Hardcover by Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
Tony Robbins: “I found it to be truly extraordinary. Every page is full of so many principles of distinction and insights—and I love how Ray incorporates his history and his life in such an elegant way.”
Get it on Amazon: Principles: Life and Work
New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy show us how to design a life with the end in mind, determining in advance the outcomes we desire and a path to get there. In this step-by-step guide, they share proven principles that help readers create a simple but effective life plan so that they can get from where they are now to where they really want to be–in every area of life.
Tony Robbins: “The people who have achieved greatness are not just lucky. They created and executed a plan. . . . In Living Forward, Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy show you how to develop and utilize a clear and compelling Life Plan to create the life you want.”
Get it on Amazon: Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way — and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Simon Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
Tony Robbins: “The basis of this book is so important to anyone looking to increase their influence, profits, or impact. People won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. When you start with the why everything else falls into place.”
Get it on Amazon: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
After using his methods for over a decade, Brady believes that the TB12 approach has made him—and can make any athlete, male or female, in any sport and at any level—achieve their own peak performance. With instructions, drills, photos, in-depth case studies that Brady himself has used, as well as personal anecdotes and experiences from on and off the field, The TB12 Method is the only book an athlete will ever need, a playbook from Brady himself that will change the game.
Tony Robbins: My dear friend Tom Brady has authored his first book and is sharing his success recipes with all of you – Learn how to achieve a lifetime of sustained peak performance directly from the five-time Super Bowl champion himself! I get asked all the time, “What’s the key to success?” My reply? “Model the best!!” Many are referring to The TB12 Method as the “athlete’s bible”
Get it on Amazon: The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance
18. A Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around
In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called “The Work.” Byron Katie doesn’t merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death.
Tony Robbins: I find Byron Katie’s work really great. She specializes in a process called ‘The Work,’ which requires you to ask four questions that change your perception of your own thoughts and the world around you. It feels like her life’s work is bound between the pages of this book. It’s a beautiful how-to for anyone wanting freedom from The Mind.
I hope this list will inspire you for new horizons. Please share in comments what is your most important book or one I definitely need to look at or if you have read any of this list share how did you like it.
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
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