Top 10 Self-Help Books Of All Time

I’ve read hundreds of self-help books, so it was hard to choose my top 10. But, considering when I read them, how they made me feel, and how much they helped me to improve – here they are. I’ve enclosed links to free copies wherever I could:

#1 – Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude {<Free Audiobook} by Napoleon Hill & W. Clement Stone

Every time I read or listen to this book, I can’t help but feel incredible, unstoppable, and motivated.  In fact, I devised my favorite self-motivator – “Just Do It Now” from this book’s, “Do It Now” and Nike‘s slogan, “Just Do It.” At it’s very core, our lives really are just the result of two attitudes – positive & negative. Let this book show you how to win with PMA.

#2 – The Secret Of The Ages {<Free Copy} by Robert Collier

I first became enlightened to the possibilities of the law of attraction, the universal laws of mind, and a God of some sort by reading this classic book. I can honestly say that it profoundly changed my life forever. If your interested in the esoteric side of life & self-improvement insights that go beyond the norm then check it out.

#3 – Think And Grow Rich {<Free Copy} by Napoleon Hill

I love this classic book not only for its life changing lessons and sheer historical value, but also for the way it came to pass – inspired by Andrew Carnegie, Hill interviewed over 500 of the wealthiest & most successful entrepreneurs of his era in developing his 17 principles of success. Since success always leaves clues, if you want to be successful then read this book.

#4 – The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind {<Free Copy} by Joseph Murphy

To change & improve your life, you must harness the power of your thoughts. And this brilliant book taught me how to do just that. Visualizing exactly what it is that you want in your imagination, and directing your subconscious, which has the same creative powers as Universal Mind, will help make your dreams come true.

#5 – Awaken The Giant Within {<Free Copy} by Tony Robbins

Although Robbins plagiarizes from everyone including stealing the title from Orison Swett Marden, he does at least mix in his own brand of insights. And powerful insights they are. Robbins taught me the clinical & technical side of running my computer like brain & nervous system in order to help change the past and set me on the path of self-improvement.

#6 – The Power Of Awareness {<Free Copy} by Neville Goddard

The self-help book Wishes Fulfilled  by Wayne Dyer first turned me on to the mystic Neville Goddard. Then I bought the CD and a copy of this book. I’ve read & listened to it dozens of times and I always become empowered to act the part of the type of person that I long to be. This is vintage Goddard that inspired me to master the law of assumption.

#7 – How To stop Worrying And Start Living {<Free Audiobook} by Dale Carnegie

Although Carnegie is better known for his classic How To Win Friends & Influence People {<Free Audiobook} which I also love. This book really helped me to relax & stop worrying so much. It also helped put me on the path to finding my purpose in life. However, it’s best lesson may just be that in order to win an argument…don’t argue. Check it out.

#8 – No Excuses: The Power Of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy

To have a goal, an idea, or a dream, and to never get to work on them is the ultimate waste. To me overcoming procrastination & fear is truly the master key to taking action. And taking action is what really separates the great from the average. My studies into this subject also inspired me to write my post The Lords Of Self-Discipline. Anyways, check it out & “just do it now.”

#9 – Leading An Inspired Life by Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn has had such a great influence on me that not to put him on my list seemed like blasphemy. Although his audio programs & videos are the best I’ve ever found – I also loved this book. It’s the consummate book on how to succeed. If you want change & improvement check it out. And watch this free 6 minute video – The Day That Turns Your Life Around.

#10 – NLP – The New Technology Of Achievement {<Free Audiobook} by The NLP Comprehensive Training Team

This empowering, life altering book will teach you how to harness the power of your computer like mind. who hasn’t heard of NLP? N for Neuro, stands for the nervous system. L for linguistic, stands for language. And P for programming, stands for a system that is installed to produce the results. And by reading this classic, that’s exactly what you’ll get – results. Everything from changing the meaning of bad memories to transcending into the future of your dreams, and all points in between.


All the best, – Herb.









How To Be Patient

The Trick To Patience

Everyone nowadays seems to be in a hurry. This age of computers has spoiled us because when we want something, we want it now. But it is through patience that the war is won, the skills are mastered, and the book gets written.

Taking immediate action can be a powerful force indeed, but when you don’t think something through, it often leaves you with regrets, and gives an advantage to those who do their due diligence.

In business, we want the contracts signed, the deals closed, and the work done now. The faster, the better. Yet, like Benjamin Franklin said, “He that can have patience, can have what he will.”

In the investment world, time and time again, the markets have crashed under the weight of the herd mentality. Panicked, the masses sell their stocks at a loss. But those with a long term mentality ride through the storm on the road to wealth.

Patience demands a certain type of courage. Its strength lies in the perseverance that comes with dedication to an ideal or goal.

As Robert Browning put it, “Patience is the courage to change the things you can, the willingness to accept the things you cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

But the trick to patience lies in taking action rather than passively killing time. To truly master patience, you must do something else that’s positive while you wait for time to pass.

In other words, if you’re waiting for a resolution in one area of your life that must take time to unfold, then work on improving another area of your life while you’re waiting.

It’s power is twofold. First of all, you take your mind off of what you’re waiting for to resolve. And second, you improve in other ways instead of just killing time worrying.

Fixate upon some worthy goals. Read some self-help books. Exercise and eat healthy. All of these are worthy of your energy and help you through life as you wait for whatever it is that you’re trying to be patient about.

How To Get Revenge

Ironically, this is also the best way to get vengeance, and deal with ignorant, frustrating people. Sometimes, we can’t just cut people or relatives out of our lives, so we must have faith that their time will come. The law of cause and effect will get them, and until it does, we can rise above them by improving ourselves.

Knowing where you are going in life greatly increases your tolerance level towards the annoying people and setbacks that stand between you and your goals. Just know that you are going to win the war eventually, even though others may win a battle or two along the way.

Remain positive as best you can, and the losers will fall by the way side long before your determination ever does.

Rise Above The Storm

Get in tune with the Infinite Intelligence through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind*{<Free Copy} and a solution to your problems will just come to you out of the blue, so to speak.

Learn how to pray properly then peace, tranquility, and patience will follow. And time will ease the pain of life as you wait for what took Edison over ten thousand attempts to harness and …the light will come on.

*- by Joseph Murphy.

All the best, – Herb.






How To Live Your Own Life

Live Your Dream

Throughout our lives we are often subject to the pressures of what our family, friends, and society expect of us. But when we live our life trying to please others, we suffer from the inner conflict between what we want to be and what others want us to be. And you will never find happiness and peace of mind by living your life for others.

The majority of the masses live lives of mediocrity. They take their place in line while they put celebrities up on pedestals as though they were some kind of special beings. We talk about them enviously and admire their spoils of victory: wealth, fame, and freedom.

For the most part, the only real difference between us and them is that they took consistent action towards working on their dreams.

Yet the Creator gave each of us the power over our own mind. Freedom to think our thoughts, and to live our lives without interference from others comes to all those who rise above the herd.

Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones

You too can lift yourself to great heights of achievement in any field by claiming that it will be so. A genius takes possession of their mind and directs it toward their chosen goals without permitting influences to interfere.

We all know the stories of famous people who turned hardship into opportunity. Those who overcame many obstacles to achieve wealth and fame. They became the captains of industry and forever changed the world.

But there are many more lesser-known human beings who refuse to accept defeat. They refuse to resign themselves to the vast majority who merely eke out a living in misery. For that way lies madness, disappointment, and failure.

Keep Hope Alive

Don’t settle for less than you want to be because when you do, you settle for far less than you are capable of. You have at your command more power than any computer – your mind. And with it you can claim your birthright as an incredible human being.

Take that spark of desire that burns within you and breath life into it. Read the self-help books, study your calling, chip away at the stone. That’s how masterpieces are created – one step at a time, one day at a time, one dream at a time.

If you enjoy a reasonable degree of health then you’ve got it made. Think of others like Becca Schofield and be grateful for what you do have. Then strive to improve your lot in life.

Dare To Be Crazy

In Keys to Success: The 17 Principles Of Personal Achievement {<Free Copy}, Napoleon Hill tells the story about how Walter P. Chrysler took all of his life savings, and went to an auto show to buy a brand new car.

Then he took the car home and proceeded to take it completely apart. Then he put it back together again. Needless to say, everyone thought that he was crazy, especially when he did it over and over again many times.

But Chrysler had vision. He thoroughly learned every aspect of the automobile until he was able to come up with ways of improving upon it. And nobody ever heard of those who scoffed at him, but the world will always remember Walter for his genius.

In fact, my work vehicle is a Chrysler PT Cruiser, and my leisure car is a Chrysler 300c. I only drive Chryslers because I love them, and it’s all thanks to “crazy” Walter P. Chrysler being crazy….like a fox.

Regards, – Herb.