The two most powerful influences in your life will be:
the books you read, and the people you meet.

This section contains a listing of some of the books that I have read that have become a powerful influence in my life.
Enjoy, and remember, the book you don’t read can’t be of any value to you.

BOB’s Reading TIP #101

While you are reading any of these suggested books, I highly recommend that you have a pen or highlighter available so whenever there are words, phrases or ideas that ring your truth bell, you know, resonate with you,
you can underline or highlight them.

I have learned that by doing this, it reinforces the value of that idea into your sub-conscious mind, whereby, improving the retention of that idea to your memory.

BOB’s Reading TIP #102

***Because I use this method to improve the reinforcement of significant ideas, I no longer borrow books from the library, as I have learned from past experience that they frown upon this practice.

Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

By Richard Carlson 

If ever you feel you have little or no control over what is happening in your life–read this book.  Sometimes we need to renew our understanding about how much choice we really have through the way we think.
This book gave me an incredible breakthrough in understanding some of life’s oh-so valuable lessons.

The Four Agreements

By Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.  Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

By Stephen Covey

No matter who you are, no matter what you do for a living-this book is a must-read. Simple ideas that can make a significant difference in how you go through life. Stephen Covey has a grasp on some amazing life’s wisdom that anyone can benefit from. If you haven’t read it–READ IT.

Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill

This is the first book I ever read on the world of Motivation. I believe I read it back in 1964. The ideas in this book are timeless. One hundred years from now, this book’s ideas and strategies for having a great life will still apply. Read it.

The Road Less Travelled

By M. Scott Peck, M.D.

One of the most important aspects of our life–“Relationships”, is something that most people never really learned about other than through good old-fashioned trial and error. This book is basically “Relationships 101. A must read for anyone and everyone. I have found this book to be a very valuable book which has helped me immensely over the years in my relationships.

The Power Of Focus

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

A book filled with strategies for personal growth and success. Unfortunately, one problem most people have is the discipline to FOCUS on what is important. This book gives people the understanding of how to focus on the things that matter most.
If you are ready for a major shift in your progress in life, you will want to get and read this book NOW.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

By Robin Sharma

Weird title–Great Book. Robin Sharma’s inspiring tale shows us a step-by-step pathway for living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.

The Greatness Guide

By Robin Sharma

This is a book that when I finished reading it, had an incredible number of pages
highlighted and underlined because so many ideas resonated with me that I wanted to incorporate into how I live my life.

One simple example of this was:
“All it takes is one idea discovered in a single book to lift you to a whole new level
and revolutionize the way you see the world.”
READ IT! It will be time very well spent.

The Other 90%

By Robert K. Cooper

If you don’t believe you are AMAZING, read this book. Robert Cooper has done a tremendous amount of research on how absolutely capable and amazing people are. Most people’s understanding of their capability is so understated. Go ahead, read this book and marvel at all that you still CAN BECOME!

The Measure Of Our Success

By Marian Wright Edelman

What could be more powerful than our ability to “Parent”? This is a subject that most of us parents have very little knowledge in. Marian Wright Edelman has a very down-to-earth approach to giving us tips on how to raise a child and feel like we have made a difference.

The Magic of Believing

By Claude Bristol

When Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are always right”, he was summarizing the essence of Claude Bristol’s book.

Prescriptions For Living

By Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Dr. Bernie Siegel is one “Amazing” human being. He is living proof of one of my “Boblosophies”- “It’s not WHAT you do it’s HOW you do it.
This book is for everyone. It’s good down-to-earth wisdom about life and is helps us to see the value of our problems and frustrations in life.

Man’s Search For Meaning

By Victor Frankl

Powerul, timeless, inspiring wisdom. The story of the experiences of a man who has been to the absolute bottom of the emotional scale and came back to let us know that no matter what happens to us we ALWAYS HAVE CHOICES. I highly recommend this book to anyone. If ever you think you are having a major problem to deal with–read this book. It will inspire you.

GUTS!

By Kevin and Jackie Freiberg

The subtitle to this book is, “Companies that blow the doors off business-as-usual. It is so encouraging to read about real companies that are gusty enough to break through the traditional way of doing things in this world. REFRESHING, and EXHILARATING are two words that come to mind from reading this book. If you think your business is unique, take a look at some of these companies and start raising the bar for yourself and your people
If you run a company or lead people–read this book and inspire yourself to what you can yet become.

Orbiting The Giant Hairball

By Gordon MacKenzie

I LOVE this book. If you ever needed more confidence in your pursuit of not being NORMAL…this will do it for you. The author, Gordon MacKenzie talks about his experiences of effectively avoiding being caught in the corporate “stuff” and holding on to his own uniqueness. This is an inspiring read about hanging on to being yourself. Read it.
You’ll be glad you did.