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Top 3 Books to Improve Your Mindset

Here are 3 books to help improve your mindset and how you self identify. They are not guidelines or step by step guides/tactics. These are books to inspire overalls shifts and new perspectives. A little something to shake up your patterns and spark good conversation.

1. Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill

Q   Why is the fear of death your favorite weapon?
A   Because no one knows, and by the very nature of the laws of the universe, no one can prove definitely what happens after death. This uncertainty frightens people out of their wits.
People who give over their minds to fear - any sort of fear - neglect to use their minds and begin to drift. Eventually they drift into the whirlpool of hypnotic rhythm from which they may never escape.

Napoleon Hill is widely known for his book, Think & Grow Rich. I understand the value of Think & Grow Rich, but I find Outwitting the Devil to be a far superior book. The book can be quite polarizing as the narrator is having a courtroom style interrogation with the devil. The devil works in ways that you may not have considered.

2. Happy Pocketful of Money by David Cameron Gikandi

Things get better when you get better. They get worse when you get worse. The world is all within you. You are the cause of everything that happens in your life, whether you are conscious of it or not.

Finances are a highly emotional area of our life whether we acknowledge it or not. We all have so many stories surrounding money that we believe are facts, not stories. Coupled with finances being a tangible, very real world problem, this is why many find money to be the hardest area for personal development. If they even put money as an area of personal development.

This book is delightfully spiritual and uplifting with repeating positive affirmations. Even if all the energy talk strikes you as too head in the clouds, not practical, stick with it. Read it multiple times.

3. Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

Most people don't dare give themselves that choice because they think it's not under their control. Someone might say, “Well, of course I want to be happy, but my wife left me.” In other words, they want to be happy, but not if their wife leaves them. But that wasn't the question. The question was, very simply, “Do you want to be happy or not?” If you keep it that simple, you will see that it really is under your control. It's just that you have a deep-seated set of preferences that gets in the way.

One of those books that calls out to be revisited as the seasons of life change. Some concepts require multiple attempts and musings. Not exactly for those in the beginner stage of personal development, definitely a must for those wanting to go deeper.

When it comes down to it, we all just want the good life, whatever that is to us. So simple, yet our dang, wonderful brains keep getting in our way. Keep being a student of self development and find joy in the ride.