The best 100 Goals books

Goals drive us to success, pushing us towards achievements big and small. Our list delves into various aspects of goal setting, motivation, and tracking progress, enriching your understanding of goal attainment.

With these insightful reads, you'll gain practical tips, new perspectives, and the motivation to crush your goals. Ready to kickstart your journey to success? Dive into our handpicked selection now!

The best 100 Goals books
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Goals Books: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The ONE Thing

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results
4.6 (713 ratings)
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What's The ONE Thing about?

The ONE Thing (2013) helps you to discover your most important goal, and gives you tools to ensure you can use your time productively to get there. The book reveals that many of the maxims we accept as good practice are actually myths that only hinder our progress. It also provides advice on how to live your life with priority, purpose and productivity without sending other aspects of life out of balance, because this is the way to perform the kind of focused work that leads to great success.

Who should read The ONE Thing?

  • Anyone looking to improve their productivity
  • Anyone who has trouble finding time to commit to their goal
  • Anyone looking for greater clarity and purpose in their daily life

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Goals Books: The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler

The Rise of Superman

Steven Kotler
Decoding The Science of Ultimate Human Performance
4.4 (186 ratings)
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What's The Rise of Superman about?

The Rise of Superman examines the top performers in extreme sports in order to gain insight into how they use flow, i.e., the transcendental experience of being in “the zone,” to accomplish their amazing feats and connects the dots between the experience of flow and the neurology behind it.

Who should read The Rise of Superman?

  • Anyone interested in achieving optimal performance
  • Anyone involved in extreme sports
  • Anyone interested in neuroscience and the mind

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Goals Books: First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill

First Things First

Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy
4.6 (764 ratings)
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What's First Things First about?

This title provides you with valuable insights and guidelines that will help you focus your life on the things that are truly the most meaningful. You’ll learn how to set your priorities, make the best decisions, and develop a keen vision for the future. If you’re looking to create positive change in your life, this book is a great place to start!

Who should read First Things First?

  • Anyone who feels a lack of inner peace, balance or meaning in life
  • Anyone who wants to use his or her time more effectively
  • Anyone who has a hard time making big decisions
  • Anyone who wants to improve the quality of his or her life

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Goals Books: Scrum by Jeff Sutherland

Scrum

Jeff Sutherland
The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
4.4 (353 ratings)
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What's Scrum about?

Learn all about Scrum, the project management system that has revolutionized the technology industry. This is a uniquely adaptive, flexible system that allows teams to plan realistically and adjust their goals through constant feedback. By using Scrum, your team can improve their productivity (and the final result) without creating needless stress or working longer hours.

Who should read Scrum?

  • Anyone whose business is struggling to make ends meet
  • Anyone who wants to be more productive in less time
  • Anyone who manages a team

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Goals Books: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage

Shawn Achor
The Seven Principles that Fuel Success and Performance at Work
4.5 (299 ratings)
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What's The Happiness Advantage about?

The Happiness Advantage looks into the origins of happiness and the positive effects that happiness has on our productivity. Based on extensive research in positive psychology, the book offers concrete tips on how to increase your own happiness and thus your chances for success.

Who should read The Happiness Advantage?

  • Anyone who thinks happiness is the reward for hard work
  • Anyone who feels too stressed to cope
  • Anyone who could use just a little more happiness in his or her life

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Goals Books: The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

The Motivation Manifesto

Brendon Burchard
Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power
3.9 (250 ratings)
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What's The Motivation Manifesto about?

The Motivation Manifesto (2014) explains the fundamental driving forces of human nature and how these either help us realize or keep us from our life’s goals. In a few easy steps, you’ll learn how to inspire and increase your own levels of motivation to live a happier life.

Who should read The Motivation Manifesto?

  • Anyone looking for a motivation boost
  • Anyone feeling unsatisfied with how they’re living life
  • Anyone with a big idea they want to see realized

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Goals Books: Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog!

Brian Tracy
21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
4.4 (996 ratings)
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What's Eat That Frog! about?

Eat That Frog! is all about overcoming procrastination and learning to manage your time. It’s normal to feel drowned in work, but when you learn to “eat your frogs” – meaning do your most important tasks first – you’ll work more efficiently and be happier too.

Who should read Eat That Frog!?

  • Procrastinators anonymous
  • Anyone with a goal to achieve
  • Those overwhelmed by all the work they have to do

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Goals Books: The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling
Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
4.4 (262 ratings)
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What's The 4 Disciplines of Execution about?

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (2012) is a manual for CEOs and managers, showing leaders how to execute their strategic goals by getting their staff to behave differently. By introducing the four disciplines of execution, you’ll help motivate your team to achieve broader company goals.

Who should read The 4 Disciplines of Execution?

  • CEOs, managers and company leaders who want to execute their strategic goals
  • Students of economics and management
  • Anyone who wants to see their organization achieve its goals

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Goals Books: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before

Gretchen Rubin
Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
4.1 (313 ratings)
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What's Better Than Before about?

Better Than Before (2015) gives you the strategies to both create and maintain good, healthy habits, and break the habits that don’t serve you.

Who should read Better Than Before?

  • Anyone who wants to pick up and maintain good habits
  • Anyone wishing to kick a bad habit

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Goals Books: The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

The Opposite of Spoiled

Ron Lieber
Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
4.5 (81 ratings)
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What's The Opposite of Spoiled about?

The Opposite of Spoiled (2015) is the essential guide to raising patient, generous children through financial education. These blinks will show you how to guide your child’s development by talking to them about money, involving them in financial decisions and showing them the importance of generosity and work.

Who should read The Opposite of Spoiled?

  • Parents or people considering having children
  • Teachers and those who work with kids
  • Anyone concerned that today’s children are growing up spoiled

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Goals Books: Spartan Up! by Joe de Sena

Spartan Up!

Joe de Sena
A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life
3.8 (137 ratings)
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What's Spartan Up! about?

Spartan Up! (2014) is an in-depth guide to living life to its fullest by challenging yourself and being the best person you can be. The “Spartan” way of life draws inspiration from the Spartans of ancient Greece; implement their philosophies in a modern context to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Who should read Spartan Up!?

  • Anyone interested in extreme sports
  • Anyone looking to challenge themselves and try something new
  • Anyone fed up with the boredom and mediocrity of modern life

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Goals Books: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese?

Spencer Johnson
An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life
4.4 (368 ratings)
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What's Who Moved My Cheese? about?

Revealing business wisdom through a modern parable, Who Moved My Cheese (1998) offers valuable lessons on how to best manage change in your life. Whether you’re struggling amid a business downturn or trying to find a graceful way to handle a struggling relationship, this book gives you the tools to better understand human nature and see change as a positive force.

Who should read Who Moved My Cheese??

  • Entrepreneurs looking for a better way to manage change at work
  • People struggling with personal relationships
  • Employees dealing with layoffs or other corporate changes

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Goals Books: The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner

The Practicing Mind

Thomas M. Sterner
Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life
3.9 (173 ratings)
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What's The Practicing Mind about?

The Practicing Mind (2005) offers a smart and simple solution to handling anxiety when working toward our goals. These blinks show the impact our expectations have on our productivity, and reveals steps you can take to live in the present, enjoy your progress and really get things done.

Who should read The Practicing Mind?

  • Students struggling to overcome procrastination
  • Creatives beginning a new long-term project
  • Freelancers who feel like their work keeps piling up

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Goals Books: Eat, Move, Sleep by Tom Rath

Eat, Move, Sleep

Tom Rath
How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
4.0 (308 ratings)
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What's Eat, Move, Sleep about?

Eat, Move, Sleep (2013) offers simple tips for improving your health and well-being in some very important ways. You don’t have to revolutionize your lifestyle to get in shape and increase your energy levels – little changes can make a big difference, and these blinks will show you how.

Who should read Eat, Move, Sleep?

  • Anyone hoping to lead a healthier lifestyle
  • Workaholics struggling to improve their work-life balance
  • People with stressful jobs and packed daily routines

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Goals Books: Mind Gym by Gary Mack & David Casstevens

Mind Gym

Gary Mack & David Casstevens
An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence
4.3 (162 ratings)
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What's Mind Gym about?

Mind Gym (2001) sheds light on the important role our minds play in physical performance and athletic excellence. These blinks draw on the Mack’s work with professional athletes to provide you with the tools you need to acquire a top-performing state of mind.

Who should read Mind Gym?

  • Competitive athletes
  • Individuals seeking greater focus and motivation as they work toward goals
  • People learning a new sport or skill

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Goals Books: Organize Tomorrow Today by Jason Selk, Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy

Organize Tomorrow Today

Jason Selk, Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy
Eight Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life
4.5 (306 ratings)
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What's Organize Tomorrow Today about?

Organize Tomorrow Today (2015) is the definitive guide to achieving a successful career and fulfilling life. These blinks offer you valuable information, giving you the tools to unlock the power of your mind, increase your self-confidence and become your most productive self.

Who should read Organize Tomorrow Today?

  • Artists and creatives looking to be more productive
  • Athletes who want to create positive new habits
  • Students and professionals who want to become better public speakers

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Goals Books: Born For This by Chris Guillebeau

Born For This

Chris Guillebeau
How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do
4.2 (115 ratings)
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What's Born For This about?

Born For This (2016) is your guide to finding the career of your dreams. These blinks will help you discover your true passions while providing the tips and information you need to earn money from your genuine interests.  

Who should read Born For This?

  • Recent graduates who don’t know what their next steps will be
  • Anyone who hates their job
  • Professionals who have thought about quitting their job to start their own business

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Goals Books: Primed to Perform by Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor

Primed to Perform

Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor
How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation
4.2 (126 ratings)
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What's Primed to Perform about?

Primed to Perform (2015) is a guide to motivation. These blinks will show you how to light a fire under your employees and colleagues – that is, motivate them to perform – in a way that brings meaningful results and is long-lasting. You’ll learn that in doing so, you’ll build a corporate culture that values high performance, which in turn will help you fulfill your goals.

Who should read Primed to Perform?

  • Managers and leaders from big and small companies alike
  • Businesspeople who want to increase company performance
  • People interested in the science behind human performance and motivation

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Goals Books: 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman

18 Minutes

Peter Bregman
Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
3.7 (347 ratings)
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What's 18 Minutes about?

18 Minutes (2011) is a helpful guide to getting things done by focusing on meaningful work, reaching goals and preventing distractions. These blinks will show how to identify the kind of work that is right for you and how to stay on track and hit your targets.

Who should read 18 Minutes?

  • People who want to get things done
  • Anyone feeling overwhelmed with work
  • Anyone searching for happiness and meaning in their lives

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Goals Books: Get Smart! by Brian Tracy

Get Smart!

Brian Tracy
How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field
4.2 (2,736 ratings)
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What's Get Smart! about?

Get Smart! (2016) offers a variety of tips on how to tap into your unused brainpower and live a happier, more successful life. With a change in your perspective, and an outlook based on long-term positivity, you can discover how to get great results out of life and turn any challenge into an opportunity.

Who should read Get Smart!?

  • Autodidacts looking for a learning opportunity
  • Unhappy people hoping to improve their lives
  • Creative and ambitious people hoping to be more productive

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Goals Books: Get Momentum by Jason W. Womack and Jodi Womack

Get Momentum

Jason W. Womack and Jodi Womack
How to Start When You’re Stuck
3.8 (93 ratings)
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What's Get Momentum about?

Get Momentum (2016) guides you through simple yet effective strategies for you to work sustainably toward your personal and professional goals. From managing time in the short and long term, to monitoring progress, modifying your approach and celebrating little victories along the way, these blinks outline the keys to gaining and maintaining motivation.

Who should read Get Momentum?

  • Mid-career professionals lacking the motivation to tackle new challenges
  • Runners and hobbyists seeking strategies for more effective skill development
  • Small business owners interested in straightforward methods for productivity and planning

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Goals Books: Long-Term Thinking for a Short-Sighted World by Jim Brumm

Long-Term Thinking for a Short-Sighted World

Jim Brumm
Restoring happiness, balance, and sanity to our lives and our planet
3.8 (87 ratings)
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What's Long-Term Thinking for a Short-Sighted World about?

Long-Term Thinking for a Short-Sighted World (2012) reveals the root of many of the world’s problems: our own short-sightedness. From climate change to rampant consumerism and oil depletion, find out how many of the challenges we face today are the result of our inability or unwillingness to see the big picture. These blinks will set you on the path to thinking about the long-term consequences of the actions we take.

Who should read Long-Term Thinking for a Short-Sighted World?

  • Environmentalists
  • Anyone asking themselves why our society has so many problems
  • Readers who want to make a difference to the future of the world

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Goals Books: Finish by Jon Acuff

Finish

Jon Acuff
Give Yourself the Gift of Done
4.4 (248 ratings)
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What's Finish about?

Finish (2017) is a guidebook for anyone who loves starting new projects but always struggles to complete them. You’ll discover how the real enemy to getting things done isn’t laziness, but rather the voice of the disgruntled perfectionist we all have inside us. This valuable advice can help you reduce needless, self-imposed pressure, giving you the opportunity to finish what you’ve started and be more productive.

Who should read Finish?

  • Creative types struggling to finish projects
  • Anyone who wants to build their self-esteem
  • Ambitious people looking for new avenues of self-improvement

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Goals Books: How to be F*cking Awesome by Dan Meredith

How to be F*cking Awesome

Dan Meredith
Sticking a finger up to the law of attraction and a thumb up to action
4.1 (218 ratings)
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What's How to be F*cking Awesome about?

How to be F*cking Awesome (2016) guides you through real, actionable steps to achieve your goals without making any excuses. The book provides some straightforward principles that will help you avoid the common loopholes that stop people from living successfully.

Who should read How to be F*cking Awesome?

  • People who want to achieve their goals but feel stuck or afraid
  • Those who are ready to start their own business
  • People who want to work on their productivity

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Goals Books: Think Small by Owain Service and Rory Gallagher

Think Small

Owain Service and Rory Gallagher
The Surprisingly Simple Way to Reach Big Goals
4.3 (118 ratings)
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What's Think Small about?

Think Small (2017) shows how small changes in the way we think and act can help us achieve big goals. Harnessing insights from behavioral science, the author sets out a seven-step program to help you make and stick to plans for improving your well-being. Whether your aim is to lose weight or to get ahead at work, this framework will help you get there.

Who should read Think Small?

  • Students of behavioral science
  • Strivers seeking practical guidance for achieving major goals
  • Anyone who wants to improve their life

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Goals Books: Measure What Matters by John Doerr

Measure What Matters

John Doerr
How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
4.4 (689 ratings)
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What's Measure What Matters about?

Measure What Matters (2018) chronicles John Doerr’s lifelong journey of helping organizations implement objectives and key results – otherwise known as OKRs. With the help of OKRs, companies like Google and nonprofits like the Gates Foundation have been able to transform the way they set goals to reach new heights.

Who should read Measure What Matters?

  • CEOs and managers looking to drive their organization’s growth
  • Founders looking to implement a healthy, transparent workplace culture right from the get-go
  • Employees sick of annual performance reviews

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Goals Books: The More of Less by Joshua Becker

The More of Less

Joshua Becker
Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
4.5 (490 ratings)
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What's The More of Less about?

The More of Less (2016) is the ultimate guide to getting more out of life by owning less. Written by a leading light in America’s growing movement against excessive consumerism and cluttered living, this is a practical book designed to help you free up headspace, resources and time so that you can pursue the things that really matter.

Who should read The More of Less?

  • Hoarders and shopaholics
  • Would-be nomads tied down by too many possessions
  • People who have had enough of overflowing closets and cluttered garages

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Goals Books: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

Tiny Habits

BJ Fogg
The Small Changes That Change Everything
4.6 (2,117 ratings)
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What's Tiny Habits about?

Tiny Habits (2019) is a meditation on the virtues of not biting off more than you can chew. If you want to make positive changes stick, behavioral analyst BJ Fogg argues, you have to think small. Want to get in shape? Start with two pushups a day. Want to become more mindful? Take a yoga breath every time you close your car door. These “tiny habits” set the bar low, which means it’s easier to incorporate them into your existing routine. Over time, however, they rewire your brain and make virtuous habits as automatic as brewing a cup of coffee in the morning.

Who should read Tiny Habits?

  • Would-be world-beaters looking for innovative hacks 
  • Anyone struggling to stick to their New Year’s resolutions 
  • People interested in self-improvement and the science behind habits

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Goals Books: What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021 by Richard N. Bolles with Katharine Brooks

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021

Richard N. Bolles with Katharine Brooks
Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success
4.3 (129 ratings)
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What's What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021 about?

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021 (2021) is a fresh edition of a book that’s widely regarded as the job-hunter’s bible. It’s packed with classic exercises and time-tested strategies that empower prospective employees to find, and secure, the role they want. This new edition contains essential updates that speak to the contemporary job market.

Who should read What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021?

  • Job-seekers wondering if they’ll ever land a coveted role
  • Fed-up employees who are ready to take on a new career challenge
  • Prospective entrepreneurs who need a kick start

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Goals Books: Kaizen by Sarah Harvey

Kaizen

Sarah Harvey
The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time
4.6 (699 ratings)
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What's Kaizen about?

Kaizen (2019) is a guide to the improvement philosophy known as kaizen, which encourages taking small steps to complete ambitious goals. Already well established in the world of business and sports, this method can also be applied to personal development. Using practical examples, this guide explains how to take a kaizen approach to setting goals that’ll improve health, relationships, money, and work.

Who should read Kaizen?

  • Anyone trying to overcome a habit or take up a new challenge
  • Anybody wishing to improve an aspect of their life
  • Anyone interested in Japanese culture and philosophies

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Goals Books: The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden

The Motivation Myth

Jeff Haden
How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win
4.4 (333 ratings)
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What's The Motivation Myth about?

The Motivation Myth (2018) debunks the idea that you need motivation for success. Drawing on the author’s own experiences and examples from high achievers across a range of fields, it shows you how to cultivate a process to reach your goals and enjoy fulfillment along the way.

Who should read The Motivation Myth?

  • Managers, parents, and students who feel unmotivated
  • Entrepreneurs who want to start a business
  • Anyone interested in picking up a new sport

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Goals Books: Goals! by Brian Tracy

Goals!

Brian Tracy
How to Get Everything You Want – Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible
4.7 (688 ratings)
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What's Goals! about?

Goals! (2003) explores the power of goal-setting. It outlines tips and techniques for achieving your most important aims in life and examines the link between goal-setting and success.

Who should read Goals!?

  • Anyone wanting to achieve more in life
  • Entrepreneurs looking for inspiration
  • Procrastinators hoping to get more done

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Goals Books: Soundtracks by Jon Acuff

Soundtracks

Jon Acuff
The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
4.3 (382 ratings)
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What's Soundtracks about?

Soundtracks (2021) is a simple guide to ending self-doubt, hesitation, and overthinking. Instead of being at the mercy of your fickle and often unhelpful thoughts, you’ll discover patterns of thinking that can strengthen you, make you happier, and bring you closer to achieving your goals.

Who should read Soundtracks?

  • Lifelong overthinkers who finally want to start taking action
  • Negative Nancies who need to inject some optimism into their lives
  • Anyone who lets self-doubt interfere with work, life goals, or relationships

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Goals Books: Courage is Calling by Ryan Holiday

Courage is Calling

Ryan Holiday
Fortune Favors the Brave
4.3 (325 ratings)
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What's Courage is Calling about?

Courage is Calling (2021) is both a meditation on bravery and a guide to courageousness. From how to dispel your fears to the benefits of taking small steps first, it gives concrete advice for building courage, and lays out, in writing rich with anecdotes, the simple ways that each of us can become a little bit braver.

Who should read Courage is Calling?

  • Scaredy-cats in need of a strong dose of daring
  • The already-courageous who want to become even braver
  • Anyone interested in how courage has shaped history

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Goals Books: Do What Matters Most by Rob Shallenberger and Steve Shallenberger

Do What Matters Most

Rob Shallenberger and Steve Shallenberger
Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, Prioritize Your Time
4.5 (837 ratings)
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What's Do What Matters Most about?

Do What Matters Most (2021) is a guide to managing your time more efficiently. It will help you boost performance and stay focused on what matters most. This pack offers a whole bag of tricks, such as developing a personal vision, setting annual goals, and following a weekly list of priorities.

Who should read Do What Matters Most?

  • Executives and managers who want to become better leaders
  • Employees and professionals who want to boost productivity
  • People seeking a step-by-step process for time management

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Goals Books: The Hidden Habits of Genius by Craig Wright

The Hidden Habits of Genius

Craig Wright
Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit – Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness
4.4 (362 ratings)
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What's The Hidden Habits of Genius about?

The Hidden Habits of Genius (2020) is a guide to the traits that set geniuses apart from the rest of us. Drawing on the lives of extraordinary creatives, thinkers, and disruptors from ancient Greece to modern Japan, it traces the factors that make up the complex and fascinating phenomenon that we call “genius.”

Who should read The Hidden Habits of Genius?

  • Embryonic geniuses who want to reach their full potential
  • Students of human nature wondering what makes a genius tick
  • All those looking to boost their creative abilities

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Goals Books: Fear Less by Pippa Grange

Fear Less

Pippa Grange
Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success
4.3 (374 ratings)
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What's Fear Less about?

Fear Less (2021) highlights the countless ways that fear infiltrates our lives, negatively impacting our work, relationships, and personal satisfaction. We may not even realize that we’re afraid, but identifying our underlying anxieties and insecurities is the first step to leading a more fulfilling, fearless life.

Who should read Fear Less?

  • Perfectionists who feel they’re never quite good enough
  • Private people who struggle with honesty and intimacy
  • Nervous fliers, anxious parents, commitment-phobes, and anyone else who’s afraid

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Goals Books: The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman

The Alter Ego Effect

Todd Herman
The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life
4.5 (156 ratings)
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What's The Alter Ego Effect about?

The Alter Ego Effect (2019) is a guide to achieving your goals through the use of alter egos. Featuring numerous examples of successful people who have created alter egos, it offers clear, practical strategies for success in every area of life.

Who should read The Alter Ego Effect?

  • Frustrated creatives seeking to improve their performance
  • People who are curious about identity and the concept of alter egos
  • Clark Kents ready for their phone booth transformation

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Goals Books: Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

Turning Pro

Steven Pressfield
Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work
4.5 (225 ratings)
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What's Turning Pro about?

Turning Pro (2012) sheds a light on why so many aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs fail to make their dreams a reality. It also explains how, by making a conscious decision to pursue your goals and reconfiguring your life, you can finally gain traction and embrace your true calling.

Who should read Turning Pro?

  • Aspiring artists with big dreams
  • Frustrated writers who struggle with productivity
  • Closet creatives who wish they had more courage

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Goals Books: How to Change by Katy Milkman

How to Change

Katy Milkman
The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
4.4 (363 ratings)
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What's How to Change about?

How to Change (2021) is a simple guide to overcoming the obstacles that prevent you from achieving your goals. It diagnoses our most persistent problems, from laziness to impulsivity, and presents a number of research-backed solutions to each one.

Who should read How to Change?

  • Serial procrastinators who can never get things done
  • Anyone whose bad habits interfere with their aims
  • People who’ve lost confidence in their ability to change

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Goals Books: The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt

The Power of Focus

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt
How to Hit Your Business, Personal, and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty
4.2 (320 ratings)
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What's The Power of Focus about?

The Power of Focus (2001) provides readers with the tools to focus their lives and work in a direction that fulfills their life purpose and brings financial success to their business ventures. Packed with practical exercises, the authors demonstrate the importance of successful habits, overcoming setbacks, maintaining win-win relationships, and asking the right questions.

Who should read The Power of Focus?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to revamp their game
  • Life optimizers seeking practical guidance to reach their potential
  • Anyone trying to become more proactive

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Goals Books: Living Beyond “What If?” by Shirley Davis

Living Beyond “What If?”

Shirley Davis
Release the Limits and Realize Your Dreams
4.3 (536 ratings)
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What's Living Beyond “What If?” about?

Living Beyond “What If?” (2021) is an empathetic handbook to realizing your dreams. It shares intimate, affecting anecdotes and sets out a step-by-step guide to overcoming your fears and achieving success.

Who should read Living Beyond “What If?”?

  • People struggling to get over a particular fear or blockage
  • Those who want to reinvent themselves but don’t know how
  • Anyone looking to level-up their life

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Goals Books: Everyday Vitality by Samantha Boardman

Everyday Vitality

Samantha Boardman
How to Thrive, Survive, and Feel Alive
4.5 (414 ratings)
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What's Everyday Vitality about?

Everyday Vitality (2021) explores how we can cultivate resilience while juggling the small, nonstop stresses of everyday life. Those who thrive do so because they build vitality, a force of power and flexibility that allows them to handle difficulties. The people who cope best are the ones who find ways to turn their stress into strength through intentionality, purpose, and connection.

Who should read Everyday Vitality?

  • Anyone looking to alleviate stress in their daily lives
  • People interested in improving their quality of life
  • Those who are interested in achieving peace amid busyness

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Goals Books: Goals by Zig Ziglar

Goals

Zig Ziglar
How to Get the Most Out of Your Life
4.5 (514 ratings)
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What's Goals about?

Goals (2019) provides a comprehensive guide to setting goals and achieving them. By learning how to plan, hold yourself accountable, and foster the personal qualities you need to pursue your dreams, you’re more likely to succeed.

Who should read Goals?

  • Ambitious dreamers
  • Unconventional individuals trying to reach a breakthrough
  • The chronically busy who still can’t seem to achieve their goals

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Goals Books: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan with Benjamin Hardy

Who Not How

Dan Sullivan with Benjamin Hardy
The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork
4.5 (561 ratings)
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What's Who Not How about?

Who Not How (2020) introduces a new way of thinking about entrepreneurship, goal setting, and collaboration. Developed by business coach Dan Sullivan, the Who Not How mindset shows the importance of delegating tasks to others. By inviting them to help you achieve your goals, you’ll gain more free time, increase your income, and develop valuable, lasting professional relationships.

Who should read Who Not How?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking to realize a business idea
  • Burned-out professionals with a desire for more free time
  • Perfectionists on the hunt for procrastination cures

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Goals Books: Shift Into a Higher Gear by Delatorro McNeal II

Shift Into a Higher Gear

Delatorro McNeal II
Better Your Best and Live Life to the Fullest
4.1 (308 ratings)
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What's Shift Into a Higher Gear about?

Shift Into a Higher Gear (2021) uses the metaphor of a motorcycle to deliver some inspiring lessons on pursuing your dreams, achieving self-growth, and living your life to the fullest. Drawing from the author’s years of motorcycling experience, its teachings are equally applicable to your personal and professional lives. 

Who should read Shift Into a Higher Gear?

  • People who want to fire on all cylinders in life 
  • Motorcycle enthusiasts and those curious about motorcycling 
  • Anyone who can relate to that ’90s song about always being “stuck in second gear”

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Goals Books: Surrounded by Setbacks by Thomas Erikson

Surrounded by Setbacks

Thomas Erikson
Turning Obstacles into Success (When Everything Goes to Hell)
4.5 (383 ratings)
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What's Surrounded by Setbacks about?

Surrounded by Setbacks (2021) is a practical guide to achieving your goals despite the obstacles you will inevitably meet along the way. We all experience setbacks in our lives. Some of them will be minor and fixable, while others will be completely outside of our control. But by learning to manage your responses to all kinds of adversity, by taking complete responsibility for your life, and being stubbornly persistent in your approach, you can achieve your dreams.

Who should read Surrounded by Setbacks?

  • Determined dreamers ready to achieve their goals 
  • Disappointed career professionals wondering why their hard work hasn’t paid off yet
  • Restless renegades who want to stop living according to society’s expectations

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Goals Books: Return on Ambition by Nicolai Chen Nielsen and Nicolai Tillisch

Return on Ambition

Nicolai Chen Nielsen and Nicolai Tillisch
A Radical Approach to Your Achievement, Growth, and Well-Being
4.4 (307 ratings)
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What's Return on Ambition about?

Return on Ambition (2021) is a sensible and pragmatic guide for attaining success and achieving your goals. Based on the habits and strategies employed by high-performing and notable people, it gives insights that you can immediately apply to your own life.

Who should read Return on Ambition?

  • Ambitious types looking to get an edge
  • Plateaued professionals looking to break through to the next level
  • Anyone looking to optimize their workflow

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Goals Books: How to Begin by Michael Bungay Stanier

How to Begin

Michael Bungay Stanier
A Proven Plan to Start Something That Matters
4.4 (722 ratings)
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What's How to Begin about?

How to Begin (2022) argues that you unlock your greatness by working on the hard things. The things that matter. Not to your partner, friends, or family – but to you. The hardest part isn’t the work itself, though. It’s identifying the kinds of projects that are worth investing your time in. Projects which give your life meaning. And that’s what this book is really about: helping you discover worthy goals.

Who should read How to Begin?

  • Self-improvers stuck in a rut
  • Thinkers and doers
  • Anyone who wants to live their best life

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Goals Books: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho
4.5 (693 ratings)
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What's The Alchemist about?

The Alchemist (1988) follows the story of a young Andalusian shepherd, who travels to the pyramids of Egypt to find a treasure he has recurrently dreamed about. On his journey, he has to overcome multiple obstacles – through which he learns valuable life lessons. Based on a thirteenth-century folktale, it explores topics such as following your dreams, finding your destiny, and the nature of love.

Who should read The Alchemist?

  • People who want to become more resilient
  • Anyone with a dream or passion
  • Those who wish to find their own purpose in life 

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Goals Books: Get It Done by Ayelet Fishbach

Get It Done

Ayelet Fishbach
Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation
4.3 (744 ratings)
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What's Get It Done about?

Get It Done (2022) turns the spotlight on the person that’s often hardest to influence: you. Drawing on anecdotes and research from motivation science, it shows how modifying your circumstances can propel you forward both personally and professionally – even when you feel lost at sea.

Who should read Get It Done?

  • People who want to be more productive at work or home
  • Those wondering how to persevere in the face of adversity
  • Anyone seeking clearheadedness in a chaotic world

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Goals Books: Influence is Your Superpower by Zoe Chance

Influence is Your Superpower

Zoe Chance
The Science of Winning Hearts, Sparking Change, and Making Good Things Happen
4.6 (534 ratings)
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What's Influence is Your Superpower about?

Influence is your Superpower (2022) is a deep dive on influence: how it works, why it's important, and how you can wield it for ethical, positive results. It explores how influence operates by drawing on insights from cognitive science, linguistics, market research, and more, empowering readers to unlock their own natural powers of influence.

Who should read Influence is Your Superpower?

  • Entrepreneurs who want to pitch ideas without sales-y sleaze
  • Employees who want to advocate better for themselves and others
  • Activists who want to create lasting change in their communities

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Goals Books: The 6 Phase Meditation Method by Vishen Lakhiani

The 6 Phase Meditation Method

Vishen Lakhiani
The Proven Technique to Supercharge Your Mind, Manifest Your Goals, and Make Magic in Minutes a Day
4.6 (490 ratings)
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What's The 6 Phase Meditation Method about?

The 6 Phase Meditation Method (2022) is a ground-breaking transformational guide divided into six distinct phases. In as little as 20 minutes, you can reclaim your life and reap the many practical benefits of meditation.

Who should read The 6 Phase Meditation Method?

  • Failed meditation experimenters
  • Time-poor self-improvers
  • Mental-fitness geeks

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Goals Books: Be Your Future Self Now by Benjamin Hardy

Be Your Future Self Now

Benjamin Hardy
The Science of Intentional Transformation
4.5 (608 ratings)
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What's Be Your Future Self Now about?

Be Your Future Self Now (2022) is a guide to defining your future self – and making sure you get there. It walks readers through the seven threats to your future self, the seven truths about your future self, and the seven steps you can take to be your future self today. 

Who should read Be Your Future Self Now?

  • Those ready to take their careers and lives to the next level
  • Individuals seeking clarity on their future
  • Anyone frustrated by unsuccessful New Year’s resolutions

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Goals Books: How to Be a Productivity Ninja by Graham Allcott

How to Be a Productivity Ninja

Graham Allcott
Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do
4.4 (645 ratings)
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What's How to Be a Productivity Ninja about?

How to Be a Productivity Ninja (2014) transforms old-school time-management techniques and productivity advice into a twenty-first century handbook on how to work smarter – not harder. Adapted to the realities of contemporary work and life, it’s filled with practical guidance and exercises for boosting productivity.

Who should read How to Be a Productivity Ninja?

  • Chronic procrastinators who’d like to get more done
  • Habitual multitaskers who can’t seem to follow through
  • Anyone who’s scared of their overflowing inbox or novel-length to-do list

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Goals Books: The Power of Unwavering Focus by Dandapani

The Power of Unwavering Focus

Dandapani
4.6 (872 ratings)
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What's The Power of Unwavering Focus about?

The Power of Unwavering Focus (2022) is a practical and personal guide that offers clear steps toward ending the distractions, fears, and worries that keep us stressed out and anxious, while carving a clear path toward more mental clarity and focus. Packed with concrete steps and personal reflections, it offers a deep look into the awesome power of the mind and how focus can help everyone live a more purposeful and joyful life.

Who should read The Power of Unwavering Focus?

  • Exhausted multitaskers feeling lost in the grind
  • Goal-seekers looking for a clearer path to success
  • Anyone wanting to live with more purpose in daily life

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Goals Books: One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer

One Small Step Can Change Your Life

Robert Maurer
The Kaizen Way
4.7 (969 ratings)
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What's One Small Step Can Change Your Life about?

One Small Step Can Change Your Life (2004) is a practical self-help guide inspired by the concept of kaizen – change through small steps. It suggests a variety of simple techniques that can help anyone improve their lives and make lasting changes, one small step at a time.

Who should read One Small Step Can Change Your Life?

  • People struggling to achieve their health goals
  • Writers, artists, or other creatives who feel blocked
  • Anyone who’s feeling pessimistic or demotivated

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Goals Books: Evolve Your Brain by Joe Dispenza

Evolve Your Brain

Joe Dispenza
The Science of Changing Your Mind
4.6 (618 ratings)
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What's Evolve Your Brain about?

Evolve Your Brain (2007) dives deep into the human brain and its structures. It demonstrates the power of neuroplasticity to change thinking, behavior, and biology.

Who should read Evolve Your Brain?

  • Curious minds who are, well, curious about their minds
  • Self-help fans seeking brain-based advice on achieving their goals
  • Anyone with a brain wondering why it didn’t come with an owner’s manual

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Goals Books: Abundance by Deepak Chopra

Abundance

Deepak Chopra
The Inner Path to Wealth
4.5 (417 ratings)
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What's Abundance about?

Abundance (2022) offers a new way of releasing you from a life of lack and scarcity. By using its meditation techniques, you can transform your life from one dogged by limitations into one where you want for nothing.

Who should read Abundance?

  • Seekers of fulfillment wanting to live their best lives
  • Ambitious dreamers wishing to transform goals into reality
  • Yogis looking to take their practice to the next level

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Goals Books: The Everyday Hero Manifesto by Robin Sharma

The Everyday Hero Manifesto

Robin Sharma
Activate Your Positivity, Maximize Your Productivity, Serve The World
4.2 (874 ratings)
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What's The Everyday Hero Manifesto about?

The Everyday Hero Manifesto (2021) is a how-to primer for becoming the hero of your own life. It’s full of detailed plans interspersed with short essays, anecdotes, and even poetry to help you become happier, more productive, and more successful.

Who should read The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

  • Anyone stuck in a rut
  • Go-getters looking to improve their career trajectory
  • Self-improvement seekers searching for practical guides and techniques

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Goals Books: Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday

Discipline Is Destiny

Ryan Holiday
The Power of Self-Control
4.7 (1,692 ratings)
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What's Discipline Is Destiny about?

Discipline Is Destiny (2022) draws on Stoic virtues to make a case for a life guided by self-discipline. It shows how being in control of your body, thoughts, and emotions is a prerequisite to mastering anything else – and uses historical figures to illustrate how things like sleep, discomfort, and kindness tie into greatness. 

Who should read Discipline Is Destiny?

  • Frazzled folks looking for more structure in their lives
  • Go-getters who want to optimize their time and energy
  • Anyone seeking actionable steps to improve their happiness and well-being

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Goals Books: Never Finished by David Goggins

Never Finished

David Goggins
Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within
4.5 (1,148 ratings)
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What's Never Finished about?

Never Finished (2022) is your guide to transforming into the person you never imagined you could be. It shares stories of setbacks and lessons learned that you can use to power through life's unending challenges.

Who should read Never Finished?

  • Injured athletes looking for motivation
  • Midlifers seeking a challenge
  • Anyone seeking to maximize their potential

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Goals Books: Exactly What to Say by Phil M Jones

Exactly What to Say

Phil M Jones
Your Personal Guide to the Mastery of Magic Words
4.7 (1,216 ratings)
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What's Exactly What to Say about?

Exactly What to Say (2017) is designed to provide you with the key phrases and words to make your conversations count and bring you success. It contains magic words. Words that are heard and interpreted by the subconscious mind. Words which will help you get the results you want.

Who should read Exactly What to Say?

  • Anyone interested in how words can influence others at a subconscious level
  • Success-driven individuals who want to up their game
  • Entrepreneurs who want to get their prospects to say yes more often

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Goals Books: Do Hard Things by Steve Magness

Do Hard Things

Steve Magness
Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness
4.5 (508 ratings)
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What's Do Hard Things about?

Do Hard Things (2022) explodes mythologies around the popular conception of toughness. It shows how traditional markers of toughness, like putting on a brave face and pushing past pain, can actually hinder physical and mental performance outcomes in the long term. Instead, real resilience comes from listening to your body and embracing your emotions.

Who should read Do Hard Things?

  • Employees who need resilience to succeed in challenging, high-stress roles;
  • Athletes and fitness fans wanting to build physical and mental fortitude;
  • Anyone who wants to face challenges with authentic toughness.

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Goals Books: 8 Secrets to Powerful Manifesting by Mandy Morris

8 Secrets to Powerful Manifesting

Mandy Morris
How to Create the Reality of Your Dreams
4.4 (426 ratings)
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What's 8 Secrets to Powerful Manifesting about?

8 Secrets to Powerful Manifesting (2022) offers an eight-step approach to increasing your self-awareness, raising your energetic vibration, and bringing about your heart’s truest desires. 

Who should read 8 Secrets to Powerful Manifesting?

  • Anyone who wants to live more abundantly
  • People frustrated about unfulfilled dreams
  • Manifestors who aren’t seeing results as quickly as they’d like

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Goals Books: Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

Joe Dispenza
How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
4.5 (1,480 ratings)
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What's Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself about?

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (2012) shows you how to tap into your mind's unlimited potential and transform your life from the inside out. Get ready to break free from limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns and become the master of your destiny.

Who should read Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself?

  • Aspiring mind benders
  • Change seekers
  • Wellness warriors

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Goals Books: The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

The Universe Has Your Back

Gabrielle Bernstein
Transform Fear to Faith
4.1 (80 ratings)
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What's The Universe Has Your Back about?

The Universe Has Your Back (2016) is a practical guide to transforming your fear into faith. It shares personal stories, lessons, and a range of exercises to help you relinquish control and start realigning with the abundant love and wisdom of the Universe. 

Who should read The Universe Has Your Back?

  • Spiritual seekers
  • Those striving to manifest a specific goal
  • Individuals feeling afraid, lost, or stuck 

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Goals Books: No More Mr. Nice Guy! by Robert A. Glover

No More Mr. Nice Guy!

Robert A. Glover
A Proven Plan for Getting what You Want in Love, Sex, and Life
4.2 (360 ratings)
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What's No More Mr. Nice Guy! about?

No More Mr. Nice Guy (2000) is the Nice Guy’s guide to recovery. Learn how to stop seeking the approval of others, live your life the way you want to, and ultimately get the love, life, and sex that you crave but that your Nice Guy Syndrome actually stops you from achieving.

Who should read No More Mr. Nice Guy!?

  • Men who want to take control of their lives
  • Men who want to find love – and with it, good sex
  • Women who want to help their Nice Guy become the man they really want

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Goals Books: Stop Self-Sabotage by Dr. Judy Ho, PhD

Stop Self-Sabotage

Dr. Judy Ho, PhD
Six Steps to Unlock Your True Motivation, Harness Your Willpower, and Get Out of Your Own Way
4.0 (390 ratings)
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00:00

What's Stop Self-Sabotage about?

Stop Self-Sabotage (2019) outlines a six-step guide to identifying and overcoming behaviors that counteract people’s ability to reach goals of all kinds. The clinically proven process includes exercises, practical advice, and real-life examples of how people have used the method to change their lives.

Who should read Stop Self-Sabotage?

  • Procrastinators
  • Anyone who struggles with motivation or willpower to achieve their goals
  • People looking to make positive changes quickly and efficiently

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Goals Books: The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness

Lewis Howes
A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy
4.4 (113 ratings)
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What's The School of Greatness about?

The School of Greatness (2015) draws on the author’s own journey and his extensive research into what it takes to lead an inspiring and meaningful life. This includes his many interviews and conversations on the topic with leading figures including entrepreneurs, artists and athletes on his podcast of the same name. 

Who should read The School of Greatness?

  • Personal developers looking for practical, actionable advice
  • Aspiring leaders seeking daily habits to achieve their goals
  • Anyone looking to live a more meaningful, inspiring life

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Goals Books: Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins

Power vs. Force

David R. Hawkins
The Hidden Determinants of Human Behaviour
4.2 (435 ratings)
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What's Power vs. Force about?

Power vs. Force (2014) explains how anyone can tap into their inner power to change their lives and the lives of those around them. It demonstrates that with consciousness, intention and discernment, anyone can find their truth and follow it toward a more fulfilled and impactful life. 

Who should read Power vs. Force?

  • People interested in alternative theories about science and humanity
  • Anyone who faces major doubts in their lives
  • Humanity nerds

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Goals Books: The Power of Discipline by Daniel Walter

The Power of Discipline

Daniel Walter
How to Use Self Control and Mental Toughness to Achieve Your Goals
4.3 (993 ratings)
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What's The Power of Discipline about?

The Power of Discipline (2020) explores the biological tendencies within our brains that determine our ability to control our self-discipline. It shows us how we can refine these tendencies in order to develop improved self-disciplinary habits and reach our goals.

Who should read The Power of Discipline?

  • Anyone lacking some self-discipline in their lives
  • Those who need to ditch their bad habits
  • Goal-setters looking for advice on how to be an achiever

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Goals Books: The Art of Manifesting by Carolyn Boyes

The Art of Manifesting

Carolyn Boyes
Tap into the power of the universe to live your best life
4.4 (393 ratings)
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What's The Art of Manifesting about?

The Art of Manifesting (2023) is a handy guide to the practice of manifesting, or bringing the life you envision into reality. Packed with actionable advice and easy exercises, it shows how you can start to tune into the universe and transform your life. 

Who should read The Art of Manifesting?

  • Anyone looking to change their life
  • People curious about what manifesting is 
  • Those who know about manifesting and want to improve

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Goals Books: Smarter Not Harder by Dave Asprey

Smarter Not Harder

Dave Asprey
The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want
3.8 (941 ratings)
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What's Smarter Not Harder about?

Smarter Not Harder (2023) is a guide to biohacking your metabolic, neurological, and epigenetic systems. It will show you how to maximize your well-being by making your Meat Operating System, or MeatOS, do what you want it to do by doing less – by doing things smarter, not harder.

Who should read Smarter Not Harder?

  • Lazy people who want to make their laziness work for them
  • Anyone looking to improve their well-being
  • Tired people looking for more energy

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Goals Books: The Wisdom of the Bullfrog by Admiral William H. McRaven

The Wisdom of the Bullfrog

Admiral William H. McRaven
Leadership Made Simple (but Not Easy)
4.6 (245 ratings)
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What's The Wisdom of the Bullfrog about?

The Wisdom of the Bullfrog (2023) draws on the experiences and leadership challenges faced over the 40-year career of a former American naval admiral to provide timeless guidance on what it takes to be a successful leader.

Who should read The Wisdom of the Bullfrog?

  • Leaders aspiring to lead better
  • Anyone interested in the origins of some well-known words of wisdom
  • Lovers of good storytelling

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Goals Books: How Big Things Get Done by Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner

How Big Things Get Done

Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration
4.1 (250 ratings)
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What's How Big Things Get Done about?

How Big Things Get Done (2023) explores what it takes to make large-scale projects work. It tackles tough questions like why so many big projects fail, and what makes the ones that succeed stand out from the rest. With real-life success stories as well as cautionary tales, its lessons can be applied to projects of any size, shape, or form. 

Who should read How Big Things Get Done?

  • Project managers looking to hone in their skills
  • Anyone about to embark on a new project or start a new business
  • Fans of Elon Musk wanting to learn how he works his magic

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Goals Books: The Greatness Mindset by Lewis Howes

The Greatness Mindset

Lewis Howes
Unlock the Power of Your Mind and Live Your Best Life Today
4.4 (390 ratings)
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What's The Greatness Mindset about?

The Greatness Mindset (2023) is a powerful guide to unlocking your full potential and living your best life. With personal stories, transformational strategies, and step-by-step guidance, you'll learn how to define your purpose, conquer self-doubt, and start your journey toward a rich, abundant future.

Who should read The Greatness Mindset?

  • Self-reinventors
  • Ambitious millennials
  • Goal-oriented achievers

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Goals Books: The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers by Sean Covey

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers

Sean Covey
The International Bestseller Updated for the Digital Age
4.4 (49 ratings)
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What's The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers about?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers (2011) invites teenagers to begin taking charge of their lives by teaching them seven habits that help them thrive and will set them up for a successful future. 

Who should read The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers?

  • Parents and guardians of teens
  • Teachers and other role models
  • Leadership coaches

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Goals Books: Baby Steps Millionaires by Dave Ramsey

Baby Steps Millionaires

Dave Ramsey
How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth-and how You Can Too
3.8 (374 ratings)
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What's Baby Steps Millionaires about?

Baby Steps Millionaires (2022) is a straightforward, practical guide to how anyone can become a millionaire. It lays out seven simple steps that you can follow to get yourself out of debt, grow your net worth, and improve your life. 

Who should read Baby Steps Millionaires?

  • Anyone who wants to make money
  • People struggling with mounting debts
  • Generous souls who want to be able to give more

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Goals Books: The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication by John C. Maxwell

The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication

John C. Maxwell
Apply Them and Make the Most of Your Message
4.5 (542 ratings)
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What's The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication about?

The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication (2023) addresses the fear of public speaking. It offers tried-and-true techniques that can transform any beginner or average speaker into a trusted and effective communicator.

Who should read The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication?

  • Anyone trying to improve their communication skills
  • Speakers addressing anyone from small groups to stadium crowds
  • Leaders and organizers looking to inspire their teams

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Goals Books: Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore

Coaching for Performance

Sir John Whitmore
The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership
4.5 (123 ratings)
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What's Coaching for Performance about?

Coaching for Performance (2009) is the foundational text which launched the multimillion-dollar business coaching industry. The 25th anniversary edition brings new life to the hallmark GROW model, and revisits the methods after a quarter-century of learning in performance coaching. It’s essential for leaders and coaches globally.

Who should read Coaching for Performance?

  • Leaders looking for inspiration
  • Coaches who want to understand the performance coaching method
  • Anyone looking to improve the performance of their team

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Goals Books: I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was by Barbara Sher with Barbara Smith

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

Barbara Sher with Barbara Smith
How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
4.4 (427 ratings)
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00:00

What's I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was about?

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was (1994) offers practical guidance to help people figure out what they want in life and how to use that knowledge to go after it. It tackles the most common obstacles to goal-setting with exercises and tactics that help people customize an approach that works best for them.

Who should read I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was?

  • People who do not know what they want in life
  • High achievers who feel like something is missing
  • Anyone struggling with figuring out their next steps

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Goals Books: My Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn

My Philosophy for Successful Living

Jim Rohn
4.2 (382 ratings)
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What's My Philosophy for Successful Living about?

My Philosophy for Successful Living (2011) examines the secrets of how to lead a financially successful and personally fulfilling life. Drawing from the author’s experiences, it presents nuggets of wisdom on topics such as finances, personal development, and goal setting.

Who should read My Philosophy for Successful Living?

  • Anyone looking to change the trajectory of their finances
  • People wanting to turn their lives around
  • Finance and personal development enthusiasts

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Goals Books: 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan with Benjamin Hardy

10x Is Easier Than 2x

Dan Sullivan with Benjamin Hardy
How World-Class Entrepreneurs Achieve More by Doing Less
3.9 (423 ratings)
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What's 10x Is Easier Than 2x about?

10x Is Easier Than 2x (2023) is part call to action, part step-by-step guide to a life beyond your wildest dreams. You’ll first be introduced to why 10x is simpler, better, and more fun than 2x, then given a clear road map for immediate implementation.

Who should read 10x Is Easier Than 2x?

  • Burned-out entrepreneurs and business leaders  
  • High achievers wanting to take their personal and professional lives to the next level
  • Anyone seeking direction or motivation

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Goals Books: Mindful Self-Discipline by Giovanni Dienstmann

Mindful Self-Discipline

Giovanni Dienstmann
Living with Purpose and Achieving Your Goals in a World of Distractions
4.5 (604 ratings)
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What's Mindful Self-Discipline about?

Mindful Self-Discipline (2022) presents a new perspective on self-discipline as a tool for personal empowerment, rather than a set of rigid constraints. It guides us through a transformational journey of harnessing self-discipline, underlining the significance of integrating self-discipline into daily routines to control base instincts, chase higher goals, and design a life that mirrors one’s deepest values and dreams.

Who should read Mindful Self-Discipline?

  • Mindfulness practitioners who want to enhance discipline
  • Those interested in practical self-improvement strategies
  • Individuals seeking personal growth and improved self-control

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Goals Books: Strategic Project Management Made Simple by Terry Dean Schmidt

Strategic Project Management Made Simple

Terry Dean Schmidt
Solution Tools for Leaders and Teams
4.1 (145 ratings)
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What's Strategic Project Management Made Simple about?

Strategic Project Management Made Simple (2009) is a guide outlining how to develop clear and impactful strategies for projects of all sizes. It offers a practical framework for managing stakeholders, reducing risk, and building in learning cycles so you can adapt plans amid changing conditions.

Who should read Strategic Project Management Made Simple?

  • Executives and strategic planners
  • Project managers
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs

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Goals Books: The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene

The 50th Law

50 Cent and Robert Greene
4.0 (144 ratings)
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What's The 50th Law about?

The 50th Law (2009) focuses on fear philosophy as a catalyst for success. Drawing inspiration from corporate strategies, historical figures, and hip-hop artist 50 Cent – or Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent is his professional name – it encourages brutal realism and a bold mindset to succeed everywhere, from back alleys to the boardroom.

Who should read The 50th Law?

  • Creative Mavericks
  • Ambitious Entrepreneurs
  • Urban culture enthusiasts

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Goals Books: Do the Work by Gary John Bishop

Do the Work

Gary John Bishop
The Official Unrepentant, Ass-Kicking, No-Kidding, Change-Your-Life Sidekick to Unfu*k Yourself
4.3 (423 ratings)
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What's Do the Work about?

Do the Work (2019) is a guide that urges people to confront and overcome their self-imposed limitations in order to achieve personal transformation. Through actionable insights and transformative exercises, you can take control of your career and get on track for a more purposeful and fulfilling life.

Who should read Do the Work?

  • Anyone looking for a nudge forward in life
  • People tired of the usual self-help platitudes
  • Procrastinators eager for a wake-up call

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Goals Books: Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement by Rachel Richards

Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement

Rachel Richards
The Secret to Freedom, Flexibility, and Financial Independence (& How to Get Started!)
3.7 (364 ratings)
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What's Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement about?

Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement (2019) is a roadmap to financial freedom through diversified income streams like real estate, stocks, and other forms of passive income. As traditional retirement plans become outdated, financial independence emerges as the new goal. Discover the tools to craft your prosperous financial narrative.

Who should read Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking guidance on diversifying their income streams
  • Millennial professionals aiming to achieve financial independence before traditional retirement age
  • Personal finance enthusiasts eager to explore various avenues of wealth generation

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Goals Books: Get Off Your "But" by Sean Stephenson

Get Off Your "But"

Sean Stephenson
How to End Self–Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself
4.4 (156 ratings)
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What's Get Off Your "But" about?

Get Off Your “But” (2009) offers a thorough look into the methods and mindset of the popular therapist and motivational speaker Sean Stephenson. You’ll learn his six lessons for getting past your excuses, becoming more confident, and taking control over your life. 

Who should read Get Off Your "But"?

  • People eager for a motivational kick in the butt
  • Those struggling with unrealized dreams
  • Fans of uplifting stories

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Goals Books: The Pivot Year by Brianna Wiest

The Pivot Year

Brianna Wiest
365 Days to Become the Person You Truly Want to Be
3.8 (189 ratings)
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What's The Pivot Year about?

The Pivot Year (2023) is a thoughtful roadmap for transforming your life over the course of a year. Full of daily meditations on courage and growth, it guides those seeking meaningful change.

Who should read The Pivot Year?

  • Personal growth and transformation seekers 
  • People going through life transitions or tough times
  • Fans of Brianna’s work

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Goals Books: Live Free by DeVon Franklin

Live Free

DeVon Franklin
Exceed Your Highest Expectations
3.7 (419 ratings)
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What's Live Free about?

Live Free (2021) discusses the importance of properly setting expectations in all areas of life in order to live freely and happily. From navigating the complexities of relationships and cultural norms to redefining success in your professional life, it offers insights and strategies for setting and communicating expectations that resonate with your true self. 

Who should read Live Free?

  • Individuals struggling with societal and cultural expectations 
  • Professionals feeling unfulfilled with their careers
  • Seekers of personal growth and self-awareness

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Goals Books: Level Up by Rob Dial

Level Up

Rob Dial
Get Focused, Stop Procrastinating and Upgrade Your Life
4.1 (838 ratings)
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What's Level Up about?

Level Up (2023) is a practical guide to help you move from inaction to taking focused steps to achieve your goals and dreams. It reveals the reasons behind inaction and offers strategies to stop spinning your wheels and start taking meaningful action.  

Who should read Level Up?

  • Individuals seeking practical strategies to overcome inaction.
  • People aspiring to improve focus and productivity.
  • Anyone interested in personal development and self-improvement.

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Goals Books: Generosity Wins by Monte Wood & Nicole F. Roberts

Generosity Wins

Monte Wood & Nicole F. Roberts
How and Why this Game-Changing Superpower Drives Our Success
4.1 (55 ratings)
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What's Generosity Wins about?

Generosity Wins (2023) explores the concept of generosity not just as a moral virtue but as a powerful tool in personal and professional life. It delves into the idea that true generosity benefits both the giver and the receiver, creating a positive ripple effect in society that fosters trust, stronger relationships, and enhanced community well-being.

Who should read Generosity Wins?

  • Business leaders
  • Aspiring professionals
  • Social enthusiasts

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Goals Books: Areté by Brian C. Johnson

Areté

Brian C. Johnson
Activate Your Heroic Potential
4.6 (223 ratings)
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What's Areté about?

Areté (2023) explores the ancient Greek concept of the excellence of character, and how it can be applied to modern life in order to find fulfillment, lead with courage, and realize one’s full potential. Blending philosophy, psychology and storytelling, it provides insights and practical exercises aimed at cultivating wisdom, justice, courage, and self-mastery. 

Who should read Areté?

  • Those looking to develop grit and resilience in achieving their goals
  • Activists and change-makers looking to sustain themselves for the long haul
  • Anyone seeking to cultivate courage, character, and wisdom in the face of life’s challenges

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Goals Books: Unashamedly Superhuman by Jim Steele

Unashamedly Superhuman

Jim Steele
Harness Your Inner Power and Achieve Your Greatest Professional and Personal Goals
4.0 (40 ratings)
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What's Unashamedly Superhuman about?

Unashamedly Superhuman (2022) focuses on how to harness your inner strengths and capabilities to achieve extraordinary results in various aspects of your life. It delves into science-based strategies for personal development, advocating for the idea that everyone has the potential to be “superhuman” – including you!

Who should read Unashamedly Superhuman?

  • Professionals seeking career and personal development
  • Individuals interested in neuroscience-based performance strategies
  • Success-seekers who want to balance their well-being with high-achievement

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Goals Books: Be the Unicorn by William Vanderbloemen

Be the Unicorn

William Vanderbloemen
12 Data-Driven Habits That Separate the Best Leaders from the Rest
4.2 (379 ratings)
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What's Be the Unicorn about?

Be the Unicorn (2023) offers a comprehensive guide to achieving personal and professional success by detailing 12 key habits that distinguish exceptional leaders in today’s competitive world. It emphasizes the importance of developing these habits to stand out, become irreplaceable, and excel in various work environments, particularly in the context of a rapidly evolving job landscape influenced by AI technology.

Who should read Be the Unicorn?

  • Aspiring leaders seeking success and personal growth
  • Professionals adapting to a competitive, evolving work environment
  • Those interested in soft skills development and leadership excellence

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Goals Books: Choosing to Run by Des Linden

Choosing to Run

Des Linden
A Memoir
3.0 (13 ratings)
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What's Choosing to Run about?

Choosing to Run (2023) explores the world of professional marathon running, offering a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs of long-distance racing. It delves into the mental and physical preparation required to excel in such a demanding sport, highlighting the resilience and dedication needed for success. By blending personal experiences with broader themes of perseverance and determination, it provides a captivating look at the journey of a top-tier marathon runner.

Who should read Choosing to Run?

  • Amateur and professional marathon runners
  • Individuals seeking motivation and perseverance strategies
  • Fans of inspirational athlete biographies

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Goals Books: Zero Sugar / One Month by Becky Gillaspy

Zero Sugar / One Month

Becky Gillaspy
Reduce Cravings - Reset Metabolism - Lose Weight - Lower Blood Sugar
3.5 (70 ratings)
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What's Zero Sugar / One Month about?

Zero Sugar / One Month (2024) is a roadmap aimed at helping individuals eliminate sugar from their diet to achieve long-term health. It provides actionable advice, including guides on what to eat, how to resist temptation, and a day-by-day timeline of what to expect – along with motivational anecdotes and tips to navigate emotional challenges and build confidence throughout the 30-day journey. 

Who should read Zero Sugar / One Month?

  • Individuals looking to reduce their sugar intake for weight loss or health reasons 
  • Health-conscious folks seeking a structured, time-bound nutrition challenge 
  • Anyone curious about sugar’s impact on their health and well-being

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Goals Books: Your Best Financial Life by Anne Lester

Your Best Financial Life

Anne Lester
Save Smart Now for the Future You Want
4.3 (16 ratings)
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What's Your Best Financial Life about?

Your Best Financial Life (2024) charts a course through the complex landscape of personal finance, offering a map to navigate the twists and turns of saving, investing, and planning for the future. It unfolds the secrets of compound interest, the perils of financial pitfalls, and the art of adapting to life’s surprises, all while keeping your eyes on the prize: a secure and prosperous retirement.

Who should read Your Best Financial Life?

  • Early-career savers seeking direction
  • Compulsive spenders craving financial freedom
  • Retirement dreamers in need of a roadmap

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What's the best Goals book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard The ONE Thing as the ultimate read on Goals.

What are the Top 10 Goals books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
  • The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler
  • First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Scrum by Jeff Sutherland
  • The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  • The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard
  • Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling
  • Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
  • The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

Who are the top Goals book authors?

When it comes to Goals, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
  • Steven Kotler
  • Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
  • Jeff Sutherland
  • Shawn Achor