Six Books that will Change Your Life

I enjoy reading but I it’s difficult to find really great books to read. Here are six non-fiction books that have had a big impact on my life. You should definitely buy them, read them, and have your life changed too. Don’t worry if they don’t address issues that you care about – simply reading them will make you care.

  1. Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever

    Ok, I know I’ve harped on and on about this book, but it’s incredible. It explains the intracacies of human digestion and health in a way that is fascinating to someone who has no interest in the subject. I went from happily eating fast food and other such garbage to a 100% healthy diet overnight. A year and a half later, and I’m still eating healthy and feeling better than ever. If I had the money, I’d buy everyone a copy of this book.

    How it changed my life : I stopped eating sugar, flour, bad fats, and other things like that.

  2. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health

    I just read this one two days ago and now I’ve gone vegan. It represents the largest and most comprehensive study of human nutrition and disease ever, and the findings are incredible. If you read this you will want to be vegan. Don’t be scared off, thinking, “I love meat, I don’t want to change!”. The information is there and it makes you not WANT
    to eat meat.

    How it changed my life : Now I eat Vegan.

  3. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

    I don’t think I’ve said much about this one before, but it’s also fantastic. It’s $10 and has some of the most sensible and practical advice I’ve ever read on money. I was going to recommend Rich Dad, Poor Dad (which is also great), but this is even better. What’s even more amazing is that by buying the book, you are entitled to go to a three day seminar on the topic. I went, very reluctantly, thinking it would be some sort of scam. It’s not – it’s an insanely professional seminar with tons of amazing advice and information. People were crying because their lives were changed.

    A lot of times financial advice is abstract and theoretical, but this is all stuff you can put into action.

    How it changed my life : I now have a savings account that I put money into religiously.

  4. The Mystery Method: The Secret Art of Picking Up Beautiful Women

    Say what you will about Mystery, but he’s undeniably one of the best human beings on earth when it comes to getting women. His methodical and scientific mindset lends itself very well to being put on paper. I know him well, and I’d say that 85% of the knowledge he’s gained over his 12 years of study (if you can call it that) is in this book. The other 15% you will discover yourself after reading the book and putting it into practice.

    How it changed my life : Made me ridiculously good with the ladies, made me more confident, and made me a more interesting person.

  5. How to Win Friends and Influence People

    This is a really fun book to read, with lots of examples that illustrate the points well. It covers a lot, but I think that everyone will have at least one of those “Wow! I need to start doing that!” moments. I plan on reading it again to pick up more next time.

    How it changed my life : I almost never argue and understand other people’s perspectives better.

  6. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    This book is the most comprehensive yet easy to follow book on productivity and organization I’ve ever read. For about six months after I read it I was insanely organized. I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit since then, but some of the more major points have stuck and remain part of my life.

    How it changed my life : I actually effectively use my todo list / calendar, I have most of my files well organized, and I have a lot of my clutter in labeled plastic boxes.

If you’re reading this, buy those books at amazon, or even better go get at least one in real life and start reading today. I guarantee that all six will make your life measurably better for years to come. When you’re done, give the books to a friend. And if you actually read them all, put them into effect, and become rich, happy, organized, and charming – thank me then.

Post a comment with a book that’s totally changed your life, and let us know how.






13 responses to “Six Books that will Change Your Life”

  1. Sir Turj Avatar
    Sir Turj

    “Rich Dad/Poor Dad” is one of the most worthless and repetitious books I’ve ever encountered on the topic of personal finance. When his books were criticized for not actually containing much financial information, he countered by saying the books are more for “inspiration”. I love ya, Tynan, but it saddens me that you even mention his book(s).

  2. Magnus Avatar

    The Secret. It’s a video, not a book, but there you go.

  3. freedomclub333 Avatar

    It would make a great self help guru’s page.

  4. Magnus Avatar

    btw, I find that as a general tip, you should get as many different perspectives on the same subject.

    For example, on the subject of Wealth, I read or listened to:

    Rich Dad Poor Dad
    One Minute Millionaire
    Fountain of Wealth
    Robert Allen
    The Millionaire Next Door
    Think and Grow Rich
    Science of Getting Rich

    and on the subject of Success:

    The Secret
    The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
    Brian Tracy
    Bob Proctor
    Tony Robbins

    and probably others I have forgotten. It does work. My best month so far I earned about $10,000 for maybe 4 hours work a week.

    I don’t say that to brag, I say that because YOU CAN DO IT TOO.

    It’s interesting when I tell people about this, and they say it’s not true or it wouldn’t work for them, or whatever. If you pour all this material into your mind you can’t help but change your thinking, which changes your actions, which changes your results. I meet the same negative person 6 months later and they are still in their shitty job and still complaining about it. Did they listen to what I suggested? No. Shrug.

  5. Sir Turj Avatar
    Sir Turj

    Magnus, you earned $10k doing what exactly?

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  7. Vierstein Avatar

    The way of the peacful warrior.

    But I agree with magnus, it’s important to read widely.

  8. Vince Avatar

    If you haven’t seen “Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme,” you should see it. Awesome documentary. Tynan, you’d like it 🙂

  9. Foxygen Avatar

    Wolfy, I think, among other things, Magnus is into Affiliate Marketing.

  10. Saxony Avatar

    Word on The Secret…someone told me to watch it online weeks ago and now I’m finding references to it everywhere. It’s basically about how to change your reality to get the life you want.
    I will warn though, that it doesn’t really go into ways to implement it. It leaves out 2 key things: purpose and intent.

    I’m trying to get into online marketing too…Magnus may have some competition soon!

  11. Musab aka noob Avatar
    Musab aka noob

    hey man love the site. i totally agree with “making friends and influencing people” life changing stuff in their.

  12. rachana Avatar

    You should read ‘Who will cry when you die’it’s written by robin sharma and has changed my way of looking at life.Also his other books like the greatness guide 1 & 2,the monk who sold his ferrari are truly great.

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