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     > To be honest I always thought that these kind of books
     > (i.e personal growth / motivational) were BS 
I feel I've had a huge amount in my life out of self-help books, on a real variety of subjects. There's a lot of obvious bullshit out there (like The Secret), but also plenty of gold. Scanning through my notes, and in no particular order, I have extensive notes from (and thus enjoyed):

* 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

* Beyond Chocolate

* Driven From Within (Michael Jordan biography)

* Get Altitude

* How To Make Friends and Influence People

* Iron John (Robert Bly)

* Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)

* Never Eat Lunch Alone

* Psychocybernetics

* Pulling Your Own Strings

* Ready For Anything (same author as GTD)

* The Dip

* Ten Days to Self Discipline

* The Power of Now

* Personal Power (Tony Robbins)

* Warrior King Magician Lover

Some were easier reads than others, and I suspect I am unusual in that I have a pretty rigorous system for making sure I regularly review my notes, and implement exercises and ideas in the books, but I feel I'd be a very different person for the worse without the value these books have added to my life.

"Winning through intimidation" Highly recommended. http://www.amazon.de/Winning-Through-Intimidation-Robert-Rin...

Meditations is hardly self-help...

I'm not going to deny the fact that it changed the way I look at the world though.

    > Meditations is hardly self-help
That it wasn't intended as such doesn't really change the fact it's essentially a series of koans, much like many self-help books.

How did you like Ten Days to Self Discipline?

_LOVED_ it.

Just to make sure I'm looking at the same book, is it "Self-Discipline in 10 days: How To Go From Thinking to Doing"?



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