Archives For Personal Success Books

Can I Ask You Something“Do you think you are being true to yourself? Do you think you are leading the life you are meant to live – the one that most honors the real you, celebrates your deepest values and respects your highest dreams?”

This by far is my favorite part of Robin Sharma’s new book, “The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari“.

It’s a tough question. One that so many people are afraid to answer. Why? Because it hits us right at the core of our being. Making us seriously look at our lives. Seeing them for what they are. Asking us if we are truly living our passions, following our dreams and using our gifts and talents in such a way that we do what we can to make a dent in the universe.

When we’re not being true to ourselves we suffer. When we’re not exploring who we are our lives become lifeless. If we don’t take the time to discover what we’re all about, what our hopes and dreams are, what we’re passionate about, and what is truly important in our lives we go through life in a haze.

I believe that each and every one of us has something that we’re meant to do. That the world needs us to share the best of ourselves in some way. That our story can and will inspire others to live their best lives. That by not sharing the best of ourselves we are robbing the world of a precious opportunity.

So how can we start to live our best lives?

There’s no easy answer to this. If there was we’d all be out there crushing it. But I do think if you’re willing to carve out a little time to really dig into the essence of yourself you’ll be amazed by what you’ll discover.

To make things a little easier here’s 5 Questions To Ask Yourself:

1) What is most important in my life?

2) What are my gifts and talents?

3) What activities do I love to do?

4) What comes naturally to me?

5) What kind of problems do people always ask me to help them with?

Block off some time on a Sunday afternoon and really think about these questions. Answer them as honest as you can. Then compare your answers to how you’re currently living your life.

If you’re miles away from being true to yourself – well then you’ve got yourself an opportunity there. One that will lead you to your own adventure.

Have fun. Make money. Change the world.


P.S. Please share this with your friends and family to help them live their best lives. Thanks!

You can heal your lifeYou Can Heal Your Life

by Louise Hay

Ian’s Review of You Can Heal Your Life

I think this book may be a tough pill to swallow for some.

“Thoughts do create things” is pretty much the fundamental premise of this book. And the author delves into the idea so much so that she created a chart that lays out various illnesses and their corresponding thought patterns.

As a hands on healer I see these thought patterns manifesting into illness all the time. Through chat therapy a recurring thought or self-belief usually emerges.

This book, if you’re open to it’s philosophies and premise will change your life. Not only change it but give you tools to transform it easily.

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What the BleepWhat The Bleep Do We Know!?

Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality

by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente

Ian’s Review of What The Bleep Do We Know!?

I saw What the Bleep in theaters and loved it. I walked out of the darkness and emerged into the dawning of a new paradigm shift.

So when I discover that the creators of the movie had put out a book I bought it right away.

And after reading the book I have to say that I think it’s better than the movie.

This book is like the science book you wish you read in high-school. Imagine how different your life would be if that was the case.

Here’s a quote from the book:

“The bottom line, at least as far as science has gone up till now, is this: We create the world we perceive. When I open my eyes and look around, it is not ‘the world’ that I see, but the world my human sensory equipment is able to see, the world my belief system allows me to see, and the world that my emotions care about seeing or not seeing.”

I know a lot of hardcore science people say that this type of stuff is fluff or pseudo-science. And I can understand that. But the key I think is to realize that this type of pseudo-fluff-science has inspired and will continue to inspire millions of people to have the courage to change their lives.

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Success Built To LastSuccess Built To Last

by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery and Mark Thompson

Ian’s Review of Success Built To Last: Creating A Life That Matters

I stumbled upon this book while writing Your Great Awakening and even though I didn’t base any of my book off of it I still fell in love with Success Built To Last.

Don’t be fooled by it’s plain Jane style of cover this book is filled with insight and knowledge. Wisdom that will inspire you to start to transform your life and become the success that you’ve always dreamed of. Continue Reading…

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Ian Paul Marshall —  July 27, 2010

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert KiyosakiRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Ian’s Review Of Rich Dad Poor Dad

I’ve have purchased and given away this book more times than I can remember.

I even went to go check out this book on my book shelf and realized that it’s currently out “on loan”.

Which means I’ll never see it again so it’s time to buy myself another copy.

And even though there may be some controversy around Mr. Kiyosaki I still recommend this book.

For anyone that’s looking for inspiration to get them out of the rat race then this book is for you.

It helped me to realize that if I don’t show up to work then I don’t get paid, and this is a bad place t be financially.

Instead it would better for me financially to create and invest in cash-flow producing assets.

I know it sounds boring but it’s not.

This book will get your fired up and ready to create your own personal empire. Continue Reading…

Think And Grow Rich

Ian Paul Marshall —  July 25, 2010

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Ian’s Review of Think and Grow Rich

I think that every single person on the planet interested in self-improvement has read this book.

The big thing though is whether or not you’ve put these life changing principles and practices into effect in your life.

You need to take action on your definite chief aim.

This book will change your life.

It has influenced the likes of Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, Jack Canfield and more.

This is one of the few books that I will make sure that my Son and Daughter read.

Pick up your copy of Think And Grow Rich: The Secret To Wealth Updated For The 21St Century

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As You Think

Ian Paul Marshall —  July 25, 2010

As You Think by James Allen As You Think by James Allen

Ian’s Review of As You Think

This was the best $2.99 that I’ve ever spent!

I found my copy of As You Think at a used book store.

It takes superhuman strength for me to not go into a used bookstore and come out with an armful of books.

But on this day I only came out with this one.

In the version I have the book starts with a quote from James Allen,

“Mind is the master power that molds and makes, And we are Mind, and evermore we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, Bring forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass – Our environment is but our looking glass.”


Pick up your copy of As You Think by James Allen

If you’re looking for a straightforward and concise book to help you focus and use the power of your mind to transform your life this is it. Continue Reading…

Success Principles

Ian Paul Marshall —  July 25, 2010

Success principles by Jack CanfieldThe Success Principles: How To Get from Where You Are To Where You Want To Be by Jack Canfield with Janet Switzer

Ian’s Review Of The Success Principles

This is one of those books that I’m going to get my children to read.

I love this book!

I can’t remember how this book came into my life but I’m so grateful that it did.

The Success Principles is an easy and engaging read. There’s tons of stories in here to drive home the key points that Canfield is trying to get across.

I think one of my favorite things about this book is that it starts out teaching you about responsibility. That if you don’t take 100% responsibility for your life you’re never going to be a true success.

Check out the reviews of The Success Principles on Amazon.

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Master Key System

Ian Paul Marshall —  July 25, 2010

The Master Key System

by Charles F. Haanel

My Personal Review of The Master Key System

I asked the universe for this book.

I was frustrated, confused and fed up. I was reading so much at this time in my life.

Intuitively I knew that the universe was simple and responsive. So complicated systems to help me manifest and use the law of attraction in my life just weren’t working.

I declared to the universe, “Please send me a clear, concise and dogma free system to help me understand and master the law of attraction in my life.”

The universe’s answer was “The Master Key System” by Charles F. Haanel. Continue Reading…