The best books on living an extraordinary life

Who are we?

Barbara and Allan Pease are the most successful relationship authors in the business. They have written 18 bestsellers – including 10 number ones – and given seminars in 70 countries. Their books are bestsellers in over 100 countries, are translated into 55 languages, and have sold over 30 million copies. Both Barbara and Allan appear regularly in the media worldwide and their work has been the subject of 11 television series, four stage plays, and a number one box office movie and TV series, which attracted a combined audience of over 100 million.

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The Answer: How to discover what you want from life then make it happen

By Barbara Pease, Allan Pease,

Book cover of The Answer: How to discover what you want from life then make it happen

What is our book about?

In The Answer, internationally bestselling authors Barbara and Allan Pease share the techniques and wisdom they have learned on their own journey to success, coupled with new research on the brain to show readers how to get anything they want in life.

You’ll learn: The secret of The Reticular Activating System (RAS) in your brain stem,  how to program your RAS like a GPS to take you where you want to go, how to take control of your life circumstances, how to avoid being manipulated by others, how to use visualization and affirmations to get what you want, how to deal with stress, fear, and worry, and how to overcome obstacles and roadblocks

The books I picked & why

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Elon Musk: Tesla, Spacex, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

By Ashlee Vance,

Book cover of Elon Musk: Tesla, Spacex, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Why this book?

There is boundless inspiration to be found when you immerse yourself in the world of Elon Musk. Musk’s visionary work comes to life as the author journeys from his subject's tumultuous upbringing to his incredible accomplishments, and forward into the future possibilities of this revolutionary. Reading about his visionary work gives hope for the future of humanity and awakens the reader to the almost limitless possibilities of human ability.

YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger

By Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz,

Book cover of YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger

Why this book?

Here is a fabulous and practical health book that puts you back in touch with how your incredible body works for you, not against you. Simple guidelines give you the confidence to separate myth from fact in the ever-increasing content about our bodies. Knowledge is power, and the most fundamental thing you can study is your own health and happiness.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert T. Kiyosaki,

Book cover of Rich Dad Poor Dad

Why this book?

There is a reason why this book enjoys cult status. Robert Kiyosaki brings financial literacy to the masses. By posing different perspectives of finances the author provides a framework for anyone to achieve financial freedom. No matter who you are, or what your background, this book provides an opportunity to level the financial playing field.

Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill,

Book cover of Think and Grow Rich

Why this book?

A truly timeless book by Napoleon Hill, who first opened the world’s eyes to the limitless nature of our thoughts and the power they hold to create happiness and freedom in our lives. This book reaches further than its title, introducing principles that can be applied to any aspect of life.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

By Stephen R. Covey,

Book cover of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Why this book?

Becoming the master of your daily, habitual life is one of the greatest treasures for those who seek success. Covey demystifies the most successful people in the world by distilling their wisdom into simple habits that anyone can adopt. This book is a must-read for young people just starting their careers as it equips them with powerful strategies to achieve consistent success.

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in wealth, personal finance, and success in life?

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And, 3 books we think you will enjoy!

We think you will like The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness, Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required, and 30 Days to Taming Your Finances if you like this list.