Top 10 Books for Personal Success

If you are committed to improving yourself, you want the best resources to inspire you and give you practical steps to boost your performance. Then you will be in a position to enjoy personal and financial success. So here is my list of the Top 10 books to help you achieve success.

1. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. If you want to beat procrastination, this book was written for you. The short, easy-to-read format gives you 21 bite-sized productivity techniques to help you accomplish the most important tasks facing you. 
    
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey. The best book by acclaimed author Stephen Covey (1932 – 2012). As relevant and powerful today as it was when it was first published in 1989.  
    
3. Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman. Intelligence isn’t the most important thing in terms of getting ahead. In fact, IQ isn’t nearly as important as Emotional Intelligence, which is the ability to manage your own and other people's emotions. Golman’s groundbreaking book reveals how to develop social and emotional skills to produce positive outcomes for yourself and for others.
    
4. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded andUpdated) by Timothy Ferriss. Ferriss says the old rules of work - stay at a mundane job for 40-plus years and then retire to finally enjoy the good life - are no longer operative. Ferriss proposes a new approach: outsource tasks to others, build businesses you can automate, develop several streams of income, go on more adventures and spend time on the things that are meaningful to you. Some people find Ferris annoying for his over sized ego, and some are put off by the cuss words. But this book is valuable for the tips on being more efficient at work and figuring out how to free up more personal time for yourself, but most of all, for Ferriss’ creativity in thinking outside the box. 
    
5. The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. Simple, effective strategy on effectively and positively working with people. The key is using three powerful secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Re-Directs. (This book was updated in 2015 for working with millennials.)
      
6. Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition (Collins Business Essentials) by Harvey Mackay. Whether you are in upper management at a major company or you just landed a sales job, this book is packed with nuggets you can use to prevail over your competition. A genuinely entertaining book.
   
7. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. Bad habits are overcome by learning new routines. Charles Duhigg reveals how you can develop the habits of success.
    
8. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael S. Hyatt. Step-by-step guide for using internet tools to stand out and win customers in today’s crowded marketplace. Ideal book for anyone who has a message, service or product they are trying to promote. 
    
9. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith. To get to the next level you need to eliminate habits that keep you stuck at the level where you are now. Executive coach Marshall Goldsmith most people have at least one of the “Twenty Habits That Hold You Back.” This book will help you identify the steps you can take to grow personally and professionally.  
    
10. 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman. Taking 18 minutes a day - planning for 5 minutes at the beginning of your day, taking 8 one-minute check-ins during the day to ask yourself if you are on track, and using 5 minutes at the end of the day to reflect on the day - will transform your productivity. 
  
This is my list of the best books on success. So what books would you add?