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Here is a sample selection of some of my favourite and the more influentional books that have helped me to validate my own life experiences and formulate my work around Intentionomics and the Blueprint of 9 inescapable truths for a prosperous life.

By the way … if you don’t see your favourite book here and you think it should be – please let me know.

… And before you browse below, here’s what I’m currently reading (I update this regularly):

  • The Oxford Handbook of Happiness – David, Boniwell & Conley Ayers (… This could take a while it’s 1000+ pages of academic research on various positive psychology topics… stay tuned!)
  • Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology – Kashdan & Ciarrochi
  • Happiness: Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth – Ed Diener & Robert Biswas-Diener

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The bold/highlighted books are my ‘current’ favourites for a variety of reasons!

  • A Life Worth Living – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi & Isabella Selega Csikszentmihalyi
  • Acres of Diamonds – Russell Conwell – read my review
  • Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology – Jeffrey Froh & Acacia Parks
  • Aging Well – George Vaillant
  • A Question of Trust – Sally Bibb & Jeremy Kourdi
  • As A Man Thinketh – James Allen – read my review
  • Awaken The Giant Within – Anthony Robbins – read my review
  • Code To Joy – George Pratt & Peter Lambrou
  • Conscience – Paul Strohm – read my review
  • Counterclockwise – Ellen Langer – read my review
  • Crucial Conversations – Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzler read my review
  • Curious – Todd Kashdan read my review
  • Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
  • Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff – Richard Carlson – read my review
  • Drive – Daniel Pink
  • Driven – Paul Lawrence & Nitin Nohria read my review
  • Eight Pillars of Prosperity – James Allen – read my review
  • Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman – read my review
  • Ethics: A Pluralistic Approach – Lawrence Hinman – read my review
  • 52 Small Changes – Brett Blumenthal – read my review
  • Fast Living Slow Ageing – Kate Marie & Prof Merlin Christopher Thomas
  • 50 Psychology Classics – Tom Butler-Bowden
  • First Things First – Stephen R. Covey and A. Roger Merrill
  • Flourish – Martin Seligman read my review
  • Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – read my review
  • Give and Take – Adam Grant
  • Good Business: Leadership Flow and the Making of Meaning – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Good To Great – Jim Collins – read my review
  • Happy Money – Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton
  • How To Win Friends And Influence Them – Dale Carnegie – read my review
  • Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini
  • Integrity – Dr. Henry Cloud read my review
  • Intention – GEM Anscombe
  • Learned Optimism – Martin Seligman
  • Likenomics – Rohit Bhargara
  • Loving-Kindness – Sharon Salzberg
  • Mans Search For Meaning – Viktor Frankl
  • Mindfulness – Ellen Langer
  • Mindset – Dr. Carol Dweck
  • My Philosophy for Successful Living – Jim Rohn
  • On Bullshit – Harry Frankfurt
  • On Truth – Harry Frankfurt
  • Positive Psychology – William Compton & Edward Hoffman
  • Positive Psychology – Alan Carr
  • Positive Psychology And The Body – Kate Heffernon
  • Positive Psychology Theory, Research & Applications – Kate Heffernon & Ilona Boniwell
  • Positivity – Barbara Fredrickson read my review
  • Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching – Robert Biswas-Diener
  • Principle Centred Leadership – Stephen R Covey
  • Psycho Cybernetics – Maxwell Maltz
  • Pursuing The Good Life – Christopher Peterson
  • Real Happiness – Sharon Salzberg
  • Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  • Stumbling on Happiness – Dan Gilbert
  • Success through a positive mental attitude – Napoleon Hill & W. Clement Stone
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • The Antidote: Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking – Oliver Burkeman
  • The Art of Happiness – Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
  • The Art of Happiness – Matthieu Ricard
  • The Consolations of Philosophy – Alain De Botton
  • The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity – Catherine Ponder
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything – Ken Robinson Ph.D
  • The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle – Jim Rohn – read my review
  • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
  • The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor
  • The Happiness Hypothesis – Jonathan Haidt read my review
  • The Happiness Trap – Russ Harris
  • The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky read my review
  • The Intention Economy – Doc Searls
  • The Intention Experiment – Lynne McTaggart (Opinion: Got a little ‘too weird and out there’ for me)
  • The Master Key To Riches – Napoleon Hill
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Myths of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • The One Minute Millionaire – Mark Victor Hanson & Robert G. Allen
  • The Optimism Bias – Tali Sharot
  • The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology – Lopez & Snyder
  • The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
  • The Power of Intention – Wayne Dyer
  • The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
  • The Pursuit of Happiness – David G. Myers
  • The Reality Slap – Russ Harris
  • The Road Less Travelled – M. Scott Peck
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
  • The Science of Optimism – Tali Sharot
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
  • The Soul’s Code – James Hillman
  • The Speed of Trust – Stephen M R Covey read my review
  • The Trust Edge – David Horsager – read my review
  • The Truth About Trust – Vanessa Hall – read my review
  • The Truth About Trust – David DeSteno
  • The Willpower Instinct – Kelly McGonigal
  • Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill – read my review
  • Trust Works – Ken Blanchard
  • Unlimited Power – Anthony Robbins
  • Wellbeing – Tom Rath & Jim Harter
  • What the most successful people do before breakfast – Laura Vanderkum
  • Your Life Your Legacy – Roger Hamilton

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