Go to Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Letter sent on Jul 9, 2018

29 Awesome Audiobooks

Note: If you buy anything through the links below you’ll be financially supporting the Personal Growth publication. Thanks for your support.

A 30-day Free Trial with Audible will allow you to listen to (and keep) two audiobooks for free.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Dr. Jordan Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us.

Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan For Financial Fitness

Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach. The simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. Based on results. Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt. Meaning cars, houses, everything. And recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths.

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight.

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

This book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self. Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

Joseph Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions. For decades, this book has profoundly influenced authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level. With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home — and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

The Five Love Languages: How To Express Heartfelt Commitment To Your Mate

Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language — quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other.

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers — from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic — with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. A life-changing book in which listeners will learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream — along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls the formative relationships with his first partners and employees. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything.

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Dr. Eben Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence.

When Breath Becomes Air

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life? What does it mean to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Paul Kalanithi wrestles with in this moving memoir.

Cosmos

One of the bestselling science books of all time. Carl Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time.

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in the U.S. don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door. This new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new foreword by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley.

Gandhi: An Autobiography — The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. From the big bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Malcolm Gladwell explores and illuminates how the tipping point phenomenon is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter has been abducted and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the wilderness. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?”

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs — in companies of all sizes — a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Eric Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

A mesmerizing account of Stephen King’s childhood and his early focus on writing to tell a story. King also examines crucial aspects of the writer’s art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection.

A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking’s classic introduction to today’s most important scientific ideas about the cosmos. This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space.

Principles: Life and Work

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business — and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. Quiet has the power to change how we see introverts and how they see themselves.

Responses
The author has chosen not to show responses on this story. You can still respond by clicking the response bubble.