Mindset by Dr Carol S. Dweck

#1) Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential by Dr Carol S. Dweck

Actively curating your mindset has a huge impact on your decision making abilities and follow-through. This is the thing that makes all the other things possible. It doesn't matter what your goals are, developing a growth mindset is the base of the pyramid on the path to achieving them. Read this book first. Even if you ignore every other recommendation on this website, don't ignore this one.

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

Develop your principles and use them to make believability-weighted decisions that massivly improve your life.

"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.""

The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do and how to change by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do and how to change by Charles Duhigg

"Habits aren't destiny. They’re science, one which can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

Why can some people and companies change overnight, and some stay stuck in their old ruts? The answer lies deep in the human brain, and The Power of Habits reveals the secret pressure points that can change a life. From Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to Martin Luther King Jr., from the CEO of Starbucks to the locker rooms of the NFL, Duhigg explores the incredible results of keystone habits, and how they can make all the difference between billions and millions, failure and success – or even life and death."

Grit by Dr Angela Duckworth

Grit: Why Passion and resilience are the keys to success by Dr Angela Duckworth

The ability to delay gratification and suffer for a later reward (aka grit) is the number one predictor of future success. Start training yours now.

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity into Advantage by Ryan Holiday

When in doubt, ask yourself: 'What would Marcus do?''

"The Stoic philosophy - that what is in the way, is the way - can be applied to any problem: it's a formula invented more than 2,000 years ago, whose effectiveness has been proven in battles and board rooms ever since. From Barack Obama's ability to overcome obstacles in his election races, to the design of the iPhone, the stoic philosophy has helped its users become world-beaters."