Personal development books

Self help books including mindfulness books, inspirational books, and books on leadership are abundant. And they are absolutely vital in planting new seeds in your mind – offering new ways to perceive the world.

Whether self improvement, personal goal setting, or self motivation are your reasons for pursuing self help,reading is a great way to learn about how others have overcome challenges that you may also be facing in your life.

Hence, at IBI, we tend to think of books as affordable mentoring. Some books offer a personal development plan template in the frameworks they introduce. Here is a reading list of some of our favourite books on mindset (in no particular order):

  • Thrive – Arianna Huffington
  • The Art of Asking – Amanda Palmer
  • Presence – Amy Cuddy
  • The Law of Divine Compensation – Marianne Williamson
  • The Diamond Cutter – Geshe Michael Roach
  • The Desire Map – Danielle LaPorte
  • The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
  • Playing Big – Tara Mohr
  • The Buddha’s Brain – Dr. Rick Hanson
  • The Brain That Changes Itself – Dr. Norman Doidge
  • Mindset: the New Psychology of Success – Dr. Carol Dweck
  • How to Completely Change your Life in 30 Seconds – Earl Nightingale
  • As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
  • Brain Rules – John Medina
  • Subliminal – Leonard Mlodinow
  • Through My Eyes: From Struggle to Joy – Deb Maes

Other Resources

A gratitude journal is one of the most effective ways to train your brain. A daily gratitude practice (for even just 3 weeks) has been demonstrated to improve your psychological wellbeing, physical health, and interpersonal relationships. Purchase the Journal of heARTwork & Gratitude today or learn more about the science of gratitude .


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

~ Marcus Aurelius


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