Most Life-Changing Books

Many years ago, I adopted the practice of reading at least one book per month.  Often, I now go through phases where I read a new book each week. 

It is widely known that you become who you are by the books you read, the people you associate with, and the arenas in which you invest your time. 

There is another famous piece of wisdom that says you become like the five people you hang around the most. 


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Many of my biggest mentors and most life-changing influencers have never even known my name.

But because I have become their student, read their works, and applied their wisdom, I can still have the privilege of standing on the shoulders of giants.

From all of the books I’ve read over the years, I’m giving you here my Top 101 Most Life Changing Picks, divided into my Eight Lanes of Life. 

Watch the video for a brief description on my 8 Lanes of Success™. >>>



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Click on each category to revel the list of books.

  1. The Monk who Sold his Ferrari, Robin Sharma
  2. A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
  3. Toward a Meaningful Life, Simon Jacobson
  4. The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, Steven K. Scott
  5. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Depak Chopra

Note: I have only included books in this segment that transcend individual religious beliefs.  Because varying religious beliefs are so deeply personal, I have not included “religious books” in this list.

  1. Family Wisdom by the Monk who Sold his Ferrari, Robin Sharma
  2. Lost at School, Ross W. Greene
  3. The Explosive Child, Ross W. Greene
  4. Born to Serve, Sarah Teleshevsky
  5. The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori
  6. Radical Unschooling, Dayna Martin
  7. Conscious Parenting, Shefali Tsabary
  8. Out of Control, Shefali Tsabary
  9. Transforming the Difficult Child, Howard Glasser
  10. The Empowered Wife, Laura Doyle
  11. The Surrendered Wife, Laura Doyle
  12. Raising Children to Care, Miriam Adahan
  13. The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy, Vicki Lovine
  14. The Five Love Languages of Children, Chapman and Campbell
  15. Glow Kids, Nicholas Kardaras
  16. Growing Up Social, Pellicane and Chapman
  17. Boy Mom, Monica Swanson
  18. Woman’s Wisdom, Shalom Arush
  19. In Forest Fields Shalom Arush
  20. Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice, Sarah Chana Radcliffe
  21. Happy Child, Happy Home, Lou Harvey-Zahra
  22. The Baby Sleep Solution, Lisa Abidin and Suzy Giordano
  23. The Garden of Emunah, Shalom Arush
  24. Conscious Discipline, Becky Bailey
  25. Managing Emotional Mayhem, Becky Bailey
  26. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo
  27. Smart Money, Smart Kids, Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
  1. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcom Gladwell
  2. Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh
  3. Secrets of Closing the Sale, Zig Ziglar
  4. The Success Principles, Jack Canfield
  5. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell
  6. Developing the Leaders Around You, John Maxwell
  7. The Oz Principle, Hickman, Connors, and Smith
  8. Tribal Leadership, Logan and King
  9. See You at the Top, Zig Ziglar
  10. Good to Great, Jim Collins
  11. The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek
  12. The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker
  13. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling, Frank Betcher
  14. Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek
  15. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Seth Godin
  16. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
  17. The eMyth Revisited, Michael E. Gerber
  18. Swim with the Sharks w/o Being Eaten Alive, Harvey Mackay
  19. Copycat Marketing 101, Burke Hedges
  20. The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino
  1. Inner Engineering, Sadhguru
  2. The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz
  3. Becoming Supernatural, Dr. Joe Dispenza
  4. Tools of Titans, Tim Ferriss
  5. Becoming a Person of Influence, John C. Maxwell
  6. Game Changers, Dave Asprey
  7. Zero Limits, Joe Vitale
  8. The Answer, Murray Smith and John Assaraf
  9. Success through a Positive Mental Attitude, Napoleon Hill
  10. You Can if You Think you Can, Norman Vincent Peale
  11. Managing Evolutionary Growth, Bill Harris
  12. Today Matters, John C. Maxwell
  13. Thinking for a Change, John C. Maxwell
  14. The Tipping Point, Malcom Gladwell
  15. Outwitting the Devil, Napoleon Hill
  16. General Patton’s Principles for Life and Leadership, Porter B. Williamson
  17. The Grace to Race: Wisdom and Inspiration of the 80-Year-Old World Champion Triathlete Known as the Iron Nun, Evans and Buder
  18. Thresholds of the Mind, Bill Harris
  19. You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay
  20. The Winning Attitude, John C. Maxwell
  21. David & Goliath, Malcom Gladwell
  22. The Aladdin Factor, Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen
  23. The Four-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss
  24. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
  25. Can’t Hurt Me, David Goggins
  26. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, Kobe Bryant 
  1. The Four-Hour Body, Tim Ferris
  2. You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza
  3. Sleep Smarter, Shawn Stevenson
  4. Quantum Touch 2.0: The New Human, Gordan, Duffield, and Wickhorst
  5. Business Plan for the Body, Jim Karas
  6. Miracle of Fasting, Paul Bragg
  7. Healing the Gerson Way, Charlotte Gerson
  8. The Gerson Therapy, Charlotte Gerson
  9. I Guarantee, Meira Levi
  10. The Holistic Dental Matrix, Nicholas Meyer
  11. Her Best Kept Secret, Gabrielle Glaser
  12. The Pleasure Trap, Goldhamer and Lisle
  13. How Not to Die, Michael Gregor
  14. The Microbiome Diet, Raphael Kellman
  1. Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey
  2. Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins
  3. The Next Millionaires, Paul Zane Pilsner
  4. Smart Women Finish Rich, David Bach
  5. Smart Couples Finish Rich, David Bach
  6. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Ekher
  7. Priceless, Dave Ramsey
  8. Think & Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
  9. Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki

A Note from Chaya:

The final 2 categories of our 8 Lanes of Success™ are not reflected in this reading list. I never felt a need for outside experts to guide me on my desires for my Social life/Adventures and Community Involvement.  Now that I’ve launched a philanthropy, I’ve had to up-skill myself quite heavily in the education industry, but I’ve lumped those particular books into “Family Health” for the sake of our general audience. If you find that you need to up-skill yourself in specific areas for your last two lanes, please take the initiative to do so.