Books That Changed My Life
As an avid reader, my bookshelf is always expanding. Books about anything from golf to health advice line my office. But which ones had the most impact on my worldview?
Probably one of the most powerful books that I’ve read after my encounter with the Mystery Man was The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy.
It really cemented everything that the Mystery Man taught me, going deeper and deeper into the function of the subconscious mind. Most people don’t even realize that they have a subconscious mind; it’s silently managing things like their heartbeat, blood pressure, and breathing. The subconscious mind is also monitoring what’s happening behind them, to the left or the right of them.
For example, right now our subconscious mind is taking in over 1 million bits of information every second. It then goes through that million bits of information every second, like a supercomputer – which it is! This supercomputer you have inside your head then picks out about 40 pieces of information to report to your conscious mind, because that’s all that your conscious mind can handle. Your subconscious mind chooses those 40 things based on what you tell it to filter out – what it thinks you want or desire. If we’re not telling it the right things, it won’t show us the right things. If we’re just operating on old programs, like “I’m just a failure” or “things never work out” your subconscious mind will reinforce those belief systems.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is a really great book for those people looking to change the way your brain processes information, and use it to serve you. That is what The Creation Frequency Online Course is all about; you tell the subconscious mind what to look out for and how to filter it to your conscious mind. This way you can be aware of positive opportunities and increase the quality of your life.
I also love Tony Robbins’ book Awaken the Giant Within. To me it’s a great book to understand how to erase the faulty programming in your brain and install new programming. It covers a ton of life topics, and helps you align your values with your rules. It can help eliminate a lot of self-sabotage. For example, intimacy is one of my highest values in life, but so is freedom. You can’t have intimacy and freedom simultaneously unless you are crystal clear on the rules, or you can run into all sorts of issues.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle was a book that took me 5-6 readings to grasp the concepts of consciousness, how it affects your life, and how to find peace.
I highly recommend two books by Byron Katie: Loving What Is and A Thousand Names for Joy. If you really want to find inner peace, she teaches in a way that is so profound to me.
If you struggle with addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous has a great book called Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. It goes beyond just the Twelve Steps of recovery in a way that is easy to read, understand, and then apply to your life.
I am a fan of every single book by Og Mandino, especially The Greatest Salesman in the World, which basically takes the concept of selling as a method of serving and loving others.