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Success University's  Top 25 Self-Help Books  for Life, Leadership, & Success

The next best thing to having your very own executive or personal life coaches and advisers are self-help books. Books written for and by men and women like you, who refused to accept the status quo, are fantastic for your personal growth and development. You can receive mentorship from men and women like Frederick Douglas, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Booker T Washington, and others through these books. Their books, life lessons, and teachings can help you transform your life and produce your desired results. The books below are more valuable than even a single hour in time with one of your favorite heroes. They are more valuable because the book provides a written record that you can take along with you and read, study, and review anytime you desire. Intelligent men and women continuously invest in their libraries. Many say it's also a great idea to invest in an e-copy or audiobook for traveling. 

The books on our Success University's Top 25 List are timeless resources that bring many of our most outstanding historical mentors and teachers to life. Whether you're struggling to produce the results you desire, working through strenuous bouts of depression and anxiety, or wanting a change in life, the books below are fantastic resources. 

The books on this list are guaranteed to point you in the right direction for success, happiness, and self-fulfillment. They will help you reestablish yourself as the person you want to be. All of these books can change your life, and we recommend that you purchase one or two today and get started. And come back to review the list for updates. These books have all been read and hand-selected by The People's Coach. Each one has played a considerable role in his personal development. They've helped him escape poverty, transform his life, enjoy healthy relationships and dare to become the husband, father, man, and coach he is today. They've helped him lead a prosperous life, overcome difficulty, and go on to teach thousands of people how to do the same. 

You can find financial freedom, create generational wealth and share your success, failures, and lessons learned to inspire and educate others. Enjoy the list and share it with as many people as possible. 


Psycho Cybernetics (Maxwell Maltz)


Psycho-Cybernetics is a term coined by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, which means, steering your mind to a productive, useful goal so you can reach the greatest port in the world called peace of mind. Since its first publication in 1960, Maltz’s landmark bestseller has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers.   This edition has been annotated and amplified for easy reading.


As A Man Thnketh (James Allen)


This book teaches how each of us shapes the events around us, creating our own lives in the process.  It shows how, in our own thoughts we hold the key to controlling and mastering every condition and every situation, both good and bad.   And by working patiently and intelligently upon our own thoughts, we may remake our life and transform our circumstances to suit our desires.


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For more than four decades success‐oriented readers have turned to the no‐nonsense, time‐tested motivational techniques described in The Magic of Believing to achieve their long‐and short‐term goals. This is a brilliant interpretation of the original book. It is an entertaining recreation to one of the most famous books on self‐help ever written.


The Science of Getting Rich (Wallac D Wattles)


This is the landmark guide to wealth creation. Wallace D. Wattles spent a lifetime considering the laws of success as he found them in the work of the world’s great philosophers. He then turned his life effort into this simple, slender and easy to read book that replaces volumes of books on spirituality and self-help to achieve prosperity.


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This little yellow book will change your life as a Speaker and Teacher. These 11 Steps to Powerful Presentation and Public Speaking laid out in the form of an easy to use home study guide will provide you techniques to share your story and life lessons while selling your products and services and motivating others to greater results and life change.


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In this book Steve Harvey shows how your gifts hold your greatest chance at achieving massive success and fulfilling your life’s mission and purpose. Here he helps you learn how to define your gift—whether it’s being a problem solver, a people-connector, a whiz with numbers, or having an eye for colors. He makes clear that your job is not your gift.

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Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. Mimic his thinking and grow your empire.


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America's leadership expert teaches that if your life in any way connects with other people, you are an influencer. Whatever your vocation or aspiration is, you can increase your impact with John Maxwell's simple and insightful techniques to interact more positively with others. Watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts!


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What's the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves their dream? The answer lies in answering ten powerful and straightforward, questions. Whether you've lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one, this book provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream.


16. The Twelve Universal Laws of Success


The complementary book to Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, organizes the success principles of life into twelve universal laws. Each law is presented with biblical and metaphysical foundations while demonstrating step-by-step action-techniques for applying the law and getting the desired results.  For readers of all ages who want the secrets of success.


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Are there tested tried and true principles certain to help you rise to a higher level? John Maxwell says yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach your potential. In the way that only he can communicate - and he's good.


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If you’ve never read this book you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you’ll love this new expanded and updated one.  Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better. 


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This Wall Street Journal bestseller, is the perfect, compact read for today's fast-paced world. America's leadership expert John C. Maxwell will teach you how to be more creative and when to question popular thinking. You'll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thoughts to tap into your creative potential and develop prosperous ideas.


Think And Grow Rich | A Black Choice (Dennis Kimbro)


Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines Napoleon Hilll's laws of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to give you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans who became self-made millionaires.   inspiring, practical, clearly and totally workable


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In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and over 500 millionaires to illustrate their success principles. This book will give you the secrets that are used to create fortunes in real life. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. You can learn and master the secrets lasting success.


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Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments. including founding a University.


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A memoir and treatise on the abolition of slavery written by the famous orator and escaped slave Frederick Douglass. It is the most popular narrative written by an escaped and former slave. Douglas describes the events of his life and escape making this one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement in America.

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Dale Carnegie’s time tested advice ias carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and bestsellers of all time, This will teach you: How to make people like you; How to win people to your way of thinking; How to change people without arousing resentment; And More!


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Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of American and the inherent racism of a society that denied many the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues .





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Are you struggling to run productive meetings within your organization?If two heads are better than one, why does it seem like a room full of people can't get anything done? For well over a century, Robert's Rules of Order have provided the structure by which diverse groups of people reach a fair consensus and get there in an orderly fashion.



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The Negro, whether in Africa or America, must be directed toward a serious examination of the fundamentals of education, religion, literature, and philosophy as they have been expounded to him. He must be sufficiently enlightened to determine for himself whether these forces have come into his life to bless him or bless his oppressor.


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In 1937, Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, assembled his most trusted organizers to impart his life's lessons. For one month he instructed this elite student body on topics ranging from universal knowledge and how to attain it, to leadership, character, God, and the social system. This is Message to the People.


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According to countless mainstream news organs, Elijah Muhammad, by far, was the most powerful black man in America. Known more for the students he produced, like Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali, this controversial man exposed the world to many teachings previously shared only with a few high degree Masons and Shriner's.



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Standing apart from all other KJV study Bibles on the market, the King James Study Bible, Full Color Edition is the only Bible featuring extensive commentary, doctrinal notes, archaeological insights, and time-tested study aids developed exclusively for the King James Version.  Now available with stunning full-color designs, images, classic works of art, charts, and maps.


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This is the 11th edition of the best-selling translation of the Meaning of The Holy Qur'an by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, published by Amana Publications.  This Edition is the product is the culmination of over three decades of experiences publishing the meaning of the Qur’an in several languages with the highest standard of scholarship and authenticity that This work deserves.