What they don’t teach you at school - the seven books that will change your life

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In my thirty something years on the planet I can say that the rollercoaster of life has not been exactly how I planned it but its turned out okay. Im oretty happy with where I am right now.  If I were to look back at my eighteen year old self I wouldn’t want to go back to being that person.  Its not that I dislike the person I was at that point in my life its just that at the time I thought I knew everything I needed to know.  I was excited about leaving home and starting my first year of art college, renting my first place and living with friends.   Looking back I now realise I knew very little.  I hadn’t experienced much in my sheltered childhood and there were going to be some serious life lessons ahead of me.   

It took a number of years before any of this started to dawn on me.  Although I realised in my late teens and early twenties that I could do with expanding my knowledge and started reading more books, it was only when I got to around 30 that I actually started looking for answers to the questions that would help me achieve my dreams.

What I soon learned was that in order to succeed in life you must continually look after your emotional wellbeing and nuture your emotional intelligence.  In my journey I have searched for the one thing that will change my life and the way I am going about my daily life that will make me better at everything, be able to do more with less and to achieve my goals.  I soon discovered that one secret to success doesn’t exist.  The answer really is that there are many areas of our life that we need to work on and perfect in order to function to our best ability and achieve our dreams.


Reading numerous books and working on many aspects along the way has given me insight and realisation about what can really help you become the best version of yourself.  Here are the top seven books that changed my thinking, and helped me make sense of it all.

  • The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • Its Not How Good You Are Its How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • I’m OK You’re OK by Thomas A Harris
  • The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
  • You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Aspects from these books and other knowledge and skills I have taken on have become an addition to my daily life.  I like to constantly find new ideas and ways to help me find calm in this busy world, make the right choices, spend my energy on the things that matter, connect with like minded people and offer these ideas to others that might not have come across them yet.

So if you want to be the best version of yourself never stop building on your knowledge, keep taking time to find calm in your daily life and open your mind to the opportunities out there in every moment.

Along the way my journey has brought me to discover the SFM. The community and platform they provide has given me more power to achieving my ultimate goals.  If you also want to live the life you have designed click on the link below and check them out.   

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