Essential Life Balance Books That Everyone Should Read

I believe everyone should have their own list of must-read, or at least must-check, books; Here are mine. Check out the list below:

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Succeed Without Burnout: Proven strategies to move your life from burnout to balance
“This is a must-read book for any harried executive, working mom who feels she’s at the threshold, and everyone suffering from the malaise called “Hurry Sickness.” Mark Victor Hansen Author – Chicken Soup for the Soul – New York Times Bestseller

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Five F-Words That Will Energize Your Life!: Simple Steps to Move Your Life from Burnout to Real Balance
As with other self-help and teaching tools, my experience has taught me that in achieving Real Balance there is a formula to follow. I call my formula the Five F-Words. Now, you may think that an F is a terrible grade, a sign of failure. Some people even think every F-Word is dirty. I’m here to tell you that those five F’s – Fitness, Family, Friends, Finances and Faith – when treated in balance, are instead a recipe for a fulfilling, rewarding life. A life of Total Prosperity.

 

In the following pages, I will guide you through the methods I use in achieving Real Balance, and more importantly, maintaining that precious balance. For me, that balance restored my zest for life, gave me hope for the future, and gave me a renewed feeling that I was in control. If these methods do the same for you, then my purpose will have been served. As I told a friend recently, “I’ve spent much of my life building homes. I want to spend the rest of my life building people.” But before we look at the Five F’s, each the topic of its own chapter, I’d like to share some my life experiences with you, and the story of moving my own life from Burnout to Balance.
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Your Body’s Many Cries for Water
New Edition! This is the third edition of Dr. F. Batmanghelidj’ classic water book! THis book, based on a pioneering physician’s twenty years of clinical and scientific research into the role of water in the body, explains a breakthrough discovery that Unintentional Chronic Dehydration(UCD) produces stress, chronic pains and many painful degenerational diseases. Dry mouth is not the only sign of dehydration; waiting to get thirsty is wrong. You will learn the different signals of thirst when your body is calling for water. Simply adjusting your water intake – yes, water! Natural, pure water!- can help you to live a healthier, pain-free life. Lean: How to naturally prevent and reverse conditions such as asthma, allergies How to naturally eliminate pains including heartburn, back pain, arthritis, colitis pain, migrant headches How to use water to prevent and combat premature aging How to lose weight effortlessly, without strick dieting.

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The Language of Love: How to be Instantly Understood by Those You Love
Words have incredible meaning, especially when they say what you mean. Make the most of your messages by learning The Language of Love. Written by best-selling authors Gary Smalley and John Trent, this companion to The Two Sides of Love shows how “emotional word pictures” can infuse understanding and intimacy into all your relationships.

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The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language
Improved design and enhanced features make this version of The Message Numbered Edition the contemporary translation of choice.

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Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. Today we use margin just to get by. This book is for anyone who yearns for relief from the pressure of overload. Reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and see where your identity really comes from. The benefits can be good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God’s purpose.

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Live Your Dreams
Here is Les Brown’s personal formula for success and happiness — positively charged thoughts, guidance, examples, plus an Action Planner to help you focus your thoughts on specific goals…and achieve them all. The answers are all here in this astonishing book — with one simple, powerful message: We may not always be able to control what is put in our path, but we can always control what we are…and what we will become.

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Making Life Rich Without Any Money: Stories of Finding Joy in What Really Matters
In a time when readers have experienced the transitory nature of the economy, Phil Callaway shares fascinating characteristics of truly rich people–characteristics that have nothing to do with money and everything to do with wealth. Readers will nod their heads knowingly, smile, and sometimes laugh out loud as they read about…

  • The perils and joys of a SITCOM family (Single Income Three Children Oppressive Mortgage)
  • Phil’s new appreciation for his wife after a memorable “Mr. Mom” experience
  • One family’s surprising response when they are literally “creamed” by a dairy truck
  • A lasting male friendship forged over an unlikely object–a lawnmower
  • A startling phone call that changed Phil’s life

True wealth doesn’t come with any material possessions. Through warmth and laughter, Callaway shows that the best things in life are not really things, after all. In this tough economic climate, readers may be surprised to learn that they may find real richness even in their own backyards.

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(First Edition) Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and Its All Small Stuff Hardover By Richard Carlson 1997
Does your life seem to have as many ups and downs as a soap opera? Then let this little book that spent 100 weeks on THE NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list show you how to stop blowing things out of proportion, stop worrying about things that might happen (but probably won’t), stop obsessing about things you can’t change and things that just don’t matter–and start living!

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How To Win Friends and Influence People
For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn:

* Three fundamental techniques in handling people

* The six ways to make people like you

* The twelve ways to win people to you way of thinking

* The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment

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Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)
The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.

Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to our current interest in taking charge of our own health. It started the revolution in patients working with their doctors and using humor to boost their bodies’ capacity for healing. When Norman Cousins was diagnosed with a crippling and irreversible disease, he forged an unusual collaboration with his physician, and together they were able to beat the odds. The doctor’s genius was in helping his patient to use his own powers: laughter, courage, and tenacity. The patient’s talent was in mobilizing his body’s own natural resources, proving what an effective healing tool the mind can be. This remarkable story of the triumph of the human spirit is truly inspirational reading.

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How to Reach Your Life Goals
Daniels has written this book to help you unlock the power of goal- setting and tap into the potential God has placed inside of you. This practical, hands-on, how-to book will help you understand, develop, and set goals which line up with God’s plan for your life.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reaching Your Goals
You’re no idiot, of course. You offer great financial advice, give the best directions, and can start your neighbor’s stubborn mower with one good pull. But when it comes to making your own goals a reality, you start crying for your mommy while calling your psychic friend. Hang up the phone and stop your sobbing! The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reaching Your Goals provides you with guidelines to setting and reaching goals in every aspect of your life. From saving more money to devoting more time to family and friends, you’ll turn your wishes and dreams into reality.

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Timeless Wisdom: Illuminating Thoughts on the Art of Living: A Treasury of Universal Truths
“Timeless Wisdom” is the ultimate gift book for any and all occassions. This extraordinary book is a masterpiece collection of thoughts from the world’s finest minds that will motivate, uplift and inspire it’s reader, young and old. Let “Timeless Wisdom” enrich the lives of everyone on your list! All net proceeds are donated to charity.

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You, Inc. – Discover the C. E. O. Within!
As founder of Beckwith Advertising and Marketing, Harry Beckwith learned early on in his career that no matter what product is being sold, the most important component of the sale is you. Here Beckwith teams up with his wife, motivational speaker and sales director Christine Clifford Beckwith, to provide tips, anecdotes, and insights based on their 30 years of selling experience. Written in a traditional homespun style, the Beckwiths offer doses of humor and practical knowledge to anyone who wants to learn how to seal the deal and thrive in business.

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Think and Grow Rich
Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you’ve read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you’ll be the one with an edge. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, this edition is complete and unabridged!

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“Daddy’s Home”: A Practical Guide for Maximizing the Most Important Hours of Your Day
“Daddy’s Home” is a book for both men and women: for men who want to be the best they can be, and for women who want to help their husbands become more effective dads

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Ordering Your Private World
We have schedule planners, computerized calendars,and self-stick notes to help us organize our business and social lives everyday. But what about organizing the other side of our lives―the spiritual side?One of the great battlegrounds of the new century is within the private world of the individual.The values of our Western culture incline us to believe that the busy, publicly active person in ministry  is also the most spiritual.Tempted to give imbalanced attention to the public world at the expense of the private, we become involved in more programs, more meetings. Our massive responsibilities at home, work, and church have resulted in a lot of good people on the verge of collapse.In this timely update of his classic Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald equips a new generation to live life from the inside out, cultivating the inner victory necessary for public effectiveness.

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An Enemy Called Average (Updated and Expanded)
This is the new, updated and expanded version of the national best-selling book, An Enemy Called Average, originally published in 1990. Stand Out – Don’t Blend In! Within every person is a desire to be fully who they were created to be. No one really wants to just get by. Regardless of where you are in life, how much you have or have not accomplished, God is not finished with you yet! Divided into 52 nuggets of truth, An Enemy Called Average is a source of godly wisdom, scriptural motivation, and practical principles. The words of this book will stir up the gifts and dreams within you. Instead of digging through ten pages to find one good idea, you’ll find ten good ideas on every page. Think about it… Your problem is your promotion. Worry is interest paid in advance on something you may never own. The faith to move mountains always carries a pick. People are born originals, but most die copies. Ideas go away, but direction stays. Stop every day and look at the size of God.

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The Eagle’s Secret
David McNally, peak-performance consultant to businesses and author of Even Eagles Need A Push, returns with an inspiring and timely look at a problem faced by more and more of us. In today’s dynamic global economy, the old rules for how to succeed–indeed, how to even stay employed–have been radically changed. The restructuring and re-engineering of our workplaces demanded by the new landscape of technology, international competition and communications now requires us to apply the lessons learned by organizations to our own professional and personal lives; what’s needed now is a restructuring and re-engineering of ourselves.
Combining a highly readable blend of a seminar’s worth of exercises, research-driven insights, and inspiring stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, David McNally guides us through seven chapters, each illustrating the attitudes and behaviors needed to navigate this new world of work.
The Eagle’s Secret teaches us how to trust ourselves and find the strengths that allow us not only to survive, but thrive.

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The Paradox of Success (Tarcher Master Mind Editions)
In all fields, many leaders feel that the costs of their professional victories outweigh the rewards. With nearly 30,000 copies sold, The Paradox of Success has helped leaders achieve balance in their lives. John O’Neil, a well-known consultant to top business executives, draws on his fascinating studies of long- distance winners’ psychological and business strategies to show the way out of this dilemma, and help readers find steadiness, renew their lives, and reinvigorate their organizations in the process.

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7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America’s Foremost Business Philosopher
You don’t have to choose between wealth and happiness—they spring from the same fountain of abundance. With this book, you’ll discover the seven essential strategies you need for success:
·Unleash the Power of Goals
·Seek Knowledge
·Learn the Miracle of Personal Development
·Control Your Finances
·Master Time
·Surround Yourself with Winners
·Learn the Art of Living Well
Author Jim Rohn’s philosophy has helped millions change their lives for the better. Find out what it can do for you!

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Stress without Distress (Signet) by Selye, Hans Published by Signet (1975) Mass Market Paperback
From dust jacket flap: “‘Stress is the spice of life,’ says Dr. Selye. Without it you would be a vegetable- or dead. Then why can stress be destructive, causing ulcers, heart disease, and so many other ailments of modern society? To those and other vital questions about health and self-fulfillment, Dr. Selye offers reassuring answers, based on a lifetime of pioneering biological reasearch. He explains the physiological mechanisms of stress and offers specific advice on avoiding stress that is harmful. He tells you what to do if you’re stymied by a problem, why procrastination is dangerous, how to enjoy leisure, why aimlessness causes distress. He discusses the concept of work as rewarding and joyful play, and the relationship of work, stress, and aging. But most important, he formulates a workable, positive, humane philosophy that allows you to be as selfish as Nature intended. In fact, he says you MUST be selfish. The drive for self-preservation is the most natural and essential property of life. But how to use this biological urge in a society that needs cooperation to survive? Altruistic egotism is Dr. Selye’s answer. It’s a form of cooperation that appears everywhere in Nature.”

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For Better or for Best: A Valuable Guide to Knowing, Understanding, and Loving your Husband
In this newly revised edition of the classic bestseller For Better or for Best, Gary Smalley speaks to women and explains what motivates men and how wives can use their natural qualities and abilities to build a better marriage. Using case histories and biblical illustrations, as well as stories from his own marriage, Smalley offers empathy, humor, and wisdom to women who wish to more fully understand their husbands and love them better. With over 750,000 copies in print and now updated and expanded to integrate the latest research and cultural changes for today’s readers, For Better or for Best offers women an insider’s perspective into the world of men, including practical help and application so they can deepen their relationships with their husbands and build a lasting marriage.

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The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy
The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door. This new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new foreword for the twenty-first century by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley.

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Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World
Discover your strengths, live your dreams! Let go of fear. Discover your true sense of purpose. Live the life you’ve only imagined!
Why does the thrill of soaring begin with the fear of falling? How can you overcome that fear and dare to live? Let David McNally lead you on an extraordinary journey of discovery that takes you from motivation to inspiration to action. Be prepared to work! In this book, you write the ending. Read fascinating anecdotes, stories, personal revelations; practice the meditations, self-assessment exercises, affirmations, and keep track in your journal as you discover the power of your potential and begin to soar. Learn how to
Choose your attitude and transform your life
Practice positive affirmations to overcome self-doubt
Radiate confidence as you discover the power of purpose
Use language to help shape your thoughts
Achieve what you truly want from life
Maximize your creative potential. Find success with dignity. Deal with personal crises. Discover your answers in the book that will forever change the way you feel about your work, your dreams, and yourself, as it helps put your own personal powers to work.

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