Self-Education

What Are You Doing to Become the Best You?

It has been said for decades that the way to have a successful life is to go to school, make good grades, graduate and get a good job.  Well that mentality has been holding so many of us back from living up to our full potential for much too long. So many of us have been taught that there is only this one linear route to having successful life, and that is simply implausible in today’s era. The time has come to understand that we must continue to educate ourselves outside of the traditional formal education settings such as the school. We must realize the necessity to seek out what we truly want to do in life and educate ourselves accordingly in order to focus on that specific area.

 

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Below is a list some suggested books & speakers as well as a list of behaviors that have been key in the self-education and personal development which has brought me to where I am today. The subjects vary from financial education, personal development, success mentality, optimism, work ethics, self-esteem, leadership, entrepreneurship, belief, imagination, positive thought, and many more.

Books

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
The Law of Success – Napoleon Hill
The Magic of Believing – Claude Bristol
The Strangest Secret in the World – Earl Nightingale
How to Get Out of Your own Way – Tyrese Gibson
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
The Science of Getting Rich – Wallace D. Wattles
As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
What to Say When You Talk to Your Self – Shad Helmstetter
Applied Imagination – Alex F. Osborn
The Leadership Challenge – James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
Social Entrepreneurship – David Bornstein & Susan Davis
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Leadership Theory & Practice – Peter G. Northouse
25 Ways to Win with People – John C. Maxwell
The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason
Next Generation Leader – Andy Stanley
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C. Maxwell
The Secret to Success – Eric Thomas


The video above features various speakers detailing the importance of self-education and investing in yourself.


“Formal education can make you a living, but self-education can make you a fortune.”
– Jim Rohn

Speakers

Les Brown
Jim Rohn
Gary Vaynerchuk
Eric Thomas
Zig Ziglar
Norman Vincent Peale
Tony Robbins
Nick Vujicic
Arnold Swartzenegger
Wayne Dyer
Ray Lewis
Greg Plitt
Pastor TD Jakes
Croix Sather
Steve Jobs
Denzel Washington
Will Smith
Jim Carrey
Joel Osteen
Stephen Covey

I will periodically updating this list. Feel free to comment with your favorite books, authors and speakers so I can check them out.

 

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