27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Personal development

27 excellent personal development gifts for Christmas. To help your family and friends nourish their success and wellness this Christmas why not introduce them to some of the classics of personal development literature. I have gone through my favorites and compared them to top lists on the internet and here is what reads like a snapshot of the best books in personal development history. Perhaps you may wish to invest in one or two of them for your self.

There are 27 books listed below, none is in priority over the other since they are all books thousands of people value and I hope you will too.

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ONE

Mind Power into the 21st Century
This book was written in 1997 by John Kehoe and offers practical advice that makes sense today as it did then. It is simple, easy and straightforward. Kehoe also wrote a book called Mind Power for Children an excellent book for parents to work help create better lives for their children. Read about Mind Power into the 21st Century

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TWO

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
by Deepak Chopra (success creation) – a short and yet detailed book that gives you easy to understand steps to enhance your life by best selling author Dr. Chopra – Read more about The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

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THREE

As A Man Thinketh
by James Allen (power of thought) – one of the classic foundational books on how to use correctly the power of your mind to live the life of your dreams – if you have not read this book you need to, it is a life changer – Read about As a Man Thinketh

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FOUR

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

by Dan Millman (inner peace) – this bestselling book was made into a movie – the movie was good but I preferred the book – Read about Way of the Peaceful Warrior

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FIVE

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
by Dale Carnegie (stress management) – this classic best selling book thought us the concept of living one day at a time and about never going to sleep angry. It has easy to follow steps and is worth every moment you invest in reading it – Read more about How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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SIX

Unlimited Power
Awaken the Giant Within
by Tony Robbins (achievement and NLP) – these are two of the best selling books by one of the world’s most influential personal and business development coaches – Read about Unlimited Power
Read about Awaken the Giant Within

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SEVEN

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
by Dr. Joseph Murphy (mind control) – this is another classic book that contains a lot of information on how to use the power of your subconscious mind to change every area of your life from relationships to work and beyond for the better – Read about The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

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EIGHT

The Seven Day Mental Diet
by Emmet Fox (thought change) – this tiny and short book is a mini seminar in words that teaches you how to take control of your mind in one week – Read about The Seven Day Mental Diet

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NINE

The Power of Positive Thinking
by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (positive thinking) – one of the pioneering books on the topic of the power of positive thinking – Read about The Power of Positive Thinking

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TEN

Get the Life You Want: The Secrets to Quick and Lasting Life Change
By Richard Bandler (thought change) – this book is one of the latest books by one of the geniuses behind the field of NLP – if you read this book and use the techniques included you can learn how to change your life on your own – Read about Get the Life You Want

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ELEVEN

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Dr Stephen R. Covey (personal effectiveness) – if you have ever heard of the concepts of putting first things first, working towards win-win solutions, paradigm shifts – this is the book that first talked about these ideas in words you and I could use every day – there are now versions for teen and children – Read about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

TWELVE

The Prophet
by Kahil Gibran (wisdom) – Gibran offers a wealth of wisdom on topics from love and friendship to how to eat and treat our clothing from a spiritual perspective – Read about The Prophet

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THIRTEEN

Peace Is Every Step
by Thich Nhat Hanh (peace and wisdom) – one of the best books ever written to show us how to bring find peace in daily activities that surround us in the western world – Read more about Peace Is Every Step

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FOURTEEN

The Art of Happiness
by The Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler (handbook for living) – I received this book as a gift from my parents – it shares with the reader the essence of the Dalai Lamas approach to joyful living – Read about The Art of Happiness

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FIFTEEN

Zen in the Martial Arts
by Joe Hyams (personal development) – this book teaches through two to three page stories and explanations how to live a peaceful and effective life – it includes conversations between the author and legendary martial artist Bruce Lee but you don’t have to be a martial artist to appreciate the value of this book – Read about Zen in the Martial Arts

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SIXTEEN

Think And Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill (wealth creation, thought change) – this is the all time classic that has been sold to millions of people and used by millions helping them find a way to create the life of their dreams – it is not just about money it is about living life abundantly – the ideas in this book have been used by the best personal and business development coaches in the world since the 1930s – Read about Think and Grow Rich

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SEVENTEEN

Rich Dad Poor Dad
by Robert Kiyosaki (wealth building advice) – one of the best bestselling books that clearly shows us the importance of why we need to ‘work on’ and not just ‘work in’ our businesses to be happy as well as successful – Read more about Rich Dad Poor Dad

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EIGHTEEN

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
by John Gray (communication between man and woman) – the best selling book that thought us all that men and women do indeed look at the world differently and that by knowing and respecting these differences we can have wonderful relationships – Read more about Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

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NINETEEN

Mind Power for Children
by John Kehoe (empowering children to be their best) – this book teaches parents how to empower their children so they can grow up living happy, healthy and fulfilling lives – Read about Mind Power for Children

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TWENTY

Are You the One for Me?
By Dr. Barbara De Angelis (relationships) – if you ever wondered how can you tell if the person you are in relationship with is the right person for you then you need to read this book – De Angelis in her loving and direct way gives us simple tools and techniques we can use so that we can tell if we are in the right relationship and how to find the right relationships – Read more about Are You the One for Me?

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TWENTY-ONE

How To Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie (social skills) – this classic bestseller teaches you the importance of paying attention to the needs of others before yourself and that when you do people will want to be around and work with you – Read more about How To Win Friends and Influence People
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TWENTY-TWO

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey (life skills) – an excellent book on how teens can create their own happy, healthy and fulfilling life – based on the best seller ‘the seven habits of highly effective people’ but written in a much easier to digest approach -recommended for adults too – Read more about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
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TWENTY-THREE

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
by Sean Covey (life skills) – Inspired by the great success of his book for teenagers Covey wrote this story book for children to teach our children the values of sharing, win-win and working together – Read more about The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

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TWENTY-FOUR

The Richest Man in Babylon
by George S. Clason (money management) – this classic book teaches the reader through a story how to get yourself out of debt and into financial prosperity step by step – Read more about The Richest Man in Babylon

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TWENTY-FIVE

The Wealthy Barber: Everyone’s Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent
by David Chilton (money management) – before the ‘latte factor’ made famous by financial planner David Bach came ‘The Wealthy Barber’ which uses the dialogue between friends to teach us all how to become financially independent – Read more about The Wealthy Barber

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TWENTY-SIX

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
By Vicki Robin (money management) – this book teaches you how to save and become financially independent AND it will also teach you the value of your time and a technique to find out how much you truly earn for the work you do – Read more about Your Money or Your Life

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TWENTY-SEVEN

The Automatic Millionaire
by David Bach (money management) – this is the book that became known for the phrase ‘the latte factor’ the author teaches the reader how they can take small everyday savings and create a million dollars in savings – Read more about The Automatic Millionaire

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