Motivational Books

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"What other books have inspired you?"   An Agent asked me this in a recent session of our latest S.P.A.R.K. Course.  Then she asked, "Would you compile a list for us?"

So here it is.
The Four Agreements, a Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
This is a wonderful summary of many great teachings in just 138 pages. 

You Can Heal Your Life- Louise L Hay
Perhaps the best book written on how your mental and emotional mindset affects your health and your success

How to Win Friends and Influence People- Dale Carnegie
Call it a success classic.  You will recognize much of today's best teaching on this subject was based on Carnegie's original work.

Think and Grow Rich-Napoleon Hill
Another classic on which all future writing on success is built

Raving Fans, a Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service - Ken Blanchard
This is the original source of the Loyalty Ladder from which you build success based on referrals.

In Search of Excellence- Tom Peters
This book was the catalyst for the Nation's focus on quality and quality service. 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen R. Covey
One of those books that leads you step by step from where you are to where you want to be.

The E-Myth- Michael Gruber
A clear explanation of why people who are excellent at what they do fail at turning it into a business; and then how to overcome those difficulties

There are many more.  These are just those mentioned in the latest S.P.A.R.K. Course.  I'll climb into the attic and dig into a few boxes of books that I have chosen to hold onto over the years.  It will be a very pleasurable trek through a couple of decades of my business education and will likely inspire a treasure of ideas to share with you.
Oh, and I would love for you to share your favorite books!!!

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Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Most of these I have read and thought to be excellent, a couple I haven't heard of.  Right now I am reading:

  • Gurrilla Marketing
  • Networking Like A Pro
  • Cash Copy
  • Outrageous Marketing
Jun 21, 2010 01:48 AM #1
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Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

Thanks for the list..Raving Fans is an excellent book!!

Jun 21, 2010 01:49 AM #2
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Rich, this is a pretty good list. How about anything by Og Mandino"

  • The Greatest Salesman in the World
  • The Greatest Secret in the World
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II
  • The Greatest Miracle in the World
  • The Return of the Ragpicker
  • etc.
Jun 21, 2010 02:00 AM #3
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David Okada
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Service-Beyond Your Expectations

Thanks for the list. I still believe "Think and Grow Rich" is a classic and his principles still apply today.

Jun 21, 2010 03:04 AM #4
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Rich Levin
Real Estate Grad School - Atlanta, GA
All these are great books. I am an avid reader and love to share. Thanks for the other suggestions.
Jun 25, 2010 05:29 AM #5
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