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What book has had the greatest impact on your life?

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How many times have you read it?
asked Dec 9, 2016 in Other Questions by ToddTreharne IBO Specialist (36,030 points)
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon is one book that i still cherish it was given to me as christmas gift 4 years ago by my cousin now late.If investing in yourself is priority this is a must have book
Change is inevitable, but personal growth is a choice.
- Bob Proctor
I am in full agreement quidec!

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Wow what a great question, for me it was Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill. That's shaped my  entire life to see and put things in genuine perspective way. I read it more than 10 times and still read it time to time.

Another great book also, The Business Of The 21st Century, By Robert Kiyosaki , what a great book for the new generation to shape up their life as a young entrepreneurs, I read this book about three times, also my 19 and 21 years of age boys read it as well, and passing it to their friends as they are growing their own business.

answered Dec 9, 2016 by Abe IBO Guru (4,090 points)
Think and Grow Rich is one I recommend everyone continually read! Thanks for the ideas Abe!
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In terms of frequency, it's 1066: The Year of the Three Battles by Frank McLynn.

This is an in-depth narrative of the events that shaped Western civilization from that time onward and featured two superstars of the Viking Age: the legendary Harald HardrĂ¥da and William of Normandy, (Norman was French for Northman) along with the unfortunate Harold Godwinson.

The life lessons contained therein -- from the roots of motivation to the impact that minor actions can have on the bigger picture -- are timeless and applicable especially to anyone who seeks the self-determination of entrepreneurship.

answered Dec 10, 2016 by Kjell Sherman IBO Guru (4,420 points)
Awesome Kjell! Thanks!
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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. I have read it numerous times and each time I read it, I learn something new from it. I will always be reading this book because of all the successful people in it. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend you get it and get started reading it right away.

Success in 10 Steps by Michael Dlouhy. I have read it about 5 times and I have learned so much about MLM/Network Marketing. Every thing I know if because of reading this free ebook and the extensive training I went through with my mentor Michael Dlouhy. He is the master network marketer and I'm grateful to him for writing this ebook and sharing his knowledge for people to succeed in network marketing. 

~Terri Pattio - MLM Coach/Mentor with a servant's heart

answered Dec 10, 2016 by TLPattio IBO Guru (1,850 points)
Two Powerful must reads terri! Highly recommend both as well!
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I think the book that shaped my life since I was around 13 years old is Atlas Shrugged.  What Ayn wrote about happens every day but in MLM and AFFILIATE Marketing we have the chance to still build without too much interference as long as you are not scamming people. 

answered Dec 11, 2016 by Chris Shouse IBO Specialist (29,260 points)
There are many more liberties  in those fields than in most other career paths. I love that book!
Yes, I love it too and have re-read it several times.
I have read it several times as well! About time for another look!
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I have read Atlas Shrugged at least 3 times.
answered Dec 11, 2016 by Chris Shouse IBO Specialist (29,260 points)
High five!many more times ahead
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I just remembered we had this item in our Better Life Focus collection:

5 Books That Will Challenge You to Change Your Life

All are well worth the read, if you haven't had a chance to do so already.

answered Dec 15, 2016 by Kjell Sherman IBO Guru (4,420 points)
Thank you Kjell-- so of these 5, what one resonated the most with you and why?
Frankly, they all resonated with me, which is why I grouped them in the article.

To me, their central themes revolve around an individual's control over his/her own destiny and how it was handled.

For example, Crime & Punishment cautions against the delusions of an inflated ego, as the student Raskolnikov arrogantly believed mankind was divided into leaders and followers, and only by rising above the law could one confirm he was a leader, when in reality, leadership is earned and not imposed.

Both Catch-22 and Moby Dick -- the latter of which I consider to be the Great American Novel -- approach the issue of an individual being caught up in events he/she cannot control and managing to survive them. To me, those are abject lessons in perseverance.

A Brief History of Time describes the template on which our lives function, a dimension of reality that we cannot control and must learn how to be effective within its confines.

Then there's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which details how the more successful among us have dealt with functioning productively in everyday life, both because of and in spite of all that swirls around it. This applies the axiom that states "those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it" and is why one of the three points in my mantra for e-commerce success is Find a Mentor.

To me, personal doctrine can only be validated when the convergent logic of multiple perspectives is understood and accepted. It's not always comfortable, but it's enlightening.
Awesome! Thank you!I value the feed back!
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The book would probably be the Bible, its a book that has had the greatest impact on not only my life, but many other people as well. Directly or indirectly
answered Feb 21 by ebest IBO Specialist (61,720 points)
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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. Kind of the Story of My Life. Author : by Scott Adams. Filled with extremely entertaining anecdotes.
answered Mar 22 by madzi85 IBO Guru (1,390 points)

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