If you are struggling for gift ideas this Christmas, then this might help you.
As well as giving gifts that I know people will want and enjoy, I also try to give gifts that will have a lasting value and impact. Some ideas for this come from my favourite books.
Here is my top five essential book list.
1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
A worldwide best-seller that has changed the mind set of many people regarding money. It is what the wealthy teach their kids that the poor and middle class don’t.
This is one of the best books showing you how to master the skill which is the setting and achievement of goals. Brian is a good friend and is consistently voted one of the top three motivational speakers in the world.
3. Getting everything you can out of everything you’ve got– Jay Abraham
A great sales and marketing book from the master marketer and personal mentor of mine.
4. The Hungry Spirit – Charles Handy
One of the UK’s best modern day philosophers and a personal friend, Charles Handy explains why the perpetual drive for more and more materialistic possessions leads to an unfulfilling path and provides some much better alternatives.
5. The Dip: The extraordinary benefits of knowing when to quit – Seth Godin
In tough times or in times of tough decisions, The Dip is a masterful little book that leads to breakthroughs in thinking and action from the legend that is Seth Godin.
Any of these books (and many others), given as a gift to the right people at the right time, can have a profound and positive impact in their lives. However, if you are already one step ahead of me, there’s a more comprehensive list on my Pinterest Board – Books the can change your life.