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I Recently Added a Page – 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career

I recently added a page 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career, that I think you will find useful if you are looking to make changes to your life and career. And these days, who isn’t?

I have read, studied, and used these 10 books. I have also been fortunate to have received personal, one-on-one personal coaching, mentoring, and friendship from a number of the authors.

These 10 books can help you to take a fresh look at your life, and your career, and gain new perspectives so that you can make the changes that you want to make and experience an adventure in growth.

  1. Creative Ideas by Ernst Holmes with Julia Cameron
  2. Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
  3. Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters by Michael Bungay-Stanier
  4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing by Paul O’Brien
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  6. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  7. The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz
  8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference by Andy Puddicomb
  9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life by Sharif Khan
  10. What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles

10 books to change your life and career

I hope that you enjoy reading these 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career and find them as useful and inspiring as I have.


10 Books To Change Your Life and Career

Read these 10 books to change your life and career.

The following 10 books can help you to take a fresh look at your life, and your career, and gain new perspectives so that you can make the changes that you want to make and experience an adventure in growth.

These 10 books are books that I have read, studied, and used. I have been fortunate to have received personal, one-on-one personal coaching, mentoring, and friendship from a number of the authors.

The books are listed alphabetially.

  1. Creative Ideas
  2. Creative Visualization
  3. Do More Great Work.: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters
  4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  6. The Artist’s Way
  7. The Four Agreements
  8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference
  9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life
  10. What Color Is Your Parachute?


1. Creative Ideas

Creative Ideas: A Spiritual Compass for Personal Expression by Ernest Holmes with Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way). Creative Ideas is just as inspirational and insightful today as when it was first published over 30 years ago.

Creative Ideas by Ernest Holmes with Julia Cameron

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2. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life

Creative Visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life that was taught by Shakti Gawain and introduced to the world in 1978 in her book Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life.

Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain

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3. Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters

Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters by Michael Bungay-Stanier, in fifteen exercises, shows how you can finally do more of the work that pushes you forward, stretches your creativity, and truly satisfies you.

Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier

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4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing

Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing by Paul O’Brien is a unique book about discovering and living out one’s destiny. Paul O’Brien distills a lifetime of business and personal challenges, risk-taking, adventure, and trial-and-error into an eloquently articulated process for making the best strategic decisions with an ever-improving sense of timing.

Intuitive Intelligence by Paul O'Brien

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5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey,one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

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6. The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron show us that we are all creative in one way or another. While focused on writers The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron can help all of us lead a more a fulfilling life. The Artist’s Way was, and is, taught as a 12 week course.

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

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7. The Four Agreements

The simple ideas of The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by don Miguel Ruiz provide an inspirational code for life; a personal development model, and a template for personal development, behaviour, communications and relationships.

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8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference

The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference by Andy Puddicomb is a onderful introudction to meditation and mindfulness.

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9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life

Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life , by Sharif Khan, .

Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life by Sharif Khan

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10. What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles is a self-help book intended for job-seekers is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually with more than ten million copies sold.

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N Bolles

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Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy – The Teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz

Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy – The Teachings of don Miguel Ruiz is more expansive and in-depth than The Four Agreements.

Beyond Fear contains information on life after death, prophecies about the evolution of humanity, and exercises and ceremonies to walk readers through the process of shedding fear and becoming spiritually and emotionally alive.

Fear is the source of all of the negative agreements we’ve made with life. It can alienate us from the joy that is our birthright. When we are able to look at our lives without fear or judgments, we realize that reality can be whatever we want it to be. Beyond Fear leads seekers of the Toltec way of freedom and joy on their spiritual journey into a state of empowerment.

In order to practice the Four Agreements, before we can achieve The Mastery of Love, we must move Beyond Fear. Fear is the source of all the negative agreements we’ve made with life. It can alienate us from the joy that is our birthright. When we are able to look at our lives and our worlds without fear or judgments, we realize that this dream we are dreaming – reality – can be whatever we want it to be.

It has been my privilege to know don Miguel Angel Ruiz, and his lovely wife Gaya, for several years. Miguel and I have shared numerous conversations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in Teotihuacan, Mexico.

On each occasion, I became aware, for the duration of our talk, that we had been in another dimension where the possibilities for transformation are boundless. In this other place, where Gaya also dwells, affirmation, a positive viewpoint, and a profoundly holistic sense of the sacred prevail. My task has been to collect, record, and shape don Miguel’s wisdom.

Though I am neither an apprentice nor a shaman, through the years of writing this book my imagination has been penetrated by nagualism with its eternal promise of heaven on earth, and I am grateful.

Mary Carroll Nelson

Don Miguel Ruiz, trained as a medical doctor and surgeon, is also a nagual (one with the ability to guide others to spirit), initiated as a Master of Intent in the Toltec tradition. His wisdom derives from a vision of Teotihuacan, “the place where Men become Gods.” Seekers of the Toltec way to freedom and joy follow a ritual procession along the main passageway in Teotihuacan as they move beyond fear into a state of empowerment. Many students have made this journey with don Miguel. This comprehensive guide to the teachings of don Miguel Ruiz includes:

  • the basic elements of Toltec wisdom and the spiritual practice that is the basis of The Four Agreements
  • Tools for Transformation – exercises and ceremonies to walk readers through the process of shedding fear, judgment, and guilt
  • an imaginary journey to Teotihuacan, the sacred center of nagual teaching
  • information on life after death, and prophecies about the evolution of humanity
  • biographical information on don Miguel Ruiz and his training with his curandera mother, the famous healer, Mother Sarita

The knowledge contained in this life-changing volume has the power to replace fear with joy.

Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy is available for doownload from amazon.com.

Related Books by don Miquel Ruiz

Voice of Knowledge

In The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace, don Miguel Ruiz explores the concept of impeccability of the word as a simple, yet potent prescription for countering the judgmental inner voice of knowledge.

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The Voice of Knowledge is the fourth book in the Toltec Wisdom series.

With The Voice of Knowledge, don Miguel Ruiz continues to lead us more deeply into the depths of our inner universe, allowing us to see more clearly if we but look. don Miguel Ruiz reminds us of a profound yet simple truth: The only way to end emotional suffering and restore joy in living is to stop believing in lies – mainly about ourselves.

He refers to the forbidden tree of knowledge, likening the abandonment of the true self to the fall from heaven. This fall, he says, occurred because of the loss of “the impeccability of the word,” that simple yet potent prescription for countering the judgmental inner “Voice of Knowledge.”

Adhering to “the word” – saying only what one means, refusing to speak against one’s self – allows anyone to quiet those inner tyrannical thoughts so that we can become aware of our Voice of Integrity. Knowledge then becomes an ally, and life becomes an expression of the authentic self.

The Four Agreements is written in such a way that we seem, almost instantly, to remember what we are being told; to immediately understand.

The Voice of Knowledge is a bit trickier than that but also, I think better for that. It too is a revelation. This is a book that one picks up and immediately feels the clicking of light-bulbs over the head….but they are not necessarily shades of light we are comfortable sitting in. This is a book of questions and some people are not comfortable with questions, particularly when they are questions they seem to somehow remember, just as the Agreements are answers we somehow remember.

Within this book, you will find great wisdom. And by applying this wisdom, which is very simple actually, you can stop sabotaging yourself, stop beating yourself up, dispel whatever negativity you have accumulated. It’s true. And, as he says,

We are born in truth, but we grow up believing in lies…one of the biggest lies in the story of humanity is the lie of our imperfection.

The Four Agreements opens a door for us.

The Voice of Knowledge opens our ears and our eyes and is available for download from amazon.

Books by don Miquel Ruiz