The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth (Center Street, 2014)
This is arguably the best personal development book I’ve ever read. There are books that cover specific topics better, but when people ask me, “What is the first book you would recommend I read,” after the Bible, this is it.
Lots of people think success is a mystery. They think of it more as art than science. They convince themselves that it is for the rare genius or the lucky. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Massive success is not easy to achieve, but it is simple. There is a recipe. Whenever someone has the guts to put all the ingredients in and stir it up, they get the result.
If Massive Success were a cake, it would always contain at least five elements.
There are many flavors of “Success Cake,” with unique ingredients added beyond the basic 5. But much like the fact that Chocolate Cake, Angel Food Cake, and Pound Cake, though different, all contain milk, eggs, and flour, so too every success cake has five central ingredients in common.