10 books you should read every year

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3 min readMar 14, 2024
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10 books you should read every year:

  1. 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene


• Master the art of timing

• Build a strong reputation

• Be adaptable and flexible

• Learn to control your emotions

2. Atomic Habits by James Clear


• Visualize the person you want to become to stay motivated for growth.

• Make your habits obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying.

• Create a system for success, not just setting goals.

• Focus on improving 1% every day.

3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


• Trust in the universe

• Embrace the journey

• Learn from your experiences

• Persevere and never give up on your dreams

4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle


• Accept life’s ups and downs

• Stay present — don’t dwell on the past or obsess over the future

• Negativity and fear drain energy — let go and find inner peace

5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

• Think win-win

• Begin with the end goal in mind to stay focused on what matters

• Seek first to understand, then to be understood by listening actively

6. Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss


• “No” is not a rejection, but an opportunity to explore other options.

• Mirroring: Repeat the last few words someone said to encourage them to elaborate.

• Calibrated questions: Ask open-ended questions to guide the conversation and gather information.

7. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch


• Identify the 20% of your efforts that produce 80% of your results.

• Focus on the most important tasks and eliminate or delegate the rest.

• Apply the principle to various aspects of your life, such as business, relationships, and personal growth.

8. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


• Surround yourself with people who stimulate you and believe in you.

• Master your emotions, don’t let fear stop you from taking action.

• Learn from adversity and defeat — persevere through obstacles.

• Desire and persistence are key — you become what you think.

9. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins


• Beat procrastination by counting down 5–4–3–2–1 and take immediate action.

• Push yourself out of your comfort zone to build confidence.

• Don’t overthink or second-guess yourself.

• Embrace discomfort.

10. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

• Surround yourself with positive peer pressure

• Set audacious goals — daily discipline will achieve them

• Small, consistent actions compound over time into big results

11. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

• Learn from your mistakes

• Choose your battles wisely

• Focus on what truly matters to you

• Understand that you can’t control everything

• Let go of perfectionism and the need for everyone’s approval

• Accept that life has struggles — learn and grow stronger through adversity




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