Reading, by all means, is the best thing you can do to learn and further get away with stress. Also, even spend time on.

Do you know what are the life-changing books which everyone should read at least once in a lifetime?

There are many books that a person can read, but the below mentioned 12 books are the ones that can really impact you. They will further impact your personality in the broad, and a better way. These books are the ones that impact the overall thought process of a person irrespective of age, profession, or religion of a person.

As a result, you can check out all the books in the list of all the books.

Book 1

IKIGAI – The Japanese secret to a long and happy life
By Héctor García

This book is the one book which everyone should read once in a lifetime as if you are lost or you need to know the real purpose of your life then this book is really for you. IKIGAI is a Japanese word that means “Life to be worthwhile”.

This book says that every person has got a purpose in life but if you are not able to find it then you can find it. It also lays down a few rules which are:

  1. Stay active; don’t retire.
  2. Take it slow.
  3. Don’t fill your stomach.
  4. Surround yourself with good friends.
  5. Get in shape for your next birthday.
  6. Smile.
  7. Reconnect with nature.
  8. Give thanks.
  9. Live in the moment.
  10. Follow your purpose.

This book surely helps you find what you should be doing. As a result it fills you with so much energy that you can kick start with things. This method is used by a lot of people and if you need a consultant for knowing your IKIGAI then you can contact You can check the book here.

Book 2-

By Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist a beautiful book and inspirational. It is about the journey of a shepherd boy from Spain named Santiago. Further, he believes in a recurring dream to become prophetic. Moreover, he goes to a Gypsy fortune teller and tells her about the ream to know what it means. Also, he was told that he is supposed to discover a treasure at the Egyptian pyramid.

This book is also full of optimism and also tells that dream or destiny is important, but the journey to that is more interesting and important. It really emphasizes faith, spirituality, and hope by just an ordinary boy’s story. This is the reason the book is loved by everyone.

There are many motivational quotes that are encouraging and motivating like

“Love is not to be found in someone else but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person.”Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Many more such quotes are there. This book further is highly recommended for reading at least once. You can check the book here.

Book 3-
Rich dad poor dad
By Robert T. Kiyosaki

This book is unique and interesting in its own way as it talks about money is not the end goal, whereas it is a tool of wealth creation. Many times people just think of money as the main and only aim for leading a good life and keep on working all the time for the same which is true with 80 % of the people around.

But, once you read this book you will understand the concept that you should not work for money instead money should work for you.

In the book few things which are essentially explained are following:

  • Firstly, being rich = freedom
  • Secondly, rich people make money work for them, while most everyone else works for money
  • Thirdly, financial education is a key to success.
  • Moreover, assets produce cash-flow, whereas accumulating assets makes you wealthy.
  • Finally, wealth can come through lots of assets as it will generate a lot of income for covering expenses.

The major point covered in the book is the third point. He also explains thoroughly that we are taught throughout that how to earn money wherein we should be educating about finances and managing them. You can check the book here.

Book 4-
The Budha and the badass
By Vishen Lakhiani

This book is one of the best descriptions of how we are spending 70 % of the time working and how we can change the way we work just by having skill sets of the Buddha – the one who is a prototype of a spiritual master who can lead an easy life with grace and flow which is aligned with the inner awakeness.

The badass – the one who is a prototype of a change-maker and also  doing all the work of changing and automating. He is the one who challenges the old rules in order to become a better person.

You can check the book here.

Book 5-
The 7 habits of highly effective people
By Stephen R. Covey

This book is one of my favorite books as this is something that really tells you the real way of effectiveness. The concept of the paradigm shift was introduced by the author and this book also helps to understand that there can be a different perspective of looking at things by different people.

This also talks about three stages of increasing maturity – dependence, independence, and interdependence called the maturity continuum.

The seven habits explained in this book are following:

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. First thing first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw- growth

I am a total believer in these all habits and I also try to inculcate all this in me as much as possible. Whenever I feel like I just take the book and start reading the book. Further, if you need consulting on how to develop this habit you can check the details at You can check the book here.


Book 6-
The Secret
By Rhonda Byrne

This is another favorite book of mine and when I am low or have some dis appointment, then this is my go-to book. I just take the book, read any part of the book in order to get back on track.

This book also helps you to practice gratitude and visualization. Further, it discusses the law of attraction which means the power of thoughts may influence your actions and experiences in life.

In this book, few important things are discussed which are really magical.

  • Firstly, if you want to achieve some goal you should not only believe that you can do it. But you should see that you have already achieved the goal as virtual thoughts impact your actions.
  • Secondly, to achieve your goals, you need to stop thinking of what you don’t want. When you think about what you do not want you are unknowingly further drawing more to those things or situations. So, only focus on what you want in life and you will get more of it. In order to do it you can practice affirmations daily.
  • Thirdly, the main principle as per this book is you will attract what you focus on. Whatever it may be by including food, health, energy, goals, health, money, or anything else.
  • Moreover, this book empowers humankind. It also boast motivation which makes you positive. Further, you focus on correct things.
  • Finally, this is basically to have a correct mindset. In order to do anything your mindset plays a very important role in the way things are handled.

I am a firm believer in the law of attraction and it actually is somewhat true also. If you need consultation on how to develop the correct mindset to achieve goals you can check the details at You can check the book here.

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