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The 4-Hour Workweek
by Timothy Ferriss

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“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”



I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

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"She comprehended the perversity of life, that in the struggle lies the joy"

Draw the Circle
by Mark Batterson

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"I knew that if God could trust me with the little things, then He could trust me to do big things"


The Greatest Salesman in the World
by Og Bandino

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"The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal.  Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides in the next bend of the road.  Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. Always will I take another step."

"I will persist until I succeed"


Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

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"I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action."

 
The Slight Edge
by Jeff Olson

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“The important point is to start on the path and to remember that no matter what has gone on before, you can begin fresh and new anytime you choose. You can start with a clean slate.”

The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg

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“Every habit, no matter its complexity, is malleable.”
“The will to believe is the most important ingredient in creating belief in change.”

The Year of Yes
by Shonda Rhimes

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"I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard.
Don’t call me lucky. Call me badass." 

Jennifer Lewis
The Mother of Black Hollywood
A Memoir

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“With age comes clarity; I see that had one man, one show, or one breakdown been different, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today.”

The Biology of Belief
by Bruce H. Lipton

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“Our beliefs control our bodies, our minds, and thus our lives...”
“The character of our life is based upon how we perceive it.”

The War of Art
by Steven Presserfield

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"The more sacred we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it"

Way of the Peaceful Warrior
by Dan Millan

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“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” 
“Think less and feel more.  That way you’ll enjoy even the simplest things in life”

The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz

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"You were born with the right to be happy.  You were born with the right to love, to enjoy and to share your love.
"Just your existence proves the existence of God.  Your existence proves the existence of life and energy."
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
by Harriet Jacobs

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“Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts.” “O, what days and nights of fear and sorrow that man caused me! Reader, it is not to awaken sympathy for myself that I am telling you truthfully what I suffered in slavery. I do it to kindle a flame of compassion in your hearts for my sisters who are still in bondage, suffering as I once suffered.”

The Traveler's Gift
by Andy Andrews

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“As children, we were afraid of the dark. Now as adults, we are afraid of the light. We are afraid to step out. We are afraid to become more.”
“Failure exists only for the person who quits. I do not quit.”

The Mastery of Self
by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

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"...if you are waiting to be loved and accepted in the future, then you are not loving and accepting yourself in the present."

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

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“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Radical Focus
by Christina Wodtke

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“The only hope for success is iteration.  This does not mean blindly trying the same thing over and over again. I believe that is the definition of insanity.  Instead, you track closely what works, and what does not, and you do more of what works and less of what doesn’t. The heart of success is learning.”
"Impossible goals are depressing.  Hard goals are inspiring."

Secrets of Six Figure Women 
by Barbara Stanny

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"A stretch in any area of life, regardless of where, has a ripple effect in other areas as well.”

The Richest Man in Babylon
by George S. Clason

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“Where the determination is, the way can be found.”

The Noticer
by Andy Andrews

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“Your time on this earth is a gift to be used wisely. Don't squander your words or your thoughts. Consider that even the simplest actions you take for your lives matter beyond measure...and they matter forever.”

The Seven Decisions
by Andy Andrews

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“A wise man will cultivate a servant's spirit for that particular attribute attracts people like no other."

Steal Like an Artist
by Austin Kleon

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“You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.”
“If you ever find that you're the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.”

The Paradise Chronicles
by Nicole Paradise

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"Art needs no approval.  Your gift is the outlet to the world that awaits you"


You are a Badass
by Jen Sincero

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“The first thing I’m going to ask you to do is to believe that we live in a world of limitless possibilities.  I don’t care if you have a lifetime of proof that you can’t stop shoving food in your face...believe that anything is possible anyway.”

Do the Work
by Steven Presserfield

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“The opposite of fear is love - love of the challenge, love of the work, the pure joyous passion to take a shot at our dream and see if we can pull it off.”
"Start before you're ready"
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