Recommended Books

Here is a list of recommended books relate to living a life on purpose, experiencing greater joy and wellbeing or to provide insights into a life well-lived. Many of these books are referenced in “STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy”. Not all of these books relate to the topic of STOP directly or even indirectly, but they have influenced many people to live a life on purpose. Click on any of the buttons below to purchase the book from This list from time-to-time.

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive Can Teach Business about Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth by Michael O’Malley Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcom Gladwell Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People by Edward M. Hallowell Leadership Insight: The New Psychology of Grit, Success & Well-Being by Gene Harker, MD, PhD Pause Points: The Mindful Pursuit of Health & Well-Being by Gene Harker, MD, PhD and Curt Smith Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy & Purposeful Life by Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: by Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich Irrationality in Health Care: What Behavioral Economics Reveals About What We Do and Why by Douglas Hough Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less by Marc Lesser Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distractions, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership by Mike Figliuolo The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential by Martin E. P. Seligman Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do by B. J. Fogg Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi The Power of Full Engagement: by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World by Richard J. Foster Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life by Stewart Friedman Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stewart Friedman The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win by David Ulrich Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinik Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy Shave 10 Hours off Your Workweek: 4 Proven Strategies to Create More Margin for the Things That Matter Most by Michael Hyatt