There are so many great authors out there. I have read so many different stories, thoughts and ideas that sometimes I’m amazed I’m not a super-genius by now. But though I may not have become tremendously wealthy or a household name, I have learned quite a bit. If you want a shift in your thinking, here are some great places to start:
- Alan Cohen. Right now I’m reading his “Looking In for Number One.” He has a wonderful gentle heart and beautiful stories that speak for themselves. Very uplifting and inspiring.
- Neale Donald Walsh. My favorites are his original three books “Conversations with God, Books 1-3.” Read about how Neale was frustrated with his life, and began his own dialogue with a legal pad and a pen. His answers will differ from what you think you’ve always known about God.
- The wonderful philosophy of FISH! I was lucky enough to be introduced to this concept through work (although sadly they never put into practice what we learned). Visit their web site here to learn more.
- Think on These Things by J. Krishnamurti. This book was very eye-opening for me. It questioned everything I did, said, and believed. It took no teaching for granted and helped me to think for myself instead of as society has taught me. Very thought-provoking. Visit a web site dedicated to him here.
- Dare to Win by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. This was a great self-help book written by the same guys who brought us the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Here they share great stories and helpful tips in an easy-to-read book.
These are just a few of the great authors and creative thinkers I’ve encountered in my reading. Who are your favorites? Who made you stop and think about your life and your beliefs? I’d love to hear who’s influenced your life for the better.