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Must-Read List

 

On the right is the longer "Recommended Reading List."

 

But what if you just want the really short list of books you absolutely have to read?

 

Well, okay. Here it is. In order.

 

1. The E-Myth Revisited
by Michael Gerber

2. The Power of Focus
by Jack Canfield, Leslie Hewitt, Mark Victor Hansen

 

3. First Things First

by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill

4. Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson

5. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
by Deepak Chopra
 

 


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"It takes relaxation--and focus--to create and understand the balance in our lives."

-- Karl W. Palachuk


 

 

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What Readers Say . . .

 

 

Relax, Focus, Succeed was written for me… well… for anyone “like” me who’s ever had more to do or fires to put out than hands to pull out your own hair with. And since we’ve all been there at some point; this book will speak to you. Karl’s book reveals an escape from the ‘powering thorough’ that we do every day to get through a multitude of life without ever really ‘living’.

 

Relax, Focus, Succeed takes the reader down to the core of what makes us who we are and walks us through figuring out what we really want in life, how to maintain our center and create a well-balanced, happy, successful life. Karl is motivational and inspiring.

Hannah Welch
Marysville, CA
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I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Karl Palachuk and found myself taking notes. His philosophy is that we need to slow down, take care of ourselves, and reprioritize our lives. I am guilty of being a workaholic and never feel like I'm accomplishing as much in a day as I should. But this is the first time I have ever given myself permission to take care of myself first--not to mention to enjoy my family and friends more.

 

And Karl was right, the work isn't going anywhere and the world won't stop spinning if I let it sit for awhile. This book is a true inspiration! I now schedule workouts into my schedule every day--something I never considered before. But I realized that I will be more productive in the long run if I'm taking care of myself. This is GREAT STUFF!

Stephanie Chandler
Sacramento, CA
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Karl has outdone himself in this book. I started reading this at a stop light and had to pull over and finish two chapters before halting my day and going home to finish the book. There are many practical and meaningful applications that are just helpful. I was pushing the limits of bad health and very bad overwork habits. This book has helped me tremendously. This book ranks with the quality of the E-myth.

 

You will pick this book up and have a hard time putting it down!

B. Vincent "Ben"
Auburn Hills, MI
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Books / Tapes / CDs


In alpha order by author.


Here's the Long Reading List we developed over almost six years of publishing the monthly newsletter. Eventually, we decided to pare this down. So the "Recommended Reading List" is much shorter.


But I do recommend these books, so I didn't want to just through the longer, more complete list away.


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The Bible
 

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Getting Things Done:  The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allan -- also on CD!
 

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201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business
by Jane Applegate
 

Provides a variety of ideas for the entrepreneurs of small businesses, including finding a great lawyer, locating a good accountant, and how to get free government counseling.

 

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What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens
by Beverly K. Bachel
 

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Rhythms of Life

by William Bailley

 

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From Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life

by Lucinda Bassett

 

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The Relaxation Response

by Herbert Benson and Miriam Z. Klipper
 

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What Are Your Goals: Powerful Questions to Discover What You Want Out of Life
by Gary Ryan Blair
 

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Goal Setting 101: How to Set and Achieve a Goal!

by Gary Ryan Blair

 

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The One Minute Manager

by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
 

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Putting The One Minute Manager to Work

by Kenneth Blanchard and Robert Lorber

 

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Raving Fans : A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service

by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles

 

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Don't Just Do Something, Sit There
by Sylvia Boorstein
 

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Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices To Help You Stay Calm & Focused All Day Long

by Brantley Jeffrey, et al.

 

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The Power of Focus
by Jack Canfield, Leslie Hewitt, Mark Victor Hansen
 

How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty.

 

Bestselling authors and motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen team up with internationally acclaimed success coach Les Hewitt to show readers how to achieve their personal, business and financial goals.

 

A Great way to start building your Future Self!

 

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work

by Richard Carlson
 

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Life Is an Attitude: Staying Positive When the World Seems Against You

by Elwood N. Chapman

 

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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
by Deepak Chopra
 

Offering a spiritual approach to affluence, the author lists seven laws to be incorporated into consciousness to provide an understanding of money's nature and create wealth.

 

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Good to Great

by Jim Collins.

Available as book or CD.

 

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Don't Set Goals (The Old Way)
by Wade Cook
 

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First Things First

by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill

 

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

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The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
by Stephen R. Covey

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Goal Set Your Way to Achieving Your Dreams: A Practical Guide to Goal Setting
by Mark D. Csordos
 

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How Now: 100 Ways to Celebrate the Present Moment

by Raphael Cushnir

 

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A Guide to Getting It:  Self Esteem

by Laura Davis, et al.

 

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The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook

by Martha Davis, Matthew, Ph.D. McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

 

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Managing for Results

by Peter Drucker

 

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Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact with God Through Meditation

by Wayne W. Dyer
 

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The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way

by Wayne W. Dyer

 

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Real Magic
by Wayne Dyer
 

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The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Setting Goals

by Keith Ellis

 

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Customer Service 101: Basic Lessons to Be Your Best

by Renee Evenson

 

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Living Your Best Life
by Laura Berman Fortgang
 

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Twelve Ways to Develop a Positive Attitude
by Galloway
 

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Super Service: Seven Keys to Delivering Great Customer Service...Even When You Don't Feel Like It!...Even When They Don't Deserve It!

by Jeff Gee, Val Gee

 

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Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress

by Mike George

 

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The E-Myth Revisited

by Michael Gerber

 

If I could make every small business owner read just one book, this would be it. Really.

 

It's a quick read, but has some very powerful messages about how to make your business (and your life) successful without killing yourself.

 

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The E-Myth Contractor

by Michael Gerber

 

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The E-Myth Manager

by Michael Gerber

 

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E-Myth Mastery

by Michael E. Gerber.

Available as book or CD.

 

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The Importance of Being Lazy
In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacations. 
by Al Gini
 

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The Little Red Book of Selling

by Jeffrey Gitomer

 

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Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers
by Seth Godin

 

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Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

by Seth Godin

 

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Unleashing the Ideavirus

by Seth Godin

 

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Business Process Improvement Workbook

by H. James Harrington, et al.

 

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Habits of the Mind

by Archibald Hart

 

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Growing a Business

by Paul Hawken

 

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Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

by David R. Hawkins

 

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Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

 

-- One of the real classics.  I think this one's worth buying, but it's available everywhere used.  I even have a tape I bought at a library book sale for a few dimes.
 

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Perfecting Ourselves: Coordinating Body, Mind and Spirit

by Aaron Hoopes
 

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Concentration! How to Focus For Success

by Sam Horn and Michael Crisp
 

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Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich from America's Money-Saving Expert 

by Clark Howard, Mark Meltzer

 

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Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life
by Spencer Johnson
 

Relates a highly meaningful parable intended to help one deal with change quickly and prevail, offering readers a simple way to progress in their work and lives.  Best seller for several years running!

 

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Grow Something Besides Old
by Laurie Beth Jones
 

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The Path
by Laurie Beth Jones
 

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Strategic Planning for Success: Aligning People, Performance, and Payoffs

by Roger Kaufman, et al

 

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Active Meditations for Contemplative Prayer

by Thomas Keating

 

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Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel

by Thomas Keating
 

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Carolyn 101

by Carolyn Kepcher.

Available as book or CD.

 

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Building Your Business, Leading Your Business, Protecting Your Business

by Loral Langemeier (CD set)

 

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Guerilla Marketing

by Jay Conrad Levinson

 

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Creating a Life Worth Living

by Carol Lloyd

 

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Silence & Stillness in Every Season: Daily Readings With John Main

by John Main, et al.
 

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Word into Silence

by John Main
 

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You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought

by Peter McWilliams

 

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No Man Is an Island

by Thomas Merton
 

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Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small

by Barry J. Nalebuff, Ian Ayres

 

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30 Days to an Ultra-Positive Attitude

by Tommy Newberry

 

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The Essence of Success 

by Earl Nightengale

 

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Daily Readings from Your Best Life Now
by Joel Osteen
 

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Your Best Life Now

by Joel Osteen

 

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Stop Whining and Start Winning: Recharging People, Re-Igniting Passion, and Pumping Up Profits

by Frank Pacetta, Roger Gittines

 

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The Power of Positive Thinking

by Norman Vincent Peale

 

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God Help Me! This Stress Is Driving Me Crazy

by Gregory Popcak

 

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The Total Money Makeover Workbook

by Dave Ramsey

 

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Take Time for Your Life
by Cheryl Richardson
 

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The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

by Al Ries

 

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Leadership Secrets of Attila The Hun
by Wess Roberts

 

-- Sometimes the analogies are a stretch, but there's some good advice here.  A bit cynical.

 

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YOU: The Owner's Manual
by Michael F. Roizen et al.

 

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How to Make a Buck and Still Be A Decent Human Being
by Richard C. Rose and Echo Montgomery Garrett

 

Wonderful book. And it's by a car salesman, of all people! This is a "keeper" because you can mark it up and flip through it when you need a little reminder that you're doing the right thing.
 

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Happy Yoga : 7 Reasons Why There's Nothing to Worry About

by Steve Ross

 

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In Search of Values
by Dr. Sidney B. Simon
 

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Break Through the Noise

by Elisa Southard

 

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The Spirit of Leadership
Optimizing Creativity and Change in Organizations

by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer

 

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Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude

by W. Stone

 

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The Ultimate Gift

by Jim Stovall

 

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Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment  (CD or book)  

by Eckhart Tolle

 

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Brian Tracy's 21 Secrets to Success
by Brian Tracy
 

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The Power of Clarity

by Brian Tracy (CD Set)

 

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The Psychology of Achievement

by Brian Tracy

 

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The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success
by Brian Tracy

 

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Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude

by W. Clement Stone

 

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Maximum Success: Changing the 12 Behavior Patterns That Keep You From Getting Ahead

by James Waldroop Ph.D., Timothy Butler Ph.D.

 

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Self-Directed Behavior: Self-Modification for Personal Adjustment

by David L. Watson, Roland G. Tharp

 

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Instant Calm: Over 100 Easy-To-Use Techniques for Relaxing Mind and Body

by Paul Wilson
 

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Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life : A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life

by Larry Winget
 

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Making Peace With Your Past
by H. Norman Wright

 

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From Sabotage to Success: How to Overcome Self-Defeating Behavior and Reach Your True Potential

by Sheri O. Zampelli

 

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Best Practices in Customer Service

by Ron Zemke and John A. Woods

 

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Goals:  Setting and Achieving them on Schedule
by Zig Ziglar -- also on CD!
 


Enjoy

-- Karl P.

 

Of Interest





Raves

 

This is one of the best books I have ever read, I have many on business motivation as well as many for your personal life and these seem to contradict each other. Karl shows you how to create the necessary balance in your life. I did not realize how much unnecessary stress I was causing myself until Karl pointed it out, this made an immediate impact in my life in all three areas Personal, Family and Business. I highly recommend this book especially for anyone trying to run their own business.

Bret Meche

Opelousas, LA
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The most important thing Karl's book did for me was to remind me of how important it is to relax in order to be successful. Too often we get so busy that we forget to take time to relax in order to focus our minds and thereby succeed. Karl's exercises throughout the book are very practical.

Sue Lynn Canfield
Roseville, CA
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I love the way Karl's book makes powerful and grounded statements. He is motivational, informative and hits the nail on the head. I recommend his book highly and I recommend it to my clients who are working toward more balance and relaxation in their lives.

Jenifer Novak Landers

Folsom, CA
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I will be rereading this book constantly until I get every habit fully ingrained in my head. I am off to buy a notebook for my "quite time".


Thank you Karl!

Brielle Beard
Oklahoma
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I have read, and re-read this book from cover to cover. Its a fantastic book.
This book shows you how to do as the title says Relax, Focus and Succeed.

 

Brilliant book . . . highly recommended.

Chris Timm
UK
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