We have specially hand-picked a range of books for your personal development and progression, which compliments our ethos, methods and the way we work at XYC-Life.

Our TOP PICK for men...


by Rod Boothroyd
Paperback £11.67

This exciting new book describes the male archetypes of Warrior, Magician, Lover and King in a way designed for a 21st century audience. The author explains the characteristics of each archetype in its balanced form, as well as the inflated and deflated forms which can result from the emotional wounding we experience during childhood.

If you've ever had difficulty understanding why you behave in the way you do, this book will provide you with clear answers. The book will also be a revelation for you if you feel like you have less control over your thoughts, feelings and emotions than you would like.

This book comes highly recommended as a practical, down to earth, and instantly usable manual for good emotional health. It is a book designed both for our times and for our current challenges.

Categories: Psychology & Emotions, Mental Health, Psychology


The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements, reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. The book offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

Categories: Health, Family & Lifestyle Self Help, Spiritual Thought & Practice


The Key to Living the Law of Attraction by Jack 

The Key  is a simple 'how to' guide for using the Law of Attraction to create the life you desire. It explains not only what you need to know but what you need to do in order to attract what you want in your life. It addresses important issues of clarity, purpose and action.

Categories: Popular Psychology, Practical & Motivational Self Help, 

The Master Key System by Charles F Haanel

"The Master Key System" is the only clear, concise, comprehensive, definitive, distinctive, cogent, and scientific presentation of the Creative Power of Thought ever formulated by any one person at any one time. It provides a system that teaches the ultimate principles, causes, effects, and laws that underlie all attainment and success.

Categories: Popular Psychology, Practical & Motivational Self Help

The Success Principles Workshop by Jack Canfield

The Success Principles Workbook focuses on the original book’s core 17 principles – from ‘Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life’ to ‘Surround Yourself with Successful People’ – and provides step-by-step instructions, incorporating self-discovery exercises, ‘Make-It-a-Habit’ worksheets and journalling, to keep readers on a path to success.

Categories: Assertiveness Management Skills, Stress, Self Help Stress Management

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks, the New York Times bestselling author of Five Wishes, demonstrates how to eliminate the barriers to success by overcoming false fears and beliefs. Fans of Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, and The Secret will find useful, effective tips for breaking down the walls to a better life in The Big Leap.

Categories: Popular Psychology, Practical & Motivational Self Help


The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier

“The Secret of the Ages”, was one of the earliest and most influential self-help books that popularized the power of positive thinking. The Secret of the Ages” encourages readers to use the newly emerging psychological tools of visualization, faith, and personal development, to make their greatest dreams and wishes come true.

Categories: Self Help Memory Improvement, Spiritual Inspiration

The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida

The Way of the Superior Man, explores the most important issues in men's lives - from career and family to women and intimacy to love and spirituality - to offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom. Join the internationally renowned expert on sexual spirituality for straightforward advice, empowering skills, body practices, and more to help you realize a life of fulfillment, immediately and without compromise.

Categories: Psychology of Sexuality, Human Sexuality, Spiritual Disciplines & Techniques, 

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. 

Categories: Philosophy, Health, Family & Lifestyle Self Help

Telling the Story by Geoff Mead

Telling the Story shows how leaders affect our understanding of what is possible and desirable through the stories they tell. 

Categories: Business Management & Leadership, Business Leadership Skills, Business Motivation Skills

Dare to Lead - Brene Brown

In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. 

Categories: Business Management & Leadership, Assertiveness Management Skills, Business Leadership Skills

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich provides the reader with 13 principles in the form of a Philosophy of Achievement. The book maintains that desire, faith, and persistence can propel one to great heights if one can suppress negative thoughts and focus on long-term goals.

Categories: Business Motivation Skills, Personal Success, Practical & Motivational Self Help 

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

Discover the secret of how to get rich, starting from where you are, with what you have. 'The Science of Getting Rich' holds the secret to how economic and emotional security can be achieved in a practical, imaginative and non-competitive way, while maintaining a loving and harmonious relationship with all of life.

Categories: Accounting Audits & Auditing, Personal Finance Budgeting, Management Accounting

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabriel Bernstein

In The Universe Has Your Back, Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson guides readers to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security and clear direction. The lessons help readers relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom. Readers will learn to stop chasing life and truly live.

Categories: Personal Success, Practical & Motivational Self Help, New Age Thought & Practice

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

To make the journey into the now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” 

Categories: Personal Transformation, New Age, Education & Reference


Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.

Categories: Personalities, Military History of Prisoners of War, Military History of War Crimes, Philosophy

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R Covey

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey.

Categories: Business Leadership Skills, Practical & Motivational Self Help, Business Management & Leadership

The Tao of Leadership by John Heider

This bestselling masterpiece of practical philosophy will guide you to enhanced interpersonal relationships and the cultivation of enduring leadership qualities. Heider provides simplest and clearest advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders. The Tao of Leadership is a blend of practical insight and profound wisdom, offering inspiration and advice. 

Categories: Taoism, Organisational Theory & Behaviour Management Course in Miracles

The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday

The Daily Stoic is a wise, calming, page-a-day guide to living a good life, offering inspirational daily doses of classic wisdom. Each page features a powerful quotation from the likes of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or philosopher Epictetus, as well as historical anecdotes and thought-provoking commentary to help you tackle any problem, approach any goal and find the serenity, self-knowledge and resilience you need to live well.

Categories: Philosophy History, History & Survey of Philosophy, Business Management & Leadership