BOOKS 'N STUFF

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...

WARRIOR, MAGICIAN, LOVER, KING: A GUIDE TO THE MALE ARCHETYPES UPDATED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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

OTHER READS

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

Nonviolent Communication - A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg

What is Violent Communication? If "violent" means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate - judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing others or ourselves, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who's "good/bad" or what's "right/wrong" with people--could indeed be called "violent communication."

Categories: Scientific Psycholog

Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chögyam Trungpa

Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears—perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress.

Categories: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy of Buddhism

Atomic Habits by James Clear

People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.

Categories: Behavioural Sciences, Self-Help, Cognition & Cognitive Psychology

Listen to Money Isn't the Problem, You Are by Dain Heer, Gary M. Douglas

This book offers you "out of the box" concepts with money - Money Isn't The Problem, You Are is written for people who live in a constant state of difficulty around money, whether it's spending too much, not having enough, or having too much. In Money Isn't The Problem, You Are, Gary Douglas and Dain Heer share processes, tools, and points of view that you can use to change the way money flows into your life. 

Categories: Self-Help, Practical & Motivational Self Help, Popular Psychology

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe - The Secret. Later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller.

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religious and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.

Categories: Practical & Motivational Self Help, New Age Thought & PracticeSelf-Help

Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday

An inspiring anthem to the power, promise, and challenges of courage, the first in a series examining the timeless Stoic virtues from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ryan Holiday

Fortune favours the bold. All great leaders of history have known this, and were successful because of the risks they dared to take. But today so many of us are paralysed by fear.

Categories: History & Survey of Philosophy, Business & Economic History, Practical & Motivational Self Help

Man UNcivilized by Traver Boehm

There is an epidemic in the male world right now — that of unexpressed purpose and unacknowledged pain. Man UNcivilized will show you how to live your truth and stop running from your past hurts.

Know this, your pain is valid, you are not broken and you are certainly not alone. 

In 2015, I got divorced. And sober. One was like falling down the side of a cliff for a year. The other was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Categories: Self-Help, Practical & Motivational Self Help

Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts by Richard C. Schwartz

Explore your multifaceted mind - an invitation to personal healing and spiritual awakening 

Inside each of us, there are many distinct selves. “Though we’ve been raised to believe that healthy people have a single ‘self’”, explains Dr. Richard C. Schwartz, “acknowledging our multiplicity gives a far deeper awareness of how our minds actually work.” Dr. Schwartz’s pioneering Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy has become renowned in psychotherapy for its power to help us connect with and heal the many distinct facets - or parts - of our psyche. With Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts, he brings you a practical training course for using this method for your growth, well-being, and especially your spiritual journey. 

Categories: Psychotherapy & Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, Psychiatry 

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

From the Academy Award®-winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

I've been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.

Categories: Individual Directors, Theatre & Performance Artist Biographies, Actors & Entertainers Biographies

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Built to Last, the defining management study of the '90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.

But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? Are there those that convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? If so, what are the distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?

Categories: Business Ethics (Books), Business Economics (Books)

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

Achieve "Massive Action" results and accomplish your business dreams!

While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

Categories: Career Guides, Strategy Management, Business Management & Leadership

The Secret to Attracting Money by Joe Vitale 

Bestselling author and The Secret co-star Dr. Joe Vitale teaches you how to attract money easily and effortlessly by harnessing the astounding power of the Law of Attraction! 

The potential to attract money and create abundant wealth doesn't reside in your job, your circumstances, or even the economy. It resides within you. Your mind is equipped with the natural ability to attract as much money as you want and need - at anytime, anyplace, in any financial climate, without struggle. You just have to know how to trigger it. 

Categories: Occult Spiritualism, Parapsychology, Popular Psychology

The Millionaire Booklet by Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone wants to simplify the process of becoming a millionaire and, if you want, even super rich. This isn’t some pie in the sky, out of reach big claim. He knows it is attainable because he has used the information here and done it.

The eight steps Grant Cardone lays out is in a very simple to understand language that will allow you to get started today in creating the money you deserve. Let’s face it, your parents didn’t teach you how to get rich and the schools and colleges don’t even talk about it.

Categories: Personal Finance, Finance, Self-Help