Brad Branson

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Wassup!!
 
Missed you last week! Been crazy busy with the Lifestyle Academy launching again in September – plus some new products in the works (more on that soon!)   :)

This week I’m mixing it up and recommending you 7 life changing books you probably haven’t read... I haven’t shared a book list in a long while, so this is definitely overdue!

Watch the video below to find out what these 7 life changing books are.
 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGPf7eMHMgw&feature=youtu.be

There are countless self-development books in circulation…

After reading hundreds of different books, I’ve been able to narrow down a few that don’t get the attention they deserve in the self-development community.

Read these books and you will develop an incredibly strong foundation that you can stack everything else on. THIS is how you can find your identity and ultimate purpose in life.

Have you read any of these books already? Maybe you should revisit them again! I cannot recommend them highly enough… Let me know your thoughts and what you got out of them.

P.S. At the END of the video I share the book that my mentor highly recommended to me as I was taking a big leap in my own life… specifically transitioning from offering dating advice to focusing on self-development.

I couldn't recommend it highly enough for how much it changed my own life and may change yours as well.

Enjoy!
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Pman

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If you are in this for more than just game, which is a direction that I see Tyler and Brad drifting onto, you should probably go check on Tai Lopez. He is on the thumbnail of Tyler's recent video on social game. He is a buddy of both Tyler and Julien, and pretty much of a renaissance man. Anyway, I've follow his advice and went on to start reading Made in America, the biography of Sam Walton. Most successful businessman of all time. I'm eating away at it and would completely recommend it, as much as I would Tai's videos.

Also, good job on stepping up, Brad.
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NYGuy21

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Brad's Favorite Self-Developlment Books
1. Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged
2. Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead
3. Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth
4. Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now
5. David Deida - The Way of the Superior Man
6. Tony Robbins - Awaken the Giant Within

Brady's 7 Life Changing Books You've Probably Never Read
1. Jed McKenna - Spiritual Enlightment, the Damnedest Thing
2. Jed McKenna - Spiritually Incorrect
3. Jed McKenna - Spiritual Warfare
4. Ken Wilber - A Brief History of Everything
5. Nathanial Branden - The Psychology of Self-Esteem
6. Walter Issacson - Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
7. Gay Hendricks - The Big Leap
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Pman Wrote:
If you are in this for more than just game, which is a direction that I see Tyler and Brad drifting onto, you should probably go check on Tai Lopez. He is on the thumbnail of Tyler's recent video on social game. He is a buddy of both Tyler and Julien, and pretty much of a renaissance man. Anyway, I've follow his advice and went on to start reading Made in America, the biography of Sam Walton. Most successful businessman of all time. I'm eating away at it and would completely recommend it, as much as I would Tai's videos.

Also, good job on stepping up, Brad.


Are you Tai Lopez?
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pickuplamberg

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Great Video Brad !
thanks
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Rafael_BR

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Thanx, NYGuy21.

Great vid, Brad.
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July

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Nice vid Brad, thanks for the booklist
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Corey Daniel

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Awesome video, I like your idea about reading a biography every 3rd book.
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Macavity

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Life changing book: 

Focusing by Eugene Gendlin

A good follow up is..

Power of Focusing by Ann Weiser Cornell
Radical Acceptance of Everything: Living A Focusing Life by Ann Weiser Cornell
 
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MoS

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Damn, Branson's speaking is on point. Do a video on public speaking! Or video blogging!

We love Brad!
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Matrim

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Awsome! Love Ken Wilber's books.
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Alexanderje

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The Hawk Wrote:

Pman Wrote:
If you are in this for more than just game, which is a direction that I see Tyler and Brad drifting onto, you should probably go check on Tai Lopez. He is on the thumbnail of Tyler's recent video on social game. He is a buddy of both Tyler and Julien, and pretty much of a renaissance man. Anyway, I've follow his advice and went on to start reading Made in America, the biography of Sam Walton. Most successful businessman of all time. I'm eating away at it and would completely recommend it, as much as I would Tai's videos.

Also, good job on stepping up, Brad.


Are you Tai Lopez?


Nah I'd recommend the guy just as much.
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Always saw the potential in you bro...since you first started. There's some serious value, which you bring to this community. Thank you Brad. 
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~~Thich Nhat Hanh
Macavity Wrote:
Life changing book: 

Focusing by Eugene Gendlin

A good follow up is..

Power of Focusing by Ann Weiser Cornell
Radical Acceptance of Everything: Living A Focusing Life by Ann Weiser Cornell
 


Awesome! I just checked out the reviews and overview in amazon and will purchase these. I came across a tape (an actual cassette tape) on focusing many years ago but never gave it its proper due. 

I'll recommend:
How to Raise your Self-Esteem and The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden.
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
Zen Driving by K.T. Berger (trust me on this one)
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Thanks brad! Back to reading more :).
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7 Life Changing Books You've Prob Never Read

........The Bible
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Sinjin

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Better start reading!
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kapz

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Looks like some good books. Adding these to my reading list :).
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Raphe

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damn... too many books to go out xD
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Hamlet

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Hey Brad love the plug for Ken Wilber. I think it's about time the self development/pickup community started really look at integral practices and spiral dynamics. Actually, rewatching The Blueprint after reading Ken Wilber is SUPER interesting.

Actually looking at the pickup community in general, you really get a sense of where people are at in terms of their development. A lot of people get into pickup as a revolt against parents/media/society expecting them to conform to some repressed male archetype (Blue stage of development). They want to take control of their own lives; see the world through their own eyes. That marks the transition to Orange. This is an important step, and the revolt against "social conditioning" is probably necessary for guys at this stage. After a while though, they need to realise that they're part of a bigger whole, which is where they move on to Green stage of development. That's where you get guys just wanting to be in harmony with the nightclub, loving every chode and babe in the place equally, wanting to show respect and compassion. A lot of people leave pickup at this point, thinking it's shallow, lust-driven, and less fulfilling than love relationships.

They might be right in some ways. But there are higher levels yet - yellow and turquoise - where you integrate every stage of the spiral, moving freely between them and seeing the strengths and limitations of each stage. That's the Holy Grail of pickup and of life in general. Where you can go from being pure shark boner one minute to cuddly, responsive boyfriend the next. I definitely see Owen in his videos operating at this level (I think he did some spiral dynamics training too). Time for the rest of the community to start that integration work too!
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One of the best books I've ever read is called "Thick Face, Black Heart". It ties in a lot of eastern philosophy with being effective and directed in life. It talks about cultivating that KILLER INSTINCT to go after what it is you want when the opportunity presents its self. It also touches on self esteem as well as the meaning of life in many ways. 

I strongly recommend this book, Brad. It changed my life so I strongly feel it will have a respectable impact on yours as well as the people you teach. 
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Alexanderje

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Cool, thanks for the list. Will all be checked out ;)
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I totally dig that someone is posting book references in RSD-
So respects to that.

But self improvement has been around way before Dale Carnegie  - Actually the best in self improvement is from before. To limit life changing books to this century is amusing to me.
So cool. In my opinion  your understanding of counciousness, the meaning of life  would expand much more if you read books older than 100 years; instead of the  modern Jed Mckenna filter   Anyways . as long as you are happy...right?..

peace!!



 
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dragonfishfucker

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LESS READING, MORE LEADING. PUSSIES.
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Yeah, Jed McKenna definitely helped me to tear down my chode reality, get rid of all the bullshit beliefs, and hammer home the few truisms of life i know for sure. you can soak up other self-help books much more easily after that and it allows you to build a completely new, empowering reality afterwards.
Thanks Brad!
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Brad, you never mentioned "The 6 Pillars of Self Esteem" by Nathaniel Branden.. I know that's an incredible read.
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I found the Enlightenment trilogy a long time ago thanks to one of your posts and I couldn't be more grateful for the recommendation. Six Pillars and its exercises are definitely great too. So I'm giving the other three a shot!
Thanks a lot Brad
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