The DaVinci Coach's Top Ten Self-Help Books

A Listmania! list by Lisa Rothstein "Turning Creativity to Cash" (los angeles, CA)
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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
1.  The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
The list author says:
  "Read my review of this book. A great primer for procrastinators, especially for writers struggling to get themselves to sit down at the desk."
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Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
2.  Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman
The list author says:
  "Fire your therapist. This book deserves its status as a classic. Simple but powerful cognitive exercises force you to question automatic negative evaluations about yourself and the world. Give this to every sad sack  and Debbie Downer you know."
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Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
3.  Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live by Martha Beck
The list author says:
  "Author Martha Beck is a joy to read for her humor, but this book is a seriously helpful one for anyone lacking direction or support. Great stories from her own life mixed with practical tips and exercises. An uplifting, fun read."
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The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
4.  The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore
The list author says:
  "Dr. Neil Fiore's book made me weep the first time I read it. A compassionate look at the reasons we procrastinate, and a genius solution/planning tool in the Unschedule he outlines in the book. For those imprisoned by procrastination, this book is a Get Out of Jail Free card. Don't put off buying it!"
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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)
5.  A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61) by Eckhart Tolle
The list author says:
  "Slightly "woo-woo" but oddly comforting book about living in the now, letting go of judgments and recognizing your ego for the pain in the ___ it is. I have not read Tolle's "The Power of Now" but am told it is even better than this book."
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Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway
6.  Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway by Susan J. Jeffers
The list author says:
  "A well-deserved classic, this book helped me when I was suffering from panic attacks, and it still a go-to for more garden-variety fears and anxieties. If fear is stopping you from doing what you really want, this book will be a great help."
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Think and Grow Rich
7.  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The list author says:
  "The all-time grand-daddy classic. Look past the archaic language and embrace the simple yet powerful principles and you can't go wrong. The last chapter especially, "The Six Ghosts of Fear" still rings very true."
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I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
8.  I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It by Barbara Sher
The list author says:
  "Barbara Sher's aptly titled book offers practical assistance and comfort for people wracked by indecision and a plethora of interests. Her other books are also recommended, especially for people in career transition or recent graduates looking for their first job."
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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
9.  The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
The list author says:
  "Another classic, that is more a class than a book. You really have to do the exercises and the (for me) dreaded "morning pages" to get the full benefit. May be better used in a group setting. One "Aha" takeaway for me - you do not have the RIGHT to allow your fears of not being good enough keep you from expressing your talents."
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The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose
10.  The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose by Janet Bray Attwood
The list author says:
  "The crux of this book is the "forced values" exercise that winnows down your many interests to your Top Five Passions. While the book is great, the test is more powerful if done with a partner or a certified coach."
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