Phil Hayes is a truly inspiring Coach and Trainer and brilliant person. So if you're interested in NLP and coaching, 'NLP Coaching' is one for you:
'Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway' by Susan Jeffers is a wonderful book that had a big impact on me. Empowering.
If you don't think that you're lucky, 'The Luck Factor' by Richard Wiseman might just change all that. It's a fascinating, evidence-based examination of the quality we call 'luck' but is actually about how our expectations and outlook affect our experience of the world. Contains practical exercises to change your luck.
We've become so used to adrenaline and stress that we forget to use our intuition to keep ourselves safe from real threat. Our senses pick up danger signals that we often ignore or rationalise away. 'The Gift Of Fear' by Gavin De Becker is a great reminder of how to trust our instincts and keep safe while actually being less generally fearful of life and people.
I used to have a paralysing fear of public speaking. With hypnosis and NLP techniques, starting with 'Presenting Magically' by Tad James and David Shephard, I transformed fear into confidence and enjoyment.
'The E Myth Revisited' by Michael E Gerber is a must-read for owner-managers or anyone thinking of setting up in business:
Carol Pearson makes Jungian archetypes accessible in 'Awakening The Heroes Within'. I do coaching and group facilitation around this subject, helping people to be who they want to be. This is a great resource:
Connected to that is this wonderful book for writers, 'The Writer's Journey' by Christopher Vogler. It's about how mythical stories and characters are used in modern writing - books and films - to entertain and move the audience:
'The Artist's Way' by Julia Cameron is another great resource for writers, or anyone wanting to enhance their creativity: