Inspiration for You!
At B•Better, we get great inspiration from the writings of the teachers and spiritual leaders of today, as well as those ancestral masters from the past.
You’ll find some of our favorite authors below. Most are available through Amazon.com. Click on the links for more information.
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
By Gino Wickman
Find out if you have a grip on your business, or if your business has a grip on you. Offers a business growth model and proven process to gain healthy traction for small to mid-sized businesses.
Get a Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable
By Gino Wickman and Mike Paton
Find out how to take your business to the next level through an EOS Implementer’s journey to help a small business through the EOS proven process.
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable
By Patrick Lencioni
Focuses on a leader’s crucial role in building a healthy organization and one often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
By Patrick Lencioni
A leadership fable that describes the five dysfunctions which go to the heart of why teams – even the best ones – often struggle. Lencioni outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive effective team.
Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a businesses.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
By Stephen Covey
Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems.
The Speed of Trust
By Stephen M.R. Covey
Find out more on the one thing that changes everything in both business and life – trust. The speed which trust is established with clients, employees and constituents in the essential ingredient for any high-performance, successful organization.
Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton, Ph.D.
The authors present a revolutionary program, the StrengthsFinder Profile, which helps people identify their talents, build on their strengths, and create greater personal and professional success.
by Marcus Buckingham
From the best-selling author of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, this book offers essential performance and career lessons for business people at all career stages.
by Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan
The authors show that people can thrive at their jobs when they take time to nurture their spirit and listen to their thoughts.
by Jim Collins
Read about the ingredients of today’s most successful companies and how these ingredients work together in an integrated way to achieve greatness.
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
With forceful storytelling and wry insight, the authors show how conventional wisdom is often wrong. Enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties!
by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith
Considered the “bible of organizational change,” this book shows how to accelerate success and avoid the obstacles that stall momentum as organizations continue to adapt their attitudes and practices to stay ahead of the curve and accommodate massive changes in the marketplace and world.
by Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross and Bryan Smith
This groundbreaking book revolutionized the practice of management by introducing the theory of learning organizations. Containing a wide range of strategies and tools, this reference-style book will have you mastering the disciplines of creating a learning organization.
by Noel Tichy
We are now in a knowledge-based economy, where the control of knowledge is the secret of success. Through demonstrating the power of teaching, this book gives today’s leaders a path to build organizations fast enough to benefit from today’s unprecedented rate of change.
by Napoleon Hill
One of the most influential books of all time in pointing the way to personal achievement, financial independence and to the riches of the spirit.
by Robert Kiyosaki
Learn the financial skills rich parents pass on to their children, as well as investment and cash management advice.
by Suze Orman
This book will help you create a life of material and spiritual abundance.
by Suze Orman
The author goes beyond the nuts and bolts of managing money to explore the psychological, even spiritual power money has in our lives.
by Catherine Ponder
One of the all-time great books on manifestation. Be ready to write down the affirmations contained throughout the book.
by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
Learn the surprising secrets of America’s wealthy and find out that nearly anyone with a steady job can amass a tidy fortune! Readers learn the seven common denominators that show up again and again among people who have built their personal fortunes from scratch.
Books: Personal Development and Transformation
by James Allen
Building on the Bible verse, “As a man thinketh, so he is,” Allen insists that it is within the power of each person to form his own character and create his own happiness.
by Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan
A classic on how to unleash and use your creative power!
Your Heart’s Desire
by Sonia Choquette
This workbook guides you step by step through the nine universal principles for creating your own reality.
by Stephen Covey
Learn how to get your priorities straight and live in alignment with your true purpose.
by Wayne Dyer
Using an array of true stories and examples, Dyer teaches readers the importance of using their power and positive energy in everyday life to connect and achieve personal abundance and success.
by Masaru Emoto
Emoto unleashes the healing power of love and gratitude, through water!! Take a look at the photos of water when introduced to words and see how they actually change form! Remember, we are 70% water!!
by Paul Ferrini
Based on the universal teachings of Christ, the author invites us to take a spiritual journey, moving from fear to love, from weakness to strength, from resistance to acceptance.
by Lynn Grabhorn
This book is an introduction to the amazing physics of thought or the “Law of Attraction,” whereby our feelings and thoughts actually create our lives and we live life intentionally, not accidentally.
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh, an ordained buddist monk from Vietnam and world-traveled speaker, author and teacher, writes on the art of mindfulness and how to transform and heal difficult psychological states. Finally, he shows us the connection between personal inner peace and peace on Earth.
by Susan Jeffers
If you struggle with fear anywhere in your life, this is a must read! She is very encouraging and gives a lot of concrete action steps to eliminate all fears from your life.
by Normal Vincent Peale
Peale says, “This book is written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying and worthwhile life.” Peale offers his own recipe for happiness, and a simple but powerful formula for molding your own destiny and finding fulfillment in life.
by Cheryl Richardson
This book will help guide you on a spiritual adventure that will awaken you to the power of grace. The more you surrender to the Divine plan and allow grace to lead the way, the more the right doors will open to support you in fulfilling your life’s purpose.
by Eckhart Tolle
Tolle writes about leaving our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Authentic human power is found by surrendering to the Now, the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy and are able to embrace our true selves.
by Bruce Wilkinson
From the author of #1 New York Times bestseller, The Prayer of Jabez, this book shows you how to rise above the ordinary, conquer your fears, and overcome the obstacles that keep you from living your Big Dream.
by Marianne Williamson
Marianne speaks of women as being either glorious queens or slave girls. She inspires every woman who reads this book how incredibly lucky we are to be a woman!
by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
This book is filled with uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes that invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.
Health and Wellness
by Robert Arnot, M.D.
Learn how our human biology allows us to increase mental energy and create positive thought patterns that can fundamentally change the way our brain functions.
by Jon Gordon
This book offers simple, powerful strategies to replenish physical, mental and spiritual energy so you can regain focus, feel healthier, work more effectively, and live life the way it was meant to be.
by Mary Jo Trapp Bulbrook
Learn more about the power of Healing Touch. Energy healing is a technique of balancing the body’s energy system to influence self-healing. By realigning (balancing) the body’s electromagnetic fields, the body’s innate wisdom to self regulate and heal is activated. Hear personal stories that will make you a believer!
by Louise Hay
Hay first wrote this book in 1976 and and since then it has been written in over 30 languages. This book is an excellent resource to uncover the emotional connection to illnesses.
by Jack Kelly and Marcia Kelly
If you’d like to find a quiet place to rest, you might check out this book. All of the featured places welcome people of every denomination.
by Karen Kingston
Provides simple and effective techniques on how to create harmony and abundance by clearing and enhancing home and workplace energies. Explains the link between inner peace and the buildings in which we live and work.
by Kevin Trudeau
Offers an abundance of alternative therapies, medical practices, philosophies and potential cures that help your body regain its natural state of health and vibrancy.
by Andrew Weil, M.D.
Learn Dr. Weil’s proven program for taking full advantage of your body’s natural healing power.
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Want to meet the most interesting, exciting person you will ever know? Let Jon Kabat-Zinn introduce you to YOU. Meditation is the art of paying attention and listening to your heart – allowing you to enjoy life more fully, more effectively and more peacefully. Both for the beginner and for those who want to deepen their practice.
by Melody Beattie
This classic will show you how to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself.
by Laura and Malcolm Gauld
This book provides a blueprint for raising and educating strong children of character.
by Gregory Godek
As the Boston Herald says, “Worth Memorizing!” Learn how to transform your relationship into a vibrant, exciting love affair.
by Daniel Goleman
The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart. Gives us a new way of looking at the root causes of many of the ills of our families and our society.
by Harville Hendrix
This is a bible for healthy and loving communication. It is an extraordinary practical guide to resolving problems, using sixteen exercises to enhance communication, stop self-defeating behavior, and achieve mutual emotional satisfaction.
by Pia Mellody
This book is the authority on codependence, providing a clear understanding of how people who are raised in dysfunctional environments are set up to put the needs of others before their own.
by Swami Rama
If we impart good education to our children, become selfless examples for them, and give them love, the Swami Rama predicts they will grow and become the best citizens of the world. Then, he predicts, the whole universe will bloom like a flower!
by Cheryl Richardson
A guided relaxation process designed to help you learn to listen to your wise inner voice.
by Dr. Jefferey Thompson
Deepen meditation, access intuition and insight, nurture healing and renewal.
by Louise Hay
Listen to this CD every day at least once and if you can, listen to it on a CD Player/Walkman. This CD is important for reprogramming our minds to think more positive, constructive thoughts so that old negative thoughts will be released!
by Wayne Dyer
This is filled with an abundance of very important information that will teach you about The Law of Attraction, and how to create the life that you truly desire.
One of the most motivating people in our world today.