How to Completely Reinvent Your Life and Your Way of Thinking About It

This is episode 371 of The Ray Edwards Show. I frequently get asked how I became who I am and why I believe what I believe. I read and form opinions from what I read, and I am very good at finding brilliant minds. So I am sharing some of my favorite books from some of the most brilliant minds with you. Listen on to hear my recommendations. 

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Here are the books I recommend you read if you want to reinvent your life and the way you think about it.

Books on Philosophy:

Ayn Rand, Fountainhead

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Leonard Peikoff, Objectivism: The philosophy of Ayn Rand

Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life

Andy Andrews, How Do You Kill 11 Million People

Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

Robert Cialdini, Influence Science and Practice

Luke Rhinehart, The Book of Est

Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Wallace Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich

Wallace Wattles, The Science of Being Well

Wallace Wattles, The Science of Being Great

Wallace Wattles, The Science of Success

Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search For Meaning

Books on Money and Finance:

Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace

Dave Ramsey, Total Money Makeover

Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money

Tony Robbins, Unshakeable

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich 

Books on Business:

Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

Cal Newport, Deep Work

Hans Rosling, Factfulness


Seth Godin, This Is Marketing

Donald Miller, Building a StoryBrand

Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Church

Jay Abraham, Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got

Perry Marshall, 80/20 Sales and Marketing

Jeff Walker, Launch

Michael Hyatt, Platform

Health and Wellness:

Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge, Younger Next Year

William Davis, Undoctored 

Daniel Amen, The Brain Warrior’s Way

David Perlmutter MD, Brain Maker

Profound Knowledge Books:

Tim Ferriss, Tools of Titans

Tim Ferriss, Tribe of Mentors

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at