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Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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"Leaders Are Readers"

Below, I've listed the books that have been most influential, most helpful, or most inspiring out of the hundred I've read over the years.  All are linked to, where you can purchase them at a significant discount, and have them shipped directly to your home in just a few days.

To the right is a box with the Top Recommendations from Amazon based on the books my visitors have actually purchased recently.  Choose from either list - I'm sure you'll find resources to help you reach your goals and create the life you truly want!

The books listed here are my personal favorites.  If you are serious about achieving your dreams, living a better life, or improving your performance, I urge you to buy -- and READ -- these books!

And, if a book has been particularly helpful or influential for you, please send me the title and a short review about why it was helpful to you.  Email your suggestions to me at:  I may post your listing here, with full credit to you (if you wish)!

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  The E-Myth Revisited:  Why Most Small Business Don't Work and What to Do About It, by Michael E. Gerber

This is one of my favorite books, and I recommend it to almost all of my clients who own a small business or run a professional practice.  Most entrepreneurs start with a dream.  But soon, the business either grows and threatens to take over their lives, or it fails to grow, and that takes over their lives in a very different, and more painful way.  The  reality of running a business, doing paperwork, making sales, ordering supplies, hiring and supervising staff becomes exhausting.  Sales go down, stress goes up.  Profits suffer and the owner must find a new way.  Gerber writes with insight, wisdom and compassion.  He understands the process and has compelling solutions.  The book is easy reading, but the lessons will transform your business, and your way of doing business, for year to come.  VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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   Success is Not an Accident, by Tommy Newberry

This is the BEST book on taking control of your life, living with integrity based on priciples, and ATTAINING your goals I have read this year!  It is amazing and I can't stop praising this book!  I had never heard of it or of Mr Newberry until a couple weeks ago, when I saw it on the list of books visitors to my website had purchased from Amazon.  I got curious, read the reviews, ordered it, and devoured it!  (I even canceled a golf game to finish it on Saturday -- this is GOOD!)  One reviewer wrote:  "This... is the most content-rich and principle-centered book I've ever read.  Newberry paints a clear and distinct picture of the prerequisites for living a significant and impactful life. This book ...  leaves no doubt why Newberry is called America's Success Coach."  The book gets a solid 5-stars from Amazon, and from me (which is even harder)!  I highly recommend this book - it's VERY good!  

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RichDadPoorDad.gif (5396 bytes)  Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by  Robert T Kiyosaki & Sharon L. Lechter

This astonishing little book, written from a very personal perspective based on the author's childhood experiences, is near the top of's most popular list!  And, it has quietly worked its way up the best-seller charts for a very simple reason:  it is true!  To make money, you have to work smart (not just hard), you have to invest wisely, you have to understand that money is attracted to money, and that successful people think about money in specific ways.  They understand that by itself, money has no meaning.  When we use money to achieve our values, to express our priorities and create meaning in our lives, money becomes a useful, faithful servant, rather than a fickle master.  Only 184 pages, but a book to change your life and make you a fortune!

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   The Cash Flow Quadrant, by Robert Kiyosaki & Sharon Lechter

If you read only one book this year, please make it this one!  This is the sequel to the authors' best-selling book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and it is even better!  This is more thorough, more practical, more motivating, more do-able!  It's brand new, and already near the top of Amazon's best-sellers, with a remarkable 5-star rating from 39 reviewers!  (No book gets 5-stars from that many critics, especially when it's about financial independence!)  Mary gave it to me for Christmas, and we made immediate changes as a result.  This book makes sense!  It will teach you to think about and manage your money in new ways.  It will help you set and achieve realistic goals, and if you desire, it can teach you the skills for achieving financial independence. I feared it would be about greed and the quest for ever more money, but it's really about balance, freedom, and living a life that allows you to make choices from integrity, rather than fear.  Please buy this book!  If you read and re-read it, it can change you life! 

Buy it now, while you're thinking about it!  Click here and "just do it"!


InstantMillionaire.gif (5989 bytes)   The Instant Millionaire, by Mark Fisher

This is one of the most profound little books I've ever come across!  I absolutely LOVED it and am giving over 20 copies to my friends and family for Christmas.  I strongly urge you to buy, read, and study this book!   And, other people agree.  It has a 5-star rating at Amazon, which is very rare, and here are the healdines from some  reviews:  "If you only ever read one self-help book, make it this one!"  And another:  "One of the greatest little stories ever told."  And again, "My life has changed completely.  Believe me, it really works!"  And one more:   "Simple, but not easy.  An entrepreneur's guide to meditation."   You can probably read this story in an afternoon, but I will be pondering and imlementing it for years to come.  I hope you'll buy it!

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amzn-b3.gif (9524 bytes)    I Could Do Anything, if Only I Knew What it Was by Barbara Sher

This is THE book for folks who are restless, ready to move forward and make positive changes in life, but aren't sure what the next step should be.  Not clear about what you really want in life?  Not sure about your career?  Or, know what you want, but have no idea how to get started?   This is a marvelous tool to help you clarify your thoughts, set goals, and take action.  It's easy to read, very practical,  very gentle -- and very powerful!   Most reviewers at Amazon give it 5 stars, and I agree!   Every entrepreneur and free agent should have it on their desk!  And, anyone who's frustrated, stuck, or not sure about the next step to make the most of their potential and create the life they really want, NEEDS this book! 

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VisionaryBusiness.gif (4284 bytes)  Visionary Business: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Success  by Marc Allen

This powerful book has become famous as the "beginners guide to business success".  Written as a series of discussions between a wise, successful business person and a young, "wet behind the ears" newcomer, the book contains a wealth of practical, inspirational and powerful tools for building your business.  Using the principles of attracting success rather than "making sales", Allen writes about achieving success by doing what you love, doing it with integrity, investing wisely, marketing smart, and keeping good records.   This is not a "new age" guide to creative imagery.  It's a very practical, savvy guide that belongs in every professional's library. will deliver it to your mailbox for only $10.36.  Get it by clicking here:


FinancialFreedom.gif (11729 bytes)   The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, by Suze Orman

My wife turned me on to this book, and it has changed our budget, our attitude towards money, and our plans for the future!  Wow!   That's a lot for one little book!  This has been a huge best-seller for a reason -- it works!  From thinking about your estate and taking care of your loved ones, to investing wisely, and using your checkbook and family budget as practical tools to get what you want in life, this book is a gem!  Very easy reading.  Ms Orman is not a wallstreet investment teckie or a fancy banker!  She writes in a down-to-earth, practical sense about money and how you can use money (and your attitudes and relationships with money) to have the life you want.  Very powerful, and highly recommended!

Click here to order it for only $11.10 and have it delivered to your door:


MarketingYourServicesPutman.gif (7471 bytes)  Marketing Your Services, by Anthony O. Putman

This is the most expensive book I recommend, and perhaps the best bargain!  This "Step-by-Step Guide for Small Businesses and Professionals" covers every aspect of finding your niche, reaching your customers, filling your practice and making money -- in practical, easy-to-follow language.  I bought it 6 years ago at a seminar, and it has been worth far more than the seminar was!  A reviewer put it this way:  "Of all the books I've read on "Marketing Your Services" this has to be the best....  He looks at marketing your services not as a chore you need to get through but as a fun and challenging activity to improve the success of your business. Everything is covered here, from finding your niche to taking care of clients. The style is fun and informal and includes many stories and real life examples. This is a "must have" book if you want to attract new clients." 

Buy it for only $27.97 by clicking here:


AladdinFactor.gif (5071 bytes)  The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

Most Americans are familiar with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen for their series of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books.  There are many books in that series now, and they are very good.  But long before these guys became rich and famous for their "Soup" books, they wrote two other works that, for me, have been much more powerful.  The first is:  "The Aladdin Factor". This is one of the 2 or 3 most influential books I've ever read, and I've never understood why it hasn't become more famous.  Most people have never heard of it, but I urge you to get your hands on it, read it, take notes, and implement the strategies! It will change your life!

The cost is only $10.40 (U.S.) and you can order it by clicking here:


MarketingWithoutAdvertising.gif (10542 bytes)   Marketing Without Advertising, by Michael Phillips & Salli Rasberry

This wonderful, POWERFUL little book was recommended to me by my friend, Nina Cherry.  The wisdom -- and techniques -- in this book have been worth many thousands of dollars to me!  Very practical, it takes the mystery out of marketing a professional practice, attracting clients, and making money...without having to "sell" or "advertise" anything!  Long before Thomas Leonard developed his "attraction principles", this book listed the specific daily actions for letting the world discover you and beat a path to your door.  It helped me relax and stop "trying" to sell. Instead, the practical steps in this book taught me to effectively, effortlessly,  let people know who I am, what I do, and how it could benefit them.  And that has made all the difference!  To build your professional practice, work less, and make more money -- buy (and USE!) this book! 

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MarketingYourServices.gif (5211 bytes)   Marketing Your Services: For People Who Hate to Sell,  by Rick Crandall

This brilliant, insightful book is all about practical, easy (even fun!) ways to market for folks who are professionals, perhaps reserved or shy, and have no intention of ever selling anything to anyone -- but who still have to make a living!  From developing powerful business letters, to chatting easily with local media and developing powerful networking techniques, this is a "must have" book for any professional or small business.  And, if marketing and "schmoozing" doesn't come easy for you -- then it's an absolute MUST HAVE!!!  Get your hands on this book, read it, use it as a workbook or guide, and simply start doing the things that feel most practical, easiest or appropriate.  Like Marketing Without Advertising, (above) this book has made me hundreds of thousands of dollars.  It's one of the most valuable books I've ever read!

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