THE 30 BEST SELF-HELP & MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS PDF

Get to read our hand-picked selection of the best motivational books of all time. These brilliant masterpieces will inspire and amaze you.
More importantly, they will deeply motivate you. This amazing compilation of best 30 self-help & motivational books will definitely ignite the inner fire that will enable you to take on the world. So enjoy this list of the best motivational books of all time!



 The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World- BY CHRIS GUILLEBEAU



If you've ever thought, "There must be more to life than this," The Art of Non-Conformity is for you.

Based on Chris Guillebeau's popular online manifesto "A Brief Guide to World Domination,"The Art of Non-Conformity defies common assumptions about life and work while arming you with the tools to live differently.

You'll discover how to live on your own terms by exploring creative self-employment, radical goal-setting, contrarian travel, and embracing life as a constant adventure.

Inspired and guided by Chris's own story and those of others who have pursued unconventional lives, you can devise your own plan for world domination-and make the world a better place at the same time.




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A Philosopher's Notes: On Optimal Living, Creating an Authentically Awesome Life and Other Such Goodness- BY BRIAN JOHNSON


The Class We Never Had

Isn't it a bit odd that we went from Science to Math to History but somehow missed the class on how to live? For some wacky reason "Optimal Living 101" didn't make the schedule... But imagine if that class did exist and the teachers included everyone from the old school philosophers like Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Emerson, Nietzsche and Buddha to modern sages like Joseph Campbell, Paulo Coelho, Dan Millman, Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer plus the world's leading positive psychologists like Sonja Lyubomirsky, Tal Ben-Shahar and Martin Seligman who are *scientifically* establishing how we can live with more happiness, meaning and mojo.

Think of this book as a Philosopher's notes on that awesome class. From "Spiritual Farts" and "110-Year Old You"s to "The Tolle Trap" and "Blissipline," you'll have fun getting your wisdom on in this inspiring, playful, wise and practical little book as Brian Johnson shares one hundred of his favorite Big Ideas on how to create a life brimming with a radiant enthusiasm only discovered when we align with the fundamentals of Optimal Living.

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Crowdfunding: A Guide to Raising Capital on the Internet- BY STEVEN DRESNER


A groundbreaking book on the growing trend of crowdfunding
Crowdfunding has gained considerable traction over the last few years. By combining the Internet/social media with equity-based financing, it is poised to usher in a new asset class that will change how early stage and small business financing transactions are consummated. Author Steven Dresner, Founder and CEO of Dealflow.com, understands the nuances of how crowdfunding can help companies gain much needed access to capital, and now he shares those insights with you.
Engaging and informative, this book will serve the needs of a global audience comprising entrepreneurs, financiers, and other professionals. It skillfully addresses the market dynamics that are catapulting crowdfunding into the mainstream and explores essential issues ranging from planning an online campaign, post-transaction management, and business planning to securities law and tax issues.

    Puts the business of crowdfunding in perspective with a look at the current marketplace, overview of important data, and legitimate concerns
    Examines effective techniques for communicating with the crowd
    Details equity-based financing and other sources such as debt instruments
    Contains contributions from a wide array of individuals involved in the worlds of finance, law and accounting, social media, marketing, as well as DealFlow Media's own staff

Crowdfunding affords-start ups and other smaller businesses better access to capital via the Internet/social media. It also allows an investor of any size to back a business of their choosing. This new book will show you what this process entails and how it can benefit everyone involved.

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Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations- BY CHRIS BERDIK



How our fast-forward minds make something out of nothing
 
We all know expectations matter—in school, in sports, in the stock market. From a healing placebo to a run on the bank, hints of their self-fulfilling potential have been observed for years. But we’ve never fully understood why.
 
Journalist Chris Berdik offers a captivating look at the frontiers of expectations research, revealing how our assumptions bend reality.
 
We learn how placebo calories can fill us up, how fake surgery can sometimes work better than real surgery, and how imaginary power can be corrupting. Mind Over Mind is a journey into the most exciting area of brain research today.


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The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life- BY STEVE ZAFFRON
     

A proven system for rallying all of an organizations' employees around a new vision and ideas for making the vision stick
When something at work isn't going smoothly, managers struggle with what part of the problem to tackle first. Do they start with cost reduction? Or should they go for process improvements first? The authors—who have helped hundreds of companies and individuals change and improve—say spend time and money adjusting the systems in which people operate, rather than targeting people and their performance directly. The authors show that it's in fact possible to change everything at once—with a focus on making such transformations permanent and repeatable.

    Brand-new Introduction written for the paperback edition
    Filled with illustrative examples from Northrup Grumman, BHP-Billiton, Reebok, Harvard Business School, and many others
    Two experts in the field show how to make major transformations happen

The book outlines a process for engaging all employees to buy-in to an improved vision of an organization's new and improved future.

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Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life- BY MAXWELL MALTZ

Put more living in your life! Psycho‑Cybernetics is renowned doctor and professor Maxwell Maltz’s simple, scientific, and revolutionary program for health and success.

Happiness and success are habits. So are failure and misery. But negative habits can be changed—and Psycho‑Cybernetics shows you how!

This is your personal guide to the amazing power of Psycho‑Cybernetics—a program based on one of the world’s classic self‑help books, a multimillion‑copy bestseller proven effective by readers worldwide. Presenting positive attitude as a means for change, Maltz’s teaching has the ring of common sense.

Psycho‑Cybernetics is the original text that defined the mind/body connection—the concept that paved the way for most of today’s personal empowerment programs. Turn crises into creative opportunities, dehypnotize yourself from false beliefs, and celebrate new freedom from fear and guilt.

Testimonials and stories are interspersed with advice from Maltz, as well as techniques for relaxation and visualization. Dr. Maxwell Maltz teaches you his techniques of “emotional surgery”—the path to a dynamic new self‑image and self‑esteem and to achieving the success and happiness you deserve!

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The Art of Thinking Clearly- BY ROLF DOBELLI



The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.
Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better decisions.
Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making—work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.


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The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure- By Grant Cardone



Achieve "Massive Action" results and accomplish your business dreams!
While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.
The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of "Massive Action," allowing you to blast through business clichŽs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.

    Learn the "Estimation of Effort" calculation to ensure you exceed your targets
    Make the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrity
    Discover the time management myth
    Get the exact reasons why people fail and others succeed
    Know the exact formula to solve problems

Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success.
Hard Goals : The Secret to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be- By Mark Murphy
 
Hard Goals : The Secret to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be- By Mark Murphy


In Hard Goals, Mark Murphy, the acclaimed author of Hundred Percenters, explains the science behind getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career, business, and life.
Leadership IQ, Murphy’s top-rated leadership training consultancy, studied nearly 5,000 workers from virtually every field and found that extraordinary goals―the kind that got America to the moon and back, developed the iPod, created nanotechnology, and helped individuals overcome tremendous personal adversity―stimulate and engage the brain in ways that are profoundly different from the goals most people set.
Research conducted for this book revealed that people who set Hard goals are up to 75 percent more fulfilled than people with easy goals. In these pages, Mark Murphy explains how success, and the satisfaction it brings, comes from knowing how to set goals that are:

    Heartfelt―have an emotional attachment, “scratch an existential itch.”
    Animated―motivated by a vision, that movie that plays over and over in your mind.
    Required―imbued with such a sense of urgency that you have no other choice but to start acting on them right here, right now.
    Difficult―the greatest achievements come from the toughest challenges―but they also leave you feeling stronger, smarter, and more fulfilled.

People set goals all the time, but the majority end up unfulfilled or abandoned. With all the challenges facing us today, we could use a little more achievement. Hard Goals can help us get there by offering the hard science and practical techniques to conquer procrastination and unlock your brain’s potential for realizing your goals
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The Richest Man in Babylon- by George Clason



"As a young man, I came across George Samuel Clason's classic 1926 book The Richest Man in Babylon, which offered commonsense financial advice told through ancient parables. I recommend it to everyone." --Tony Robbins, Money: Master the Game

The ancient Babylonians were the first people to discover the universal laws of prosperity. In his classic bestseller, "The Richest Man in Babylon," George S. Clason reveals their secrets for creating, growing, and preserving wealth.

Through these entertaining tales of merchants, tradesmen, and herdsmen, you'll learn how to keep more out what you earn; get out of debt; put your money to work; attract good luck; choose wise investments; and safeguard a lasting fortune.


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Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life- BY ALAN DEUTSCHMAN



    Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? If you didn't, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change matters most?

This is the question Alan Deutschman poses in Change or Die, which began as a sensational cover story by the same title for Fast Company. Deutschman concludes that although we all have the ability to change our behavior, we rarely ever do. From patients suffering from heart disease to repeat offenders in the criminal justice system to companies trapped in the mold of unsuccessful business practices, many of us could prevent ominous outcomes by simply changing our mindset.

A powerful book with universal appeal, Change or Die deconstructs and debunks age-old myths about change and empowers us with three critical keys—relate, repeat, and reframe—to help us make important positive changes in our lives. Explaining breakthrough research and progressive ideas from a wide selection of leaders in medicine, science, and business (including Dr. Dean Ornish, Mimi Silbert of the Delancey Street Foundation, Bill Gates, Daniel Boulud, and many others), Deutschman demonstrates how anyone can achieve lasting, revolutionary changes that are positive, attainable, and absolutely vital.


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The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level- BY HENDRICKS GAY



“Gay Hendricks is a great role model for true success. He enjoys abundance and a deep connection with his own spiritual essence, and at the same time has lived for three decades in a thriving marriage. Now, he shows us how to do it for ourselves.” — Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of Cracking the Millionaire Code


In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks, the New York Times bestselling author of Five Wishes, demonstrates how to eliminate the barriers to success by overcoming false fears and beliefs. Fans of Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, and The Secret will find useful, effective tips for breaking down the walls to a better life in The Big Leap.



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THE TEMPLETON PLAN- BY JOHN TEMPLETON


21 STEPS TO PERSONAL SUCCESS AND REAL HAPPINESS
Forbes has called John Marks Templeton "one of the handful of true investment greats in a field of crowded mediocrity and bloated reputations."

Templeton believes that his financial accomplishments are directly related to his strong convictions. Now he shares the secrets of his phenomenal success in 21 principles that provide readers with solid guidelines for prosperity and happiness. He maintains that the common denominator connecting successful people with successful enterprises is a devotion to ethical and spiritual principles. He emphasizes the "laws of life" - truthfulness, perseverance, thrift, enthusiasm, humility and altruism - that can help everyone discover and develop their individual abilities. The practical steps he presents can improve anyone's personal and professional life.

They include: finding the positive in every negative, investing yourself in your work, giving the extra ounce, controlling your thoughts for effective action, winning through humility, and discovering new frontiers. Taken as a whole, these steps will help readers make lasting friendships and reap significant financial rewards.

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SELF-DISCIPLINE IN TEN DAYS- BY THEODORE BRYANT



With Self-Discipline in 10 days, you will go from dreaming, thinking, and planning to doing: Fast!

You will quickly start to turn your ideas into actions and achievements. Take your first step toward self-discipline today by ordering now! You will learn: How To Overcome The 5 Common Psychological Roadblocks To Self-Discipline!

How To Identify & Rid Yourself Of The Sub-Conscious Beliefs That Sabotage Self-Discipline!

How To Use Simple Time Management Techniques!

How To Program Your Psychological Functions For Maximum Self-Discipline.




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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! By ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI

Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
 Rich Dad Poor Dad...
• Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
• Challenges the belief that your house is an asset
• Shows parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids
about money
• Defines once and for all an asset and a liability
• Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial
success




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Hard Goals : The Secret to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be- By MARK MURPHY

“Ever felt like you weren’t reaching your goals as fast as you would like? HARD GoalsK shows you how to change your thinking and get on the path to tremendous achievement!”
--Marshall Goldsmith, world-renowned executive coach and author of the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“Hard Goals is full of fascinating insights regarding how to get yourself to achieve things you never thought possible, and Murphy’s key ideas have strong research support. . . . If you want to achieve something great or important in your life, this is the book for you.”






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Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work- By STEVEN PRESSFIELD

The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice.

"You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind."
--Steven Pressfield

TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT'S NOT EASY.

When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own.

TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT DEMANDS SACRIFICE.

The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro.

WHAT WE GET WHEN WE TURN PRO.

What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.



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StrengthsFinder 2.0- by TOM RATH

Do you have an opportunity to use your strengths every day?

Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on the bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions discover their top five talents.

In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more. While you can listen to this book in one sitting, you'll use it as a reference for decades.

Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself - and the world around you - forever.



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The Ultimate Success Secret: Become A Super Achiever - Transform Your Life and Business With Million Dollar Advice and Wisdom- by DAN KENNEDY


Marketing and business-building gurus Dan S. Kennedy and Andrew J. Cass have joined forces to deliver 'the ultimate resource' for action-oriented individuals seeking to explode their income and develop competitive advantages that will endure the toughest of times. In addition to the timeless wisdom of the authors, this updated edition of The Ultimate Success Secret profiles 8 super-achievers from the South Florida area. You will learn their specific success strategies they've used to build the businesses and lives of their dreams so that you can too!


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Self Mastery: The Zen Way to Attain Peace, Develop Attachment and Program Success-by DICK SUTPHEN

Envision a life characterized by complete inner peace, even in the midst of suffering and chaos.

Envision liberation from negative and aggression people, frustrating expectations, and the self-defeating fears that hold you back from your true potential and ultimate success.

The results would be like magic, a complete, total, and lasting transforming of your life and everything in it.



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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment-by ECKHART TOLLE

It's no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, "the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death."

Featuring a new preface by the author, this paperback shows that only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment.



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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish-by Rashmi Banshal

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish is the story of 25 such IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship.


They are diverse in age, in outlook and the industries they made a mark in. But they have one thing in common: they believed in the power of their dreams.

This book seeks to inspire young graduates to look beyond placements and salaries. To believe in their dreams.





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Managerial Leadership- by Peter Topping

Effective management in today's competitive business environment requires solid leadership skills­­skills for which companies often don't provide adequate training.

Managerial Leadership fills that void, providing a four-tiered approach that helps professionals from all walks of life develop both strong management and leadership skills.

Top leadership models and frameworks, tools for assessing leadership strengths, techniques for handling change and growth, and more make Managerial Leadership a veritable learning laboratory.




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Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies- by MICHAEL E. GERBER

“No business author has touched me as deeply as Michael Gerber has.”

—Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul bestselling book series

 

The legendary Michael Gerber—founder of E-Myth Worldwide and author of such multi-million copy bestselling classics as The E-Myth Revisited and E-Myth Mastery—shows you how to go from dreaming about having your own business to actually doing it in Awakening the Entrepreneur Within.
A highly in-demand keynote speaker whose company boasts over 52,000 business clients in 145 countries, Michael Gerber is THE name in small business—and now he demonstrates “How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies.” Making your dreams real is the first step to creating a successful business—and Gerber’s Awakening the Entrepreneur Within provides the key.




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How to Work for an Idiot, Revised and Expanded with More Idiots, More Insanity, and More Incompetency: Survive and Thrive Without Killing Your Boss- by JOHN HOOVER

Was it a typo when the Ceo mandated that the organization “institutionalize incompetents”? If not, how did the company wind up institutionalizing incompetence instead? How to Work for an Idiot is still the confessions of a recovering Idiot Boss. After decades of writing and consulting, Dr. Hoover finally realized that many of the people he kept trying to “energize” and “enlighten” were, well, idiots.

More importantly, he was an idiot for thinking he could change them. This new edition of How to Work for an Idiot is bigger and better-and filled with even more idiots-than before. The same technology that has enabled cluelessness from the corner office to go viral can help you protect yourself and keep your inner idiot in check.

Yes, How to Work for an Idiot goes that deep. Not every boss is an idiot, and not every idiot is a boss. Let Dr. Hoover help you find the wisdom to know the difference.



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How to Win Friends and Influence People- by Dale Carnegie


For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn:

* Three fundamental techniques in handling people

* The six ways to make people like you

* The twelve ways to win people to you way of thinking

* The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment



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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change- by STEPHEN R. COVEY

This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom of the 7 Habits.

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years.

It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.





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How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less- by Nicholas Boothman

Yes, it really works: Nicholas Boothman's breakthrough program of "rapport by design" really does show you how to make people like you in 90 seconds or less. Now it's available in paperback, with a newly created workbook section based on the author's hundreds of workshops.

Whether selling, managing, applying to college, looking for a job-or looking for a soulmate-the secret of success is connecting with other people. Nicholas Boothman shows exactly how to make the best out of any relationship's most critical moment-those first 90 seconds that make up a first impression.

Armed with his program, readers learn how to establish immediate trust by synchronizing voice tone and body language; the power of a Really Useful Attitude; and how to get people talking and keep them talking. He discusses eye cues, the magic of opposites attracting, and sensory preferences-some of us are Visual people, others are Kinesthetic (responding most to the sense of touch), and a few are Auditory. So when you say "I see what you mean" to a Visual, you're really speaking his or her language.





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