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The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter (Twelve)

This book was a game changer for me. I could not put this book down. It help’s give you peace and clarity for the storms of early adulthood.  Dr. Jay gives the reader a host of real world examples and story to help you navigate successfully through your twenties . I recommend EVERY single person that is between the ages of 21 through 29 read it.

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One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices (Howard Books)

This book written by Ken Coleman is plain,simple, and effective. Ken interviews the top leaders in a diverse group of industrys such as Mike Krzyzewski, Seth Godin, John Maxwell, Pat Summit, Tony Dungy, and many more. The book is broken down into 3 branches Succeeding, Surviving, Sustaining with each topic centered on one topic. Practical questions with practical answers from America’s leading thought leaders. This is a must read.

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future ( Crown Business)

This book is for anybody that would like to learn about how to start a business. It gives you practical steps and dozens of real life examples of people who started a business with $100 and have been able to increase there revenue from $10,000 to upwards of a million dollars. This is NOT a book that helps you write a business plan or create a multi billion dollar company. What it will do is provide you the steps, tools, and examples of those who took small ideas and made them profitable. I encourage readers young and old to read this.

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Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others (Multnomah Books)

This is one of the most enlightening books I have ever read. It speaks on the constant chatter in our head about our weaknesses, insecurities, and failures which ultimately not allow us to understands Gods full grace. Some of the realest quotes I have ever read are contained in this book. I recommend this book to everyone whether you are a believer or not.

Crashing the chatterbox = Overpowering lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement with the promises of God.

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The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness (Thomas Nelson)

For anybody who wants a simple finance book on how to get out of debt, create a budget and build wealth. All the stories and examples for this book are from real families and people. I wont lie and tell you some of the steps to remake your financial future is not painful. But if you follow his plan the results are guranteed! Albeit it make take several years of discipline to do it. Great Read for young adults and families struggling with debt or bad money management habits.

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Ballantine Books, 1989)

This is one of the most riveting, honest, gut wrenching books I have ever read about one of the most historical figures of the African American Community. No amount of words can do this book justice. He does not mence facts, give 1000 takeaways or cliche points. He just shares a story of his enlightenment and evolution from a pimp, drug dealer, and criminal to one of the most iconic figures this world has ever seen. I encourage you to purchase, rent, borrow, or checkout this book IMMEDIATELY if you have not read it.

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The 4 Agreements (Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997)

This small and short book and one of the most practical books I have ever read. It discusses the four universal agreements of Be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, Always do your best.

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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012)

Tired of reading retreaded motivation self-help books. This fiction book outlines success and decision making through a wonderful and creative story. I was engaged until the last page and learned allot about life and the choices you make. I have never read a fictional book with such real world application.

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (joy degruy publications inc, 2005)

I have always wondered why majority of African Americans operate the way we do. Why we have a crab in a barrel mentality. Why we are quick to provoke each other to confrontation. Why do we view light skinned different from Dark. This book carefully analyses are cultures situation by documenting how we were treated since we got off our slave ships in this country we now call home. “America”