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Week One
Focus on: Exercising

Week Two
Focus on: Taking Charge of Your Mind

Week Three
Focus on: Being Easier on Yourself

Week Four
Focus on: Playing to Your Strengths

Week Five
Focus on: Eliminating Stressors

Week Six
Focus on: Living in the Present

Week Seven
Focus on: Spending More of Your Time with Positive People

Week Eight
Focus on: Strengthening Close Relationships

Week Nine
Focus on: Being Friendly

Week Ten
Focus on: Helping Others

Week Eleven
Focus on: Your "Higher Power"

Week Twelve
Focus on: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Suggested Reading and Listening
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Suggested Reading and Listening
A Note from Todd: "Over the years I've read and listened to a large amount of motivational material. If you're a newcomer to these types of books and audio recordings and are looking for a starting point, I've compiled a list of some of my favorites that you can choose from. My top picks are listed first, though all are well worth your time and attention."


  • Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In by Todd Patkin
  • Your Best Life Now—7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential by Joel Osteen
  • Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
  • Leading an Inspired Life by Jim Rohn
  • Defining Moments: Stories of Character, Courage, and Leadership by Gordon Zacks
  • All You Can Do Is All You Can Do, But All You Can Do Is Enough! by Art Williams
  • Success Is a Choice: Ten Steps to Over-Achieving in Business and Life by Rick Pitino with Bill Reynolds
  • The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell
  • In the Name of Sorrow and Hope by Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof
  • Marriott, The J.Willard Marriott Story by Robert O'Brien
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
  • 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn
  • An American Life by Ronald Reagan
  • Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
  • Big and Tall Chronicles: Misadventures of a Life Long Food Addict by Gary Marino
  • Customer Satisfaction Is Worthless; Customer Loyalty Is Priceless by Jeffrey Gitomer


  • Personal Power II—The Driving Force by Anthony Robbins
  • The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn
  • The Psychology of Achievement by Brian Tracy
  • A View from the Top by Zig Ziglar
  • Lessons in Mastery by Anthony Robbins
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
  • The Weekend Event by Jim Rohn
  • Thirsting for God: The Spiritual Lessons of Mother Teresa by Dr. Lou Tartaglia
  • The Science of Personal Achievement: The 17 Universal Principles of Success by Napoleon Hill
  • Goals by Zig Ziglar
  • Leadership Mastery by Dale Carnegie


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