Derek Palmer’s Recommended Reading for Personal Development

Creative Visualisation

Shakti Gawain

When it comes to creating the life you want, Shakti Gawain literally wrote THE book. Now considered a classic, Creative Visualization teaches readers how to use their imaginations to manifest their deepest desires. In a straight-talking narrative, Gawain uses the first part to cover the basics, with chapters such as, “How to Visualize”, “Affirmations”, and “Creative Visualization Only Works for the Good”. Once she shows readers how the visualisation process actually works, Gawain moves onto loftier discussions such as “Contacting Your Higher Self”, “Meeting Your Guide”, “Setting Goals” and “Treasure Maps”.

Fear not, this isn’t a spiritual-lightweight book for people with severe cases of the “gimmes”. Gawain has her priorities in the right place, and cautions readers that creative visualisation will not serve greed or shallow-minded thinking. For example, she discourages the cycle of trying to have more money, so you can do what you want in life, so you will be happier.


Dandelion: The Extraordinary Life of a Misfit

Sheelagh Mawe

An inspiring story that will have you hopelessly guessing at what becomes of this lost, rebellious soul… until you shed a tear of joy, remembering that trusting ‘life’ is half the secret!


The Magic of Thinking Big

David J Schwartz

Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using “The Magic of Thinking Big”. Dr David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and — most important of all — find greater happiness and peace of mind.

“The Magic Of Thinking Big” gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community.

He proves that you do not need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction — but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Dr Joseph Murphy

One of the most widely acclaimed self-help books ever written, “The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind” has helped over one million people around the world achieve amazing goals simply by changing the way they think.

Dr Murphy’s revolutionary mind-focusing techniques are based upon a proven and entirely practical principle: if you believe in something without reservation and picture it in your mind, you remove the subconscious obstacles that prevent you from achieving that end result, and your belief becomes a reality.

Packed with case studies of actual success stories, this guide to unleashing your mental powers gives you practical guidelines for gaining promotions and prestige, amassing wealth, creating harmonious friendships, strengthening the bonds of a loving marriage, conquering phobias, banishing bad habits, enjoying refreshing sleep, and even healing minor health ailments.

Master the simple techniques in “The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind” and discover how simple it can be to remove the mental blocks that stand between you and your goals.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Lost in Space

Mike Dooley

Excellent motivating book to take responsibility for your life. Witty and profound Dooley offers insight and a true perspective of life on the planet Earth.

Lost in Space

You Were Born Rich

Bob Proctor

This book has the potential to change ones circumstance, yet like all rewards in life… action is required and that is exactly what Bob Proctor instructs you to do.

You Were Born Rich

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill

‘Think and Grow Rich’ is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you.

Once you’ve read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you’ll be the one with an edge. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours!

Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, this edition is complete and unabridged!

Think and Grow Rich

Science of Getting Rich: Attracting Financial Success Through Creative Thought

Wallace D. Wattles

In his bestselling book, Wallace D. Wattles explains that universal mind underlies and permeates all creation. Through the process of visualization we can engage the law of attraction impressing our thoughts upon formless substance and bringing the desired object or circumstances into material form.

The author emphasizes the critical importance of attitude: only by aligning ourselves with the positive forces of natural law can we gain unlimited access to the creative mind and its abundant rewards.

The Science of Getting Rich holds the secret to how economic and emotional security can be achieved in a practical imaginative and noncompetitive way while maintaining a loving and harmonious relationship with all of life.

The Science of Getting Rich

As A Man Thinketh

Robert Allen

A long-standing classic in the field of self-help, this book is a must read for anyone interested in bettering themselves. The human mind is more powerful than most people know and this book provides readers with a major key in teaching us how to use it properly. Thoughts are what truly control your life, and this book can well be considered a kind of “owner’s manual” for the mind. The teachings are simple but powerful. Chapters include Thought and Character, Effect of Thought on Circumstances, Effect of Thought on Health and the Body, Thought and Purpose, The Thought-Factor in Achievement, Visions and Ideals, and Serenity.

As A Man Thinketh