Books can undoubtedly entertain, but they can also teach us a lot of new things. However, some books can do more than just expand our knowledge. After reading these books and applying their principles to your life you can potentially do things that you might have thought previously were impossible. Here are just five of these remarkable books that can teach you skills that will leave you feeling like you have gained a new superpower.
Superpower: Making your dreams become a reality.
The ability to shape your own destiny using the power of your thoughts sounds like a pretty incredible superpower, but according to author Joseph Murphy, it is not impossible. His book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, contains some very interesting facts about what can be accomplished if you literally put your mind to it. Although the promises of happiness, prosperity and perfect health might sound too good to be true, there are a lot of people who swear by his words. If you feel like there is something lacking in your life and you don’t know what it is that is holding you back from what you seek, then this book might be a good place to begin your search.
Superpower: Controlling the minds of others.
If you are tired of being manipulated by others, then this book will help you to turn the tables and start exerting some mind control of your own. It is a book that highlights the various ways in which people think and then explain to you how you can use this to your advantage. Also mentioned are the techniques used by experts when they want to manipulate the opinions of individuals or even groups. While it won’t help you to rule the world by controlling other people, it can teach you some valuable tips for influencing or persuading those around you.
Superpower: Becoming more productive.
There are so many distractions around us that becoming more productive could actually be one of the most useful superpowers you can have. Best of all, you don’t have to get bitten by a radioactive spider or hit by gamma rays to gain this ability either. All you have to do is read this book by David Allen, also known as the personal productivity guru. The techniques, tips and tricks in this book can help you to become more organized and productive without piling on any unnecessary stress in the process.
Superpower: Becoming wittier.
Do you dread social gatherings because you never know what to say? Are you envious of how other people just seem to be naturally funny and charming in conversations? Well, thanks to this book by Patrick King you can soon join the ranks of people who have no trouble striking up a conversation and keeping everyone engaged. Instead of just giving you general principles, this is a book with great tactical advice and actual examples, so you can be prepared for any situation. Just like a superhero you will quickly learn how to think on your feet and banish those awkward silences forever.
Superpower: Performing card magic.
What better superpower is there to have than to astound and amaze others with your magic skills? In Card College you learn all the fundamental aspects of dazzling people with card magic. Even if you don’t know how to hold or shuffle cards, this book will quickly set you on the right path. You will also not only learn some of the most classic card magic tricks, but also a few that the author came up with himself. Once you manage to master the magic explained in books you’ll be the life of any party.