Ben Murphy Coach

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein


 Personal Growth/ Motivation


When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life is a great book in helping you figure out boundaries in your personal and professional life. This is an excellent book that I highly recommend for people who are looking to set new or better boundaries in any of their relationships.

Psychological studies affirm it, and the Bible has been saying it for ages. Love & Respect cracks the communication code between husband and wife by understanding one thing, that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. It is the secret to marriage that every couple seeks, and yet few couples ever find. This book gives married couples breakthrough techniques on achieving a brand-new level of intimacy and learning how to stop the Crazy Cycle of conflict, initiate the Energizing Cycle of change, and enjoy the Rewarded Cycle of new passion.

Why we do what we do in life and business. This is a book that I highly recommend to everyone. It breaks down habits in both personal and professional life, how you can recognize them, and how to change them. This is a great book for anyone looking to change and a great insight for anyone in marketing.

Figuring out what projects to say yes to and which to say no to can be difficult in life. Essentialism gives you concise and solid advice on how to determine what you care most about in life. Both in your personal and professional life these decisions can be hard, however this book is an excellent source to finding these answers.

Be inspired and motivated by John O’Leary’s reflections on the seven life-giving choices he made that ensured his survival and his ability to ignite a radically inspired life. “You can’t always choose the path that you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it.”

For spiritual growth In The Grip of Grace is a wonderful book in which Max Lucado discusses our relationship with our Father and the what it means to be in the grip of His grace.

The Traveler's Gift
By Andy Andrews

What makes the difference between failure and success? The Traveler’s Gift offers a modern-day parable of one man’s choices. In times of great uncertainty, we need divine wisdom. Many of the greatest minds in history overcame personal struggles and adversity, and they emerged the stronger for it. Join David Ponder on his incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for Success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem.

No one aims for average, sets out for status quo, or longs for the ordinary. But one day you wake up and ask yourself, How did I get here? You wonder if there’s a way to be more awesome, more often. A way to punch fear in the face, escape average, and do work that matters. Great news, there is. It’s no longer about when you were born but when you decide to live.

From figuring out what you dream is to quitting in a way that exponentially increases your chance of success, Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice. This books is based on 12 years of cubicle living and John’s true story of cultivating a dream job that changed his life and the world in the process.

Dale Carnegie’s classic book of time-tested and rock solid advice that has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. Learn the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.

Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity — principles that gives us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Many people want to advance professionally and personally yet do not know how to achieve their goals. Learning how to operate with a spirit of excellence is an initial step to success. Through practical lessons, this book provides advice to anyone who wants to stop settling for less than the best and desires to stand out in a crowd. Monica F. Cox offers tips she learned in environments where she was often the first or only woman or minority. Allow this book to enlighten, encourage, and propel you to another level of excellence.

Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.

Terry Felber has written a parable that will transform your life and your business. Many years ago, this book helped Dave Ramsey rediscover the marketplace as a mission field--and merchants as ministers. Now let it open your eyes to the opportunities for service and leadership all around you.

Go get the life you want. Be a Rhinoceros! There is something dangerous about this book. Something big. Something full of power, energy and force of will. It could be about you. You could become three tons of thick-skinned, snorting hard-charging rhinoceros. It is time to go get the life you want.

If you could sit down with the people you most admire and ask just one question, what would you ask? One Question invites you to peer over the shoulder of a master interviewer with access to today’s best and brightest as he delivers carefully crafted questions and collects answers guaranteed to surprise, challenge, and inspire.

The Go-Getter is a motivational book. Peter B. Kyne’s inspiring tale about fighting through incredible obstacles to reach a goal quickly became required reading for all Dave Ramsey’s team members when he established his rapidly growing company.

Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.

Glenn Beck addresses how America has become more and more divided—both politically and socially. Americans are now less accepting, less forgiving, and have lost faith in many of the country’s signature ideals. With a nod to a traditional twelve-step program, each chapter encourages self-reflection and growth and shows us the way to a more hopeful, happy future. Beck draws from his own life experiences and includes relevant examples for each step, from families who learned to forgive killers to remembering to believe in something greater than ourselves to understanding the importance of humility.

Rich in wisdom, The Courage to Be Disliked will guide you through the concepts of self-forgiveness, self-care, and mind de-cluttering. It is a deeply liberating way of thinking, allowing you to develop the courage to change and ignore the limitations that you might be placing on yourself. This plainspoken and profoundly moving book unlocks the power within you to find lasting happiness and be the person you truly want to be. Millions have already benefited from its teachings, now you can too.

The Magnolia Story
By Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino

The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.