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Award Winning Books to Inspire and Transform Your Journey to Self-Mastery


As an award-winning author and inspirational speaker, Pauline has written personal development books that are designed to awaken new perspectives and bring about transformational change through self-disruptive leadership.

Discover how to achieve self mastery with her books on spirituality and entrepreneurship. Learn about leadership & self awareness while devising a self development plan for self leadership.

Browse the range of personal development books on spirituality and self mastery today.


From depression and burnout, to unshakable success, The Way of the Spiritual Entrepreneur helps socially conscious, spiritually-minded entrepreneurs become fearless, stress free, and unshakable. 

In this personal development book on spirituality and entrepreneurship, Pauline teaches overlooked and forgotten developments in cognitive science, quantum physics and biology that have been used to transform lives and businesses. It is a book about self mastery and self leadership for spirituality and small business.

Winner of 2019’s Best Entrepreneurship and Small Business Book of the Year in 2019, Pauline wrote this book after years of encouragement from those who worked within her orbit or heard her speak on the international stage; in a bid to bring her philosophy and wisdom to a larger audience.

Pauline suffered a childhood mired in trauma and abuse; the ability to work hard literally beaten into her. After co-founding her own business and restaurant, Pauline was working up to 100 hours a week. Thin, burnt out and suffering from stress-induced alopecia, Pauline knew there had to be a better way – and set about her own venture to uncover the secrets to both business prosperity and a thriving spiritual practice.

Her blend of mystic Eastern spirituality and high-performing Western business acumen make her uniquely suited to speak to entrepreneurs about rewiring your biology and rewriting your biography.

“It’s my hope to increase human potential for my fellow entrepreneurs… which will inevitably elevate our families and business relationships, extending to our immediate communities and the world at large. But above all of this, must come first, a deeper understanding acceptance and celebration of ourselves.”

Pauline Nguyen

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Best-selling author is another title Pauline Nguyen can add to her extraordinary CV. Winner of the 2008 Best Debut Writer, part cookbook, part memoir, Secrets of the Red Lantern is a dazzling look into what binds a family together.

The sumptuous hardcover book details the Nguyens’ flee from communist Vietnam, where three-year-old Pauline and her family spent nine days at sea in a tiny, handmade fishing boat. Studded between Pauline’s memories and raw, personal reflections are the magnificent recipes that make up the bedrock of the Nguyen family.

At the heart of Pauline’s 275 traditional Vietnamese recipes is the power of food to elevate and transform. Recipes like Goi Du Du (Green Papaya Salad with Prawns and Pork), Bun Rieu (Crab and Tomato Soup with Vermicelli Noodles) and Che Khoai Mon (Black Sticky Rice with Taro) are scattered amid rich culinary photography to make the taste buds tingle. Secrets of the Red Lantern details the twists and turns taken by two generations of one family, leading to the opening of Pauline’s iconic restaurant, Sydney’s Red Lantern – the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world.

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“You are naturally happier when you design your life consciously. Let me repeat that. You are naturally happier when you design your life consciously.”

Pauline Nguyen