You could be surrounded by nay-sayers, non-believers or just plain negative assholes. All of these things don’t matter if you have a strong and positive mindset. I believe that every successful person has nailed this to the dot.
As part of the best books series, I also want to feature some self help books that are extremely good reads.
If you’re not only looking to read self help books, check out our recommended books.
Top 10 Self Help Books To Read
1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell
This stunning book is one of my top 13 books. If you find yourself asking yourself: “What makes successful people different?”. Just read this book.
2. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
Another one of my top 13 books (I’m a personal development junkie). Thanks to this book, I think that everyone is awesome, they just don’t know how to unleash that awesome hustler in them (yet).
Want to unleash the badass within you? Read this book. You won’t regret it.
3. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
I’ll be honest, I had a hard time keeping this book out of the top 13 books but this is definitely one of the top self help books out there that everyone should read.
This classic is originally published in 1936, if you’re stuck in a rut because you’re socially awkward (or people just plain don’t like you for some reason). Reading (and implementing) the teachings in this book will help your life, career and everything in between.
4. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop
Tired of being fucked up? Unfuck yourself with this no-nonsense, bullshit-free book by Gary John Bishop. This book is a breath of fresh air because honestly, there’s no point sugarcoating the stuff that’s holding everyday people back from achieving their full potential.
5) Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Are you constantly thinking about making a change in your life? The easiest way to do so is to develop good habits. Good things add up over time. Why? When you have good habits for a long time, they become behaviours. When you practice good behaviours, you will be on the path to success. Read this book to find out how.
6. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
In this book, bestselling self-help author Don Miguel Ruiz talks about the source of self-limiting beliefs that robs everyone from joy and creates needless suffering. The teachings are based on ancient Toltec wisdom and offers an escape from our increasingly consumerism and material-centric world.
7. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
This book offers a fresh perspective that vulnerability is not a weakness, it is in fact your biggest source of strength. Learn how you can go from being vulnerable to courageous and daring by reading this book.
8. The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Are you always worried about tomorrow or the future? This amazing book says that the only way to live life fully is by living in the present. This is one of my favourite books and I think you’ll like it too.
By focusing on the now, you dictate your future, not the other way around (ie. worrying about shit that MIGHT happen or could haves). Read this book to learn more.
9. UNSCRIPTED: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship by MJ DeMarco
MJ DeMarco is the author of the bestselling book, The Millionaire Fastlane. I think UNSCRIPTED deserves a mention here because he talks about the value of time over money. A lot of people thinks money is the most important resource – which is strange, since governments print money whenever they want.
This book helps you shift your mindset to value time more. Time is the most important resource because it is truly finite, once it’s gone, it’s gone.
10. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
If you’re looking to make a change for the better, it has to start with behavioural change.
If someone tells you you can become rich and powerful in 7 days, that’s outright clickbait lie. How you behave on a day to day basis adds up significantly. To summarize this book in one sentence – practice good habits, build momentum and ride on it.
These are all amazing books that I think every person who is serious about making a change for the better should read. Once again, you don’t have to read all of them, pick out which one resonates to what you want to achieve. Most importantly, implement your learnings. Knowledge without implementation is just knowledge.
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