This is my round up of best of self-help books focusing on different topics or areas in life that are my personal favorites.
I have always been drawn to motivational books because they inspire me to become a better person and propels me to continue reaching for my goals.
My fascination with human behavior has always been there, which is why I took up Psychology in college.
I would love to read a lot of inspirational books, but due to the limited time that is given to moms like me, I carefully choose the books that I buy.
To guide me in my buying decision, I would search for books related to my chosen topic that I need at that point.
For example, I would search for the best books to increase my productivity or the best books in marketing. Sometimes “the best of self-help books” or “top self-help books” would suffice. After that, I would then choose the one that has 4 to 5-star ratings or the highly recommended books.
Here are the best of the self-help books that I have collected so far.
Best of Self-Help Books
by Tony Robbins
If there’s one book that I could read over and over, this is the one.
Tony uses Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) in his approach to draw out a person’s personality, how a person thinks, and a person’s real feelings. He discussed the strategies that you can use yourself to your spouse, to your kids, or anyone.
My favorite are The Seven Lies of Success, and the Metaprograms.There are so many takeaways in this book that I have to read it again. I’m sure you will, too.
by Tim Ferris
Who says that you have to work longer hours to get more things done? You will learn how this book is exactly the opposite of that by using Tim’s suggestions that he used himself.
This is a short read that is packed with practical guidelines to move ahead in your business fast.
If you want to earn more, but work less, and be able to scale your business, here’s a must-read for you.
by Robert Kiyosaki
This is the first financial book that I owned. I got this in my mid-20’s and since then it has been inculcated in me to reach even just the 3rd quadrant.
Right now I’m in the 2nd quadrant, the self-employed quadrant and a little bit of the 4th quadrant, the investor quadrant.
This is another short read that will open your eyes to the economic reality of life.
If you want to be financially free, I suggest that you skip 2 to 3 Starbuck’s coffee so you can save up for this book instead. It’s going to be worth more than that coffee you missed.
by Robert Cialdini
I was looking for a book about marketing and I found this amazing book.
Surprisingly, it’s got tons of techniques and strategies that you can use not just in your sales and marketing efforts but in real life as well.
The strategies mentioned must be used for a good purpose and not used to deceive and manipulate people. In a nutshell, use it with caution.
by Tony Robbins
In this book, Tony shows you his techniques on how to master your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.
By using these techniques, you would take control of your life, thus your destiny.
by Angela Duckworth
Why do some people succeed and some don’t? Have you ever wondered why some people don’t succeed even if they were a straight-A student in college?
The main reason why people get what they want and be great at it does not merely rely on luck, skills, talents, or intelligence.
It’s all about the passion with unwavering persistence called GRIT.
by Napoleon Hill
I remember buying this book on a whim in our local bookstore way back in my late 20’s. I have never heard of this book but the title grabbed my attention because, yeah, I wanted to be rich. Who doesn’t?
Little did I know that it’s one of the most popular if not the most popular book about growth mindset.
Napoleon Hill cites real-life situations that our mind has the power to transform our lives the way we want to. Read this book on how you can do that.
by Robert Cialdini et. al.
In the book of Influence, Robert cites six universal principles of influence and how to use them to become a skilled persuader.
This book uncovered the hidden secrets on why people do the things they do and how you can alter them so you can move them in your direction.
Whether you’re in advertising, sales, marketing, management, or if you just want to be influential in your everyday life, this book will help you.
by James Clear
If you think that transforming your life requires a huge step of changing yourself, well it’s not. In this book, James Clear discusses how small consistent steps daily can make a big difference in your life.
It’s the power of compound efforts that can wonders in your desire to make better habits. With over 1 Million copies sold, this book is definitely a must-read.
If you would ask what is the best self-help book, well, for me the best self-help books are those with facts, scientific basis, real-life situations, and helpful guidelines.
Well, of course, you wouldn’t know it unless you buy it, right? So it’s better to check first the ratings of the book and the gist if it suits you well.
But do self-help books really help?
All self-help books are intended to help that’s why there’s the word “help” into it. But no matter how great the author is or how brilliant the information is, it’s all up to you if you will apply what you read in the book and that is why they are called “self-help” books.
I will be updating this blog post from time to time once I have read a new book that I can highly recommend.
Feel free to comment below the self-help books that you can recommend so others can check them out.
For now, enjoy your reading!