Whether you’re interested in personal growth, finance or inspiration, there is a book to help guide you on your way. If you’re looking for the best self-help books to change your life, check out the list below.
Here are 15 of the best self-help books. The descriptions are from Amazon.
1. The 5 AM Club
by Robin Sharma
Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5 AM Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.
Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.
2. The $100 Startup
by Chris Guillebeau
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau is your manual to a new way of living. Learn how to: – Earn a good living on your own terms, when and where you want – Achieve that perfect blend of passion and income to make work something you love – Take crucial insights from 50 ordinary people who started a business with $100 or less – Spend less time working and more time living your life.
3. The One Thing
by Gary Keller
The One Thing is a book that focuses on how to avoid perplexing distractions that come on one’s way. By doing this, they can concentrate on the one thing that is the most important at that point of time. The book says that one wants fewer distractions on their daily life, be it professional or personal, so that the most important thing can be heeded. Likewise, one also wants more productivity so that their work flourishes. The book says that one wants less and more at the same time and it can be had by following certain methods.
4. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
by Robin Sharma
In the book, the reader goes through a spiritual journey and into a very old culture that has gathered much wisdom over the millennia. The book advocates about how to live happily, think deep and rightly, value time and relationships, be more disciplined, follow the heart’s call and live every moment of the life.
Written in simple words, the book has turned out to be a bestseller and is more than just an endearing story. Through storytelling, Robin Sharma showcases the miracles and wonders of living a fulfilling life. In the process, the book introduces readers to enlightening yet simple principles that vouch to make life better, happier and more meaningful.
5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.
In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.
6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
by Mark Manson
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being stronger, happier people is to handle adversity better and stop trying to be “positive” all the time.
7. Life’s Amazing Secrets
by Gaur Gopal Das
Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding how to do well at work or even how you can give back to the world, Gaur Gopal Das takes us on an unforgettable journey with his precious insights on these areas of life.
8. Attitude Is Everything
by Jeff Keller
Do you dread going to work? Do you feel tired, unhappy, weighed down? Have you given up on your dreams? The road to a happier, more successful life starts with your attitude-and your attitude is within your control. Whether your outlook is negative, positive or somewhere in between, Jeff Keller, motivational speaker and coach, will show you how to take control and unleash your hidden potential through three powerful steps: -THINK! Success begins in the mind. The power of attitude can change your destiny. -SPEAK! Watch your words. How you speak can propel you towards your goals. -ACT! Don’t sit back. Take active steps to turn your dreams into reality. Soon, you will be energized and see new possibilities. You will be able to counter adversities and develop talents unique to you. Your relationships will improve, both at work and in your personal life. All you need is this step-by-step programme to change your attitude and your life!
9. Inner Engineering
In his revolutionary new book, visionary, mystic and yogi Sadhguru distils his own experiences with spirituality and yoga and introduces the transformational concept of Inner Engineering. Developed by him over several years, this powerful practice serves to align the mind and the body with energies around and within, creating a world of limitless power and possibilities. Inner Engineering is your own software for joy and well-being.
10. The 4-Hour Work Week
by Timothy Ferriss
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich is a step-by-step blueprint to living a relaxed luxury life. This book negates and challenges the old-age concept of retirement and subsequent relaxation or travel. Today, no one has the patience to wait for fulfilling their respective desires since we are living in the age of rat-race.
11. Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
The book takes the readers on a fascinating journey by dissecting the mind and goes onto explain two distinct systems that affects our way of thinking and making choices. Of these two systems, one is intuitive, emotional yet fast while the other one is more logical and deliberative.
12. The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
The book introduces the reader to several scientific discoveries, explaining neuroscience behind certain habits and how they can be changed. While it is easy for some people to change their habits according to new situations, there are other people as well as organizations that find it very difficult to change.
13. The Intelligent Investor
by Benjamin Graham
It is a widely acclaimed book by Benjamin Graham on value investing. Written by one of the greatest investment advisers of twentieth century, the book aims at preventing potential investors from substantial errors and also teaches them strategies to achieve long-term investment goals.
14. The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.
15. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull is frustrated with the meaningless conventionality of a seagull’s life. He is bored by the daily bickering for food and the limitations that define a seagull’s life. Driven with a passion for flying, he pushes himself in audacious mid-air feats and experiments to learn all that he can about flying. His passion to push boundaries lands him in a conflict with his flock, who eventually banish him.