If you’re looking to enact change in your life, to improve on the greatness that is you, this list of recommended self-help books is a great starting point. I’ve included a few of my own recommendations at the bottom of the post:
Many of these are ageless classics that just never lose their relevance. Napoleon Hill is still helping millions of people worldwide, nearly 45 years after his death!
Not a bad list to start with at all:
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
- The Magic of Thinking Big
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad
- Think and Grow Rich
- The 4-Hour Work Week
- The Power of Now
- The Law of Success
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
- Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself
- Go for No (fiction)
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- Maximum Achievement
- Born to be Rich
- Developing the Leader Within You
- Attitude 101
It’s obvious this lady is a HUGE John C. Maxwell fan. You can’t go wrong with the self development wisdom he preaches in his books. I do find his style to be literally a little preachy, in a religious sense, so I’m not a fan. However, most of you will likely welcome the religious overtones, rather than be turned off by them.
I’d like to recommend a few of my own favorites:
- Choose Yourself (by James Altucher): This is a really smart book, written by a man who’s risen and fell from the millionaire landscape a time or two, and always found a way to climb back up. Altucher is a serial entrepreneur and blogger. I find his style to be straight-forward and motivational, while giving you lots of great ideas for finding your way into the one-percenter club.
- How to Instantly Connect With Anyone (by Leil Lowndes): This book is a virtual verbal and non-verbal communication bible, written by a shy women who decided in her late thirties that she wanted to get out there and actually connect with the world after her failed marriage. Just awesome advice in this book.
- Anything by Tony Robbins. Particularly his audio books, which are just packed with so much knowledge he’s gained over years of studying successful human beings and what makes us tick. Lessons in Mastery is an oldie but a goody. I’d recommend staying away from Living Health though, as it contains outdated dietary advice that’s long been disproved (not Tony’s fault, just information that was flying around at the time he created this “technology”; as he calls all his self-help methods.)