Self-help books changed the game for me! While already an avid reader, these 11 books were like reading for the first time. Why? Because I became a totally different person!
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I love self-help books! I love books in general but I especially love self-help books because I like to learn independently. Growing up, I thought I would end up being a teacher because of my lifelong passion for learning. That isn’t what happened, but what did is so much better! So if you’re like me and enjoy learning independently, you might enjoy these books as well!
Some of them I got as an audiobook and some as a book. I’d like to preface this with I was pretty anti-listen to books because I enjoy reading, but some of these were a little difficult to get through. So I went for it and listened to a few of them and wow! It’s a great experience! I just wanted to share that with you so if you felt like I did, you may give audiobooks a shot!
Self-Help Books for Women.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- Think and Grow Rich
- The 4 Hour Workweek
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
- The Journey From Anxiety to Peace
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
- The 21 Indispensable Qualities of A Leader
- Girl Stop Apologizing
- Girl Wash Your Face
- Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Why did I choose those books?
I chose those books because I think that it gives you a good wide view of personal development. Some self-help books are specifically for inner work and others only for outer work. What I mean by that is that Rich Dad Poor Dad does not discuss emotions much where Super Attractor is all about emotions!
Self-help is a wide range of different schools of thought, but they all interconnect somehow. The author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, would be emotionally poor if he didn’t do inner work. As well as the author of Super Attractor, Gabrielle Bernstein, would not have the resources to sustain herself and speak to her audience if she didn’t learn how to manage money.
So that is a little bit about why I chose the books that I did. And now I’ll say a little about the books themselves.
Rich Dad Poor Dad, Think and Grow Rich, and The 4 Hour Workweek are my favorite wealth management type of books. While Kiyosaki’s book discusses practical applications for wealth management and concepts like making your money work for you, Hill’s book discusses having the wherewithal to go for it. And Tim Ferris discusses modern ways to do that, from a laptop, anywhere in the world!
The three books together will infuse you with the knowledge on how to appropriately accumulate the wealth you dream of and jumpstart you with some ideas on what you’d like to pursue. As well as what to do when everything seems determined to go wrong. And that will definitely happen!
Self-Help books for mindset management.
The next five are more for managing your mindset and helping you manage your expectations. Some are older like How to Win Friends and Influence People but contains age-old principles for talking to people. Whether you use that one for business or not I highly suggest it for everyday life!
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck is in a category of it’s own but it is tremendously useful if you are someone that has or is suffering from anxiety. Sometimes the more you care the worse it is, and this book does a great job of reminding you what life is all about in a very sarcastic way.
The other self-help books in that category will give you the tools to operate as a more successful human being. These don’t preach not caring but give you actionable tools for managing caring too much.
My personal favorites.
In all honesty I love all of the books listed above but there is a special place for those last 3 on my list. There is something very raw, real and relatable for both Gabrielle Bernstein and Rachel Hollis. Discussing real things like married life and addiction both women give actionable little pieces of wisdom that you can apply in your own lives.
What do you think? Tell me in the comments what your favorite was!
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