Why Read Self-Help Books?
2019 is here! If you are anything like me, you are planning to level up and dominate this year with the use of self-help books. You want to learn new things, improve your wellbeing, and brighten your days with inspirational words that will lead to a renewed purpose for living.
This list of 14 self-help books features a variety of books that will help you reflect on your life and make big changes. As a mother of two, I don’t have a lot of time to read with a book in my hand. My Audible Subscription makes life easier. It allows me to listen in the car. I love that it is conveniently linked to my Amazon Account. Plus if you sign up for Audible today, you get your first two audiobooks completely free
#1 Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert
One of my favorite self-help books of all time is Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. This the incredible story of how ideas float around in the world trying to find just the right person. She shares some of her most intimate experiences with magic, creativity, and living a fulfilling life. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read including; entrepreneurs, parents, educators, and just about everyone else.
- Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear
- Elizabeth Gilbert
- Publisher: Riverhead Books
#2 Finding Your Own North Star By Martha Beck
Want help figuring out what to do with this one wild and free life? Consider reading one of Martha Beck’s self-help books. She is a believer of magic, life coaching, science, and the importance of having fun. Martha Beck writes stories that are funny yet extremely helpful. Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live will help you find your path so that you can make your dreams come true.
- Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
- Martha Beck
- Publisher: Harmony
#3 You Are A Badass By Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero is blunt and to the point in her motivating self-help book, You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Live an Awesome Life. This book has many practical strategies that you can start using today. Follow the steps in this book to manifesting a more exciting and meaningful life. Do you want to make more money, find a life partner, or go on more adventures? If yes, Jen Sincero will remind you that it is all possible!
- YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT.
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#4 How To Win Friends And Influence People By Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a bit older but still relevant. Are you struggling to maintain friendships or hoping to develop more meaningful connections? If yes, this book is for you.
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#5 The Four Hour Workweek By Tim Ferriss
The Four Hour Workweek is for the aspiring entrepreneur who is ready to dive in and make some serious changes to his or her life. Are you ready to make money and change your lifestyle? Tim Ferriss will help you “escape the 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich.” This book holds a lot of information. Plan to take it slow and implement as you go.
- Crown Publishing Group NY
- Timothy Ferriss
- Publisher: Harmony
#6 The Third Door By Alex Banayan
The Third Door by Alex Banayan is what he calls, “the wild quest to uncover how the world’s most successful people launched their careers.” This book is packed with exciting tales of some of the most successful people in the world. Alex’s ability to tell stories masterfully combined with his willingness to share his personal journey will inspire you to find your third door and take action to make changes in your life.
- Alex Banayan
- Publisher: Currency
- Hardcover: 320 pages
#7 100 Days To Brave By Annie Downs
If you are looking for light daily reading, then 100 Days to Brave may be a good place to kickstart a more courageous new year. Annie Downs shares personal stories and short devotions that will help you work through your fears and become a braver you. Who doesn’t need a little more courage in their life?
- Annie F. Downs
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Hardcover: 240 pages
#8 Daring Greatly By Brené Brown
Brené Brown has spent years researching vulnerability and shame. She shares her findings for the good of humanity in her best-selling book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Get practical strategies to help you work through shame when it comes up in life so that you can live a more joy-filled existence.
- Avery Publishing Group
- Brené Brown
- Publisher: Avery
#9 The Universe Has Your Back By Gabrielle Bernstein
Faith and optimism are two of the key components that will lead to real change in your life. You truly have to believe that change is possible and Gabrielle Bernstein will make you believe. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith will help you to get rid of emotional blocks and improve your mindset so that you can start living a happier and more purposeful life.
- Hay House
- Gabrielle Bernstein
- Publisher: Hay House Inc.
#10 The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying By Bonnie Ware
If you are searching for a deeply sentimental and touching story that will give you the desire to change your life while you still have time, consider Bonnie Ware’s book, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departed. In this book, the author shares her experience working with those nearing death to help you understand that anything is possible if you make choices that align with your values.
- The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing
- Bronnie Ware
- Publisher: Hay House Inc.
#11 The Happiness Advantage By Shawn Anchor
The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life is bursting with interesting research about how you can live a happier life starting today. Shawn Achor shares the psychology behind happiness. Are you interested in learning how to be happier with your current situation?
- Crown Business
- Shawn Achor
- Publisher: Currency
#12 Switch By Chip Heath
I read Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard a few years back and then I recently re-read this interesting book. Switch is a fascinating book. Chip Heath shares research-based information that will help you make big changes in your life.
- Broadway Business
- Chip Heath, Dan Heath
- Publisher: Crown Business
#13 The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up By Marie Kondo
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is one of the most life-changing self-help books I have ever read. This book really altered my mindset around stuff! Decluttering can truly be an exciting experience if you have Marie Kondo’s wise words to live by. This book is the foundation of the incrediably popular Konmari Method!
- Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
- Marie Kondō
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press
#14 Radical Acceptance By Tara Brach
If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or mental illness and are hoping to work toward a more peaceful state of mind, then Tara Brach’s book Radical Acceptance may be for you. This book will help you heal with the help of a little self-compassion. Find purposeful living, less suffering, and peace through mindfulness.
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- Tara Brach
- Publisher: Bantam
Which Self-Help Book Will You Read?
Do you plan to spend 2019 working on self-love, getting motivated, or decluttering your home? Either way, anything you do with good intention will likely have a dramatic impact on your life! Which of these books will help you set the tone for your best year yet?
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