20 Best Self Help Books For Women And For Men

Best Self Help Books

In this short article, you will find a list of 20 best self help books for women and for men. This list is sorted by the authors in alphabetical increasing order.

 

20 Best Self Help Books For Women And For Men

 

1. Regina Brett – Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible

 

Want to live your dreams–or even surpass them? Want the world to change for the better? Want to see a miracle? What are we waiting for? Why not be the miracle?

That’s the challenge Regina Brett sets forth in BE THE MIRACLE. To be a miracle doesn’t necessarily mean tackling problems across the globe. It means making a difference, believing change is possible, even in your own living room, cubicle, neighborhood, or family.

Through a collection of inspirational essays, Regina shares lessons that will help people make a difference in the world around them. The lessons come from Regina’s life experience and from the lives of others, especially those she has met in her 24 years as a journalist. Each chapter is a lesson that can stand alone, but together they form a handbook for seeing the miracle of change everywhere.

With upbeat lessons from “Do Your Best and Forget the Rest” to “Sometimes It’s Enough to Make One Person Happy,” these lessons will help you accept and embrace yourself, challenge and change yourself, and better serve others.

 

2. Regina Brett – God Is Always Hiring: 50 Lessons for Finding Fulfilling Work

 

Beloved columnist and bestselling author Regina Brett offers her special brand of uplifting, yet practical advice to help readers find fulfillment in their work . . . and to deal with unexpected challenges.
In this inspiring collection, Brett focuses on how we relate to our work, or lack of work, and the seeking of something deeper and more meaningful in our career and life. With essays like “Every job is as magical as you make it” and “Only you can determine your worth,” this book relates tales of discouragement turning into hope, and persistence paying big dividends. People with challenges in their jobs or job search will find solace and advice.

 

3. Regina Brett – God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours

 

Already an internet phenomenon, these wise and insightful lessons by popular newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Regina Brett will make you see the possibilities in your life in a whole new way.

When Regina Brett turned 50, she wrote a column on the 50 lessons life had taught her. She reflected on all she had learned through becoming a single parent, looking for love in all the wrong places, working on her relationship with God, battling cancer and making peace with a difficult childhood. It became one of the most popular columns ever published in the newspaper, and since then the 50 lessons have been emailed to hundreds of thousands of people.
Brett now takes the 50 lessons and expounds on them in essays that are deeply personal. From “Don’t take yourself too seriously-Nobody else does” to “Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift,” these lessons will strike a chord with anyone who has ever gone through tough times–and haven’t we all?

 

4. Jack Canfield – Chicken Soup for the Soul (series of books)

 

Two of America’s best-loved inspirational speakers share the very best of their collected stories and favorite tales that have touched the hearts of people everywhere. Canfield and Hansen bring you wit and wisdom, hope and empowerment to buoy you through life’s dark moments.

 

5. Jack Canfield – The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

 

Get ready to transform yourself for success. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, turns to the principles he’s studied, taught, and lived for more than 30 years in this practical and inspiring guide that will help any aspiring person get from where they are to where they want to be.

The Success Principles is a watershed book and platform for a renewed era of Success-oriented culture, touching on every aspect of our 21st-century lives. As Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich was an innovative and durable touchstone for readers last century, so this book will become the new self-improvement standard for our own. From graduates and teachers to parents and self-starting business aspirants, Canfield offers readers practical help and inspiration for getting from where they are to where they want to be. The book includes:

•Success Basics- Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life; Clarify Your Vision; Decide What You Want; Be Willing to Pay the Price; Stay Focused on Your Core Genius; Unleash the Power of Goal-Setting; Build a Powerful Support Team; Surround Yourself with Successful People; and more.

• Success Thoughts & Attitudes- Acknowledge Your Positive Past; Fuel Your Success with Passion and Enthusiasm; Have an Attitude of Gratitude; Transform Your Inner Critic Into Your Inner Coach; Stay Motivated with the Masters; Transcend Your Limiting Beliefs; and more.

• Success Is a Verb- Take Action; Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway; Use Feedback to Your Advantage; Slow Down to Go Faster; Commit to Never-Ending Improvement; Reject Rejection; Practice Persistence; Practice the Rule of 5; and more.

• Building Successful Relationships- Drop Out of the ‘ain’t it awful’ Club; Practice Uncommon Appreciation; Be Hear Now; Speak with Impeccability; Tell the Truth Faster; Keep Your Agreements; Forgive and Move On; Treat Everyone with Respect; Create Win-Win Solutions; Trust in Trust

• Success & Money- Spread the Wealth Around; Pay Yourself First; Fund Your Future; Master the Spending Game; Give More to Get More; Find a Way to Serve

• Becoming a Success Warrior- Practice Radical Awareness; Maintain the Witness Position; Inquire Within; Become a Spiritual Warrior; Create Reservoirs of Boundless Energy; Make Room for REM; De-Stress for Success

• Success Starts Now- Go For It!; Empower Yourself by Empowering Others

Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO’s, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, The Success Principles will give you the courage and the heart to start living the principles of success today. Go for it!

 

6. Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People

 

A timeless bestseller, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People has been an inspiration for many of those who are now famous and successful. Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. This book is a phenomenal bestseller, having sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
Dale Carnegie offers practical and proven advice on how to deal with people and understand them in order to get along well with them to make your life more rewarding. He illustrates his points with anecdotes of historical figures, leaders of the business world and everyday folks.

 

7. Stephen Richards Covey – The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

 

When it was first published in 1989, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was an almost instant bestseller–and quickly became a permanent part of the cultural lexicon. With over 25 million copies sold worldwide in over 40 languages since its first publication, this book continues to help millions of readers become more effective in both their personal and professional lives.

This is one of the rare books that has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world not only to improve their businesses and careers but to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. It has had an undeniable impact for the past 25 years–and will no doubt continue to be influential for many more.

 

8. Charles Duhigg – The Power of Habit

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

 

9. Harv Eker – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

 

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it!

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments?

The shocking answer is: None of the above!

In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!” Eker does this by identifying your “money and success blueprint.” We all have a personal money blueprint ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance, but if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money—and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker’s rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and “revise” it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it.

In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen “Wealth Files,” which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth.

If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that’s exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book. According to T. Harv Eker, it’s simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you’ll get rich too!

 

10. Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich

 

This edition of Napoleon Hill’s Classic Think and Grow Rich is a reproduction of Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, the ONLY original version recommended by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, originally printed in March of 1937.

The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book.

In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.

Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, loving family relationships, understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one true peace of mind! All who read, understand, and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these spiritual values.

BE PREPARED! When you expose yourself to the influence of this philosophy, you may experience a CHANGED LIFE which can help you negotiate your way through life with harmony and understanding and prepare you for the accumulation of abundant material riches.

 

11. Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad

 

In Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki shares the story of his two dad: his real father, whom he calls his ‘poor dad,’ and the father of his best friend, the man who became his mentor and his ‘rich dad.’ One man was well educated and an employee all his life, the other’s education was “street smarts” over traditional classroom education and he took the path of entrepreneurship…a road that led him to become one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii. Robert’s poor dad struggled financially all his life, and these two dads—these very different points of view of money, investing, and employment—shaped Robert’s thinking about money.

Robert has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people, around the world, think about money and investing and he has become a global advocate for financial education and the path to financial freedom. Rich Dad Poor Dad (and the Rich Dad series it spawned) has sold over 36 million copies in English and translated editions around the world.

Rich Dad Poor Dad will…
• explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
• challenge the belief that your house is an asset
• show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids
about money
• define, once and for all, an asset and a liability
• explain the difference between good debt and bad debt
• teach you to see the world of money from different perspectives
• discuss the shift in mindset that can put you on the road to financial freedom

 

12. Andrew Matthews – Being Happy!

 

“Being Happy!” is about why you spill spaghetti bolognaise only down the front of your BEST suit. It’s about why some people always seem to be in the right place at the right time – and how you can be like them. It’s about why you can drive an old wreck for fifteen years and never scratch it … and then dent your new car after two days. It’s about understanding yourself, being able to laugh at yourself, becoming more prosperous and being able to forgive yourself. Features 70 of Andrew Matthews’ cartoons.

 

13. Andrew Matthews – Follow Your Heart: Finding Purpose in Your Life and Work

 

“Follow Your Heart” is about doing what you love and finding peace of mind. It is about dealing with disasters and not blaming your mother! It is about how happy people think, why rich people make money – even by accident – and it’s about what losers do, and how not to be like them! Easy-to-read and illustrated with Andrew Matthews’ famous cartoons. Almost two million copies sold in 42 languages.

 

14. Joseph Murphy – The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

 

DR. JOSEPH MURPHY wrote, taught, counseled and lectured to thousands all over the world for nearly fifty years. Born in 1898, he was educated in Ireland and England. In the preface of this title, Dr Joseph Murphy asserts that life events are actually the result of the workings of your conscious and subconscious minds. He suggests practical techniques through which one can change one’s destiny, principally by focusing and redirecting this miraculous energy. Years of research studying the world’s major religions convinced him that some great Power lay behind all spiritual life and that this power is within each of us. Dr. Murphy was Minister-Director of the Church of Divine Science in Los Angeles for 28 years, where his lectures were attended by 1300 to 1500 people every Sunday. His daily radio program during period was immensely popular. Murphy was influenced by Ernest Holmes and Emmet Fox, both well known writers on New Thought principles, but his academic background was in Eastern religion. He spent many years in India, and was an Andhra Research Fellow at the University of India. Dr Murphy spent a good part of his life studying Eastern religions, and was a scholar of the I-Ching, the Chinese book of divination whose origins are lost in history. He remains a beacon of enlightenment and inspiration for legions of loyal followers. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind has been a bestseller since its first publication in 1963, selling many millions of copies since its original publication.

 

15. Norman Vincent Peale – The Power of Positive Thinking

 

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ will help you overcome negative attitudes, such as fear and lack of confidence, and replace them with the traits of a positive thinker—optimism, determination, patience and focus. Simple techniques of elevating low moods and energy levels by positive thinking also improve ones overall mental and physical health.

This book will show you how you can deal more effectively with tough situations and difficult people, and dramatically improve your performance and confidence. You must learn that the easiest way to an easy mind is to create an easy mind. This is done by practice, by the application of some such simple principles as outlined here.

You’ll learn how to:

• Believe in yourself and in everything you do

• Build new power and determination

• Develop the power to reach your goals

• Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life

• Improve your personal and professional relationships

• Assume control over your circumstances

• Be kind to yourself

 

16. Anthony Robbins – Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

 

Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner StrengthUnlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.

 

17. Anthony Robbins – Giant Steps: 365 Daily Lessons in Self Mastery

 

WHAT GOOD IS INSPIRATION IF IT’S NOT BACKED UP BY ACTION?
Based on the finest tools, techniques, principles, and strategies offered in Awaken the Giant Within, best-selling author and peak performance consultant Anthony Robbins offers daily inspirations and small actions — exercises — that will compel you to take giant steps forward in the quality of your life.
From the simple power of decision-making to the more specific tools that can redefine the quality of your relationships, finances, health, and emotions, Robbins shows you how to get maximum results with a minimum investment of time.

 

18. Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now

 

To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle’s extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us.

A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

 

19. Brian Tracy – Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

 

It’s time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! After all, successful people don’t try to do everything. They focus on their most important tasks and get those done. They eat their frogs.

There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re done with the worst thing you’ll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively. The core of what is vital to effective time management is: decision, discipline, and determination. And in this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise.

This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done today.

 

20. Brian Tracy – Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed

 

Brian Tracy is one of the world’s leading authorities on success and personal achievement, addressing more than 100,000 men and women each year in public and private seminars. In Maximum Achievement, he gives you a powerful, proven system — based on twenty-five years of research and practice — that you can apply immediately to get better results in every area of your life.

You learn ideas, concepts, and methods used by high-achieving people in every field everywhere. You learn how to unlock your individual potential for personal greatness. You will immediately become more positive, persuasive, and powerfully focused in everything you do. Many of the more than one million graduates of the seminar program upon which this book is based have dramatically increased their income and improved their lives in every respect.

The step-by-step blueprint for success and achievement presented in these pages includes proven principles drawn from psychology, religion, philosophy, business, economics, politics, history, and metaphysics. These ideas are combined in a fast-moving, informative series of steps that will lead you to greater success than you ever imagined possible — they can raise your self-esteem, improve personal performance, and give you complete control over every aspect of your personal and professional life.

 

My personal development began in 2014 when I read two books written by Regina Brett. Next I read two books by Brian Tracy and the next two by Andrew Matthews. I recommend these titles since they are perfect at the beginning for everyone.

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