When you stumble upon some life-changing self-help books, all you want to do is scream it from the mountaintops and that’s what I’m doing here.
Although it has been a wild year, I’ve learned so much about myself and the world around me more than ever before.
And the sources are primarily self-help books.
That’s why I’m writing them today. To share a little bit about what you can expect should you pick one up yourself and how much they are still helping me.
Self-help books are an extraordinary way to learn more about yourself and keep growing and becoming the very best version of yourself.
They’re nudges on your self-improvement journey.
Side note: If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog to record your self-improvement story, check out my post: How To Start A Blog For Your Self-Development Journey
So, let’s get started!
The 3 Books That Changed My Life
1. The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
I will never shut up about this book. Like, ever. Here’s a short description from the back of the book:
“The Success Principles will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions.”
What I love most about this book is that Jack Canfield gives you 67 success principles in chapters so they’re easily digestible and includes action items in most of them. I mean, you can easily lose yourself in this book (I speak from experience).
Not only does he share his own experiences of more than 40 years but he dives into real-world success stories from people who made their dreams reality, tying into each principle perfectly.
By the way, Jack Canfield is also the bestselling co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He’s lived through these principles, he’s a success story himself!
I talked my dad’s ear off about this when I was reading it for the first time and he ended up listening to its audiobook and LOVED it. Now we reference it every time we talk on the phone!
Since reading it, I’ve been more open to the universe, to every opportunity that presents itself. It’s really taught me that by taking action towards my goals will get me to where I want to be.
Highly recommend this book if you’re looking to make drastic changes to your lifestyle so that you finally achieve your goals and make the life you deserve to live.
2. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz, PH.D.
I read this book not long after The Success Principles and I became even more empowered!
“The Magic of Thinking Big” contains the secrets to getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community.”
This book, man, it gets you thinking. (which is the whole point…)
Not only is Dr. Schwartz an excellent motivator, but his book and experiences give us the tools to start thinking big when it comes to every area of our lives.
At the end of each chapter, he either summarizes the key points or assigns actionable practices.
My favorite one that I still do is in chapter 13. I set aside about 30 minutes to think. Just to think, nothing else. I decide on what to think about, to solve a problem or analyze something. Or I let myself think about whatever comes to mind during that half hour.
Allow yourself to think. It brings clarity and can even solve a problem you’ve been either putting off or avoiding.
Sometimes those problems aren’t as big as we think, until we think more about them… (wait, did I just confuse myself?)
3. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master The Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
If you’ve read her previous self-help book You Are A Badass, then you’re familiar with Jen Sincero and I’m so glad!
But if you’re new to reading her work, you won’t be disappointed one bit.
“Sincero gives you the tools-and the permission-to make the kind of money that’s always seemed beyond reach.”
And although I didn’t become super rich after finishing the last chapter of the book, I still have high hopes.
Sincero’s casual writing style (I felt like I was her bff reading it) fits perfectly with the message she’s giving.
She shares her own struggle with money (mostly without money…) and how she overcame all odds.
If you haven’t noticed, I love actionable items provided by the author. And I’m so happy Jen delivered here too!
Money doesn’t have to be a taboo topic, we should embrace all its glory and its beauty. It all comes down to how much you want it and what you’re willing to change if your life to get it (legally, please).
You Are A Badass At Making Money is a great way to start thinking about money as your friend that can work FOR you, not against you. It all starts with the right money mindset.
Your Self-Help Books
Those are just 3 of the many self-help books I’ve read, I’ve even got two more coming in this week! You can find those and many other self-help books at Amazon.com, don’t forget to use their AmazonSmile site!
Thank you so much for visiting, hope you’re on your way to reading these (or any!) self-help books to guide you to your very best self.
What are some of the books that have changed your life?