Best Self Help Books: More than 200 Books on this List

   
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Finding the best self help books can allow you to reach your inner self finally. With the ability to explore a deeper consciousness, find all of your most positive traits, and assess your weaknesses, you can surely transform into a better version of yourself.

From learning how to become a better leader to healing after a painful divorce, there are numerous titles that we highly recommend. Are you in a position where you want to become a more productive version of yourself?

Perhaps you’re only looking for advice from a person who has dealt with the same shortcomings as you. The options are endless when it comes to these fantastic titles that can help you to crush all of the goals that you have set for yourself.

There’s no doubt about it; your personal and professional life will blossom once you’re able to browse through pages written by notable authors who have dealt with the same circumstances. With their revolutionary knowledge and captivating experiences, you may even find that you can do it just because they have as well.

We decided it was about time we began to work on ourselves, rather than focus on others. In turn, this will make us stronger and better-advised individuals to help those around us. There’s something novel in the idea of making small changes in your everyday life that can help you to build a better and stronger foundation over the long-run.

What we love the most about the best self help books is that they give me the foundation to start making necessary changes so that we gain better control over the outcomes in our day-to-day life. Whether it’s to advance in personal relationships or to fine-tune some of our particular skills, there’s a never-ending list of things that we have learned from these phenomenal reads.

With every new year, you’ll want to make some changes, so go ahead; you got this! All you have to do is find the best self help books to guide you along the way so that it becomes much more natural.

Best Self Help Books

Psycho Cybernetics

Psycho Cybernetics

Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz will open your eyes on the topic of self image.
Nick Janetakis
Founder/NickJanetakis.com
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

What I'm reading right now is "The Untethered Soul", which is also a really, really amazing book. It's a little hippy yoga, but it's all about how you deal with stuff that happens to you in life and be emotionally strong.
David Henzel
Co-Founder/MaxCDN
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

This book is about resilience, and I only wish there was such a book when I was younger. I was 18 when my dad passed away and it was something that I didn't talk about because I was so afraid of opening the floodgates. It hit me hard, the day my daughter commented that I didn't seem to miss my dad - because I never talked about him.
Ee Ling Lim
CEO/SmarterMe
Managing The Mental Game: How To Think More Effectively, Navigate Uncertainty, And Build Mental Fortitude

Managing The Mental Game: How To Think More Effectively, Navigate Uncertainty, And Build Mental Fortitude

Jeff Boss is a former Navy SEAL and knows everything about mental fortitude, and controlling your emotions and impulses in the face of critical situations. He uses his expertise in this book to teach others how to develop resilience and fortitude and cope with difficult situations.

Resilience and fortitude are two key qualities of a successful leader, especially when faced with crisis situations or making tough decisions. This book is a great aid in such moments, when you feel unsure of yourself.

Holger Arians
CEO/Dominet Digital Corporation
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Gotta say, I'm pretty flattered every time asks me if I've read @AdamMGrant book Give and Take. Good guy. Good book
Simon Sinek
Best-selling Author
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

I’ve actually been reading my brother’s book, How to Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It. I thought it was very succinctly written. Obviously a plug for my bro.
Naval Ravikant
CEO & Co-Founder/AngelList
Earth is Hiring: The New way to live, lead, earn and give for millennials and anyone who gives a sh*t

Earth is Hiring: The New way to live, lead, earn and give for millennials and anyone who gives a sh*t

A great book that shares why we are here on earth and how to find and discover your true calling and purpose.
Jules Schroeder
Founder of Unconventional Life
A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

You know what would be fun today? Reading a book about death,’ said no one ever. So you can imagine my surprise when I opened these pages and found myself smiling on the first one. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger have done something impressive: they’re written a book about dying that’s not only moving and practical, but also delightful to read.
Adam Grant
Author
Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition

Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition

"Everyone worries. 20 million people in the US suffer from some sort of untreated clinical anxiety disorder.

Worry is ok. It helps me make deadlines, care about people, care about improving myself.

But “toxic worry” is when things spin out of control. When you wake up at 3am and can’t get that thought out of your head: why did they do that? How will I live? Does she/he love me? And on and on and on and on.

The book, “Worry” helped me."

James Altucher
Entrepreneur, investor
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

There was a moment where I was on a quest for self-discovery. I felt lost and wasn't sure if I was who I was because I made the decision to be me, or if my identity was programmed by culture, society and setting. Because of that, I started reading self-help books to reconstruct identity and mold who I wanted to be. This book helped me.
Ola Olusoga
Co-founder/Populum
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

That was a fun, light read.
Naval Ravikant
CEO & Co-Founder/AngelList
The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness

I also really enjoyed reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.
John Shea
Founder/No Shame Income
To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work!

To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work!

The best book I've read on To-do lists!
Gennady Batrakov
CEO & Founder/Strivechat & BubblesPlanner
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

I bought this book because I was curious about the title. I loved it and bought it for my entire team.

The universe matches the energy you put out. It’s so true. If you put out positivity, you get it back. It’s a great reminder that you are in charge of your destiny. Another point in this book that I love - if someone has a problem with you, it’s their issue. Not yours. We put some much weight on what people think about us, when it really shouldn’t matter.

Jessica Lauria
Co-Founder/By Karen and Jess
Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels

Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels

My list would be (besides the ones I mentioned in answer to the previous question) both business & Fiction/Sci-Fi and ones I personally found helpful to myself. The business books explain just exactly how business, work & investing are in reality & how to think properly & differentiate yourself. On the non-business side, a mix of History & classic fiction to understand people, philosophy to make sense of life and Science fiction to picture what the future could be like (not always utopian).
Marvin Liao
Partner/500Startups
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

The unassuming Georgetown computer science professor has become one of this generation’s leading voices on how we can all work more wisely and more deeply. With media consumption continuing to go way up (which, for most of us, means happiness and productivity continue to go way down) and the world becoming noisier every day, this book is an urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life. The minimalism movement successfully led millions to opt out of the many possessions we’re told we’re supposed to crave and focus instead on the small number of things that bring the most meaning and value to our lives. The same ideology applies to our online lives. Digital clutter is stressful. We don’t need the constant connectivity, the pages and pages of apps, the incessant scrolling and clicking. New technologies can improve our lives if we know how to best leverage them. This book already helped me break my Facebook addiction—and the first month of the year has been a big improvement for me because of that.

Ryan Holiday
Media Strategist, Author, Founder/Brass Check
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

I was reading a book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character” by Paul Tough on a recommendation by my sister, a Middle School teacher. At that time I considered myself a great mother with natural intuition and did not go to the book as a means of “self-help” but of leisurely pleasure. However, I was perplexed when I discovered that even the most intelligent, diligent, and natural parents fail their children on multiple levels. Intuition was not enough. The day I finished the book I went to my son’s baseball game ready to apply my knowledge but found that the words out of my mouth were not necessarily those recommended in the book. Then it hit me: what if everything in life weren’t necessarily “intuitive”? I had learned so much about parenting even if I thought I was doing an excellent job already. What more could I learn about being content, happy, or successful in life?
Chelsea Frank
Founder/Life and Limb Gel
Live Your Truth

Live Your Truth

Kamal is one of those people whose words are as powerful as his presence. When Kamal speaks, I listen.
Tim Ferriss
Author & Entrepreneur
The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, A Guide to Living in a Beautiful State

The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, A Guide to Living in a Beautiful State

Our definition of success is in dire need of an overhaul. As The Four Sacred Secrets shows, there’s a disconnect between what our culture tells us we need to do to be successful and what would make us happy. Like The Four Agreements, The Four Sacred Secrets taps into ancient wisdom to offer modern truths for a well-lived life, including how to let go of what’s weighing us down and truly connect with others and ourselves.
Arianna Huffington
Founder and CEO/Thrive Global
Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do

Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do

I read everything with an open mind, often challenging myself by choosing books with an odd perspective or religious/spiritual views. These books do not reflect my personal feelings but are books that helped shape my perspective on life, love, and happiness.
Chelsea Frank
Founder/Life and Limb Gel
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