8 of the Greatest Self-Help Books

March 27, 2019

This is 8 of the greatest self-help books that have been around for many, many years and millions keep referring back to them.

Many of us have turned to a self help book at one time or another. Whether it is for improving our way to do business, how to parent better, how to be more outgoing or learning new skills to deal with stress, anxiety or busy schedules. Whatever you are looking for you can find a book on how to help you. New self-help books are coming out more and more as well as people wanting to read about others struggles and how they over came them. Even with all the new fantastic books coming out there are a few that seem to be at the top no matter how long ago they were published. They are the ones that are dog-eared, highlighted, and shared among friends. Here is a list of 8 greatest self-help books everyone should have on their shelves. This list is in no particular order.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1939)

You can go after the job you want—and get it!
You can take the job you have—and improve it!
You can take any situation—and make it work for you!

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time. Buy Here


I’m OK, You’re OK by Thomas Anthony Harris (1969)

Transactional analysis (i.e. transactions between people, and puts it into layman’s terms) delineates three ego-states (Parent, Adult and Child) as the basis for the content and quality of interpersonal communication. “Happy childhood” notwithstanding, says Harris, most of us are living out the not OK feelings of a defenseless child wholly dependent on others (parents) for stroking and caring. At some stage early in our lives we adopt a “position” about ourselves and others that determines how we feel about everything we do. And for a huge portion of the population, that position is “I’m Not OK-You’re OK.” This negative “life position,” shared by successful and unsuccessful people alike, contaminates our rational adult capabilities, leaving us vulnerable to inappropriate, emotional reactions of our child and uncritically learned behavior programmed into our parent. By exploring the structure of our personalities and understanding old decisions, Harris believes we can find the freedom to change our lives. Buy Here


Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki (2000)

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. Buy Here


Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, MD (1998)

A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese?can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life… Buy Here


The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey (1989)

Dr. Covey’s 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people that will enrich your life’s experience. And, it’s in an inforgraphics format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey’s habits of successful people. Buy Here



Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins (1991)

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. Buy Here



Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray, PhD (1992)

The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex. Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, Men Are from MarsWomen Are from Venus has helped millions of couples transform their relationships. Now viewed as a modern classic, this phenomenal book has helped men and women realize how different they can be in their communication styles, their emotional needs, and their modes of behavior—and offers the secrets of communicating without conflicts, allowing couples to give intimacy every chance to grow. Buy Here


What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles (1972)

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. In today’s challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies workand which don’t. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job. Buy Here

These 8 books are a few everyone should read at least once. If you are just discovering self-help books then you can’t go wrong with choosing any of these 8 classics to grace your book shelves.

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