Better Yourself with These 5 Kickass Self-Help Books
The term ‘Self-Help’ tends to be something people shy away from. Many feel it insinuates that there is something wrong with you and you need help. That’s not necessarily the case. Self-Help can mean helping yourself to become a better person, the person you know you can be. One of my yearly goals is to take steps to become a better person, no matter how big or small of a step I take. Instead of beating ourselves up about how little we think we did, we should think positively – any step in the right direction is enough! So put down those dark Diva sunglasses you’re donning to make yourself incognito for when you venture down the self-help aisle & take a look at these 5 great books you can buy online!
5 Self-Help Books to Read to Help Better Yourself
Don’t be fooled by the name of this book – you don’t need to read this if you can count all your friends on one hand. This award-winning book is broken down into 6 key sections: Fundamental techniques to handling people, Six ways to make people like you, 12 ways to win people over to your thinking, How to be a leader, Letters that produced miraculous results and 7 rules to making your home life happier. Whether or not you think a section may not apply to you, it somehow DOES. I’ve read this book twice now and plan to read it again a third time. I legitimately find something new each time.
This is hands down one of my favourites. This is a book I refer back to time and time again because it is just THAT good. I’m sure this one doesn’t come as a surprise as virtually everybody talks about this book – but there’s a reason for that. The author, Stephen Covey, presents an approach to being effective in obtaining goals by aligning yourself to “true north” principles of a character ethic. There are several brainstorm activities throughout the book to help identify your character and help guide you to being your most effective self.
On a lunch break a few years ago, I picked this up at Shoppers Drug Mart (at the time I was an Admin Assistant in a Private Clinic). If a book looked interesting and especially when it was on sale, I’d usually pick it up. I went into this purchase blind. I’m so glad I picked this up because it helped me realize at that point in my life that I was unhappy with where I was and there was so much more that I could be doing. A few months later, I was at a job I loved and my relationship with my now-husband was at its best. This book helps you identify where you are in your life, where you want to be and what changes you can make to get to where you need to be.
If you’re introverted like me, you know how annoying it is for people to think you’re shy, anti-social, or even worse, a bitch. Being introverted does NOT mean you are shy! This is one of the biggest misunderstanding about introverts. We function differently than extroverts: while we love spending time with our people, we hate big crowds and small talk. Throw us into a situation where we have to encounter both and you may not see us for days as we need that alone time to recharge our batteries. This book helps give us quiet folk a voice, not just in our day to day lives but as entrepreneurs. This is seriously a great read.
If you’re an entrepreneur or thinking of being one, please do me a solid and pick this book up. Even if you know what you’re currently doing isn’t a fit but aren’t sure what you want you to do, get this book. It helps bring together your natural talents and personal passions and helps to put you on the right path to success (personal, business or BOTH!). If you’re ever feeling too old or young to try something, this will reiterate that it doesn’t matter your age or where you’re from, anyone can achieve their dreams.
These are great books whether you are starting to become a better person or on your way. Just remember: there isn’t anything wrong with the word Self-Help. There is nothing to be ashamed of striving to be the best version of yourself.