SELF HELP BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE AND CAN HELP TRANSFORM YOURS
I’ve often heard people say that they think self-help books are bullshit and maybe in their reality, it’s the truth but for me, it’s always been the complete opposite. I remember back in 2017 I felt broken from ending a one-sided, dead-end relationship and at the same time, my parents were going through a separation after 30 years of marriage. Not only did self-help books help me, but they saved me! I feel that if a book helped save me from myself then why not share them with you and hope that they can help you in some
way, shape or form. Alright, let’s get to it, my dear friends:
YOU ARE A BADASS: HOW TO STOP DOUBTING YOUR GREATNESS AND START LIVING AN AWESOME LIFE BY JEN SINCERO
Yes, the title is long as hell! But trust me when I tell you this book is a must! Buy it and transform your life with just one click. I call this book my bible and have read it 3 times for a reason! The author, Jen Sincero, has such a playful and conversational style of writing that it makes you relate to everything she says. In this book, she dives deep into making you realize what a badass you truly are. She tells us about how to take life by its horns and live the awesome life we deserve. If there’s one book I had to choose from this list that I want you to commit yourself to buy and read, it would be this one. Once you’ve taken the brave step into reading this and changing your life, gift it to someone and help transform theirs.
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE BY MARK MANSON
Let me start off by saying that this isn’t your typical self-help book (hence the title). Mark Manson is a blogger and author who tells his readers to stop trying to be and think positive all the time so we can truly become happier and better people (ironic I know). In his book, he takes a more direct approach and gives his readers a dose of raw and refreshing truths. It’s the way we deal with what happens to us that allows us to live a more fulfilling life, Manson says. His organic views of learning about our limitations and accepting them while consistently working on them makes this book a must-read. If you’re looking for an approach like Mark Manson’s on the way life works then I recommend you get this book.
UNF*CK YOURSELF: GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND INTO YOUR LIFE BY GARY JOHN BISHOP
I guess we’re seeing a trend of not giving a f*ck and taking control of living our most organic life. In Unf*ck Yourself, Gary John Bishop offers a self-empowerment guide that offers a straightforward approach on how to move past your self-imposed limitations. He makes you face the reality that it’s only you and the negative self-talk you give yourself constantly that keeps you from thriving. This book is dear to me because it helped me put in perspective who I was placing blame on for my unhappiness and fixing it. Grab Unf*ck Yourself and get down to the nitty-gritty of why you seem to be living an unhappy life.
EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE
BY MARIE FORLEO
After reading this book I fell in love with the word figureoutable. In her book, Marie Forleo helps retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of adversity while finding a better way forward. She gives many examples from her own life where she had to face her fears to fulfill her dreams. Everything is Figureoutable is a refreshing read that will inspire you to become unstoppable. Grab your copy and learn the method to her madness!
BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR BY ELIZABETH GILBERT
If you’re a person looking to live a creative life, this book is for you! Elizabeth Gilbert (also known for her book Eat Pray Love) digs deep and shares her approach to creativity. She offers insight into the mysteries of creativity and inspiration by asking us to embrace curiosity and let go of unnecessary suffering that creativity, ironically, brings. As a creative myself, this book helped me tackle the things I truly love and even the things I feared about my career. She encourages balance which can be extremely difficult for a lot of creatives. Gilbert wants us to be empathetic to the times that creativity is not in our lives. If you buy this book you’ll be sure to become more compassionate with not only creativity but with yourself.