I am often asked which books I recommend reading. I think everyone has a book or two that has had a profound influence on their way of life.
For my part, the audio version (French) of the book “Reflect and become rich” by Napoleon Hill remains my first choice. So here is my list of the best self-help books made from my own reading and what I was able to extract from my research.
1. How to Make Friends – Dale Carnegie personal development book
Arguably one of the most widely read motivational books around the world. First published in 1936, this book remains a must-have for anyone wishing to improve their interaction with others.
You will discover practical tips for success in life: The author shares with us his belief that most success comes from an ability to communicate effectively rather than brilliant ideas.
Her book teaches her experience by showing readers how to value others and make them feel appreciated rather than manipulated.
2. Think and get rich – Napoleon Hill personal development book
The book of success and one of the greatest bestsellers of all time. This book is considered to be the forerunner of all the literature on personal motivation. This is the first book to truly analyze the behaviors that make people successful.
First published in 1937, the book draws on the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation.
3. Awakening Your Inner Power – Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins is arguably the world’s best-known personal development speaker. To make your dreams come true, all you need to do is awaken the incredible power that lies within you.
The author offers techniques and strategies that will empower you to control your emotions, your body, your relationships with others, your finances, and your entire life. It forces us to ask ourselves the right questions.
4. The 7 Habits of People Who Do Everything They Do – Stephen. R. Covey
Stephen Covey shares with us the seven habits that make you become truly effective at whatever it is you want to achieve. He insists that we need to go through a paradigm shift – a fundamental shift in how we view the world and ourselves.
It’s about much more than just getting more efficient. It is about becoming a whole person who not only seeks the best in themselves, but also in others.
5. The four Toltec agreements – Miguel Ruiz
In this book, Don Miguel reveals the source of limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create unnecessary suffering. It shows in very simple terms how one can break free from fear-based collective conditioning.
The four agreements offer a powerful code of conduct capable of quickly transforming our life into an experience of freedom, true happiness and love.
6. The Road Less Traveled: Learning to Live With Life – Scott Peck
Originally published in 1978, this book remains a benchmark for personal development. “Life is difficult. It is with this statement that Scott Peck, a world famous and respected psychiatrist, begins his book.
Through the stories of his patients and examples from his own life, he teaches us what no one has ever taught us: fundamental lessons to grow, love, engage and be stronger.
The road less traveled will allow you to take giant steps in your life by offering you the keys to psychological and spiritual evolution.
7. SHAKE BUT DARE – Susan Jeffers
This book will help you identify your fears and overcome them to take action and stop suffering. The techniques developed by Susan Jeffers will allow you to discover: how to make a decision, make the right choice, the powers of positive thinking, and the inner strength that will allow you to transform your existence.
A simple and clear method, easy-to-follow exercises to regain self-confidence.
8. The Power of the Present Moment: A Guide to Spiritual Awakening – Eckhart Tolle
The book that has had the most impact on our collective consciousness in recent years. He has inspired millions of people around the world to live more fulfilling and compassionate lives through the practice of mindfulness.
Eckhart Tolle teaches us that it is possible to live without suffering, without anxiety and without neurosis. It teaches us to free ourselves from certain thoughts and states of mind, thus allowing the mind to fully embrace the present moment.
9. Swallow the Toad – Brian Tracy
According to an old saying, if you start each day by swallowing a live toad, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that it is probably the worst thing you will have to do all day.
This book shows you how to put all of your effort into organizing your time, as well as the crucial tasks that you are most likely to postpone until tomorrow.
It details twenty-one practical and achievable steps that will help you stop procrastinating, and accomplish more important tasks today.
10. How to Overcome Stress and Worries – Dale Carnegie
Like other books by Carnegie, this one is full of common sense, illustrated with hundreds of real-life episodes drawn from great men, philosophers, physicians, psychiatrists, and people of all walks of life and professions.
You should read this book at least once in your life. It can easily improve your real quality of life.
Stress and worries tire us, eat away at us, make us less pleasant to hang out with, more irritable, sap energy and thinking, weaken us and age. This book makes you react and shows you how to act.
11. The Richest Man In Babylon – George Samuel Clason
The Richest Man in Babylon leads you on a path to prosperity and success. Proclaimed the best among inspirational books on economics and prosperity, these fascinating and informative parables have become a modern classic.
In plain language it presents you with a financial plan that sets you off on the road to wealth.
12. The Magic of Thinking Big – David j Schwartz
Dr. Schwartz offers a carefully designed program to ensure you get the most out of your job, marriage, family life, and community.
You will have to learn to think differently and change your habits. To succeed, you just have to believe; How to escape from “excusite,” the disease of failure; How to Think and Dream Creatively You are like your thoughts; Put your attitudes on your side; How to think big; How to turn failure into victory to progress, set goals; How to think like a boss.
13. Influence and manipulation: Understanding and mastering the mechanisms and techniques of persuasion – Robert Cialdini
Influence & Manipulation is the number one publication on the subject of manipulation. Famous psychologist Robert Cialdini explains why some people are gifted with a remarkable gift for persuasion and how it is possible to beat them on their own ground.
This document reveals the six psychological secrets behind our dangerous tendency to let ourselves be influenced, as well as the means employed by persuasion specialists to exploit them without our knowledge. He teaches us how to defend ourselves against them – by turning those secrets to our advantage.
14. Organizing for Success – David Allen
The Getting Things Done (GTD) method is an organization method developed by David Allen.
It aims to help eliminate anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed, eliminate the feeling of being in front of an impassable wall as soon as a task is complex, by breaking it down into easier “bricks”. to achieve, reassess and stay focused on your goals in all circumstances, keep a positive attitude towards the tasks that you do not perform.
15. The Power of Will: The New Science of Self-Control – Roy-F Baumeister
We can overcome most of the serious problems that we face in our personal and professional life through self-control.
The strength of will, studied for several years by neurosciences and behavioral psychology, is an essential element to understand our behavior.
Taking stock of current research, the authors reveal all about the new science of self-control: by identifying the pitfalls that weaken the will, they suggest strategies to avoid them – the best way, according to them, to improve one’s life. .
Have you read these books? What did you think of it? What books do you think I should add to this list?
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