The 7 Best Self-Help Books in no particular order (includes Affiliate links to Amazon):

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb

Draw insights, experiences, and creativity building habits from one of the best minds of all time. Develop the mindset and virtues which allowed the genius of Leonardo to flower.


The Book of Joy by Douglas Abrams

Read how two of the greatest living religious leaders of our time think about life and discuss joy. Amazing stories, ideas, and pieces of advice as well as scientific research are dusted throughout this engaging read.



Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

No one is a master of change like Tony Robbins. This book deconstructs your mind, emotions, person, and gives you the power to build it into your vision of your best self. This book is a must read.



Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin

Learn personal finance in one book.  Nine Steps to get you from complete confusion to complete control.  This book will give you the simple tools to create financial security and independence.


Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

This book requires you read the whole thing.  Yes you can be you, be wildly successful, and still be devoted to clearly defined goals, values, and philosophies.  If anyone you know can articulate their philosophies this clearly, chances are they’re as successful as Yvon Chouinard.


The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Understanding the 5 love languages will transform your relationship.  Becoming fluent in the love languages will bring a mastery of intimate relationships that will leave one’s “love tank” overflowing.



The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Starting a personal transformation with tidying is the best advice I could give anyone reading this post.  Following the method in this book is effective and will ultimately guarantee a breakthrough in one’s life. It takes courage, strength, and guts, but it will leave you with joy.


Two more books that might be worth a look at:


The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

This brief read reminds us of the most important points in carrying ourselves well in this life.




The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

This is another easy read to remind us of some of the practices that will allow us to get to know ourselves or our true self.