10 of the Best Self Improvement Books

2018 is the year you get things moving in the right direction. This is the year you stop making excuses for not starting that side hustle or not getting that promotion. The key is learning. Take some time for yourself to improve, learn, and grow.


We have compiled a list of 10 of the best self-improvement books everyone should read in their life. If nothing else, these books will help you get into the right mind-set. Prepare to turn over a new leaf this year and achieve all the goals you have laid out for yourself.



1. Getting To Yes

Getting to Yes is the foremost authority on learning better negotiation tactics. Whether you are trying to close the deal or negotiating with your boss for a pay raise, this book will point you in the right direction. You can carry on what you learned in this book to your personal life as well. Never let a car salesman take advantage of you again!



2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad has become the number one best seller on personal finance. Take control of your savings, credit, and budgeting. 2018 is the year that you finally save up enough for a new car or get your retirement plan on track. It’s never too early and it’s never too late to start! Learn from Robert Kiyosaki and earn your financial freedom.



3. Awaken The Giant Within

Some might have varying views on Tony Robbins, but if nothing else he is motivational. Awaken the Giant Within is a tell all book on how to take control over every area of your life. You will learn how to be at the top of your game physically, mentally, and financially. No matter how well off you are now, you can always improve. You know you have it within you to be the best, all you have to do is unleash it.


4. Think And Grow Rich

It’s crazy that a book has been on the top for self-improvement and personal success for the past 80 years. The newest edition has been edited for more modern business and economic processes, but the remainder of the information is still applicable even now.


5. The Now Habit


I’m a big procrastinator, I will admit it! I also will admit I feel bad when relaxing because I could be doing something productive. With The Now Habit, you will learn how to overcome procrastination, develop a plan for the future, and accomplish everything on your list. The key to overcoming procrastination is to understand why we do it. With a better understanding, we can notice the signs and redirect our focus to the task at hand.


6. The 4 Hour Workweek

The 4 Hour Workweek is near the top of every self-help improvement list I’ve ever seen. If you could multiply your productivity by 10X, how would that change the way your work week looks? I know it would do wonders for me. After reading this book by Tim Ferriss would be the perfect time to start-up that side hustle you have been eyeing. With all that time being productive, you can accomplish everything you’ve ever dreamed of.


7. How To Win Friends And Influence People

Some of the best books on successful thinking are the ones that have been around for half a century. How to Win Friends and Influence People is the epitome of a success story. You will learn how to be well liked with everyone you meet and get people to see things the way you do so that you will have an arsenal of friends on your side.


8. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

When we are in the mental state where creativity comes freely and we do our best work almost naturally, that is called flow. This mental state of flow makes our work enjoyable because of how easy everything comes at that moment. Flow will help you to tap into this state and enjoy the work you do, because when you enjoy it you will keep pushing on and continue to succeed.


9. Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class

Learn from the best in the biz with 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class. When things get hard the strong push on, because pushing on is how you succeed and get to where you’re going. This book is all about improving your capacity to get things done and will put you in the mindset that every bit of work you do will get you one step closer to reaching your goals.


10. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Robert Cialdini has a Ph.D. in Psychology and uses psychological principles to teach you how to influence others and also how to detect when others are trying to influence you. From sales tactics to modern television advertisements, learn how the higher-ups influence us to buy their products and gain the skills to see right through their games. Plus, you might be able to pick up a thing or two to score a couple more sales every month.

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