When friends talked about books on self-improvement, I rolled my eyes - seemed like whimsical nonsense to me. I mean if we weren’t already trying to do our best in this competitive, fast-moving, modern world we wouldn’t have got this far – right? Wrong.
Improvement should not be seen as a reachable goal, it should be an on-going process. You would never snub a potential new friend because you have enough friends already, so why settle for less in other areas? Why shuffle along that comfortable, familiar plain when you could be gliding new heights of satisfaction and enlightenment?
After giving it more thought, I realized no matter if it is relationships, work, self-confidence or (most importantly) sex - there is always room for improvement. So why not push ourselves that bit harder?
After some research I realized that most of the books on the subject of self-improvement weren’t airy fairy, spiritual self-help drivel! I never imagined that I could find a book so fine tuned into improving my weaknesses and not just generic advice, or tips how to walk into a room full of people you don’t know.
I have touched upon a few that I found particularly inspiring, but there are lots more out there. I hope there is something in the bunch for you but if not, conducting an internet search should help you find self-improvement books dedicated to you. Here are my 10 favourites:
**by Marta Monahan and Jeff Anrdrus **
This is excellent read will help you work out exactly what is holding you back from being your best. The author advises how to get back on the path to brilliance and even if you can not envisage a life of brilliance right now, once you read this book you will be making leaps and bounds in the right direction!
Price: $12.44 at Amazon.com
by Dale Carnegie
This is the daddy of all self-improvement books! Even though it was first published decades ago, the sound advice for personal and professional life will never be outdated.
Price:(bold) $9.00 at Amazon.com
by Dr. Dawn Harper
Just in case things were starting to cool down in the bedroom, this guide shows you how to turn up the heat to new saucy, sizzling levels!
Price: $10.17 at Amazon.com
by Oddbyorn By
If you are a tad forgetful like me, this book will remind you to remember! It contains great tips for clearing cloudy memories.
Price: $9.99 at Amazon.com
by Kurek Ashley
This is a powerful story that will change the way you view life and love.
Price: $18.96 at Amazon.com
by William Zinsser
Here’s a guide for all you writers that will teach you how to write more concisely, and also clears up some myths along the way. But can ‘but’ really begin a sentence? The author teaches write from wrong in this excellent guide that will improve your skills.
Price: $10.19 at Amazon.com
by Brian Tracy
We can all relate to this one! How often do you go to bed dwelling on all the things added onto tomorrow’s to-do list because you didn’t manage to complete them today? If it sounds familiar – get reading! Very soon you could be going to bed smiling about your productive day!
Price: $8.95 at Amazon.com
by Jeffrey Gitomer
If you work in the sales industry you are likely to have experienced the frustrating times when you just can’t get your pitch together. Well, here’s a book you should invest in and refer to when sales start sinking. It ain’t called a bible for nothing!
Price: $19.77 at Amazon.com
by Harvey Mackay
This is a great book that can help you improve your career prospects. There’s advice for job hunters and ideas for employees wanting to hold onto their jobs. The author points out the often overlooked truth of how building a good network means you have to be a useful resource to people too. Of course he’s got great tips for schmoozing too!
Price: $11.53 at Amazon.com
by Spencer Johnson
Being creatures of habit, change is something most of us struggle with. This book provides insight into how we can use the change to our advantage.
Price: $4.75 at Amazon.com
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