Top 5 Self Help Books to Read in 2019
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Trying to recreate your life is a huge undertaking. If you’re feeling stuck, dragged down, or like you just aren’t in the place you’re meant to be, it’s usually a number of factors that got you there… and are holding you there. That’s why pulling yourself out can feel so insurmountable. Just when you think you’ve found the way, something else knocks you off course.
It took everything from the moment you were born till right now to create the life you currently have. If you truly want to transform it, it’s going to take work.
The point is, transforming your life is not simple. But it’s considerably easier with guidance. That’s what a good self-help book does. It’s guides you to find the path that’s right for you, keeps you focused on what you want to create, and eases you through the ups, downs, roadblocks and bottlenecks.
Here are our top 5 self-help book picks to help you transform your life in 2019:
One of the biggest hurdles for women entrepreneurs is networking. Too many events and groups are nearly exclusively men. Like it or not, that does hold women back from bringing their best selves into the professional sphere, and can be a major roadblock to success.
Shari Reinhart is a writer and entrepreneur who understands the power of networking, and how to make it happen.
Her insightful, informative book will guide you to build and strengthen your brand, put your best self forward, seek out and even create networking opportunities, and then get the absolute most out of them.
She also provides useful exercises, powerful and relatable stories from other women, and even tips on how to organize your office, get control of your finances and build your dream business.
Read more about the book here: Count Me In!: Connection, Collaboration and Community in Business Networking & Female Entrepreneurship
Written by Montreal Tips founder, Tarek Riman, The Camino Within will inspire you to step outside your comfort zone, broaden your experiences and find out exactly what you’re capable of (spoiler alert: a lot more than you think).
The book takes you along Riman’s journey through the Camino de Santiago – a 500 mile pilgrimage by bike. Throughout his travels, Riman uncovers surprising truths and revelations about himself and life through his interactions with fellow pilgrims, and speed bumps in his path.
In each chapter, he shares tips, lessons and powerful questions that inspire you to break out of your comfort zone and take your own journey of self-discovery.
Read more about the book here: The Camino Within
If you truly want to change something, you need to understand it first.
Richard O’Connor, author of the bestselling Undoing Depression, provides a clear explanation for how your brain gets “wired” into negative patterns that hold you back – procrastination, overthinking, addiction, self-medication, etc. – and how to go about effectively rewiring your brain with healthy, positive habits.
If you’ve always struggled to stick with New Year’s resolutions, or just habit-breaking (or forming) in general, this is the book for you.
Read more about the book here: Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior
Have you ever felt like your life was just one setback after another? Like you got a tough start in life and can’t seem to turn things around? Or that you want better for yourself, but can’t identify what it is you actually want?
Melissa Dawn knows these feelings all too well. She also knows how to pull yourself out of it to uncover and create what you truly want for yourself, whether that’s a business of your own, a career you love, strong relationships, a fulfilling social life, energizing hobbies or all of the above.
It all starts within, and Melissa will guide you there through her personal experiences, powerful questions and coaching tips you can put into immediate action.
Learn more about the book here: I Attract What I Am: Transform Failure Into An Orgasmically Joyful Life & Business
We all walk around governed by our beliefs, whether we’re fully aware of them or not. Those beliefs have the power to propel us forward, or hold us back; to create joy, or to uphold suffering.
The Four Agreements has been a bestseller for over ten years for a very good reason. Following its guidance truly can change your life.
The agreements themselves are no secret: always be impeccable in your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best. It’s how to incorporate those agreements into your daily life that Don Miguel Ruiz guides you through.
Read more about the book here: The Four Agreements
Do you have a favourite self-help book that helped you transform your life or overcome challenges? Please share it in the comments!
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