110 Of The Best Self-Improvement Books You’ll Ever Read

Best Self-Improvement Books

If you're a self-improvement junkie like I am, you're always looking for something inspiring and motivational to read.

Over the years, I've read hundreds of self-improvement books and have written a dozen or so myself. Some of the most profound "aha" insights in my life have come as a result of what I've learned from these amazing books.

I firmly believe you should never stop learning and growing as a person. In fact, I like to challenge my own beliefs and assumptions and read the ideas and perspectives of others in order to stretch myself.

One thing I've learned as a personal coach is how every element of our lives impacts the rest of our lives. You can change one area without it impacting everything else.

That's why it's important to grow and learn in all areas of your life -- from your relationships to emotional well-being. With that in mind, I've shared some books in a variety of categories that are important to our overall happiness, peace of mind, and balance.

Here are 110 of the best self-help books that can change your life for the better:

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Living A Fulfilling Life: 25 Essential Ingredients For Happiness

Living a Fulfilling Life

I recently came across a journal I kept in my early thirties where I’d listed everything I thought I wanted in order to be happy and successful. Most of the items were things — the kind of house I desired, the car I wanted, furniture and clothes I coveted. On some level, I believed having the…  Continue Reading

10 Ways to Get Past Your Past and Fall in Love with Life Again

Get Past Your Past

In my early 20’s a close friendship I’d had since middle school came to an end. There was no big blow up, just numerous small slights and offenses that piled up over the course of a few months. We never acknowledged them to one another, but clearly they were affecting our relationship. Our efforts to…  Continue Reading

10 Clues That You’re An Extroverted Introvert

Extraverted Introvert

I love spending time with my friends, but I’m often the first to go home. I’m fulfilled by my work as a personal coach, but after a coaching session with someone, I feel exhausted. Sometimes I’m really lonely and claustrophobic working from home, but when I go out, I’m quickly ready to go back home. Although I test as an…  Continue Reading

9 Behaviors Proven To Be Highly Contagious

Behaviors Are Contagious

Here’s an unbelievable (but true) story. In an article in the Association for Psychological Science, the writer shares a story about a strange event that occurred at a Tennessee high school in 1998. A teacher in the school noticed the smell of gas in her classroom and soon felt dizzy and nauseous. Shortly after she was whisked…  Continue Reading

21 Eye-Opening Ways To Develop Your Intuition

Develop Your Intuition

A few years ago I kept a journal of stream of consciousness thoughts. I would start with the writing prompt, “What do you need to know today?”, and then write whatever entered my mind without consciously considering the topic. One particular day, I wrote the words, “Your life is about to be turned upside down…  Continue Reading

10 Misconceptions That Keep You Stuck In Your Same Old Life

10 Misconceptions That Keep You Stuck

I was thinking today about what holds me back  from getting some of the things done I want to get done. I have found my passion, but there are other parts of my life that I want to improve. One of the biggies for me is simplifying — simplifying my schedule, simplifying my stuff, downsizing…  Continue Reading

10 Creativity Exercises To Overcome Your Fears

Creativity Exercises

“It’s not enough to be busy (the ants are busy), we must ask what we are busy about.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I remember the words of my chiropractor several years ago “We are here to create.” Her words stuck with me. So obvious and yet not. Of course, we make babies, houses, businesses, knitted…  Continue Reading