7 Books that will Change Your Life
The power of self-help and self-development books should never be underestimated, from inspiring career success to helping people to deal with grief, finding and reading the right books can transform your life. Here we discuss some of our favourite self-help books that aim to conjure life-changing results from within.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Expert psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, guides readers through the concept of ‘flow’ where deeper levels of creativity and enjoyment are made possible by controlling the state of consciousness. Described by some as the ‘Handbook on Happiness’, this book delves into psychology to enable readers to learn how to be happier and how to remain in control of their personal ‘flow’.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Covey’s book has been flying off the shelves since 1989 and provides a valuable insight into the habits of the most effective kinds of people; such as being proactive and seeking continual improvement. This is perfect for anyone who wants to increase productivity and concentrate on the important tasks that promise results. Covey’s 7 habits model is often used by life coaches and other professionals as personal and professional research material to equally help guide themselves and their clients.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
If you are the kind of person that is interested in spirituality, enjoy taking part in regular psychic readings and are keen to explore the realms of the spiritual world – or you want to know what all the fuss is about regarding mindfulness, this book will have you gripped. Even the great Oprah Winfrey advocates this book as staple material on the field of enlightenment.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
One of the most well-known books on success, Carnegie offers insight and wisdom into ways of working that aim to help propel a person to career success by knowing how to influence people. There is even a Dale Carnegie training company operating across the UK if you want to learn even more.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
For anyone that feels their fear is getting in the way of achieving their dreams and potential, The Alchemist is a book that will take them through the journey of overcoming them and staying focused on what they want to achieve. If you’re looking for inspiration and motivation in a dark time, or you just want to push yourself and your personal potential further – Coelho’s book is a great read.
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
This award-winning book has been successful across the globe, helping people to cut through distractions, be more productive and spend more time doing the things they enjoy like spending time with family and practising self-care. This book is all about focusing on the more important priorities that seem small at the time but will lead to achieving ‘bigger picture’ goals.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
There is an abundance of productivity-inspired books out there but this one really hits home and provides the reader with easy changes they can make in their lives to drive big results. From desk organisation to mastering workflow, after reading Allen’s book you will feel compelled to put actions into place and to get things done with a natural efficiency.
If you are looking to get more from your life and reach your highest potential, then you should definitely put aside some important time to indulge in some of these inspiring books.