- December 30, 2018
- Posted by: Stephen Coleclough
- Category: Self-improvement
Books are an incredibly useful source of knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration.
They can help you learn about everything from psychology and economics through to spiritualism and art.
But the best books are the ones which help you improve as a person.
In this post, I’ll be sharing several of the best self-improvement books to read in 2019.
These incredible books will help you improve yourself financially, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.
They will help you become a better version of yourself — someone who is more knowledgable, compassionate, and energetic.
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
Robert Greene is a best-selling author who has published several popular self-help books including The 48 Laws of Power, The 50th Law, and The Art of Seduction.
In The Laws of Human Nature, Greene shares techniques that help readers understand the goals and motivations of other people.
The book begins with Greene discussing how humans are inherently social animals that rely upon relationships to survive.
He suggests that knowing “why” people do things is one of the strongest skills you can have in modern society as it helps you make your relationships more fruitful.
Greene discusses how historical figures like Martin Luther King innately had the ability to understand how other people operate — an ability that made Dr. King an incredibly influential person.
Greene goes on to share a series of techniques that help the reader develop emotional self-control, build insightful empathy, identify the drivers of other people emotional responses, and much more.
These skills can be useful in your personal relationships and in the workplace.
The author claims this book will help the reader remain calm in emotionally volatile environments and be able to deal with people more effectively.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
“From tiny changes, come remarkable results” is the theme of this book from James Clear.
In this Atomic Habits, the author shares proven techniques that can help you form healthy habits while eliminating negatives ones.
James Clear certainly knows what he is talking about when it comes to habits.
He is one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, having spent years researching the topic.
Clear suggests that people who have trouble changing their habits simply have the wrong habit creation system in place.
By using a more intelligent habit creation system, replacing bad habits with good ones becomes much easier.
The author’s writing style makes complex concepts and research findings simple for the reader to understand.
He draws upon a diverse range of fields including psychology, biology and neuroscience as he explains how habits work.
He then explains how this information relates to his habit formation system.
In addition to learning how to form habits that stick, Atomic Habits offers advice on overcoming a lack of motivation, improving willpower, and designing a work-friendly environment.
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
You are a Badass is described by the author as a self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives — but don’t want to get busted doing it!
This humorous description is very apt given the entertaining and engaging nature of this book.
While You are a Badass is packed full of humour, it also contains some sage advice and real world techniques to help you improve many aspects of your life.
Much of the advice offered comes in the form of self-improvement stories with chapter titles like “Your Brain is Your Bitch” and “Fear is for Suckers”.
These stories are enjoyable read and have a pay off in the end as you gain insight into your own behaviour or inspiration for change.
As the book progresses, the author touches on a variety of topics including deciding what you really want, how the subconscious mind can control you, how to forgive yourself, and how to get what you want.
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
In this book, best-selling author Daniel H. Pink explains the “science secrets to good timing”.
Good timing is the term he uses to describe performing the right task at the right time.
By using good timing, you will be a more productive person and more capable of excelling at life.
The author explains that life is a stream of never-ending “when” decisions.
When should you study?
When is the right time to launch a new business?
When should I start a family?
For most people, these decisions are made using a combination of guesswork and intuition.
Pink then introduces the concept of good timing and how it is important in our daily lives.
He shares some fascinating research into good timing that traverses various fields including psychology and economics.
As the book progresses, the author shares some pragmatic tips for choosing the right time for common activities, like studying, cleaning the house, making financial decisions, leaving your job, going to the hospital and much more.
It’s a fascinating book that combines interesting research with practical tips that will help you live a richer life.
Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus
Aubrey Marcus is the founded and CEO of Onnit, an American lifestyle brand.
Marcus has been interested in self-improvement for many years and has decided to share much of what he has learned in Own the Day, Own Your Life.
This pragmatic book provides strategies for improving various elements within your day.
This includes tips for getting a better night’s sleep, waking up feeling great, eating well, building a stronger mind, and getting more benefit from your workouts.
These strategies can help you make positive changes in your life that make you a better person — physically, mentally, and spiritually.