You should never stop learning and improving! I will admit I am a self help junkie and, I do tend to read a lot of self help books! Who doesn’t love a good dose of motivation and helpful life hacks? There is so much to learn through others experiences and through their research.

Below are 25 of the best self help books that have been recommended that you read in 2019. You can check out some of the newly published books, but you can never go wrong with the classics. Wisdom is wisdom, right?

What area of your life are you looking to improve? These books are split into 5 categories: personal development, creativity, spirituality, self-esteem, and motivational. There is a little bit of something for everybody.

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25 of the Best Self Help Books of 2019

Personal Transformation

Although we are already half way through 2019, its never too late to spark a personal transformation. Don’t wait for the new year to begin, or even the new week. Start your personal transformation RIGHT NOW! – It’s time to start planting seeds. You will thank me 😉

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It’s time to break old bad habits and replace them with new ones. Author James Clear is one of the leading experts in habit formation. In this book he teaches you how to improve yourself 1% a day. So, in 100 days time, your positive habits should have improved by 100%. You understand our habits are based on systems, not just who we are people.

Using biology, psychology, and neuroscience, he breaks down simply how you can apply these behavioral changes into your daily life.
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Traditionally, leadership has been thought of as stern and emotionless. Brene Brown flips this idea of leadership on its head. Through her research she finds that great leadership means daring greatly.

Based on new research, this book will help you put those leadership ideas to practice

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Do you know where you are self-sabotaging yourself? Jen Sincero serves up 27 chapters filled with stories, humor, wise advice, and simple exercises to get you started on the path to the Badass you are.

Create a life you totally love. Be the person you always envisioned yourself to be, and make money doing it!

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Learn why your habits exist and you can change them. The science behind the book begs up to look at the secret to changing our realities. Through stories from Proctor & Gamble, to the NFL, through our civil rights movement, The Power of Habit dissects what can be done to help us unleash our greatest human potential.

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Uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. These are all things we experience on a daily basis that are the epitome of vulnerability and daring greatly. Through 12 years of pioneering research, Brene Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness. As it turns out, vulnerability is a measure of courage.

Brene Brown explains how the core difficult emotions are the birthplace of joy, love, belonging, innovation, empathy, and creativity. By being willing to experience vulnerability, you are being courageous. This courage allows up to connect with others and be our authentic self.

Creativity

Although many people are born with innate creative abilities, creative can be cultivated and improved. Nothing allows us to better expand our creative mind then by challenging ourselves. Check out these 5 books on creativity to help you start thinking outside of the box!

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The War of Art is a practical guide to succeeding in any creative sphere. By identifying the enemy within, Steven Pressfield outlines the battle plan of conquering the inner critic and achieve creative success!

Overcome the greatest obstacles and achieve the highest level of creative discipline. No matter who you are, this book will inspire you to seize the potential in your life.

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Part of being our creative selves is uncovering the most vulnerable truths. What do you fear? What do you love? What are your values and beliefs about the world? Liz Gilbert, breaks the mystery of natural inspiration.

Spirituality and pragmatism dance a magic waltz in uncovering the strange jewels that are hidden within us. It’s time to allow ourselves to live lives of mindfulness and passion.

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Dive deep into the brain and birth of Pixar Animation with Creativity, Inc. At its heart, this book is about creativity, but it also tells a profound story about the Pixar co-founder, Ed Catmull.

Everybody can recognize Pixar by their beloved animations. Success after success, Pixar has garnered thirty Academy Awards.

Through the exploration of young Ed Catmull, we follow a man with a dream that transpires to the success of Toy Story. His story will teach you about the uniqueness of culture, leadership, and management that made Pixar a continuous creative success.

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Why must we assume that we must be a “creative” person to be creative.

Time to stop doubting your creative abilities. Creative Confidence shows us how each and everyone of us can explore our creative potential.

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Where does creativity come from? Part of how it is developed is through habit. Twyla Tharp, breaks down what it takes put creativity on the calendar with practical creative exercises.

Time to put your creativity to a use!

Motivational

A little motivation can go a long way. Are you looking to learn by the example of others? Go no further. Check out what adversities others have gone through and how they overcame their obstacles to conquer their dreams. Who knows? Maybe one day it will be you!

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Infamous Tim Ferriss takes his collection of most inspiring notes from the top people in their fields and condenses it down into bite size knowledge bombs.

Fast forward your thinking with this bible of life tips and tricks.

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For David Goggins, growing up was a nightmare. He faces adversities like poverty, racism, and physical abuse. He over came the obstacles through self-discipline, mindset, and hard work. Through this, he transformed himself and has been the only many to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller.

Goggin’s covers his 40% Rule, which will illuminate the path for anyone else to follow in reaching their full potential.

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Stuck? How about you Unfuck Yourself! Gary John Bishop writes a straightforward handbook to getting yourself out of shitty situations.

Dissolve negative self talk and learn to get out of your own way. You’re on the path the greatness!

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Through humorous, surprising, and informative stories,  Dr. Peterson distills how the world can be broken down into 12 simple rules.

Get ready to be mind blown. These 12 steps will shatter the modern concepts of science, faith and human nature.

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Rachel Hollis is a lifestyle entrepreneur and CEO of her own media company and through her own experience, she breaks down for other fellow women how we should conquering our own domain.

She exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that hold us back. Stop the negative self talk and get on with the her practical strategies to the kick ass you that you are!

Self-Esteem

Success starts with positive self-esteem. Without it we can not achieve as much as our human potential allows us. Don’t let fear hold you back any longer! It’s time to address who you are now, who you want to be, and where you want to go. Start planting those seeds, baby!

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Are you ready to improve all areas of your life? Dr. Joseph Murphy, teaches us about the power of our subconscious mind in order to helps us to improve our relationships, finances, and physical well-being.

Join the millions of others who have learned to unlock their subconscious mind!

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If it were easy, everyone would do it! And guess what, a lot of doing it are scared. You just have to push through the fear to get to the other end.

Through practical, and easy to implement strategies, Ruth Soukup teaches the reader how to overcome fear and resistance to make big changes in their life.

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It’s time to cut through the bullshit! Humorous Mark Manson, gets to the point about having a feel-good mindset. It’s not about turning lemons into lemonade, but learning to better stomach lemons.

Time for some real talk about what is important in life. And yes, it is not all about money. You will find out what is important though…

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Don’t let your negative emotions get in the way of you living your best life. They are a tool, not the commander. Andrea Owens is a life coach that helps the reader break down the confusing navigating system of our emotions. Who is the bitchy inner critic and why do you always feel like an imposter?

It’s time to let our negative self talk and self-destructive behaviors take a back seat. Each chapter will empower you take the reins in your life, creating a happier and more fulfilling you!

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You know those lies you tell yourself? “I am not worthy” – Um, yes you are! We let our self talk get in the way of gratitude, compassion, and acceptance.

Brene Brown writes another motivational and inspirational guide with her groundbreaking research. Learn to bolster better self-esteem and personal development

Spiritual

Happiness comes down to calmness, inner work, and grounding. These spiritual books will teach you how to think in a constructive way. When you awaken your inner self, you awaken a life of endless possibilities.

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The Power of Now takes you on a transformational spiritual journey to find your true inner self. Discover the truth and light.

To truly end mental suffer, we must live in the now. The present is at the center of peace. Connect with essence of your Being on this path to enlightenment.

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What would life be like if you could free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? How can you uncover your inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul answers these questions.

This book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. Using mediation and mindfulness, break the barriers you set in your mind to achieve the unlimited. Transform your consciousness to live in the present and let go of painful past thoughts and memories. This is your journey to personal spiritual awakening.

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Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama answer the long asked question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?

Understand the foundation of lasting happiness through the eight pillars of joy. This book includes stories, wisdom, and science. Through daily joy practices, the reader will anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

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Transcend the ego based state of consciousness into personal happiness. Let go of egoistic thoughts to awaken your soul.

When we detach from ego, we are able to dissolve the dysfunction that leads to answer, jealousy, and unhappiness. Follow the path to awakening a new state of consciousness.

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Reclaim your aliveness and liberate yourself through spirituality. Mark Neop is a philosopher-poet and cancer survivor who exposes the multiple dimensions of the soul and how we can embark in our own personal journey to a fulfilling life.

Nepo offers insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each exercise is accompanied with an exercise that will surprise the reader in its mind-waking ability.

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2 Comments

  1. Noemi September 19, 2019 at 12:29 am

    I really love your article and all the informations about inspirational books. Self development always!

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