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10 Best Audiobooks for Success, Happiness & Being Your Best

Here at The Best Ever You Network, we LOVE audiobooks! We have quite a list going of our favorite audiobooks we think are worth your time and energy!

Certainly, these ten listed, from your favorite HCI authors, will bring you happiness, success and tips to be your best!

Be the One You Need - Sophia A. Nelson

From acclaimed journalist Sophia A. Nelson, the best-selling author of The Woman Code, comes a poignant, powerful, and revealing memoir providing life lessons that emphasize the importance of self-care, self-love, and self-understanding that will lead to freedom, healing from the past, and a better future.

In this thought-provoking book — at times sobering yet also uplifting and encouraging — Nelson speaks to listeners from all walks of life: young people just starting out; those at mid-life trying to wrestle with what she calls “your second life”; and listeners in their later years who still have time to forgive themselves and seek forgiveness where needed. Her purpose in this book is to encourage men and women alike to practice meaningful self-contemplation, self-care, and self-love.

This book is for anyone who is still fighting demons from their childhood. For anyone who has been hurt too many times to count. For anyone who desperately wants a roadmap to break free from toxic family ties. Or simply for those who need to be reminded that until you take care of yourself first, you will have little to nothing of yourself to give to others. As the old saying goes: It’s never too late to have a life, and it’s never too late to change one.


Practical Happiness - Pamela Gail Johnson

Learn how to think differently about your happiness with a philosophy for creating a realistic yet joyful life.

People think happiness is a singular feeling, but it isn't. The real way to feel happier is to expand your definition of happiness and manage your Happiness Zappers.

Pamela Gail Johnson, founder of the Society of Happy People, identified the four practical happiness principles that have helped thousands of people shift their mindsets so they naturally notice more happiness, whether it feels sparse, abundant, or somewhere in between. Pamela shares real stories from real people who put the four practical happiness principles into action. With thought-provoking workbook-style questions, you can immediately apply these principles to your life. You'll discover how happiness is unique to you and your circumstances; how to manage common experiences that zap your happiness; how happiness changes; and 31 types of happiness.

If you're tired of positive thinking, to-do lists, or science-based books about happiness, you'll love the simple and realistic approach Practical Happiness takes for you to improve your life. It should come with a warning label - Caution: You will feel happier.


The Change Guidebook - Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

Many of us know we need a change, an overhaul of the way we "do" life. We feel the need to move forward but we aren't sure where to place our feet to take those first steps. There are countless manuals for bettering our lives, but we crave something that will truly help us to change for the better once and for all.

The Change Guidebook ends the search for self-help that works, serving as a life-long companion guide and resource to complement your life. It offers ten points for making a change or adapting to unforeseen circumstances and allows you to become a change master by using the provided solutions to change, grow, and become your bravest and boldest self.

By using the tools provided within this book, you will experience the joy of living life as someone firmly grounded in values, anchored by a consistent moment-to-moment practice of gratitude.

These principles have been widely used to achieve goals from changing careers to weight loss, becoming a college athlete, and more, and have been proven to change many lives. The Change Guidebook is for anyone who is seeking change and wants to align to their highest purpose. Change is possible and the power is in your hands.


Chase the Bears - Ric Keller

An inspiring, humorous, and original book of conventional and unconventional self-help ideas from former Congressman Ric Keller, who rose from humble beginnings to the US House of Representatives.

We are all born with a gift—a unique skill or talent that brings us joy and serves the greater good. At some point, we come to a crossroads: should we take a risk and chase our dreams or play it safe? Should we "chase the bears," a metaphor for chasing our dreams, or are we fearful? In Chase the Bears, Ric Keller shows you that it is never too late. No matter your age or stage in life, you can still be what you wish to be. This inspiring book weaves together practical, actionable steps with fascinating stories about how other successful people have applied secret techniques to convert their thoughts and dreams into reality. You can, too!


Optimists Always Win - Kimberly Reed

Our brain's default setting is negativity. Ask anyone who has ever tried to lose weight, achieve a new skill, or incorporate a new habit and they can tell you that our natural tendency is to levitate toward mediocrity. However, optimism overpowers that negativity or tendency to be mediocre. Kimberly Reed's book Optimists Always Win! isn't merely motivational mumbo jumbo. It is designed to help listeners develop a process to stay optimistic all the time. Reaching life's C-Suite means obtaining a level of happiness, peace, wisdom and growth in all areas of our lives. It's choosing optimism instead of anger, bitterness, or revenge.

The life events that unfold for Reed in Optimists Always Win! will do just that - challenge anyone facing what seems to be an impossible situation and show that victory is absolutely possible. Her heroic battle with her mother's terminal illness and sudden loss as well as her subsequent battle with cancer will encourage others that one doesn't have to face adversity with pessimism or hopelessness. Relying heavily on her faith in God and the optimism that she learned to cultivate, Kimberly Reed teaches listeners the 10 discouragement eliminators she used, which helped her succeed not just in her fight against cancer but as she lives each day as her best self.


Success Affirmations - Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is a master motivator, world-renowned teacher, and best-selling author of The Success Principles. In Success Affirmations, he helps listeners break through to new levels of passion, purpose, and prosperity with time-tested wisdom and 52 affirmations.

In our 24/7 world, where we move at warp speed, sometimes we let life happen to us instead of taking control of our direction. Other times, we suffer from information overload, fail to consciously control our positive thoughts, and allow negativity to take over. For those who want to rise above, to get unstuck, or to catapult to a new level of success, Jack Canfield will show you how positive affirmations can transform your life in extraordinary ways.

Canfield, with the help of esteemed coauthors Kelly Johnson and Ram Ganglani, explains what positive affirmations are (and what they are not), why they are so effective, and how to effortlessly integrate their practice into your life. Pulling the most effective tenets from his best-selling book The Success Principles, Canfield covers all areas of life, from financial prosperity and creative pursuits to your career and positive relationships. Success Affirmations reveals:

  • How to avoid letting life just happen to you, and how to proactively go after your dreams;

  • How to use the power of deliberate thought to create the reality you want;

  • How to identify your true passions and purpose to direct your affirmations to concrete goals, not nebulous ideas or someone else's vision;

  • How to harness positive energy to attract what you want in your life through the Law of Attraction;

  • How to unplug from technology and plug into your true source of energy;

  • And much more!

Free Your Joy - Lisa McCourt

Unprecedented global events have left many of us feeling depleted, depressed, isolated, and disconnected from many of the things that made us happy. Lisa McCourt, host of the Do Joy! podcast and founder of Joy School, helps people raise their joy setpoints regardless of what is happening around them.

Learning about joy is one thing, but it's the doing that actually shifts your energy. McCourt offers a unique approach to joy and emotional wellness, outlining a year-long adventure in happiness that can be started on any day of the year. Joy is not an elusive fantasy to be chased; it is simply a skill to be learned, practiced, and mastered. McCourt takes listeners, month by month, through the life-altering principles of vibration elevation that she has taught for twenty years through her Joy School.

Each of the twelve “keys” to experiencing sustainable, authentic joy builds sequentially upon the previous one to create a progressive shifting of the listener's inner landscape to one of joy and ease. As the inner landscape transforms, transformation of the external reality inevitably follows. McCourt offers weekly “homeplay” for the listener to take into their daily experience which, when followed, upgrade their thought patterns and default reactions into beneficial new habits of thought and behavior.


Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction - Jack Canfield

Long before he was the cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield was a master motivator, teacher, and a self-esteem trainer.

Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction, the man known internationally as America's Success Coach helps listeners apply the principles of the famed Law of Attraction to their lives.

Canfield covers all areas of life - from career and creative pursuits to health, financial prosperity, and winning relationships - and guides listeners to understand how the Law of Attraction works in their lives through reprogram-minded, interactive prescription. In addition Canfield discusses:

  • How not to let life "happen" to you, but to be a pro-active agent in your destiny

  • Orchestrating positive changes to make yourself a magnet to the Law of Attraction

  • Connecting your bundle of intelligent energy for optimum, life-changing results

  • And much more


Coming Back to Life - Rebeccah Silence

When people connect to their own inner healer, believing that healing is possible, they can reinvent themselves and find freedom. This book is a roadmap to find the way there.

Now more than ever before, the world needs healing. Mindset work and inspiration are not enough to help people heal. Millions of Americans are self-medicating, suffering from mental health diagnoses, and are not getting the support that they need to function and lead healthy lives.

Rebeccah Silence, a certified world-class emotional healing coach, knows this pain. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, domestic abuse, and cancer while pregnant, she beat the odds. In Coming Back to Life, she has created a roadmap that offers real tools, strategies, and support that will allow listeners to get to the root of their pain patterns while also giving them hope, encouragement, and access to the light at the end of the dark tunnel that they may be stuck in or living in.

As Rebeccah’s legions of fans from her retreats, radio shows, TV appearances, and podcasts know, healing is, indeed, possible and it is your right to come back to life!


No Regrets Living - Dr. Harley Rotbart

No Regrets Living is a proactive seven-step plan to help us better appreciate what we have in our lives, and take greater pride in what we've done with our lives - without spending precious time and energy wishing things had turned out differently. Of course all of us have had disappointments, lamentable moments. For some, those times have led to lasting unhappiness and a life that feels unfulfilled, even meaningless. Others have found ways to move past the downturns and find better ahead. No Regrets Living leads us to see the world through a lens of appreciation for the magnificence around us, which in turn helps us accommodate those not-so-magnificent moments in our lives.

Dr. Rotbart brings his unique perspective as physician, scientist, child of a Holocaust survivor, and heart patient to No Regrets Living. Part self-help manual, part inspirational road map, part moving memoir, No Regrets Living is a blueprint for reaching greater satisfaction and fulfillment in life.

Woven into the timeless message of the book are especially timely observations on the COVID-19 pandemic from Dr. Rotbart's expert perspective as an infectious diseases physician, including coping mechanisms and paths for going forward as individuals and as a society.


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