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5 Best Self-Help Books to Help You Grow and Change Your Life

Updated: 4 days ago


Self-help is timeless. At any point in your life, you can make a decision to be better and do your best. If you want to be more successful in your life, reading is an essential component. The consistency and discipline for reading books sets the tone and pace for your best success. Do you read for at least 30 minutes per day? How could you change your life so you are reading 30-60 minutes per day?


There are thousands of non-fiction, self-help books in the fields of personal growth, professional development, gratitude, change, success, communication skills, parenting, leadership, social media, relationships, motivation, love, happiness, grief, financial literacy and more.


Best Ever You recommends choosing books that best explain ways of thinking and being that offer real, actionable advice, including exercises and journal prompts to help me implement what you are learning.


Selecting the Best Self-Help Books for You


Here at Best Ever You, we teach our clients and coaches six principle areas of life:

  • Core (Values)

  • Art (Inspiration)

  • Heart (Emotions)

  • Humanity (Compassion)

  • Sport (Wellness)

  • Spirit (Harmony)


With these focus areas, we like to help our clients with comprehensive success. We like to find amazing books to recommend that also reinforce these ideas.


Here are 5 books that we highly recommend to help you on your journey to change your life, find your best success, and breakthrough to your Best Ever You.



The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman


This book is pivotal in helping us better understand each other. This book will strengthen the relationships in your life and help you find greater joy. With over 20 million copies sold and still going strong, it's easy to read and easy to see how this is indeed a bestselling book on changing your relationships. In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages®, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.


The 5 Love Languages® is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.


Atomic Habits by James Clear


We love books and authors that help us learn how tiny habits or changes can have huge, lasting, transformative results. With over 15 million copies and still going strong, it's also easy to read and easy to implement the information in this book.

This book teaches us how to change how we approach our day and lives and lose the bad routines. No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.


If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.


Love for No Reason by Marci Shimoff



This is a fabulous book about Love vs. Fear. An instant New York Times bestseller, this powerful book from transformational expert Marci Shimoff shows readers how to live happier and more open-hearted lives by experiencing more unconditional love. In Love for No Reason Marci Shimoff guides readers towards a life filled with love—the kind of love that doesn’t depend on another person, situation, or romantic partner.


Love for No Reason introduces a new way of thinking about love, defining it as an inner state of being that anyone can access at any time, and in any circumstance. To experience what Shimoff calls “Love for No Reason,” one doesn’t need to have the right partner, the perfect body, an ideal child, or a great job. As the book demonstrates through the examples of those who are living in this state of unconditional love, when you love for no reason you bring love to the world around you, rather than expect love from it. Supported by the latest scientific research on the biochemistry of love, Shimoff outlines a revolutionary program to develop and nurture more love from the inside out. She also offers practical tools and breakthrough methods that will empower readers to bring unconditional love to every aspect of their lives and introduces 150 Love Luminaries—world-renowned scientists, spiritual leaders, and psychologists, as well as people who are living in the state of Love for No Reason—many of whom share their moving personal stories.



The Change Guidebook by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino



This five time, award-winning and bestselling book is the one of the most highly recommended books on change, with thousands of copies now sold.


If you are seeking change and want to align with your highest purpose, the power is in your hands. 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. These points are a process that you can engage in and turn to in times of need, crisis, or to alter your life's course.



The Success Principles by Jack Canfield


New York Times Bestselling author, Jack Canfield give us this practical and inspiring guidebook that has helped thousands of people transform themselves for success. In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO’s, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history—proven principles and strategies that can be adapted for your own life, whether you want to be the best salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score top grades in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, make millions, or just get back in the job market.


Choose Your Books to Help You Be Your Best

Remember, 30 minutes a day is a great habit that will produce results and create a foundation of success. Reading self-help books helps your mind, energy, motivation and inspiration. Experiment with the concepts in these books to see what works best for you and which ones help you implement positive change in your life.

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