7 Self Help Books That Changed My Life

by - February 24, 2018

If you haven’t noticed, I have recently rejigged the categories on my blog and given myself the tag line of ‘personal development to live powerfully’. I have also started my Live Powerfully series on YouTube where I will be creating a series of videos on living your true and happy self. You can subscribe to my channel and watch the playlist here.

You can click the link on each of the books to shop them on Amazon.           

Screw Work Let’s Play by John Williams

I’m going to start by saying something cheesy and cliché but so true, it is often the clichés that
are true but life’s too short to be doing something you don’t love and this book hit it home to me, very luckily at a young age.

More than anything, this book reassured me that everything I was thinking towards the life that society had laid out for me was in fact helpful in getting me to my dream life. There are two things in life that are lethal: heroin and a regular paycheque. It reminded me that it is actually the people who believe that working daily for someone else, with only weekends and an annual leave of four weeks is an acceptable way of life are the crazy ones.

Not every hobby should be monetised but it is important to do something you love everyday.I know the life I want to live and I am working everyday to make that happen and to this day I make reference to this book.

The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

I have always questioned the circle of life: go to school, get married have kids, work and then die and teach your kids to do the same.

I have learnt a lot of time saving and energy efficient methodologies some of which are as simple of putting my phone on airplane mode to how to be the first one to make the move and get what you want.

One of the defining part of the book which I have carried over to my life is the dream lining concept. The idea that your dream life doesn’t cost as much as you think it does.

Fuck It The Ultimate Spiritual Way by John C Parkin

Many people seek happiness by adding to their life, whether that be in the form of material possessions or not. This book made me question the societal pressures that were holding me down in my life. I have become so much more conscious and mindful in my life.
I learnt to appreciate the beauty in the everyday mundane and to never stop exploring. See my Instagram caption on this concept of always being excited about life here.

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Simply being alive in and of itself is such a beautiful thing, that I have the opportunity wake up everyday, see the world, have people to socialise with, watch TV, read a book. All those simple things are the most amazing experiences ever. This book breaks down depression and looks at it in a positive light.

The Secret by Rhonda Bryne

I can safely say this book changed my life, the way I live, think and act. The book uses a metaphor of the universe as a transmission tower, transmitting your thoughts and feelings into real life circumstances in your life to explain the law of attraction. The book explains how positive thinking can truly open doors in your mind to opportunities that would otherwise not be there in with a pessimistic mindset.

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

I like to say that this book is a realistic take on the law of attraction mention of the law of attraction. In a similar but less mystical way to The Secret it breaks down your limiting beliefs to show you that riches and success don’t come from hard work alone but rather start from the mind.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

This one is an in between of the top two. It uses the concept of money to hook you in but my favourite thing about this one is that it uses examples of people manifesting beautiful things in their life with fierce determination.

You can find my all of the books I have read or currently reading from my Reading List and watch book related videos on my YouTube channel.

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