Self-Improvement Planning can start straight after reading the 10 Books in this review!
These Top 10 book recommendations are the perfect foundation for creating an effective self-improvement planning. The strategies in the below top 10 books for self-improvement can help you in every part of your life. From running to work to family.
These fabulous self-improvement books have been lovingly compiled by Layla Dobson, Life Coach & Psychology Graduate.
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The books below appear in no particular order
Self-Improvement Planning: The Morning Miracle by Hal Enrod.
This book helped me to transform my life before 8am (and the principles still do). It focuses on using 6 key practices and how focusing only 1 minute on each per day can change your perspective and the way you feel.
This book gives you the tools to create productive routines. Simple routines can make you more positive about my daily life. Give it a read.
Self-Improvement Planning: The Molecule of More| How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity―and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race by Daniel Leiberman.
Dopamine is the chemical of desire that always asks for more—more stuff, more stimulation, and more surprises. This book looks at how dopamine influences human behaviour.
You should read this book this to understand why we desire the things we do. This helps us become more mindful of our behaviour and relationship with this hormone. With technology now being such an integral part of our lives, you will feel the need to understand this relationship.
Self-Improvement Planning: Grit by Angela Duckworth.
Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people. The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
This book will help you understand that success comes from hard work (or “grit”) not luck. Talent is not the key to achieving your goals.
Self-Improvement Planning: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl survived the Nazi death camps, based on this harrowing experience. Frankl explains how humans cannot avoid suffering but they can choose how to cope with it.
How as humans we can survive in any situation no matter our circumstances and external influences?
The key to starting your self-improvement plan lies in understanding how to cope with suffering.
Self-Improvement Planning: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
World-renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle is the Godfather of presence. This is a self- help spiritual guide to help you reach deep inner peace and how this moment is the only one that matters.
This will help you live in the moment and learn ways to focus on the here and now. Past and present is the now. This book helps you to become more mindful of each moment.
Learning to deal with the present is essential for self-improvement planning.
Self-Improvement Planning: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra.
This book is the place to begin if you are looking for guidance on how to become successful and fulfilled.
Success without fulfilment is the ultimate failure as his book explains, using the 7 principles to create abundance and fulfilment in your life. This includes the Law of Karma, The Law of Dharma or Purpose In Life. Easy to read and one that I refer back to regularly. These 7 principles are explain simply how you can create success in your life that has meaning.
Self-Improvement Planning: The Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters.
Mind management is the theme and in the book Peters uses his ‘Chimp Model’ to depict the irrational, emotional areas of the brain as a chimp and the logical areas as a human.
This book is a game changer. It will help you to understand how my chimp brain was controls a number of thoughts and actions. You just need to understand these habitual patterns and learn how to break free from them.
Once you have broken free of these habitual patterns you will be in a great place to start self-improvement planning.
Self-Improvement Planning: Mindset by Dr Carol S Dweck.
Decades of research on achievement and success has discovered a ground-breaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success. You just need to read this book to help you adopt a growth mindset. A growth mindset will help you reach goals and not take things personally. After reading this book you will be much more resilient. This is a must read for all self-improvers.
Self-Improvement Planning: Psychocybernetics by Maxwell Maltz.
Cybernetics (loosely translated from the Greek): a helmsman who steers his ship to port. Psycho-Cybernetics is a term by Dr. Maxwell Maltz. You can help steer your mind to useful productive goals through Cybernetics. The greatest goal in the world you can reach is peace of mind. Very easy to follow and lots of tips to overcome low confidence with practical strategies to apply. There are some great relaxation and visualisation techniques in this book.
Self-Improvement Planning: Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins.
“Never settle for less than a truly amazing life on your terms” is the ethos of this book.
Learn how to master your emotional, physical, mental and financial areas of your life. Change your state in an instant are just some of the key takeaways in this book. Learning how to use pain and pleasure as leverage on yourself to take action has been one of the most useful techniques.
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