Self help

Here are 10 trending Self-Help books that will change your perspective of life.

When the World Kicks You in the Teeth

Life can be painfully challenging sometimes, and during our darkest moments we have all desperately looked for help to ease the distress. I became one of those seekers, and after searching the internet, I realised that there wasn’t the answer I was looking for. There were many great answers but none that I really related to, so I made a promise to myself that I would write down the answers that I found during my own chaotic journey.

If you feel like the world is continually kicking you in the teeth, and you just feel like giving up, this book gives you some new tools to fight back with. Written from a wealth of personal experience, this book covers a multitude of difficult topics that could prey on the weary traveller of life. I use a combination of my own real life disasters and my own hard won insights to explore some simple free mental and emotional techniques that anyone can try to weather the storm. Soon you will be able to come out smiling no matter what disasters life throws your way.

I cover many common pitfalls and some not so common, including recovering from a broken heart, illness, homelessness, the loss of a business, financial difficulties and subsequent bankruptcy. I talk through depression, post traumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I discuss what self-love really looks like and why it is super important to be your own best friend when you feel friends may be temporarily thin on the ground.

I explain how to identify and deal with everyday toxic relationships including your own inner relationship, before telling the story of how I survived an encounter with a convicted murderer that could have led to my own demise had I not learnt how to identify a toxic person.

This book is a gritty no holds barred piece of writing with some lighter moments that will guide anyone who is willing to just give it a try. If you have had enough of life’s knocks or are feeling low, depressed or just plain lost then this is the book for you.

Not Alcoholic, But…

For the sober-curious alcohol lover who hasn’t a clue what they’d do without booze, and doesn’t really want to quit anyway! Useful memoir

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him “The Fittest (Real) Man in America.”

In Can’t Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

Notes To Self “Always Believe As You Walk Through Loss And Brokenness”

‘Notes To Self’ is based on my personal views of how to recover and reinvent yourself after the shock of loss wears off. Perhaps it is difficult for you to imagine how life could ever be normal again. The answer is life will never be the same. The one certainty is you will grow. The challenge is for you to start being the person you want to be. Believe in yourself. While you find yourself, the depth of sadness can cloud your vision for a new life. There is no time limit on how to cope or continue. Simply create your own way. Through, under or alongside the devastation that has shattered your world. As you move into the next phase of your life.

The Values String

Plot a course through The Values String, to discover the interconnection among transformation, fulfillment, and peace.

You need not release a bestselling record or be successful at auditions, to prove you’ve got talent. Apply your melodious voice to the author’s composed songs and you will see as you explore this book, you are certain to experience your ability to sing to, through, and out of any circumstance.

Revealed in this work, is an unconventional approach to self-mastery and betterment. One value is a gemstone. Envisage owning several values and stringing them…

Journey of a Human Mind

A discovery of self and the life that is living through us all

Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior

Behind the problems that routinely plague our organizations and families, you’ll find individuals who are either unwilling or unable to deal with broken promises. Colleagues break a rule, coworkers miss a deadline, friends fail to live up to commitments (or just plain behave badly), and nobody says a word. Nobody holds anyone accountable. With repeated infractions, individuals become increasingly upset until they finally do speak their minds, but they do so poorly–often creating whole new sets of problems.

Research proves that mishandled disappointments aren’t just morale killers, they’re institution killers–diminishing organizational performance by 20 to 50 percent and accounting for up to 90 percent of all divorces.

Everyone knows how to run for cover, or, if sufficiently provoked, step up to problems in a way that causes a real ruckus. Crucial Accountability teaches you how to deal with violated expectations in a way that solves the problem at hand without harming the relationship–and, in fact, even strengthens it.

Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behavior–they don’t just make others’ lives miserable; they can sap up to 50 percent of organizational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems–permanently.

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

What is that magic quality makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their “Midas touch?”

What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.

The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone (Contemporary Books, October 2003) Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques– she takes the reader from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed book you’ll find:

9 ways to make a dynamite first impression
14 ways to master small talk, “big talk,” and body language
14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity
6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd
7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone
9 ways to feed someone’s ego (and know when NOT to!)
11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool
15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room
7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten alive

In her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you’ll remember them when you really need them, including: “Rubberneck the Room,” “Be a Copyclass,” “Come Hither Hands,” “Bare Their Hot Button,” “The Great Scorecard in the Sky,” and “Play the Tombstone Game,” for big success in your social life, romance, and business.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

The Measure of My Powers: A Memoir of Food, Misery, and Paris

“With searing vulnerability and unflinching honesty, Jackie Kai Ellis takes us on an intense and immersive journey from her darkest moments to the redemption she finds through her love of food, Paris, and ultimately, herself.”
–Jen Waite, bestselling author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

On the surface, Jackie Kai Ellis’s life was the one that she and every woman wanted. She was in her late twenties and married to a handsome man, she had a successful career as a designer, and she had a beautiful home. But instead of feeling fulfilled, happy, and loved, each morning she’d wake up dreading the day ahead, searching for a way out. Depression clouded every moment, the feelings of inadequacy that had begun in childhood now consumed her, and her marriage was slowly transforming into one between strangers–unfamiliar, childless, and empty. In the darkness, she could only find one source of light: the kitchen. It was the place where Jackie escaped, finding peace, comfort, and acceptance.

This is the story of one woman’s journey to find herself. Armed with nothing but a love of food and the words of the 20th-century food writer M.F.K. Fisher, she travels from France to Italy, then the Congo, and back again. Along the way, she goes to pastry school in Paris, eats the most perfect apricots over the Tuscan hills, watches a family of gorillas grazing deep in the Congolese brush, has her heart broken one last time on a bridge in Lyon, and, ultimately, finds a path to life and joy.

Told with insight and intimacy, and radiating with warmth and humor, The Measure of My Powers is an inspiring memoir, and an unforgettable experience of the senses.