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15 Of The Best Self-Help Books For July

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Every month, I put together a list of the best rated self-help books. Well, I say the best self-help books, I'm not sure I like the term self-help. I feel like many people judge the term harshly. But that's neither here nor there! These books always cover anything from general self improvement and personal development, to goal setting, the power of positive, motivation, passion... and everything in between.

Disclosure: If you purchase anything from links in this post or any other, I may receive some kind of affiliate commission. However, I only ever mention products I love and would recommend whether I was being compensated or not.

best self help books | self help books for women | self help books personal development | self help books life changing | Every month, I put together a list of the best self-help books. These books always cover anything from general self improvement and personal development, to goal setting, motivation, passion... and everything in between.

I've had tons of people telling me they love my recommendations from April, May and June (click the links to check out those books). So, here we are again. AND, for once, I'm not late! Woop high five!

These books are amazing at anytime, not just July, so dig in at any time! Just to note: I hear a lot of people saying things like "these types of books don't work". Well, if you just read and don't take action, they won't "work".  When it comes to some of the best self-help books, action is the key!

Where have I got this list of 15 of books from? Well, in January, I made a list of 100 best self-help books I wanted to read in the next year or so. When I did this, I figured that you might like to join me in this.

As always, these are books I have either already read, listened to on Audio, have read quickly on Blinkist (I love Blinkist), or have on my bookcase (or Kindle) waiting to be read. I promise I am only recommending books I have read or will be reading myself. Come back next month, too, for more book recommendations.

The book descriptions below are modified from Amazon, but I will try and do my own book reviews soon.

15 Of The Best Self-Help Books to Read

Kindness by Jamie Thurston

Kindness by Jaime Thurston

Kindness - the little thing that matters most aims to motivate and inspire by showing readers what a difference even a small act of kindness can make. The book is themed around 52 simple actions you can do to spread kindness. Interspersed throughout are nuggets of science explaining the positive effect kindness has on the brain and on the heart. This book is a call to action for people to live a more connected, fulfilling life. With inspirational quotes and personal stories this book will give you all the motivation you need to start spreading a little kindness – it’s free afterall! I would definitely read this book and try putting it into action, it's fun!

Louder than Words by Todd Henry

Louder than Words by Todd Henry

There has never been a better time to build an audience around your idea or product. But with so many people and companies clamoring for attention, it's also more challenging than ever to do work that deeply resonates with the marketplace and creates true and lasting impact.

According to Todd Henry, the key to standing apart from the noise is to find your unique voice. Those who identify and develop their voices will gain more attention and wield more influence. But first they have to identify what they truly stand for, develop a compelling vision, and become masters of expressing their ideas in whatever media they choose.

Let Go! by Pat Flynn

Let Go! by Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn explores what it means to let go of the things that keep us from the journeys we yearn to forge and the achievements we aspire to attain. 

With eight new chapters, Flynn shares with readers the wisdom he’s learned during the years since he was let go from his architecture job during the height of the U.S. economic downturn. As told in the first edition of Let Go, Flynn used that set back to forge his own path and has gone on to become one of today's most beloved thought leaders in the areas of Internet business, online marketing, and lifestyle entrepreneurialism. 

Find Your Focus Zone by Lucy Jo Palladino

Find Your Focus Zone by Lucy Jo Palladino

Being able to perform any task with full attention has become one of the great unspoken-about challenges of modern life. As our culture has become more high-speed, techno-stressed, information-cluttered and media-saturated, we are getting pushed out of our focus zones without even realising it. If you work in a modern office, it is likely you are suffering from 'information fatigue syndrome', which means that even naturally bright and creative people are rendered incapable of making swift decisions, problem-solving efficiently or able to maintain appropriate energy levels. Award-winning psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino offers practical solutions for anyone juggling too much, who finds themselves in a state of 'continuous partial attention', seemingly unable to do any one task with full concentration. 

The Path by Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh

The Path by Michael Puett &‎ Christine Gross-Loh

The Path offers a profound guide to living well through making small changes to our everyday routines. Covering subjects from decision-making to relationships, it shows how actions from greeting others and playing with children to running meetings can be opportunities to become happier and more productive.

The authors show that we live well not by "finding" ourselves and slavishly following a grand plan, as so much of Western thought would have us believe, but rather through a path of self-cultivation and engagement with the world. Believing in a "true self" only restricts what we can become - and tiny changes, from how we think about careers to how we talk to our family, can start to have powerful effects that will open up constellations of new possibilities.

Kiss that Frog by Brian Tracy

Kiss that Frog by Brian Tracy

Kiss That Frog! contains a series of practical, proven, easy-to-apply ideas and strategies that anyone can use to change their thinking from negative to positive.
The ideas in this book are based on more than 100 years of writing and research in psychology and psychotherapy and are presented in an easily digestible form that goes directly to the root of the reasons why people feel negatively about themselves and about various factors in their lives.

Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang  

n this revelatory book, Silicon Valley consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang offers the antidote to becoming more productive and fulfilled in every aspect of our lives, and shows us that in order to actually get more done we need to work less and relax more.

Whether through taking daily naps, as Winston Churchill did during the Second World War, spending a week alone in a cabin like Bill Gates, or simply walking, 'deliberate rest' as Pang calls it is the key to getting more done and working better.

Drawing on emerging neuroscience, Rest is packed full of tips for upping our downtime - from sleep to hobbies to holidays. It's time to make a change to the way we work, rest and play.

This list is crammed full of New York Bestsellers, many of whom are often found on lists like "100 best self help books for women". Because their amazing, but for men too. Obviously.

Let me know if you've read any of them - I'd love to know what you think!

best self help books | Personal development tools | self help books for women | self help books personal development | self help books life changing | Every month, I put together a list of the best self-help books. These books always cover anything from general self improvement and personal development, to goal setting, motivation, passion... and everything in between.

Disclosure: If you purchase anything from links in this post or any other, I may receive some kind of affiliate commission. However, I only ever mention products I love and would recommend whether I was being compensated or not.

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