Best Self Help Books Of All Time

Best Self Help Books Of All Time

Best Self Help Books Of All Time

Best Self Help Books Of All Time

If you’re trying to sort through the thousands of self help books available and pick which ones will help you the most, here is my post on the best self help books of all time. Now, writing is an art and art is subjective, so some people may not agree with my list, but I am going to share the books that have had the most impact on my life and the books that have helped me progress my understanding of success, the psychology of winning and financial freedom. I will share my thoughts on each and explain why I have chosen them at the end of the post.

#1 Money Won’t Make You Rich [Sunday Adelaja] – Buy now: Paperback | Hardback

Best Self Help Books Of All TimeAchieve Financial Success…God’s Way!

Pastor Sunday Adelaja helped 200 people become millionaires in just two years by teaching them how to apply God’s principles to their personal finances. Discover how they did it in Money Won’t Make You Rich, a comprehensive guide to true prosperity and financial freedom.
When you understand God’s principles about finances, you can control your money without letting it control you. In this practical, inspirational guide, Pastor Adelaja combines biblical truth, financial advice, and his own life experiences to explain such topics as:
  • The meaning of prosperity
  • The nature of poverty
  • The secret of success and four principles of continuous success
  • Three laws to making your money work for you
  • The reason for financial failure
  • And much more

#2 How To Win Friends and Influence People [Dale Carnegie] – Buy Now: Paperback | Hardback | Audio

Best Self Help Books Of All Time

You can go after the job you want—and get it!

You can take the job you have—and improve it!

You can take any situation—and make it work for you!

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you:

-Six ways to make people like you

-Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking

-Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment

And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

#3 How To Stop Worrying and Start Living [Dale Carnegie] – Buy Now: Paperback | Hardback | Audio

Best Self Help Books Of All Time

Learn how to break the worry habit — Now and forever!

With Dale Carnegie’s timeless advice in hand, more than six million people have learned how to eliminate debilitating fear and worry from their lives and to embrace a worry-free future. In this classic work, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas that you can put to work today. It is a book packed with lessons that will last a lifetime and make that lifetime happier!

  • Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediately
  • Reduce financial worries
  • Avoid fatigue — and keep looking young
  • Add one hour a day to your waking life
  • Find yourself and be yourself — remember there is no one else on earth like you!

Fascinating to read and easy to apply, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and life-changing ideas. There’s no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active life!

#4 Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future [Ashlee Vance] – Buy Now: Paperback | Hardback | Audio

Best Self Help Books Of All Time

New York Times and International Bestseller 
Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon
More than 1.5 Million Copies Sold 
In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley’s most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur’s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk’s world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way. Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk–one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history–is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

#5 The Greatest Salesman in the World [Og Mandino] – Buy Now: Paperback | Audio

Best Self Help Books Of All Time

What you are today is not important . . . for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.

“I will persist until I succeed.

I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.

The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

I will persist until I succeed.”

—From the ancient scroll marked III in The Greatest Salesman in the World


Jay’s comments:

I chose these five books because I feel they offer a complete crash course in all areas of self help. The first book is my number one choice for the best self help books of all time list because it really teaches you about money. It covers all aspects of how people look at money versus how we should look at money. It talks about the world’s economic state and drills down into the core principles and foundations of building wealth and a sustainable future.

Best Self Help Books Of All TimeThe next two books need no introduction. Dale Carnegie has sold millions of books. The first, How To Win Friends and Influence People teaches you how to treat people and how to influence them to be more inclined to join your thought patterns. It seems like such a simple concept, but in the world we live in today, very few people use the principles in this book. It changed my entire approach on everything from how I treat people, how I achieve sales and much more. The second Carnegie book is How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. I remember picking this book up, simply because the first one was so helpful to me. This book teaches you to not sweat the small stuff and not worry about hardships that can happen in life. Carnegie gives powerful examples in his writings that will likely transform the way you look at problems, worries, stress and life. If you want to be successful in life, you’re going to be dealing with a mountain of problems and issues that will attack you from all angles. This book will protect you from letting the problems drag you down and giving up on your dreams.

Number four on the list is Ashlee Vance‘s book on Elon Musk. Ashlee got inside access to Elon’s life, so if you were wondering, yes, the book is accurate and honest. It shows a man that went from nothing to everything to nothing and then to everything. After reading it, you will be amazed at how much hardship one person can contend with and still succeed. It’s upsetting, powerful, funny and real. I can’t imagine another author doing a better job to portray Elon’s life. Understanding that Elon was not just a guy that built three billion dollar companies from the ground and lives the perfect life is key to success. When you read all the suffering and mental torture Elon went through to get where he is, you will re-think how severe the little issues you’re facing in your life really are.

So far, my list for the best self help books of all time list has covered how to understand money, how to attract and influence people to grow your social life and business, how to stop worrying and start living a fulfilled life and how one of the most successful men on earth went through absolute hell and still pushed through to make it to the top. There’s just one more thing that hasn’t been touched on, and that’s sales. As Mark Cuban said, sales cures all, and that couldn’t be more true. No sales = No business.

There are lots of great sales books, like Grant Cardone’s Sell or Be Sold, Trump’s The Art of the Deal, and many more, but the final book on the list is The Greatest Salesman in the World. It’s a best seller and has a loyal following. Just go and give it a read. I chose this one over any of the others because it doesn’t involve any kind of marketing, technology or internet. It is a story that shares the core principles or sales so you can re-wire your brain before you utilize all the modern tools at your disposal.

I hope you enjoyed the list of my best self help books of all time and I hope you pick up all five books and give them a read. If you want to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or you’d like to hear about more of my favorite books, leave a comment below and I will get back to you!

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