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10 Must-Read Books to Inspire Your Success

Whether you’re seeking comfort or a well-deserved kick in the pants, we have compiled a list of self-help books that will help you make 2018 the year of self-improvement and success. These books impart knowledge and enhance your mindset, so you can achieve goals; whether it’s to calm down, motivate or turn passions into businesses.

So, buy a hard copy, download an e-book or use Audible to listen to these inspiring self-help books. Short on time? Try Blinkist; an app that allows you to listen to the most important parts of a book in under 15 minutes.


  1. Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Health, Wealth and Happiness

By S.J Scott

If you want to achieve specific goals, establish healthy habits or are struggling to make important changes in your life, this is the book for you. Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Health, Wealth and Happiness empowers you to establish new habits into your day that will have a chain reaction of positive benefits throughout your life. In brief, habit stacking is a series of small changes that leads to a ritual you follow daily.


  1. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9 -5. Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

By Timothy Ferris

If you’d like to recreate your life so it’s less work and more play, you’ll find this book helpful. The author of this book gives advice on how it’s possible to leave the 9 to 5 daily grind behind, allowing you to work less, achieve more and earn more in as little as four hours a week.


  1. Crush It. Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion

By Gary Vaynerchuk

If you dream of turning a passion into a career, this book shows you why now is the perfect time. So, if you’d like to make a living doing what you love read Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion to discover the power of the Internet to turn real interests into real businesses.


  1. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

By Elizabeth Gilbert

If you have creative endeavours that have been buried under the tide of life and work, then this book is the inspiration you need to live a more creative life. Whatever your creative passion, this book helps you uncover your creative life with mindfulness.


  1. Emotional Intelligence 2.0

By Travis Bradberry

The Dalia Lama weighs in on this book: “Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way.”


Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential: 1) Self-Awareness 2) Self-Management 3) Social Awareness 4) Relationship Management.


  1. Feel the Fear and do it Anyway

By Susan Jeffers

What are you afraid of? Author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives with her simple and profound advice. Whatever your fears, this book gives you the insight and tools to improve your life by having the confidence to handle any situation life throws at you.


  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

By Marie Kondo

This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organising, and storing.


  1. The Secret

By Rhonda Byrne

The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. This book is based on the pseudo-scientific ‘law of attraction’ which claims that thoughts can change the world directly.


  1. The Five Second Rule

By Mel Robbins

In The 5 Second Rule, Robins takes you on a discovery that in just five seconds you can: become confident; break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt; beat fear and uncertainty; stop worrying and feel happier; and share your ideas with courage. This book serves as a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face: we hold ourselves back.


  1. What Color is Your Parachute 2018. A Practical Guide for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

By Richard N Bolles
In today’s challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Career guru Richard N. Bolles offers support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work–and which don’t.


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