For a different perspective
Awaken the Giant Within
by Tony Robbins
The foundation of this book focuses on the idea that we’re all ultimately in control of our own lives. No matter what’s happening around us, we all have the ability to control our emotions and focus on making our ideal life a reality, simply by changing our habits.
It’s full of practical strategies to reframe the way you think and hard-hitting truths that encourage you to take immediate action towards mastering your life.
Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion
by Meredith Fineman
If you struggle to talk about yourself and your achievements, this book is for you. Self-promotion can feel unnatural and uncomfortable but it doesn’t have to be this way. It also doesn’t require arrogance or an obnoxious level of self-confidence.
Meredith Fineman helps you reframe self-promotion, advocating for finding quiet confidence in your opinions, abilities and successes before dialling up the communication around your achievements.
How to Fail
by Elizabeth Day
“This is a book for anyone who has ever failed. Which means it’s a book for everyone.”
Inspired by her podcast, How to Fail, Elizabeth Day uses stories from her own life to demonstrate the importance of failing and how it’s not failure itself that defines us, but how we choose to respond to it.
It’s a welcome reminder that failing can teach us lessons we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to learn, which helps us learn how to succeed in the long run.
The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save your Life
by Edith Eger
This is an interesting, informative and easy to read memoir and self-help book that explores Edith Eger's experiences as a Holocaust survivor and her journey towards healing and self-discovery. Now a respected psychologist, she teaches 12 lessons learned throughout her own life, including embracing gratitude, reclaiming your power, and choosing forgiveness. Eger uses her personal story and professional experience to provide insights and practical advice for readers to overcome their own traumas and live a more fulfilling life.
The Power of Now
by Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and self-help author. In this book he teaches that the power to transform our lives and find inner peace lies within us, and it can be accessed by being fully present in the now.
In modern society, the mind is constantly caught up in thoughts of the past or future, which creates a sense of unease and anxiety. By focusing on the present moment and becoming aware of our thoughts and emotions, we can free ourselves from this mental suffering and experience true happiness.
Another thought provoking but accessible book, it also includes practical exercises and meditations to help readers cultivate presence and mindfulness in their daily lives.
Heal Your Body
by Louise Hay
Heal Your Body discusses the mind-body connection and how emotions and thoughts can manifest in physical illnesses. It emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, self-love, and the power of positive thinking in achieving optimal health.
More of a reference book, Louise Hay lists common physical ailments and their corresponding emotional or mental causes. By addressing the underlying issues, individuals can heal their bodies and improve their overall health and well-being. There are also affirmations to help shift thinking and promote better health.