9 Entertaining and Insightful Self-Help Books

Whether it's the start of a new year, a birthday, or a spontaneous epiphany, we all have moments in our lives where we pause and evaluate where we are and where we want to be. If you've been reflecting on your life and thinking of making some changes, the nine books listed here are worth checking out. These authors present their advice in an entertaining and insightful way, covering everything from minimalism to morning routines. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

9 Entertaining and Insightful Self-Help Books

Title Author(s) More by the Author
1. Resilience from the Heart Gregg Braden Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer The Spontaneous Healing of Belief
2. It's Never Too Late to Begin Again Julia Cameron & Emma Lively The Artist's Way Prosperity Every Day
3. The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod Miracle Morning Millionaires The Miracle Morning Companion Planner
4. The Soul of Success Jack Canfield, Nick Nanton, & J.W. Dicks The Success Principles Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive
5. Happy Derren Brown Tricks of the Mind Confessions of a Conjuror
6. The Mastery Manual Robin S. Sharma The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari The 5AM Club
7. E-Cubed Pam Grout E-Squared Thank & Grow Rich
8. The Year of Less Cait Flanders
9. Off the Clock Laura Vanderkam 168 Hours I Know How She Does It

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With positive words and uplifting concepts, self-help books can help you identify your problems and change your life for the better. If you're looking for some well-thought-out advice, you've come to the right place. In no particular order, here is our list of nine entertaining and insightful self-help books.

At the #1 spot is "Resilience from the Heart." Written by Gregg Braden, this is a compelling read about dealing with stressful situations. The author explores the power of humans to thrive in difficult circumstances. He addresses state-of-the-art discoveries, such as brain-like cells called sensory neurites found in the heart, which help create personal resilience, so that people can face their daily challenges. With Braden's skillful writing, readers will easily understand the connection between science and everyday life.

Coming in at #2 is "It's Never Too Late to Begin Again" by Julia Cameron and Emma Lively. Written in the authors' motivational tones, this piece is primarily aimed at retirees. It features a twelve-week course, with each week focusing on four basic tools to reinvigorate a sense of purpose and adventure. Also included in the course are encouraged activities, such as memoir writing and solo walks. The book is filled with simplistic processes, making its concepts easy for readers to understand.

The book is filled with simplistic processes, making its concepts easy for readers to understand.

Following at #3 is "The Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod. The author is an ultra-marathon runner, a hip-hop recording artist, and a businessman. With his background in motivational speaking, he endeavors to transform lives with this book by sharing tips on how to wake up each day full of energy and focus. "How you wake up each day and your morning routine or lack thereof, dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life," says Elrod. This is an ideal read for anyone who wants to gain momentum and achieve more.

Next, at #4 is "The Soul of Success" by Jack Canfield. Featuring successful people in diverse fields, this book contains inspirational quotes about monetary success, moral achievement, and physical accomplishment. The advice is based on concepts that have been tested by the contributors, referred to in this book as The Premier Experts. One essential takeaway that the readers will appreciate is the importance of having a mentor in order to meet your set goals.

Taking the #5 spot is "Happy" by mentalist, illusionist, and author Derren Brown. In this work, he explores the true meaning of happiness. Brown writes about being happy as something that it is easier said than done. He includes some explanation about philosophers who have come up with different definitions of happiness and its history. Stoic philosophy is a theme that runs through most of the chapters, making this book an interesting read for any fan of Stoicism and other similar schools of thought.

Brown writes about being happy as something that it is easier said than done.

Coming in at #6 is "The Mastery Manual" by Robin Sharma. Before self-publishing a book in 1994, Sharma was a litigation lawyer. This masterfully-written piece is composed of thirty-six uplifting modules. Each page gives the reader practical day-to-day tips on how to do their best, develop relationships, and live life to the fullest. There is also a soul-searching question at the end of each chapter.

Following at #7 is "E-Cubed," an inspiring read that is centered on personal development. Written by Pam Grout, this book features nine experiments meant to restructure our age-old beliefs about the universe and ourselves. Grout introduces readers to theories that can be proven by doing various experiments, such as starting the day with happy music and having more fun to attract a better way of living.

Next, at #8 is "The Year of Less" by Cait Flanders. Highly readable and encouraging, this book features the author's personal struggle with various addictions and how she chose to find happiness. She explains how the consumerism cycle affected her life in negative ways and further recounts the circumstances that led her to do a year-long shopping ban, forming rules about what she could and could not buy. In the end, the experience taught her that self-restraint can bring positive changes in life.

In the end, the experience taught her that self-restraint can bring positive changes in life.

Finally, at #9 is "Off the Clock" by Laura Vanderkam. The author has written several productivity and time management books, but this one combines her earlier writing into an easy-to-follow process that can help you make the most of your day. Here, she explains philosophical principles and practical tips about weekly schedules, activities, and priorities. This can teach you how to choose what things you really want to spend time on and remember all the great memories you create along the way.