Top Self Help & Improvement reads

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Staying home has been a great opportunity to read all the self help/improvement books out there. For thousands of years, people have been writing down their wisdom and advice. They've shared their experiences that have led them to greater happiness. Whether it's financial freedom, healthy living, or happy relationships, someone has written about it.
Our grandparents were not as lucky as us back in the day. They didn't have so much information at their fingertips. Today, we may be the greatest benefactors with all this guidance being so accessible. All we need to do is reach out to pick up the right book.
With the perfect self-help book at hand, you can become your own life coach and take control of your own growth. I've been reading through so many of them and excited to share my list with you.No matter what you’re looking to improve, there’s a book out there for you. Let's dive in!

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Anchor

According to Shawn Anchor’s research, we don’t find happiness, or achieve it: we are happiness. In this book, Anchor explains how positivity has positive neurological effects . Anchor has applied his research and years of experiences as a Harvard lecturer in nevery possible environment. From the high school locker room to chairman of the board. The ‘advantage’ of Anchor’s book is its breathtaking ability to take us out of the ordinary boring life. He takes us into what matters - the joy of being. 

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Self-help has never ever been more manageable with these 27 small chapters full of stories that will light you up your life. Author Jen Sincero is never too afraid to drop a bomb to make a point and she sure does! You are a Badass isn’t only a bunch of cheers and rants. She gives some unique tips that will boost your self-confidence in seconds. How? Sincero has her pulse on the mistruths that society thrusts upon us to stunt our growth. By identifying them, she explains that you can change how you think about yoursel which will in turn change how you live your life. If you start there, the rest will follow. And she reminds us that we always remember: You Are A Badass! 

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

When you’re a lifestyle blogger like Rachel Hollis, life hacks come easy! Girl Wash Your Face is an adapted version of her mega-hit website, thechicsite.com. Her killer site is with wry yet wise advice on all kinds of practical matters. But what makes this book so previous is her unquestionable honesty and critique of cultural norms. She busts through beauty expectations that hold most captive and with steps that you can immediately to use. Each chapter addresses a ‘lie’ that Hollins once internalized. Ehether its about gender, sexuality, or body image, and the tools and tactics she uses to overcome them. Above all, she doesn’t take anything too seriously as she guides her reader through it all to reach their goals.

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Understanding people is one of the most fundamental aspects of being human and living on this planet. Yet this is also what we struggle with the most, or at least get right. Most of the time make assumptions, jump to conclusions, and fill in the blanks with whatever answer we’d like to see. We end up ignoring what is actually there. Talking to Strangers is a book that examines this.Through examining some of the most famous and fascinating case studies on misunderstandings throughout history, Gladwell sheds light onto exactly what sort of things lead to these disasters. He highlights what lessons we can take away from them and implement in our own lives. It’s a fascinating examination of what we see in strangers that will have you seeing yourself in a new light and perspective while you’re at it.

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

So often in this world, we’re taught that we need to be ruthless if we want to be successful. It’s the foundation of most of our thinking, from business to politics to relationships. But what if it wasn’t true?
Give and Take examines the past of givers, takers, and matchers. These are, people who give, people who take, and people who attempt to balance both. What he’s found may surprise you.. Throughout history, there is a long precedent for success among the givers. He reveals that, more important than their own personal success, when givers win, so does everybody else. It’s only when we stop focusing on our own benefits and start ensuring that others within our community succeed too. This is when we begin to see the best rewards — for ourselves, as well as those around us. It’s a radical approach that has the power to completely transform not only your own life, but everyone else's world.

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