Books are greatest treasure of knowledge. Reading a book is nothing but a conversation with author. You are having conversation with author and you are learning from his experience.
If a successful businessman writes twenty year of his experience in a book. Then you would be able to learn from his twenty years of experience.
Whats the common thing in worlds most successful people- They have book reading habit. Mostly self-help books.
When Warren Buffet was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to bundle of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
Below is the list of most popular self-help books that can change your life.
#1-The seasons of life
The seasons of life is comes under the best self-help books written. Jim Rohn, author of the book was one of the successful entrepreneurs, an author, and motivational speaker.
His rags to riches story played a large part in his work which has helped the personal development industry to grow. In this book Jim Rohn relates the four seasons in nature to the seasons that occurs in our lives.
This book gives insights about the cycles of change that occurs in all our lives. It can help you to rethinks your motives and introspectively find new ideas for solving problems that just seem to reoccur in your life.
The Seasons Of Life is a small book that is easy to read. Here is a synopsis of the cycles of the seasons of our natural life as Jim Rohn sees it.
The season of life is a book that I would recommend anyone who wants more out of life and want to be successful in life or business.
#2-Rich dad poor dad
Rich dad poor dad is a book written by Robert Kiyosaki. Published in 1997, this is best personal finance book of all time. Rich dad poor dad was New York times best seller.
In his book rich dad poor dad, Robert kiyosaki has explained beautifully about how to attain financial freedom. He has explained the reasons that why business owners are getting richer whereas employees are unable to attain financial freedom.
Robert kiyosaki was grown in the influence of two people. First person was highly educated but always struggle financially whereas second person had never completed high school but was the richest person in Hawai.
First person was his father whereas second person was his best best friend`s dad
.Robert kiyosaki has written the teaching of his rich dad(Best friend`s father) in his book.
Al-thought, this book is about money but it is also counted under self-help books.
Why you need to read this book?
If you want want financial freedom but don’t know where or how to start then reading this book will be the first step towards it. Before you ever think of getting rich or financial freedom, you should know how money works and how rich people thinks.
We go to school, then college then get a job. learn specific skills in college which lands us a job and we end up working for money for our whole life. We are unable to get financial freedom.
If you want to be a doctor, then you go to medical school. If you want to be a lawyer you go to law school. But what where do you go if you want to become a millionaire or entrepreneur. Where do you go if you want financial freedom.
If you want to be a millionaire or just want financial freedom,
-“then you have to invest time to increase your financial I.Q. You have to change your whole perspective about money. You have to think like a rich person.”
Schools and college never teach you about money. They never teach you about how to attain financial freedom. Al-thought, school may help you land a high paying job. But job alone will never bring financial freedom. Financial freedom means availability of enough money and time.
This book will change your whole perspective about money. It will help you to attain knowledge about money that schools and colleges will never teach you. This book can have serious impact on you. Read this book only if you really want to achieve financial freedom.
Everyone in the world want to get rich. Everyone wants to attain financial freedom. But the reality is very less people invest time to learn. Very less people put efforts to do what is necessary.
Financial freedom is difficult to attain and it can take time but it is not impossible.
#3-Think and grow rich
Think and grow rich is among the best self-help books ever written on motivation, self-help and personal development written by Napoleon hill.
Think and grow rich contains thirteen principles in the form of a philosophy of personal achievement.
It is given in the book that, that an individual with desire, persistence and faith can reach great heights by eliminating all obstacles, thoughts and focusing at the greater goals.
Every chapter of this book has money making secrets which has made fortune for many people. Many people become highly successful in life after reading this classical book on success.
The 15 principles as described by Napoleon hill are-
- Auto – Suggestion
- Specialized knowledge
- Organized planning
- Master mind
- Sex transmutation
- The subconscious
- The brain
- The sixth sense
#4-The seven habits of highly effective people
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,first published in 1989, is one of the most popular self-help books written by Stephen R. Covey.
As the name describes, this book which describes seven habits of highly effective people. This book has changed life of many people. It is a must read book if you want to be successful.
Seven habits described in this book, if applied wisely can help you achieve anything in life. It can help you achieve success in life, carrier, financial, relationships etc.
Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
- Be proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think win-win
- Seek first to understand and then to be understood
- Always sharpen the saw
#5-How to win friends and influence people
How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, it has sold over 30 million copies all over the world.
If you are a introvert person and want to increase your influence. You want to learn the art of influencing people and make them do what you want. If you want success in life, business or relationships, then this book is for you.
Eight things this book will help you achieve-
1. Get out of mental rut, think new thoughts, acquire new visions, discover new ambitions.
2. Make friends quickly and easily
3. Increase your popularity.
4. Win people to your way of thinking.
5. It will help you Increase your prestige, influence and ability to get things done.
6. Handle complains, improve arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant.
7. Became a better speaker. Arouse enthusiasm among your associates.
Human communication is one of the most important thing to become a more successful and happy person. If you read and practice the principles in the book. Your life will definitely going to change.