The 7 Best Self-Help and Self-Improvement Books

· October 7, 2015

When we are looking to work on personal development, the best tools are found within us.

But, as it is easier to do well using every resource available to you, we’ve put together a list of the 7 best self-help and self-improvement books to make the process easier.

What are the best and most recommended self-help and self-improvement books?

  1. Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins. 

For those of us who dream of a better life, Unlimited Power shows us how to achieve the fantastic quality of life we want and deserve. Anthony Robbins shows how, through harnessing the power of the mind, we can do, have, achieve, and create what we want for our lives.

This revolutionary book, with more than 1 million copies sold, shows us step by step how to achieve emotional freedom and self-confidence.

  1. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.

In his book Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman argues that developing emotional intelligence is one of the most important things we can do to be successful in both our personal and professional lives.

He presents groundbreaking information about this type of intelligence, rejecting conventional ideas about the reliability of IQ test results. The book has been translated into more than 40 languages, and has sold approximately 5 million copies worldwide.

Pages of a book folded into a heart


  1. Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer. 

Wayne Dyer talks to us about how to avoid and escape negative thoughts and thus taking control of our lives.

The book is based on the theory that everyone has a set of debilitating emotions, among which are guilt and worry.

In his book, Dyer helps us identify the thoughts that are preventing us from moving forward, and helps us see that these kinds of emotions are not useful in our day to day, but instead only allow us to enter states of sadness and depression.

This book broke the world record by selling about 35 million copies worldwide.

  1. Good Luck by Álex Rovira. 

Álex Rovira shares with us a magical tale. It is a metaphor through which he discusses effort, perseverance, and our ability to never give up. The book provides a great life lesson for our day to day.

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.

Kiyosaki’s book discusses how to reach financial freedom, and has become one of the key books for financial coaches and executives. This book teaches us to change our perspective on money and turn around our personal lives.

  1. Stories to Think About by Jorge Bucay.

Jorge Bucay shares a set of stories that serve as metaphors for situations in everyday life and our daily routines.

Here is a video of an interview showing Bucay’s storytelling style like what is found in the book:

  1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

This is one of the most powerful self-help books because it is based on the real experiences of its author, Viktor Frankl, who survived for three years in a Nazi concentration camp and lived through the heartbreak of losing his whole family.

In it, Frankl tells how, despite difficulties and adverse circumstances, it is possible to move forward if we find meaning in our lives.

This book is required reading in many of the world’s schools and colleges.

If you have had the chance to read any of the books on this list, please share your opinions on the reading and, even better, what you learned from it!