Simple Tips On Getting The Most From Self Improvement Books

Self improvement and personal growth have been part of my staple diet for well over 15 years. Reading, watching, listening, discussing, researching you name I’ve been doing it in the quest to become a better more improved me.

I’m always on the lookout for the next book, DVD, or course that could increase my capacity to grow, develop and achieve more in my life.

A lot of the stuff I read and watch generally talk about the same kind of things, but there’s always some aspects that you can put your own perspective on and then implement in your life.

The famous quote by Sir Francis Bacon “knowledge is power” is something I’m a great advocate of. Armed with right knowledge and when used correctly I believe turns you into an incredibly powerful force that enables you to achieve anything and everything you want.

So with that in mind I’ll start by asking you this:

Is there a bookstore near you?

Have you visited it? If you have then you probably noticed that it has a whole shelf (if not shelves) stacked with self improvement books.

This should not come as a surprise since demand for personal development books are growing. It is not uncommon to see a personal development book title or two in reputable bestseller lists such as the one regularly posted by the New York Times.

If you are looking for self improvement books to read, finding the ones you need or simply the ones that are appropriate for you can be rather frustrating. There are just too many books out there. You are being offered too many choices that making a decision can bring out your migraine problems. To help you out in finding the perfect self improvement book for you as well as guide you in getting the most out of them, keep in mind the following advice.

I) What exactly are your concerns or problems that you need self improvement books for?

Why are you looking for a self improvement book in the first place? Do you want it to help you improve your overall health? Do you want to learn how to effectively manage your money and assets? Are you looking for more wealth? Do you wish to build your self esteem and confidence. Some books out there cover all of these in one binding but it is best that you choose one that specifically focuses on a niche.

II) Do your research and take time to read reviews of the self improvement books you’re planning to purchase.

Here is one thing that you need to keep in mind: just because a book is often seen on bestseller lists doesn’t mean it’s a good book. Don’t buy a book just because it’s number 1 or number 2 on the New York Times bestseller list for self improvement books. What you need to do is read as many reviews as you can on the book. If you get to read reviews that are mostly positive, then the book is probably one that you need. If the reviews are saying negative things about it, then it’s probably best that you forget about purchasing it.

III) Read the best self improvement books.

To help you get started, here is a list of some of the best self improvement books out there:

1) The Secret – Rhonda Byrne: There’s a reason why this book just exploded and become one of the most talked about book on the law of attraction.

2) The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle: This book teaches you how to live in “the now” and how to calm your being through meditating.

3) The 4-Hour Workweek – Tim Ferris: This book opens your eyes to the power of the internet and how you can use it to free up your time in order to live a lifestyle you want.

4) The Millionaire Mindset – Gerry Robert: This book will teach you how to create that abundance mindset that will enable you to improve your wealth.

Your life and your future is in your hands. Take control of it now and follow the above tips to get the most out of the value of self improvement books.