Personal development books

Personal development books

Here are five personal development books have read in the first quarter of 2020. My reading list has mainly been focused in self improvement and financial literacy. My next post will detail financial literacy books I have read in the first quarter of 2020.

Heart & Hustle by Patricia Bright

Heart and hustle by Patricia Bright

This book is great if you are looking for one of the following:  self development, the basics of setting up a business, info on taxes, how to use your pain and struggle as a motivation, planning. The book also has practical steps on how to improve in your career, personal finance and self esteem. I might not have the best summary of what the book is all about. But as someone who is not good at finishing books I crushed this within days.

Buy Hear & Hustle

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

This book is about what it takes for people to be extraordinarily successful. The book looks at most successful people in sports, technology, law, aviation and more. And what set them out for success from the beginning. You may be surprised  to discover that, for some people you just have to be born in the ‘right month’ to be able to have a shot at being an extraordinary success. This has been one of the best books I have read.

Buy Outliers

How to love yoursel by Louise L Hay

How to love yourself by louise L. Jay

This book takes you through simple and practical steps on how to love yourself. In a world where the concept of self love can be viewed as self centeredness or selfish. This book reminds you of the importance of self love and how to make it part of your daily life.

Buy How to Love yourself

Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers

Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers

This book takes you through practical and easy tips on how to deal with and overcome fear. The book will help you grow in your career, personal relationships, how to deal with painful past, self esteem and your connection with the world  around you. The book will also introduce you to guided meditation. So if you’re looking for a book to help you grow into a loving and caring person then you should consider adding to your list. Have read and re-read this book countless times.

Buy Feal the fear and do it anyway

Self discipline by James Daugherty

Self discipline by James Daugherty

To paraphrase, the book talks about the will power, that one thing that you need in order to change your habits for the better. As the book states it takes more than positive thinking and motivation to be a success in whatever you are striving to achieve. The book details the basics of how the brain actually works, the nature of human habit, identifying and replacing bad habits, how to cultivate self-discipline mindset and more.

Buy Self discipline

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22 Replies to “Personal development books”

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    Lisa says: 5 May, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I’ve not read any good personal development books for a while. There are some good picks here.

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    kumamonjeng says: 5 May, 2020 at 10:25 am

    I am very interested in self-discipline books as this is the best time to learn to be disciplined. You have a good list of book reviews here.

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos says: 5 May, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Great sounding books for self esteem and building confidence. Very motivational.

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    Ashlee says: 5 May, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    This is pretty powerful list. I have also used this time to read a few self-development books. It’s good to get a fresh perspective and they just inspire you so much right? I want to read this one:FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY BY SUSAN JEFFERS

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 6 May, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      I hope enjoy it as much as I have

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    Heather says: 5 May, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    I need to read all of these. I’ve been spending my time reading all the wrong books. I need to focus on bettering myself!

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 6 May, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Not wrong I guess but it good to try random ones 🙂

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    Marysa says: 5 May, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    This sounds like such a useful book. I would be interested in reading this and picking up some pointers. Now is a perfect time for personal development.

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 6 May, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Yes it is, even just to keep a postive mind.

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    Rachel says: 5 May, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Oooo the Susan Jeffers book look interesting. I am more of a murder mystery girl myself but a decent self help book is always a useful read 🙂

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 6 May, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Susan Jeffers one is my go to book when I need to mentally let go.

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        Kelly Anne says: 6 May, 2020 at 7:06 pm

        I’d love to add some of these on my kindle, I love this style reading.

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    Anosa says: 5 May, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    I think I may try some of these books myself. Self help books are not something I have ever been interested in at all but lately i have been soul searching and I think I would benefit from reading some. My husband would also like the first book.

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 6 May, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      I never thought of try self help books until I read feal the fear and do it anyway.

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    Norafiqin says: 6 May, 2020 at 8:46 am

    I’ve never been a fan of self-help books but these ones might just motivate me to read one. Not sure if they’re actually going to help, but there’s no harm trying!

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 6 May, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      No harm in trying 🙂

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    Sarah Ann says: 6 May, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Thank you so much for this list! I love personal development books, they really inspire and help me. Added a few of these to my list.

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 6 May, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks Sarah, they inspire me too.

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    Nati says: 6 May, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Great reading suggestions! Self development is a such an important subject but there are so many authors and gurus out there one can feel a bit lost choosing one book!

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 9 May, 2020 at 11:02 am

      I understand what you mean it took me a while to find good one which I can actually recommend, I would it about taking risks in all that noise you will find something.

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    Talya says: 6 May, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    I am a big fan of Louise Hay she is one of the original beacons of self love! Some great recommendations here.

    1. Mercy
      Mercy says: 9 May, 2020 at 11:00 am

      I loved reading her book and her suggestions are simple but they carry so much power

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