My Favourite Self Help Books
The books which have empowered me to grow in my life.
7 Habits of Highly effective people
by Stephen R. Covey
Covey’s book is packed with wisdom that actually makes a difference.
It was written by Stephen Covey 1989, and since then it has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.
Covey presents his teachings in a series of 7 habits, progressing from dependence through independence on to interdependence. You will be forever changed by the powerful lessons contained in this book.
In Personality Plus, Florence Littauer gives you valuable insight for appreciating your one-of-a-kind, God-given personality. She includes a Personality Profile test that reveals how your unique blend of traits affects your emotions, work performance, and relationships. Through humorous anecdotes and straightforward counsel, Personality Plus guides you to improve upon your strengths and correct your weaknesses.
This engaging book also provides keys to understanding those around you. You’ll learn how to accept-and even enjoy-the traits that make each of us so different. Personality Plus is the tool you need to change your life, and the lives of those you care about, for the better.
What is Nonviolent Communication?
Nonviolent Communication is the integration of four things:
• Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity
• Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
• Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all
• Means of influence: sharing “power with others” rather than using “power over others”
Learn the new language of life which is based on our feelings and needs.
Man's Search For Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl
Man’s Search for Meaning was first published in 1946. Victor Frankl was a leading psychologist in Vienna when he was arrested for being a Jew during the Nazi regime. He survived holocaust and used his experiences to write this book. He propounded the theory that it is Man’s constant search for meaning that allows him to survive even the most brutal, the most degrading situations in his life.
This book chronicles Frankl’s experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II and describes the psychotherapeutic method he used to survive his imprisonment while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished.
Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering, but we can choose how we respond to it, and we can use our experience to move forward with renewed purpose.
According to a survey conducted by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Library of Congress, Man’s Search for Meaning belongs to a list of “the ten most influential books in the United States.”
Eat that Frog
21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.
There just isn’t enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.
There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re done with the worst thing you’ll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.