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21 Personal Development Books to Read Next

Has reading 18 Steps to Own Your Life inspired to you learn more about how to be a better you? Here are 21 personal development books to read next.

The 21 books are grouped to match the four sections of my book. Several of these personal development books are referenced within the pages of 18 Steps to Own Your Life. All of them served as inspiration.

Part I: Imagine the Life You Want

1. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Amazon: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

2. Pivot by Jenny Blake

Amazon: Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

3. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Amazon: The Happiness Project (Revised Edition): Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

4. Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Amazon: Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

5. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Amazon: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Part II: Become the Happiest, Healthiest Version of You

6. 10% Happier by Dan Harris

Amazon: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story

7. Unplug by Suze Yalof Schwartz

Amazon: Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers

8. The 4-hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

Amazon: The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman

9. The One Minute Workout by Martin Gibala

Amazon: The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter

10. Finding Your Fit by Kathleen Trotter

Amazon: Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit

11. The Ripple Effect by Greg Wells

Amazon: Ripple Effect, The

12. Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson

Amazon: Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Part III: Connect More Deeply With Others

13. How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes

Amazon: How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

14. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Amazon: How to Win Friends & Influence People

15. 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy by Luminita D. Saviuc

Amazon: 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy

16. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Amazon: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts


Part IV: Get Shit Done

17. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Amazon: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

18. The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo

Amazon: The Pomodoro Technique: The Acclaimed Time Management System That Has Transformed How We Work

19. Manage Your Day-To-Day Edited by Jocelyn K Glei

Amazon: Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series)

20. 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse

Amazon: 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs

21. Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson

Amazon: Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

One comment

  1. I have only read 3 of these. Well i started 7 habits but never quite finished it. Have read – how to win friends and influence great book and who moved my cheese -really great book. Thanks for sharing this list so useful to be made of other books i have not heard off.

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