Self-Improvement Reading List


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Here at Improve My Life This Year, I often refer to great self-improvement books in my various articles. Due to popular demand, I’m finally providing a list here of some of my favorite books that I have referenced in my ongoing 365-day self-improvement curriculum.

Consider this the Ultimate Self-Improvement Reading List! If you want to improve your life this year, then there are few things that can have more of an impact than sitting down and reading these books one-by-one. Each of these has had a profound impact on my life – read them and you’ll understand why.

May you gain as much from these books as I have.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises


From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape

For men and women of all athletic abilities!

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us


Tribes will make you think (really think) about the opportunities in leading your fellow employees, customers, investors, believers, hobbyists, or readers. . . . It’s not easy, but it’s easier than you think.

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


“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”—Financial Times

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness


If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.

The Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It — And Mean It and Stop People-pleasing Forever


Overscheduled? Overworked? Overburdened? Get the “No-How” you need to take back your life.

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time


The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 42 languages) will change your life. 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 they get done.


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