Thursday, September 20th, 2018

5 Self-Help Books That Aren’t as Cheesy as They Seem


 5 Self Help Books That Arent as Cheesy as They SeemGuest post by Katrina Robinson

You may think of self-help books with a twinge of skepticism.

However, there are actually some great books out there that can help you to reach your goals or deal with a difficult period. Following are the top five self-help books that really aren’t as cheesy as they seem.

1. The Secret, Rhonda Byrne

The Secret1 150x150 5 Self Help Books That Arent as Cheesy as They SeemThe Secret is one of the most popular self-help books written in the past ten years. Rhonda Byrne provides readers with a comprehensive look at the Secret, a philosophical way of life that has been found in literature, oral traditions, and religions for centuries. Byrne gathers together what fragments of the Secret she has found in past works and offers them together in a complete and total package. This book teaches how to use the Secret in every aspect of life, from relationships and money to health and happiness. The Secret is a great first step if you’re interested in self-help books.

2. Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love, Judith Orloff
Psychiatrist Judith Orloff offers ten detailed “prescriptions” for replacing fatigue with positive energy and Positive Energy1 150x150 5 Self Help Books That Arent as Cheesy as They Seemvigor. Her program is based on common sense and includes steps such as developing “true-to-self eroticism”, following an individualized spiritual path, protecting yourself from “energy vampires”, creating an energy-building diet plan, and more. The book also provides practice exercises and includes public figures describing the various ways they use Orloff’s techniques. Positive Energy is a great how-to and self-help book that will help you better deal with the stresses involved in work, sex, eating, relationships, and life in general.

3. Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life, Tony Dungy
Quiet Strength1 150x150 5 Self Help Books That Arent as Cheesy as They SeemTony Dungy, the first African-American coach to lead a team to victory in the Super Bowl, has written a number of self-help books. However, Quiet Strength (view a video where Tony discusses the writing of this book) is his best. This book won the 2008 Retailer’s Choice Award, and for good reason. In this inspiring memoir, Dungy reflects on his life, the journey to the Super Bowl, and keeping family as a top priority. By reading this book, you will have a better appreciation for the talents and obstacles that God grants you.

4. The 4:8 Principle: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry
Tommy Newberry presents a single biblical principle in this self-help book and teaches readers how to use that principle to magnify the happiness we experience in our relationships and overall life. Newberry offers a The 4 8 Principle1 150x150 5 Self Help Books That Arent as Cheesy as They Seemwealth of specific suggestions and advice through The 4:8 Principle, and it all leads back to one truth: you control your own happiness. Read this book if you feel as though you’ve lost control of your life. It is sure to make your goals and hopes clear to you—and make the journey to reach them more attainable.

5. The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
the success principles1 150x150 5 Self Help Books That Arent as Cheesy as They SeemJack Canfield, creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, is a success story in and of himself. He went from scraping by in a career as a teacher to holding a Guinness Book World Record for having seven books on The New York Times Best Sellers List simultaneously. In The Success Principles, Canfield provides readers with straightforward advice sprinkled with inspirational quotes and life lessons. Through a total of sixty-four success principles, Canfield shows you how to navigate your life to achieve all of your goals and capture success.

These are five of the best self-help books out there—do you have any that you’re particularly fond of that I neglected to list?

Katrina Robinson is a guest writer who typically writes about lifestyle, relationships, and ways to save money on products and services such as car insurance.


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