The best self improvement books in NZ

The Best Self-Improvement Books

The top 10 personal improvement books for all ages

It’s no secret that reading is good for you. In fact, ‘read more’ is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, along with ‘eat healthily & exercise more’.

Here are the top five reasons why reading improves your life:

  1. Good exercise for your brain
  2. Introduces you to new ideas and makes you a better problem solver
  3. Improves your conversational skills
  4. Improves your self-discipline and consistency
  5. Increases your skills in areas of interest

Do you read self-growth/personal development books? And are you interested in personal growth?

If so, that’s great, but the main question people ask themselves is: which book should I choose?

Not all self-improvement books are equal. Some help you start on your journey; others give you a boost while you are on your journey.

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve decided to share the titles of meaningful books that have made a positive impact on our lives. When we say “our” lives, we mean people from our team: the Milestone Direct Team.

In no particular order, here are the top 10 books we recommend reading:

  1. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  2. Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor. E. Frankl
  3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  4. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
  5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  6. Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg
  7. Linchpin by Seth Godin
  8. Letting Go by David R. Hawkins
  9. Quiet by Susan Cain
  10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen. R. Covey

How to Apply What we Learn

Life-changing self-help books run the range from philosophy and psychology to business and motivation. Having said that, these sorts of books can also be useless, and this is mainly because lessons learnt aren’t applied and put into practice.

It’s easy to read a book or attend a motivational ‘life coaching’ event and gain satisfaction just from the high dopamine that comes with it. But, consumption is the easy bit.

Just like many things in life, putting the lessons into practice, making changes, and executing requires effort, and that’s when it gets hard for people. Most of the time it’s not the lessons that are ‘useless’ at all, but people’s non-application of them that makes them so.

So, here are five ways to get results from these self-improvement books:

  1. Take notes
  2. Plan
  3. Act
  4. Hold yourself accountable
  5. Share with others

The same five ways mentioned above apply to your personal finances and your financial freedom. We can’t control time, but we can manage it. If you want to improve your finances, get ahead and plan so you have more time to enjoy with your family, travel or whatever that may be, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to assist.