The famous introduction to being present to the moment. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book intended as a self-help guide for day-to-day living and stresses the importance of living in the present moment, “the now”, and avoiding thoughts of the past or future.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich is a self-help book by Timothy Ferriss. It focuses on what he refers to as “lifestyle design” and openly challenges the traditional “life plan” in which people work huge amounts of hours and take few vacations for decades and save money in order to relax after retirement.
More than 10 million copies sold! The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey presents an approach to being effective in reaching goals by aligning yourself to what he calls “true north” principles of a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless. In August 2011 Time listed this as one of “The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books”. Main takeaways include the importance of having a clearly defined end goal in mind, trying to find win-win mutual benefits in any kind of negotiation, and to continuously strive to improve your skills – but it doesn’t stop there!
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field. Nataniel Branden wrote his first book on Self-Esteem 25(!) years before this one, there’s no doubt he knows what he’s talking about. This book is recommended by self-development gurus around the world as one of the most life-changing books out there. Self-esteem has so much influence over other areas of our lifes: health, relationships, financial situation, happiness and so on.