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Top 3 Personal Development Books you can’t miss

These are the top 3 personal development books for the realist.

Anyone who has delved into the realm of self-help, or personal development books has likely found that there are a good number of books that have "fluff" content. The books that have helped me make the most marked improvements tend to however, cut straight to the point. While some are unapologetic and sometimes even a bit abrasive, they do not pull punches for fear of insulting someone. Others in this list are simple and practical and offer ways to enact a strategy to apply the principals they cover.

I have also included a bonus book at the end! A book that can help you create a habit around any of the concepts you may read in personal development books, and a great base for any personal growth practice.



The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Author: Mark Manson

Mark Manson hits the nail on the head and helps you uncover how you should be prioritizing your time, and how much you focus on certain aspects of your life. While not for the faint-of-ear, this is a true gem and I have returned to this book again and again.

Click here to check it out on Amazon.



Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

Author: Eric Barker

Also in the line of counter-intuitive, this book flips your traditional thinking of success on its head. Eric Barker delivers all of this in a way that is easy to digest, approachable, and the information is delivered with stories that are engaging and real.

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The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

By Oliver Burkeman

Truly for the realist. There are a lot of "fluffy" self-help books out there, and this is not one of them. If you want to dive into self-improvement and personal development while avoiding the mind-frame that most books steer toward, this is the book for you. Oliver Burkeman brings us a book that is real, without being abrasive.

Click here to check it out on Amazon.


Bonus Book!

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

By Charles Duhigg

The reason so many self-help books seem to fail to change you is because you are not defined by everything you digest. If you were, many of us would be serial killers from all of those True-crime TV shows we watch. Instead of just reading something and moving on hoping it will take root in you, take the message from this amazing book and turn what you want to see in your life into a habit. Charles Duhigg dives into the science of habit formation and shows you how it is possible to turn anything into a daily habit.

Click here to check it out on Amazon.

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