3 Amazing Self Help Books You Need to Read – February 2017

Self Help Books for February 2017

Hello, my friend. This is the second month of your awesome personal and professional growth. Last month we have started with the self-help books you should read to build an awesome life. If you have managed to read 20 pages of a book every single day, you have read these three for sure.

Last month books were:
1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalintihi
2. True North – Discover your Authentic Leadership by Bill George
3. The Code of Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani


Great, so let us now move on, shall we?
Oh, you are questioning what have I read in January? No problem, here is my table of readings.

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The 3 self-help books I have read in January are The Excellence Habit by Vlad Zachary, Influence by Robert Cialdini and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

All the books recommended here are going to be the books we have read at Self Help Basis so no worries, we are in this with you.


Moving on now to February self-help books:

1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

If I could pick only one book that every single person on the face of the Earth should read, it would be this one.

The Majestic strength of spirit while facing tortures of brutal concentration camps didn’t stop Frankl from staying who he was. His purpose is what helped him survive Auschwitz while staying faithful to his principles. He who was a why can bear almost any how. I can’t think of a harder how.

What will you learn: If you can find your purpose in life, you can solve your depression and misery in life. It is not about happiness, it is about fulfillment.

How to read: My recommendation is to read it in two parts- the first part is the author’s experience in the concentration camp – the second part is the creation of Logotherapy which is a way of healing people through purpose (third Vienna school after Freud and Adler)

Quote from the book (and also my own personal favorite quote): Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In that response lies our growth and freedom.


2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


This book is a classic. Written 80 years ago it still remains a top notch book and teaches us how to create yourself and at the end how to create wellness. The mind-body techniques described in the book help us solve our dilemmas on success mindset, money management and show the way to abundance.


What will you learn: The method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps:

First. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I
want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness
which will be described in a subsequent chapter).

Second. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is
no such reality as “something for nothing.)

Third. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

Fourth. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are
ready or not, to put this plan into action.

Fifth. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name
the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe
clearly, the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.

Sixth. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and
once after arising in the morning.


How to read: Read a chapter in the morning and implement it that day or read it in the afternoon and implement on the next day. This was it will take you 15 days (15 chapters) but you will implement the books knowledge fast and effective.


Quote from the book: Success requires no apologies, failure permits no alibis.


3. Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson


Stories, fucks, and purpose. What more can you ask for? Behind the title lies a deep philosophy that shows us how to actually deeply care about a couple of things in our lives and how to ignore the rest of the shit.

Some stories portrayed in the book almost made me cry. It is a harsh read, full of inspiration but also desperation and empathy. Mark did an amazing job of putting a roller-coaster of emotions which led to a higher purpose. He showed that on the cliff, where will you?

What will you learn: Authenticity, deep care for the things that matter in your life and having balls to accept yourself. The book goes to show you how to find good values, how to stick to them no matter what and thrive from negative experiences.
Also, you will have a lot of fun reading it. And you will cry. Did I say paradox? Manson is full of them.

How to read: Go 20 pages a day. The book is in quite a short format (105 pages) so it won’t take you long. I read it in a day going overnight style since the book just captivates you (one of many great Friday nights for Bruno).
Nonetheless, you will pick your own pace since the book gets you super high then depressingly low then back up so it depends on a lot on your mental mode during reading.

Quote from the book: The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.

The problem here is the pain.

Filling out the appropriate paperwork to drop out of med school is a straightforward and obvious action; breaking your parents’ hearts is not.
Asking a tutor out on a date 
is as simple as saying the words; risking intense embarrassment and rejection feels far more complicated.
Asking someone to move out of your house is a clear decision; feeling as if you’re 
abandoning your own children is not.

And that was it for the February edition of Self-Help books. Stay on course and let us know what March will bring us.

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