This is my hand-picked list of the 10 best personal development books I have come across so far.

All of them are incredible books that have helped me shape my understanding of the world around me and life itself.

Needless to say, each of these nonfiction literature masterpieces is packed with actionable strategies, tips, and techniques that can improve anyone’s life dramatically.

In my opinion, these are the best self-help books everyone should read at least once in their life (I’ve personally read each of them at least 3 times). They are all listed in no particular order.

I’ve recommended my top 10 books to all of my close friends, and now I want to share them with you.

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The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook | eBookPrint

This book is about success and how to achieve it, step-by-step.

The best thing about this book is that it does not contain any false promises regarding high achievements.

No fluff or meaningless philosophy, only undisputed fundamentals that will lead you to results.

Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS magazine has done an excellent job creating the operating system called The Compound Effect. This book should be read, studied, and lived by.

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The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook | eBook | Print

The four-hour workweek has long become a classic of the genre.

Do you want to live anywhere else? Would you like to work less and earn more? (no joke) How about living the lifestyle you want and deserve?

If the word “Yes!” pops in your mind, this book should definitely be on your bookshelf!

Tim Ferris will teach you how to manage your time, eliminate distractions, escape a rat race and a 9-5 job, and join the new rich movement.

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Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook | eBook | Print

Tony Robbins is an iconic figure in the world of self-development.

All of the books that were written by this ultra-successful man have become international bestsellers.

Awaken the Giant Within is arguably his best work. In this book, he shares with the reader valuable lessons that he has learned through years of practice and hard work. He has interviewed hundreds of the world’s wealthiest people and became one of them.

If you want to take total control of your life, your present, and the future, this book will be your starting point.

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Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook | eBook | Print

This is a manual that can improve the quality of your life dramatically.

Brian Tracy, the author of this book and one of the world’s leading authorities on success and personal achievement, has put 30+ years of wisdom into this masterpiece.

He walks through all the life struggles and obstacles and shows how to thrive by unlocking your inner powers.

Nothing magical, just hard work, perseverance, and a detailed plan for realizing your true potential.

Health, Family, Finance, Business…everything is covered!

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12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook eBook Print

Jordan Peterson, one of the world’s most prolific thinkers has dedicated his life studying clinical psychology and human behavior.

He also happens to be one of the most influential public intellectuals that wrote this incredible book.

In 12 Rules For Life, Mr. Peterson lists some of the most important life advice that will be beneficial for all the people around the world. Such wisdom cannot be neglected.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad by Rober Kiyosaki

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook | eBook | Print

This is the very first self-development book I read in my life. It has shifted my mindset from top to bottom.

Every single person who wants to become financially independent should read this book at least once. (I did it about 5 times)

In Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki, the author, shares the story of his two fathers: his real dad, whom he calls his ‘poor dad,’ and the dad of his best friend, the man who eventually became his mentor and taught him financial education principles that allowed Robert to become rich.

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The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook eBook Print

In his groundbreaking book, Mr. Coyle is arguing that there is no such thing as an innate talent but only deliberate practice that leads to extraordinary performance.

He also mentions that great performance is only honed through practice and describes the exact steps one should follow in order to achieve true mastery in any given field.

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The Millionaire Fastlane by M. J. DeMarco

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook eBook Print

If you asked me to recommend you only one book that could make you financially free (or even cray rich) this would be it.

M. J. DeMarco is on the opposite side of the “financial gurus” and does not teach you how to save 10% from each paycheck and become rich by your 60s.

Instead, he shows you the exact pathway you need to follow to generate wealth without sacrificing your entire life. This is the book I wish I read in high school.

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make Time by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: Audiobook eBook | Print

Have you ever wondered how to be more productive, do more work in less time, and stay laser-focused throughout the day?

Make Time is the best book on productivity and time management. Period.

It shows you literally tens of different powerful techniques and strategies you can leverage to get more work done without going nuts. I highly recommend this book to everyone who struggles with time management and lack of concentration.

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Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is available as: eBook | Print

When Jocko Willink has somethings to say, you stop whatever you are doing, listen, and learn. When he writes a book, you’d better get it as fast as you can and start becoming a better version of yourself.

No nonsense(I mean BS) manual on how to be a warrior in daily life. How to destroy laziness, anxiety, and inner fears. It teaches you the success principles that will support you through your lifetime.

This book helped me deal with depression(no joke) and carry on.

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