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Reading and Writing in the Self-Improvement Genre

If you’re like me, you’re always ready to hit some writing goals, as well as tackle some personal goals. My team has compiled some of our favorite self-improvement books to help you find your way in the self-help aisle.

Self-improvement is recognized largely for helping people clarify desires, determine goals, and strategize a plan to execute those goals. Often, a timeline, steps, methods, listicles, and numbering systems are involved. For example: How to Make More Money in 30 Days, How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Week, etc.

Protip: The secret sauce of self-improvement books is not much different than a typical business book. To write either successfully, you must: know your audience, understand and spell out their problem, and offer a step-by-step plan that gives them a solution they feel is doable. Your goal in writing self-improvement books is to help your readers leverage what they want with what they have. Here are some of my team's favorites:

  • Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen-Laney
  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie
  • Mastering Life Before It's Too Late by Robert Morgan
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  • Switch Your Brain On by Caroline Leaf
  • Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
  • Focal Point by Brian Tracey
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
  • Life Wide Open by David Jeremiah
  • Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
  • Closer Than Your Skin by Susan Hill
  • You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  • Please Understand Me II by David Keirsey