* The best self-help books for guys
* Learn to get over personal limits and take control
* Best-selling books from Tony Robbins, Viktor E. Frankl and more
Self-help books are better than ever – but they’re easy to forget about with Google. We’ve gotten used to quick solutions for big emotional problems or issues with ourselves, but it might be time to go old-school and crack open a book (or a few).
If you’re willing to sit down and read a great self-help book, you will walk away a better person. But it has to be a great self-help book, and this is where things get tough. Books demand more time and money than turning to the internet, so risking a bad book often deters people altogether.
To help, we rounded up some essential self-help books written specifically for men. These books tackle issues that keep guys up at night, and offer solutions in an applicable, understandable manner. Check them out below.
1. How to Make Sh*t Happen
At times, it can seem like all aspects of your life – from your career to your body to your relationships – are lacking motivation… and it shows. This book tackles the whole issue with a simple, tried-and-true technique: make sh*t happen. It’s packed with wisdom on how to take control of your life again, and make it what you want.
2. How To Be A 3% Man
How To Be A 3% Man has over 1,500 reviews and 4.7 stars for a reason. It illuminates the secrets of getting (and keeping) the woman you really want, all while remaining true to yourself.
3. Man’s Search for Meaning
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s best-selling memoir explores his search for meaning in the bleakest of settings: a Nazi death camp. His discoveries about how to imbue life with meaning and move forward productively are groundbreaking, and highly applicable to everyone’s life.
4. Awaken the Giant Within
Author Tony Robbins is the leading voice in the science of peak personal performance, and this book, Awaken the Giant Within, is one of his best. It offers strategies for becoming the master of your emotions, body, relationships, finances, and life.
5. Unfu*k Yourself
The best self-empowerment is often blunt, straight-forward and features a swear word or two. Unf*uck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life ticks all those boxes, helping readers break through the self-imposed limitations we all set for ourselves.
6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Another great no-nonsense book for guys is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. The book aims to reject the current trend of “staying positive” in favor of a more realistic philosophy for living a rewarding life.
7. Declutter Your Mind
Everyone could get a lot more done if we stopped worrying. This book tackles that first key step in remodeling your mind with a treasure-trove of helpful mindfulness techniques and strategies.
8. Get Out of Your Own Way
Get Out of Your Own Way is another great book for getting over any toxic behavior that might be holding you back. It systematically goes over 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger and self-pity.
9. Make Your Bed
Sometimes a few little habits can turn your life around. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World, uses these little habits as a starting point to discuss failure, standing up for yourself and others, and exuding hope.
10. The Man in the Mirror
In this book, author Patrick Morley has identified the 24 most common, difficult challenges faced by men. He then utilizes anecdotes, thought-provoking questions and biblical insights to teach us how to face these challenges.
11. Self Help for Men
The title says it all. In the easy-to-read book, you’ll learn to improve your confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem, making it easier to ask for that raise, share your thoughts, and take life by the reins.