Self-Improvement Ebooks

Bestsellers and new releases in self-improvement ebooks can serve as our guides on the road to better self care. Every new day (and new page) offers us a chance to make positive changes in our lives. Choose from the best self-improvement books below to help you find yourself in the year ahead.

Bestsellers and new releases in self-improvement ebooks can serve as our guides on the road to better self care. Every new day (and new page) offers us a chance to make positive changes in our lives. Choose from the best self-improvement books below to help you find yourself in the year ahead.

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  • Fighting Forward: Your Nitty-Gritty Guide to Beating the Lies That Hold You Back
    Fighting Forward: Your Nitty-Gritty Guide to Beating the Lies That Hold You Back
    Fighting Forward: Your Nitty-Gritty Guide to Beating the Lies That Hold You Back

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    Fighting Forward: Your Nitty-Gritty Guide to Beating the Lies That Hold You Back

    byHannah Brencher

    Fighting Forward is the empowering anthem you need to take the next small step to a better life.  At the darkest point of a life-altering depression, Hannah Brencher took a silver marker and labeled a composition book "Fight Song." In that little notebook, she poured hope-filled truths and affirmations, knowing that one day, she--and you--would need a reminder to stay in the fight. Drawn from those glow-in-the-dark words, Fighting Forward is your empowering invitation to show up, claim hope, and take back your life one small win at a time.  Popular blogger, viral TED Talk speaker, and founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, Hannah shares personal stories of developing daily rhythms and sustainable faith in a culture of hustle. With a heap of hope for those who long to move from anxiety and fear into action steps, the power-ballad essays in this book will encourage you to savor the milestones you've already reached, root yourself in the next small step, welcome healthy routines into your day, and apply grace like sunscreen in the process of your own becoming.  Fighting Forward champions the truth that each song starts with a single note. With trust and a little time, each note and every small step adds up to a victorious anthem of showing up to this life and staying in the fight to become who God made you to be.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing
    Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing
    Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing

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    Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing

    byPete Davis

    A profoundly inspiring and transformative argument that purposeful commitment and civil engagement can be a powerful force in today’s age of restlessness and indecision. Most of us have had this experience: browsing through countless options on Netflix, unable to commit to watching any given movie—and losing so much time skimming reviews and considering trailers that it’s too late to watch anything at all. In a book inspired by an idea first articulated in a viral commencement address, Pete Davis argues that this is the defining characteristic of the moment: keeping our options open. We are stuck in “Infinite Browsing Mode”—swiping through endless dating profiles without committing to a single partner, jumping from place to place searching for the next big thing, and refusing to make any decision that might close us off from an even better choice we imagine is just around the corner. This culture of restlessness and indecision, Davis argues, is causing tension in the lives of young people today: We want to keep our options open, and yet we yearn for the purpose, community, and depth that can only come from making deep commitments. In Dedicated, Davis examines this quagmire, as well as the counterculture of committers who have made it to the other side. He shares what we can learn from the “long-haul heroes” who courageously commit themselves to particular places, professions, and causes—who relinquish the false freedom of an open future in exchange for the deep fulfillment of true dedication. Weaving together examples from history, personal stories, and applied psychology, Davis’s “insightful without being preachy…guide to commitment should be on everyone’s reading list” (Booklist, starred review).

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Let's Talk About Hard Things
    Let's Talk About Hard Things
    Let's Talk About Hard Things

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    Let's Talk About Hard Things

    byAnna Sale

    From the host of the popular WNYC podcast Death, Sex, & Money, Let’s Talk About Hard Things is “like a good conversation with a friend” (The New Yorker) where “no topic is off-limits when it comes to creating meaningful connection” (Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone). Anna Sale wants you to have that conversation. You know the one. The one that you’ve been avoiding or putting off, maybe for years. The one that you’ve thought “they’ll never understand” or “do I really want to bring that up?” or “it’s not going to go well, so why even try?” Sale is the founder and host of WNYC’s popular, award-winning podcast Death, Sex, & Money or as the New York Times dubbed her “a therapist at happy hour.” She and her guests have direct and thought-provoking conversations, discussing topics that most of us are too squeamish, polite, or nervous to bring up. But Sale argues that we all experience these hard things, and by not talking to one another, we cut ourselves off, leading us to feel isolated and disconnected from people who can help us most. In Let’s Talk About Hard Things, Sale uses the best of what she’s learned from her podcast to reveal that when we dare to talk about hard things, we learn about ourselves, others, and the world that we make together. Diving into five of the most fraught conversation topics—death, sex, money, family, and identity—she moves between memoir, fascinating snapshots of a variety of Americans opening up about their lives, and expert opinions to show why having tough conversations is important and how to do them in a thoughtful and generous way. She uncovers that listening may be the most important part of a tough conversation, that the end goal should be understanding without the pressure of reconciliation, and that there are some things that words can’t fix (and why that’s actually okay).

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • No One Succeeds Alone: Learn Everything You Can from Everyone You Can
    No One Succeeds Alone: Learn Everything You Can from Everyone You Can
    No One Succeeds Alone: Learn Everything You Can from Everyone You Can

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    No One Succeeds Alone: Learn Everything You Can from Everyone You Can

    byRobert Reffkin

    The inspirational story of Compass CEO Robert Reffkin, whose mother, mentors, and search for belonging taught him valuable lessons that anyone with a dream can put into action today to improve their own quality of life   No one expected a dreadlocked fifteen-year-old who cared more about his DJ business than his homework to grow up to become one of the youngest-ever White House fellows, create multiple nonprofits, and found a multibillion-dollar company. But Robert Reffkin — raised by an Israeli immigrant single mother, disowned by his maternal grandparents for being Black, and abandoned by his father — has always defied the odds. Compass’s mission is to help everyone find their place in the world, and in these pages, Reffkin distills the wisdom he’s gathered along his journey. Each chapter offers a part of his life story and a practical lesson, such as: Love your customers more than your ideas Find someone to give you the critical feedback others won’t Create your own “rich-kid’s network” The advice in No One Succeeds Alone will inspire you to dream bigger than you ever have before, realize your full potential, and give back by helping make someone else’s dreams come true, too. All author proceeds from No One Succeeds Alone are being donated to nonprofits that help young people realize their dreams.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
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