What book to read for personal development?
Life is a pleasure
Such books are designed to transform our lives through the right motivation, calculated time and methods of psychology. They are suitable for those who already want to do something, but do not know what to read for self-development in the first place.
K. Komaford-Lynch "Rules for a game without rules"
Christina Comaford-Lynch is a woman with an incredible life, full of bright ups and downs. Now she is the author and trainer-consultant of the most successful international companies, a venture capital investor. This means that she invests money in projects with high risks, where income is above average. In addition, her whole life - trying to change the world for the better. A vivid example is Buddhism and participation in a monastic ashram, regular charity projects and assistance to the most incredible start-up projects (including Google).
This book about self-development is different from the rest of the fact that it was written without embellishment.Its author describes not only how to succeed, but also those moments when everything collapsed into the abyss. Christina Comaford-Lynch tells it with a great deal of irony and laughter at herself. And gives advice on how to get out of crisis situations, self-development and successful business.
V. Shahidzhanyan “Learning to speak in public”
Vladimir Shakhidzhanyan - journalist, author of books, presenter. The celebrity received in the early nineties, after the publication of the book “1001 questions about IT”. An extraordinary person, often criticized. Lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State University.
Especially important is the ability to communicate and speak for business people. In large companies, special trainers and consultants are hired for this. But for a novice start-uper or for a person who just wants to be a favorite of the company, this book will be very useful.
In the same context, it is worth considering Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People. This book is not on the list for self-development just because it is already famous and is read before anyone else.
B.Richard “To hell with everything! Fight and do! ”
A little about the author: a successful English businessman, whose fortune is currently estimated at $ 5 billion, the founder of the Virgin Group, which includes more than 360 companies, and the most interesting is Virgin Galactic. Its goal is to organize tourist suborbital and orbital flights into space.
Since 1998, he has published 7 books about his life, business and self-development. Of these, the most motivating and iconic “Screw It, Let’s Do It”.
She is one of the favorite slogans of the author. In the book with the same name, he gives advice on self-development, which he himself follows in business and personal life:
- if you are thinking of doing something, while others do not agree with you, try until you reach your goal;
- you must love what you do.
These and other lessons, with examples of how the author got them and how he used them, are included in the book with its exciting and incredible life. This book will inspire you to do something extraordinary in your everyday life and motivate you to develop yourself.
Inner freedom and life motivation
From what book you read in a difficult moment, sometimes depends on the whole future life.Deciding to take a step towards obscurity or vice versa, to abandon the stupid thoughtless act, to understand the psychology of free people, to do self-development - that is what reading of such literature can help.
N. Vuychich "Life without Borders"
Nick Vujcic is an Australian, author and motivational trainer, director of the Lifeless Limbs non-profit organization. Born with a rare disease (tetra-amelia syndrome), which is characterized by the absence of all arms and legs. The foot and two fingers were partially formed, which allowed him to further learn to walk, swim, work with a computer, ride a skateboard and write books.
This is a book about incredible fortitude and optimism. In the book, the author talks about his travels (and he managed to visit already 45 countries), the will to live, self-development and how to achieve success, even if God did not reward you with your hands and feet.
In 1990, he won the Australian Award for Bravery and Perseverance. He graduated from Griffith University at the age of 21 with a bachelor's degree in commerce with a double specialization in accounting and financial planning.Subsequently, he became a motivational coach, a traveler, and was constantly engaged in volunteering.
This is the first book of the author, published in 2010. In 2012, the author married and the couple had a son.
D. Kerouac "Dharma Tramps"
The iconic American writer and poet Jack Kerouac is the embodiment of the “beatniks” generation, which was formed in the 40s and was named by Kerouac "Beat Generation". Books were written in the style of "spontaneous prose."
Most of his life was devoted to traveling around America, to self-development and caring for a sick mother. The country changed and Jack Kerouac looked for his place in it and wrote books. The most famous of his novel, in addition to "On the Road", "Drifters, Dharma" - a book that was released in 1958. The novel describes the events that occurred in the life of the author in the period from 1955 to 1956.
Kerouac's alter ego, Ray Smith, hitchhikers throughout the United States and meets Jeff Ryder. He is a follower of Buddhism, and gradually involves Ray in this world. In their joint campaigns in the mountains, they recognize each other. They spend time with jazz, sex and alcohol, as well as talking to people who are trying to explain the world with the help of Zen wisdom.
The book covers well the themes of self-development, mountaineering, cycling and hitchhiking. Heroes are real personalities whose tracing is made by the author.
Fictional, but evoking faith in life
Sometimes you want to read a book not only for the mind, but also for the heart. What to read for self-development of a woman from fiction?
F. Flagg “Fried Green Tomatoes in the“ Polustanok ”Cafe
Fanny Flagg is a writer and actress. Was born in the American city of Birmingham.
The book Phlegg weaves the past with the present through a flourishing friendship between Evelyn Coach (a 48-year-old housewife) and Ninni Tredgood, a resident of a nursing home. Every week, Evelyn should visit her mother-in-law, but because of the tense relations between them, she communicates more with the elderly Ninni, who tells her the memories of her youth in the Polustank, Alabama cafe. The establishment is maintained by her sister Iji and her friend Ruth. These stories, along with the friendship of simple Ninny, give Evelyn the opportunity to begin a self-development, a new, interesting life for her.
The book helps to understand the psychology of people with a midlife crisis and defeat it.The author also reveals topics of the position of a woman in marriage, the importance of friendship, the relationship between law and a sense of justice, the problems of people with disabilities and many others.
D. Austin "Pride and Prejudice"
English writer Jane Austen, who needs no introduction.
Born into a large priest family, Jane received her education at home and engaged in self-development all her life, which cannot be called full of adventures. Information about the outside world she got from the lively correspondence with relatives, some of them were direct participants in the historical events of that era.
In love, the author is also not lucky, and the more interesting to read her book. She gives a picture of the life of the petty English nobility at the beginning of the 19th century and, at the same time, is the progenitor of all women's novels. This is the story of Elizabeth Bennet, one of the 5 daughters of the not very rich Bennet family, and the development of her complex relationship with Mr. Darcy.
M. Mitchell "Gone With the Wind"
Margaret was born in an ambiguous family of a local historian and a participant in various charitable societies, a fan of early feminism. The author spent her childhood surrounded by the veterans of the Civil War, which influenced her work.
The book tells about the life of Scarlett O’Hara during the Civil War in the United States. Scarlett, originally a capricious girl, the daughter of a rich planter from Georgia, had to go through difficult life trials related to the war and hardships in which her character was tempered. In 1937, the novel, which you are invited to read for self-development, received the Pulitzer Prize. The screen version of the book in 1939 - a classic of cinema.