So as promised, I have been wanting to share my booklist. In this booklist, I will share the books that have helped me with psychology and self-development. I don’t read 52 books a year like an average CEO, but I do think I read quite a lot for my lifestyle. I listen more than I read. By the way, if you are a blog reader, I talk about a lot of different books in my blogs too…you just have to be willing to read and find the diamonds among the pile of treasure 😉 haha… am not for self-praise but you see what I done there 😀
Anyhow, if you want to grow, develop your character, learn more about yourself, your business, or even just reflect on life and understand the world through different perspectives. I would recommend checking out these books. These are my top favourites in psychology/ self-development genre not in any particular order though.
- The Examined Life ( How we lose and find ourselves) by Stephen Grosz
- The Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters
- Option B By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (I am a big fan of Adam Grant’s work)
- Give and Take by Adam Grant (You see what I mean lol)
- Originals by Adam Grant ( on my wish list is his latest book Think Again)
- Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
- Principles by Ray Dalio
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Deep Work by Cal Newport
- Focus by Daniel Goleman ( I am a big fan of Daniel Goleman’s work on EQ)
- Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman
- Maximum Willpower by Kelly McGonigal
- The Crowd Study of the Popular mind By Gustave Le Bon
- How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
- A Hero with a Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell) I know this is philosophy genre, but there is a lot to learn from this book.
- Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
- Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Jason M. Satterfield
- Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman ( This is a classic)
- Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza
- 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B Peterson
- Maps of Meaning by Jordan B Peterson
Instead of including any external links, I will let you search for these books. Most are available on Amazon, Audible, Waterstones or any other book store. I have some of the above books in hard copy and some in audible version. Basically the easiest way to get them in possession ahaha. Nietzsche is quite difficult to comprehend but there is value there to be found if you keep an open mind. They say there is a thin line between insanity and a genius mind. Wow… these are just some of the books I have read since 2018. Before that I used to read fiction only.
I stopped reading fiction for a while, but I still do from time to time. Maybe next time I will share some of my favourite fictional novels.
While you are here, check out my previous post on How to read a book 📖