Self Help Life Coaching Books

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Relationship Breakthrough Coach

Self help life coaching books can be inspiring, illuminating and life changing, but just as with live life coaching you have to be prepared to put it all in to practice. I can remember when I first started out on this journey as a young martial arts enthusiast. I was never the fittest, the strongest or the fastest so I needed a different edge. I needed knowledge that I could use.  

I wanted to learn more about technique.

I wanted to learn more about optimising my health wit supplements.

I wanted to know more about the history of the art and performance.

And of course I wanted to be like Bruce Lee!

The trouble is, you dont read a book about martial arts and become a better martial artist. You have to put in the work as well. 

Do you have a passion for personal development? Let me share some of my favourite life coaching and related self help books. 

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Top Ten Must Read Life Coaching Books For Coaches

Top Ten Recommended Life Coaching Books For Personal Development

Top Ten Authors for Life Coaching Books

The Power Of Knowledge Is Not Knowledge Of Power

Six Steps To Relationship Breakthrough

Bonus! Life Coaching Book For New Dads!

Top Ten Must Read Life Coaching Books For Coaches

1. Coaching for Performance

2. Atomic Habits - James Clear

3. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

4. Quiet Leadership - David Rock

5. Awaken the Giant Within - Anthony Robbins

6. The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy

7. The Prosperous Coach - Rich Litvin

8. Effective Coaching Lessons from the Coaches Coach

9. Learned Optimism - Martin Seligman

10. Questions are the answer - Allan Pease

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People : Steven Covey

"The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" has been a massive inspiration and learning for me. Its still on my shelf and very dog eared from repeated readings.

Stephen Covey - Inspiration and life guide. 1932-2012.

So what are the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek first to understand, then be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw

Top Ten Recommended Life Coaching Books For Personal Development

1. The Power of Awareness - Neville Goddard

2. Personal Power - Anthony Robbins

3. Mans Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl

4. The Resilience Factor - 

5. Men are from Mars Women are from Venus - John Grey

6. The Invitation - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

7. The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman

8. Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman

9. Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill

10.The Courage To Be Disliked -

Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

I listened to author John Gray being interviewed by Anthony Robbins once and I was captivated by the energy of this man. He clearly loves his subject and has plenty of experience to back up his story. The metaphor of men being from Mars and women from Venus is a beautiful way of accepting the difference. Don't get into a relationship thinking you will change the other person. They might get a passport to your world but they will always have their own blood! Great read, very enlightennig and highly recommended!

The Invitation : Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me how many relationship books you have read. What interests me is how you apply the lessons you learn to grow and connect with you partner each day. Oriah Mountain Dreamer shares with us a beautiful poem, "The Invitation" and then breaks each section down to show the source of her pains and inspirations throughout her life. This is a beautiful read, and shows us that even in the face of fear, abuse, loss, and defeat, there is beauty deep within us and a yearning for deep connection with others. 

One of the reasons this book is so profound to me is that I found this in a bookstore in Wiltshire early in 2012. I had spent some time in Wiltshire as a teenager because my high school sweetheart had moved there from the North West. 

It was later in 2012 when I lost a dear friend, who I had practically grown up with, to cancer. It was shortly after his passing that my old flame got in touch with me. Now I don't know if you believe in manifesting, synchronicity or anything else. But I will always know there was definitely a spiritual influence in guiding me to read this fantastic and deeply moving book. 

The Five Love Languages : Gary Chapman

What has to happen above all else for you to know that you are deeply loved

In The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman shows us the five key ways that people both give love and receive love. What comes as no surprise is that we all have a different "language" for giving and receiving.  

This is definitely one of those read it and DO it relationship books. Try the quiz's with your partner and watch how their eyes light up when you speak their language. 

So what are the five love languages?

  1. Quality Time
  2. Words of Affirmation
  3. Gifts
  4. Acts of Service
  5. Physical Touch

Think and Grow Rich : Napoleon Hill


How can this be included in a page on our top ten Relationship Breakthrough Books? Well, lets just say riches and wealth aren't only measured in your bank account.

There is so much simplicity to this book yet the depth within each of its pages is phenomenal. One of the all time best personal development books and top selling internationally to boot! I could say so much about this book, so the short space available here would not do it justice. 

The principles presented are timeless and simple. The principles of success are simple. Just not so easy to apply, when you have a million and one distractions in the way.

Applying the principles of Think and Grow Rich in your relationship will be challenging. The results you will achieve however will be worth it.

Get this book, if not the rest. Keep it. Read it over and over as and when you want a boost!

Top Ten Authors for Life Coaching Books

1. David Rock

2. Anthony Robbins

3. Jonathon Passmore

4. Neville Goddard

5. Tony Buzan

6. Marianne Williamson

7. Wayne Dyer

8. Martin Seligman

9. Stephen Covey

10. The Arbinger Institute

The Power Of Knowledge Is Not Knowledge Of Power

Have you, like me, spent hours and hours in the self help section of your favourite bookstore, or library just looking for something that could help you break through? 

There are so many themes, authors, and titles to choose from aren't there? Perhaps too many. 

Im not kidding there are literally thousands of life coaching books now! Authors from all over the globe too. Who do you pick to walk the next few steps with?

Are you the kind of person who will read a book and if it makes sense to you, will want to put the principles into practice right away?

My top ten life coaching books below are ones that I have read more than once and had the greatest impact for me. Books that I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending. Books that would start putting the learning into practice. After all, a great book is written by an author who has invested time and energy in studying so they can present the information to you. Reading a good book saves you time, because you don't have to study the history, the art, the science. You just adopt the principles and habits. 

These are life changing books that will transform not only your relationship, but your career, your finances, your health and your life. 

Health, Wealth, and Relationships, are the route to your life's greatest fulfilment. 

Some people say knowledge is power, but they are missing the point. Knowledge alone isn't power.

First of you have to have a reason for seeking knowledge. This is your "purpose", or your "why."

Knowledge without purpose is like a vehicle without fuel. Where is going to take you? Not far! 

What will you do with the knowledge once you have it? 

Take massive action! Action, based on correct knowledge is power.

If you are reading self help books looking for answers you might fall into the same trap you've been in time and again. Your seeking merely to understand, not transform. That is teaching, not life coaching.

If you take "A Course In Miracles" for example. Just trying to read it to gain information will get you nowhere. It is a "course" for a reason. You are directed to take action, even if only in your thought's. If you change your thoughts you can change your behaviour which will change your life. The is the true power of life coaching books.

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Bonus! Life coaching book for new dads!

The Sixty Minute Father : Rob Parsons

Guys, if you are a new father, or expecting to be soon, this book is essential reading. This was given to me as a gift I will always be grateful for.

Never mind turning your life upside down by introducing a newborn into your relationship. This book will ease away all doubt that you are about to embark on a magical journey.

This is not only one of the shortest relationship books I have ever read, it would count as one of my favourite personal development books too.

The Sixty Minute Father is easy to read and will have you laughing out loud, and crying in equal quantity. There are some truly memorable incidents and hilarious moments h finds himself in. And the beauty is, you might even complete the whole book in about 60 minutes too!

Get this, and get it for anyone else you know who is about to become dad!

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Life coaching is a journey of self discovery. Your journey starts with your next step. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the next step. The power of life coaching will unlock your personal power to overcome obstacles that show up while you get to work on your dreams.

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