What are the best Personal Growth books?

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    #1The Four Agreements

    The Four Agreements
    This amazing book, written by Don Miguel Ruiz, provides us four agreements that can transform our daily life into a happy experience.It is a powerful guide that helps us to live in a better manner!


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    Gregory Hunter
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "The Four Agreements is a book that's helped me personally. It's written by Don Miguel Ruiz and it comes up with - guess it now - 4 agreements that transform our daily life. This is one of the best personal growth books I've ever read, and I'm well versed in the genre. "
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    #2The Art of Happiness

    The Art of Happiness
    The Art of Happiness is a book by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, originally published in 1998. It includes stories and meditation guides from the Dalai Lama to help the reader defeat negativity and achieve happiness.
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    Sunny Wu
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "Honestly this is pretty much just your basic average self help book and I wasn't impressed. It seems to be filled with platitudes and anecdotes more than actually practical advice, and what was there I didn't find inspiring. Not for me."
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    #3Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

    Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
    Change Your Brain, Change Your Life is a useful book, written by the neuropsychiatrist Daniel Amen, that shows the way to change the brain in order to live without depression, anxiety or any other mental disorder. It is a powerful text for those who want to start a new happy life!
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    Adriana Pérez
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I'm really interested in reading some self-help books to try to lead a more fulfilling life so I'm curious about what is out there and what is well liked by others. This book looks like something I'd like to read. The concept seems a little abstract to me but I like the benefits of living a happier life so it's definitely something that I'd consider reading. "
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    #4The Power of Now

    The Power of Now

    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a spiritual book written by Eckhart Tolle. This non-fiction philosophy book is about the source of Chi. It was published in 1997 by  New World Library. 

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    Linda Pena
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is so positive and uplifting. I love how it takes meditation to the next level. I also like it guides me to let it all go to find peace. "
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    #5The Secret

    The Secret

    The Secret tells the story of Judith Hampton as she travels to Scotland to meet the father she'd never known. There she meets Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, and love grows between them until they discover the truth about her father.

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    Eric Johnson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "looks like a good choice, not my type of book though but others liked it"
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    #6The Road Less Traveled

    The Road Less Traveled

    The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth is a guidebook written by M. Scott Peck. It was first released in 1979 and spent 10 years in New York Times' bestseller.

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    Gregory Carlson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This has been a cornerstone novel of the personal growth movement. It has endured for decades and been reprinted many times. It has many great points and will show you new angles of how to think. I found it to be eye opening and deep."
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    #7Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.Man's Search for Meaning is among the ten most influential books in America.

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    Aarav Kapoor
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "I like the book. This book will help you if you are looking to achieve personal growth. Some of the stories in the book are very inspirational and will move you. When you read this book you will realize that you can achieve that personal growth you've always wanted to."
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    #8Who Moved My Cheese

    Who Moved My Cheese

    Who Moved My Cheese is a nonfiction psychology self-help business leadership book written by Spencer Johnson, with a Foreword by Kenneth H. Blanchard. With over 90 pages, this book is published in 2002 by Vermillion.

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    Margaret Ross
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "It's very short and to-the-point. I really think it should have been titled 'Welcome to the Real World' because it drives home that life is not fair, or predictable, and it is up to us(and only us) to adapt or die. Unfortunately, too many people don't understand that. I think anyone would benefit from reading this reality-check."
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    #9Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is an advanced guidebook written by veteran coach and management consultant David Allen. It was first released in December 2002. It is about the making and sticking to a "to-do list".

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    Jennifer Garrett
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Getting Things Done is a concept of using common sense, none of the ideas in the book are new or revolutionary. The book seems a bit dated, I am not sure how many people still use paper calendars, but the concept is transferable. David Allen took common sense and displayed it in a way that produces productivity for people looking for personal growth. "
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    #10The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

    The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
    Chopra's teachings are distilled into seven simple principles which can be applied to all elements of personal life to evoke success.
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    Olivia Thompson
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "This book really helped to change the way I hope to acheive success in my life. At first I was a little skeptical, wondering how being sucessful is tied to every think one does in life, but after reading the book it makes perfect sense and has really changed my life. "
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    #11Think and Grow Rich

    Think and Grow Rich

    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a philosophical self-help book originally published in 1937. This novel explores the challenges of personal developments and how to overcome them.

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    Jordan Sims
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "If you are looking for the best Personal Growth book you should read Think and Grow Rich. It is the best self help book about personal development and will help you succeed."
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    #12The Wisdom of Insecurity

    The Wisdom of Insecurity
    Philosopher Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not and cannot know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present and live fully in the now.
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    Ethan Rose
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Before I read this book, I was very insecure. Now I feel better about myself and it has vastly improved my sex life "
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    #13Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

    Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
    Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds" the rational and the emotional and how they together shape our destiny.
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    Frances Rose
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I found this book on my long quest for self-improvement and I'm so glad I did. The book is clearly written and full of tools to develop emotional skills and use them to find success in life. This is a valuable read for anyone who is looking to nurture personal growth."
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    #14Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

    Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
    Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence creator, shares with us some insights and tips to learn how to be more focuses at work, with our passions and in life.
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    Cheryl Young
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence is a good book about personal growth. The tips are there to help anyone be able to succeed."
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    #15Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple

    Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple

    Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity, and Personal Growth‚ by Robert Waggoner and Caroline McCready is a book that talks about lucid dreaming, its benefits, how you can achieve it, and how you can use it to improve your daily life.

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    Raúl Ramos
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This book's focus puts personal growth in a whole different scope. In a dreamlike state where anything is possible and you can learn to have complete control over it, I feel like this is one of the most incredible solutions to develop myself. This book teaches methods and has scientifically backed research to cover all the topics to gain deeper insight on myself."
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    #16Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirit of Educators is a collection of short stories by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. These stories are proof of how teachers influence lives.

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    Sharon Hamilton
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "It is not always being a teacher so I like this book "Chicken Soup for the teachers soul" is a great read for any teacher who needs motivation. I like that it shows how there is evidence of teachers influencing and inspiring lives. I also like that stories are written by real teachers who show that teaching isn't just a 8-3 job with summers off. "
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    #17Dorothea's Eyes

    Dorothea's Eyes

    Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth is a children's picture book written by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Gérard DuBois. This was originally published in 2016.

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    Marilyn Holmes
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I wasn't sure about this book when I picked it up because I thought it was going to make me feel sad. It did so much more for me. It helped me to explore myself and the way I thought about people. It made me see people beyond a disability. The art and works that can be created, and people are not really that different from me and you. I really enjoyed this book and hope to read more by this author."
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    #18When Marian Sang

    When Marian Sang
    When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson is a nonfiction children's picture book written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and illustrated by Brian Selznick. This was originally published in 2002.
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    Amy Feng
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book is written with a very young audience in mind, which is fine, but really, a personal growth book for a 1st or 2nd grader, they dont care. They just care about the pictures and what everyone is doing. Cute book but personal growth, I dont think so."
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    #19You Can Have What You Want

    You Can Have What You Want
    You Can Have What You Want: Proven Strategies for the Inner and Outer Sucess is an inspirational guidebook written by famous advice author Michael Neill. It was first published in October 2006.
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    Victoria Salinas
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "You Can Have What You Want is a great self help and personal growth book. If you want to improve yourself in your daily life this book is a great way to start the process. You can learn a lot about yourself and daily struggles in this book and how to work through them. "
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    #20The Secret Rules Of Self-Love

    The Secret Rules Of Self-Love

    The Secret Rules Of Self-Love: How To Love Yourself, Overcome The Loneliness Of Being Single, And Achieve Happiness is a self-help book by Winsome Campbell-Green. This was originally published in 2013.

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    Gloria Chapman
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "What a great book! I just finished The Secret Rules Of Self-Love and absolutely loved it. It's a short book so it's an easy read packed with good information and advice. It sure puts things into perspective. "
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    #21Nlp for Teachers

    Nlp for Teachers

    NLP for Teachers: Engaging NLP is a guidebook written by known NLP author Judy Bartkowiak. It designed to help teachers maximize their efforts with confidence and resourcefulness.

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    Laura Walsh
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "As a teacher myself, I was quite intrigued when I came across this book on Amazon. I'm so glad I took the time to read the reviews before I decided to purchase it. My understanding from others is that this particular book is actually a waste of money. I downloaded a sample from my kindle, and then decided not to purchase it. Very basic!"
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    #22Marvelous Mattie

    Marvelous Mattie

    Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor is a children's picture book written by Emily Arnold McCully. This has received a Bank Street award for being the Best Children's Book of the Year in 2007.

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    Rakesh Sarin
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I bought the book "Marvelous Mattie" for my young niece, and she really liked reading it! This book contains many beautiful pictures, and will stimulate the fantasy of any children. I suggest it to every parents for their kids!"
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    #23Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning is a collection of short stories written by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. It tells uplifting stories about the wonders and struggles of being a teenager.

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    Pamela Butler
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "There are stories and poems to fit your every mood. This book inspires teenagers to believe in themselves . It fits the topic of best Personal Growth books. "
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    #24How to Get Out of This World Alive

    How to Get Out of This World Alive

    How to Get Out of This World Alive is a nonfiction self-help book written by Alain Forget. This was originally published in 2012. In this book, the author shares techniques on how to become better when it comes to winning choices.

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    Kathleen Young
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book does a great job at helping you to truly take a good look inside yourself. It gives you the tools needed to help you transform yourself and make necessary changes to your behaviors. This book is easy to read and easy to understand, it's up to you to put the methods into practice so that you get the most out of it."
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    #25Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

    Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
    Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table is a nonfiction picture book for children written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin. This was originally published in 2013.
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    Rishika Bose
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I like the sound of this.The fact that it is non-fiction is also very great."

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Best What are the best Personal Growth books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Four AgreementsBooks 30 Paid
2The Art of HappinessBooks 26 Paid
3Change Your Brain, Change Your LifeBooks 25 Paid
4The Power of NowBooks 24 Paid
5The SecretBooks 22 Paid
6The Road Less TraveledBooks 21 Paid
7Man's Search for MeaningBooks 16 Paid
8Who Moved My CheeseBooks 14 Paid
9Getting Things DoneBooks 10 Paid
10The Seven Spiritual Laws of SuccessBooks 9 Paid
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