Every so often we don’t feel like ourselves and that’s when we seek help from our family, friends or just do what makes us happy – go for a good sweaty workout, listen to our favourite song or have a glass of a fine fruity red wine and chill while binge-watching Netflix. But what about those days that nothing seems to help? Well, you have a few options there: either give up and continue with your self-pity party or give yourself a quick pep talk through some of the best self-help and motivational books! Here are

11 Of The Best Motivational Books You Can Find On Amazon Today:


1.You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero

This motivational book will teach you just that – how to be a badass. Jen Sincero has written a bestseller to help us all with our emotional dilemmas and struggles which stand on our way to success. Offering 27 chapters, Jen shares her life experiences with a dash of humour and a whole lot of practical advice. Her stories will help you understand why you are how you are and how to love what you can’t change. Furthermore, it will teach you how to change what you don’t love and how to be a badass all the time. Hopefully, after reading this book you will have successfully identified and changed the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want and you will have created a life you totally love!

2. The Fitness Mindset: Eat for energy, Train for tension, Manage your mindset, Reap the results, by Brian Keane

This is a different kind of read but still deserves its place in the motivational books section. From personal experience, I know how hard it can be to resist the temptation of eating whatever you want. As a matter of fact, I had a huge emotional crisis last night and I overate. This morning I felt horrible, and I still do, all my efforts at the gym are now wasted. If you’re facing the same obstacle over and over again, maybe this book can help us both. Brian will teach us not only how to eat and train properly, but also never lose motivation and develop strategies to minimise stress and anxiety.

3. The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, by Prof Steve Peters

The Chimp Paradox is another bestseller in the motivational books category. Prof Steve Peters has designed an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Moreover, Prof Peters will help you recognise how your mind is working and at the same time understand and manage your emotions and thoughts in order to become the person you would like to be. Based on scientific facts, the Chimp Mind Management Model will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions.

4. The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8 AM, by Hal Elrod

Wouldn’t you love to wake up every morning full of energy and motivation? I know I would. Although this is easier said than done, this book has already changed the lives of thousands of people. Hal Elrod has written one of the highest rated self-help motivational books. The Miracle Morning will show you how a morning routine built around 6 key practices known as “Life S.A.V.E.R.S” – silence, affirmations, visualisation, exercise, reading and scribing – can help you get more done and finally start living the life you’ve always wanted. Hal has proven you can start changing your life today by simply devoting only 1 minute to each of these practices every day. Let’s stop dreaming and let’s start living!

5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson

Written by a fellow blogger, Mark definitely doesn’t sugarcoat the truth. This motivational book will give you a much-needed slap in the face with its honest and direct approach. “Not everybody can be extraordinary—there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. By doing so we will achieve the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running from and avoiding, and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage and confidence we desperately seek. Hear, hear, Mark.

6. Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect, by Fearne Cotton

Surprised would be an understatement, to say the least. If you don’t know Fearne Cotton, here’s a quick sum-up: a DJ (or retired one?!) from Radio 1 in the UK, a mom of no-idea-how-many children now and a co-host of one of the best (personal opinion!) TV entertainment shows – Celebrity Juice! Oh, I think she also owns Very.co.uk and has her own podcast?! Now you can image my surprise when I found her book as part of the best motivational books on Amazon! “This book is a way to release what’s going on inside your head and to keep heading towards the good stuff. The simple stuff. The stuff that’s going to really hit up that happiness on a deep and nourishing level. Whether you dip into these pages every now and then when you feel you need it, or use it daily as a positive exercise, I hope it brings you much relief, joy and calm. Amen to the pen.” – Fearne Cotton

7. Motivational Books: 365 Days of Positive Thinking: A motivational quote-a-day to increase productivity and bring positive thinking into your life, by Jenny Kellett

In this motivational book, author Jenny Kellett has collated 365 of the best inspiring quotes that promote positive thinking and increase motivation — and, yes, that’s one for each day of the year. If you have trouble getting motivated or every so often you feel a little bit down, then this book is definitely for you. Jenny claims that you’ll undoubtedly find a quote that will make you feel better and start your day on the right foot. So, why wait? Get your positive thinking kick with Jenny Kellet’s book.

8. The Little Big Things: The Inspirational Memoir of the Year, by Henry Fraser

Talking about motivational books, I’m a sucker for one that can make me cry! This is sure to touch even the coldest hearts. Henry Fraser broke his spinal cord when he was only 17 years old. He was left paralysed from the shoulders down. Life as he knew it was over, but he didn’t give up. Through extraordinary determination and a positive attitude, he has forged a successful career as an inspirational speaker. This book combines Henry’s wisdom and insight into accepting life’s challenges with positivity and hope. He will teach how to look for progress in whatever you do and accept the darkness when it comes. Right at the heart of Henry’s inspiring philosophy is his belief that every day is a good day.

9. The Idea in You: How to Find It, Build It, and Change Your Life, by Martin Amor & Alex Pellew

This is more of an inspirational book than a motivational one, but I thought it would be a good idea to throw one here as an option for the creative heads reading this blog. This book is exactly what you think it is – if you have an idea, a thought, a project on your mind – it will help you to shape that idea and make it happen. If you lack support in your life, then this book will give you the much-needed encouragement and spirit to keep you going. ‘Every great business starts with an idea . . . this book will help you find yours’ Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks

10. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be: The world’s best-selling book, by Paul Arden

The pocket bible, or so they say, is for the talented and timid alike. This motivational book will help you to make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. Paul Arden will teach you how to successively solve your problems, play your cards right and accept that making mistakes is part of the growing process. This uplifting and humorous book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising. It is the perfect compilation of quotes, facts, pictures and wisdom – all packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this book is a must.

11. Shine: Rediscovering Your Energy, Happiness and Purpose, by Andy Cope & Gavin Oattes

Shine is the literary equivalent of ‘ctrl/alt/delete. Just read the book and you will experience a personal re-boot with new mental software installed, after which you will be upgraded to your ‘best possible self. Andy and Gavin explain how life is too short to miss on opportunities and fill your life with negativity. They will teach you how to ping out of bed every single day with fire in your belly and a smile on your face. Appreciate the little things and stop stressing about the stuff that doesn’t matter. Moreover, this motivational book will boost your energy and increase your motivation. And who wouldn’t want to do that?!

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