The Best Life Coaching Books To Read 

This is how you get stronger and better — you dare yourself to go where you haven’t gone before, so you can experience what you haven’t had before.

In this blog post, we carefully have selected the best life coaching books that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime, so you can get stronger and better. 

Why we need life coaching books

Life coaching books deliver the tools and support for someone to broaden their perspective and open their mind, hence enabling them to reach their goals.

The best life coaching books will give the reader empowerment to realize their own self-worth and self-belief that has, for one reason or another, diminished.

The reader will go from where they are to where they want to be, in effect reaching their goal.

Reading the words, letting them sink into your soul and mindset, you will create positive change in your life, coaching skills, and business.

Books like these help you with personal development.

Some people however, prefer using a personal development plan to improve themselves.

Though, if you enjoy reading, these books are the best way to improve yourself.

Best Life Coaching Books To Read

Below you will find a list of 12 best life coaching books in our opinion.

These books are carefully selected for taking into consideration their relevance and popularity among readers. 

  1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon Lechter

Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his “rich dad” — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. 

Robert Kiyosaki emphasizes six key points throughout the book. These points — which differentiate between his “poor” dad (his real dad) and the “rich” dad that helped him understand business and become wealthy — are:

  1. The rich don’t work for money
  2. The importance of financial literacy
  3. Minding your own business
  4. Taxes and corporations
  5. The rich invent money
  6. The need to work to learn and not to work for money

The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

  1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – by David Allen

In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country.

Allen’s premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax.

Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization.

“GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.

Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come.

  1. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – by Miguel Ruiz

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.

Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best.

“This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

“An inspiring book with many great lessons.” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic

“In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

  1. The Gifts of Imperfection – by Brené Brown

New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough. 

A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling.

With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically.

Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.

Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves.

In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives.

A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world.

Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

  1. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – by Susan Jeffers

Dr. Susan Jeffers teaches you how to stop negative thinking patterns and reeducate your mind to think more positively.

You will learn the vital 10-Step Positive Thinking Process; how to risk a little every day; how to turn every decision into a “No-Lose” situation, and much more.

What are you afraid of? Public speaking; asserting yourself; making decisions; being alone; intimacy; changing jobs; interviews; going back to school; aging; ill health; driving; dating; ending a relationship; losing a loved one; becoming a parent; leaving home, failure, believing in yourself…

An empowering and life-affirming book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will help you triumph over your fears and move forward with your life.

  1. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle’s message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment.

And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle’s clear writing, supportive voice, and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who’s ever wondered what exactly “living in the now” means. 

Foremost, Tolle is a world-class teacher, able to explain complicated concepts in concrete language.

More importantly, within a chapter of reading this book, readers are already holding the world in a different container–more conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the way of their ability to live in genuine peace and happiness.

To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind.

Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to show us how to silence our thoughts and create a liberated life.

If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.

  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – by Stephen R. Covey, Jim Collins 

When Stephen Covey first released The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the wrong direction; and more than that, they realized that there were so many simple things they could do in order to navigate their life correctly. 

This book was a wonderful education for people, education on how to live life effectively and get closer to the ideal of being a ‘success’ in life.

This 7 Habits book guides you through each habit step-by-step:

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
  • Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
  • Habit 5: Seek First To Understand Then Be Understood
  • Habit 6: Synergize
  • Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw
  1. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy – by David D. Burns

In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.

Now, in this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds an All-New Consumer′s Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.

Now, in this updated edition, Dr. Burns adds an All-New Consumer’s Guide To Anti-depressant Drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression. – Recognize what causes your mood swings – Nip negative feelings in the bud – Deal with guilt – Handle hostility and criticism – Overcome addiction to love and approval – Build self-esteem – Feel good every day.

  1. The Desire Map – by Danielle LaPorte

Most life-planning tools focus on external attainment and results. Which is valuable. Getting results is what moves your life forward.

Except that most goal-setting systems fail to harness the most powerful driver behind any aspiration: your preferred feelings; and they foster an uptight determination that can keep us from the vitality we crave.

The Desire Map program is changing all of that. You could call it holistic life-planning. The inner meets the outer. The spirit drives the material.

By chasing the feeling versus the goal, she empowers you to forge substantial life changes that reflect your intrinsic nature and alleviate suffering.

The result: you ll do much less proving, and way more living.

  1. You Can Heal Your Life – by Louise L. Hay

Louise’s key message in this powerful work is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” Louise explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness, and how you can change your thinking…and improve the quality of your life. 

An excerpt from You Can Heal Your Life: Life Is Really Very Simple. What We Give Out, We Get Back What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.

  1. The 48 Laws of Power – by Robert Greene

This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages.

Law 1: Never outshine the master 

Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies 

Law 3: Conceal your intentions 

Law 4: Always say less than necessary. 

The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures.

The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs, and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded – or been victimized by – power.

  1.  The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way – by Wayne W. Dyer

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place.

This book explores intention—not as something you do—but as an energy you’re a part of. We’re all intended here through the invisible power of intention.

This is the first book to look at intention as a field of energy that you can access to begin co-creating your life with the power of intention.

This book explores intention – not as something you do – but as an energy you’re part of.

We’re all intended here through the invisible power of intention. This is the first book to look at intention as a field of energy you can access to begin co-creating your life!

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Conclusions

Reading self-helping books inspires one to make better choices and take positive actions more often. 

We hope that our list of best life coaching books sets the mood for starting a new productive and inspiring journey! 

Please let us know in the comments section below if you have any questions or recommendations on what life coaching book we should add to the list.

References

Goodreads – Popular Life Coaching List

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