Self help audio books are faster and easy to consume than their paper versions. These 10 audio books will actually help you change your life by giving you actionable advice that you can start using immediately.
The fact that you are reading this article and considering buying a self help audio book puts you ahead of 90% of the population. You have the power to change your life, but you need to know the right steps to take.
Not every audio book will help you achieve the success you desire. It is not simple to list the best self help audio books when there are so many good ones (and so many bad ones). There are also varieties of topics – from boosting energy and overcoming tiredness, to business and financial success to empowering health relationships.
This list should act as a starting place and I hope it helps
My Top 10 Recommended Self Help Audio Books
There are many great self help audiobooks out there. Listening to the right books can catapult your success, listening to the wrong books can lead you down a dead end. To help you listen to the winners and avoid the duds I have created a list of my top 10 recommended self help audio books.
Some of these are written and narrated by legends like Steven R. Covey + Dr Phil. Others are less well know, but just as impactful. Not everything in these books will change your life, but each book has nuggets of insights worth 100 times to cost of the audiobook.
1. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
It is a book that would help you improve on your confidence that has the potential to carry you closer towards your goals. Listening to this book will help you improve on your communication skills which can catapult the success of your life and career. Excellent!
This book is narrated by Andrew MacMilan. His voice is encouraging and he keeps you engaged throughout the entire book. A very easy listen.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
A good book on self development that emphasizes on the value of relationship at home and office. Gives you an insight on the lives of successful people and their habits that has given them that position. Its audio edition is about 13hrs making it a bit lengthy for it to be listened at once. But anyways who listens to the whole book. Highly recommended.
The author himself is the narrator of this books. Hence the authors voice is enlightening and reaches your heart.
3. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Mike Chamberlain narrates the thrilling discoveries that explain our day to habits and how they can be changed for good in highly compelling voice. This audio books talks about various companies and narrates their success stories.
The consistent performance of theses companies depends on the consistency of their doings. Gives you an insight on your habits and how to cure them. Clear and crisp!
This audiobook is aimed at business people but can teach anyone how to instill better habits in their life. See our top 20 business audiobooks here.
4. The Five Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
You have a new idea but don’t know how to go about it, this is this audio book for you.
Its message is simple – First comes thought then comes the action. This books gives you an insight into how better thinking can help you discover new horizons. the author has given real life examples to get the concept across to the readers.
The narrator Brian Troxell has narrated the book well. Inspiring!
5. Think and Grow Rich By Napolean Hill
This audio book could be used as a road map to success and has stood the test of time, proving to be helpful to multiple generations.
It provides a road map to higher and better thinking. As the title suggests right thinking can not only make the person wealthy economically but also mentally.
Erik Synnestyedt is the narrator and has given his voice to many other self-help books. Practical!
6. Life Code by Dr. Phil McGraw
Being both the narrator and the author, the audio-book can convey the message effectively. The author claims to have given the reader the Code to their Life. It is an informative book on how people can get under your skin an how to identify such people. It tell you the ugly truth of how bad people influence your life and how they think. Knowing how the bad people think will prepare you to protect yourself from them. The topics are controversial and sometimes irreverent, which makes this book even more adventurous. The author prepares you claim what you deserve and now. Edgy!
7. The Secret by Rhonda Nelson
The Secret has been understood by many of the prominent people in history like Plato, Einstein among other highly renowned great thinkers. This audio book will tell you that Secret.
A great compilation of all the Secrets to positive thinking and success. Makes you realize the underestimated power in you and how to put it to use. Secret to positive thinking. Secret to unleash the best in you.
Though some readers find it repetitive. Various narrators have narrated making it ear friendly. Uplifting!
8. The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything … Fast! by Josh Kaufman
As the title says, learn anything… Fast.
The author compels you to think how many things you want to learn. He asks you to make a list and jot down whats stopping you from learning it.
Though the researchers say it take about 10,000 hours to acquire a new skill and in addition to that first few hours are even more devastating, but the author claims that the first 20 hours of any learning process if used rightly can hep you achieve your goal.
It advises you on how to learn a new skill as quickly as possible taking a systematic approach towards it. Lacks substance.
9. The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
The author explains the science of self control and how it can be utilized to progress in life. Self-control can help you to improve your health and happiness.
Listeners will learn how willpower arises and its virtues. The authors says that will power is not an infinite resource and hence requires constant inspirations. She also says that total self – control can be harmful to your body and hence one needs to know where and when to control.
This book has the potential to help individuals possessing low self esteem. It can uplift them from their struggle and build will power.
10. The Power of Now by Echart Tolle
Again the author is the narrator. His voice is awakening. The book has the potential to change your life.
It awakens the spirituality in you. The author wants the listener to live in the present.
The book is simple and easy in a question and answer format. The author tells you to let your mind, body and soul live in the present and be alive to every moment, which will transform you as a human being. Easy!
So there is my beginners list of 10 self help audio books that will change your life. Now it is over to you to get listening, to take action and to live the life you were destined to live.