Mastering Adulthood book cover

The best you: New self-help books

2019 has seen an abundance of new self-help books come through the door. So many great inspirational reads here to choose from to help you stay on track with those ‘levelling up’ goals for the year. Enjoy!

Best self: be you, only better / Bayer, Mike
“Life coach Mike Bayer has helped all kinds of clients, from pop artists to athletes to top level business executives to families in refugee camps, to ordinary people like you and me. His unparalleled passion for helping people, and a desire to make mental health care as mainstream as going to the gym is what brought him to the attention of Dr. Phil. With this book, Coach Mike’s simple yet powerful tools are ready for the mainstream, so that everyone can live the authentic life they truly desire and deserve.” (Catalogue)

Happy ever after: escaping the myth of the perfect life / Dolan, Paul
“Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health–there are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us. Here, happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a wealth of evidence to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness and shows that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting happiness.” (Catalogue)

Lead yourself to success: ordinary people achieving extraordinary results through self-leadership / Chambers, Alan
“This book shows you how to develop the leadership mindset to get wherever you want to go in life, trust your own judgement and come out on top of the world. Uncover your inner leadership potential. Find the adventure in everyday life. Alan helps thousands of people every year unlock the door to higher performance. Every single one of those people was a leader waiting to happen, even if they didn’t know it – but once they truly realised where their potential could take them, they became unstoppable.” (Catalogue)

Kidding: childlike solutions to bullsh*t adult problems / Williams, Laura
“Consider this your permission slip to relax, laugh, and finally find happiness. At once hilarious, irreverent, and downright inspiring, Kidding shows you how to connect with your inner child to make your mundane, complicated adult life much simpler (and happier). It’s a book about using your imagination and creativity to find joy, and about being happier by being who you are-which is to say, by being a big kid at heart. Kids do whatever the f*ck they want, precisely because they want to. To put it simply, kids have the answers, man.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Mastering adulthood: go beyond adulting to become an emotional grown-up / Fielding, Lara E.
“Whoever said being a grownup was easy? For millennials up to the challenge, Mastering Adulthood offers smart and entertaining strategies for dealing with difficult emotions while facing the new realities of adulthood–such as graduating from college, starting a career, gaining financial independence, and creating meaningful relationships. More than just “adulting”–this book gives readers the emotional skills they need to thrive!” (Catalogue)

Already brilliant: play to your strengths in work and life / Bridge, Rachel
“Packed with practical tips, ideas and interviews with successful people in all walks of life, and supported by academic research, Already Brilliant will show you how to find a way of working that suits you best, how to begin developing good habits and how to overcome any obstacles standing in your way. And even better, how to turn those obstacles into advantages that will help rather than hinder you. You don’t have to live with the choices you have made. With this book, you can start afresh and make the changes you need to get to where you want to be. It’s time to get going.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Accept, value and empower yourself: a practical guide to building self-esteem / Bonham-Carter, David
“A practical guide to help you believe in yourself and feel better. A Practical Guide to Building Self-Esteem brings you easy-to-follow techniques for improving your self-image, so you can achieve a realistic and positive view of yourself and live a happier and more successful life. A positive self-image can help you to improve your relationships and focus on what matters to you, whether that’s dealing with feelings of inadequacy, exploring your creativity, or improving physical fitness.” (Catalogue)