This year The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fk by Mark Manson tapped into the trend of popular psychology books offering something different from the usual ‘change your life in three easy steps’ guides.
Now a growing publishing category there are plenty of new titles on offer to kickstart your health goals in 2018. So if you’re looking for self -help without the ‘woo-woo’ factor, these are the top 5 books to help turn your New Year goals into achievements.
You Do You by Sarah Knight
Writing about her mistakes and embarrassments in her own personal quest to ‘do me’, Sarah Knight teaches you to let yourself off the hook, bounce back and keep standing tall. From the author who brought you the ‘genius’ bestsellers The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k and Get Your Sh*t Together. $29.99
The Motivation Hoax by James Adonis
This book exposes and unravels the nonsense that permeates the inspiration industry, and in its place offers a suite of tools and insights that are reliable, credible and, most importantly, tested. $19.99
Thinking is Overrated by Niels Birbaumer
Empty brain = Happy brain. Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer tells you how to overcome the evolutionary attentiveness of your brain and take a break from thinking. $22.99
The Power of Connection by Rik Rushton
Offers a fresh approach to building, maintaining and improving your professional and personal connections through better communication, whether you’re in the boardroom, the living room or the classroom. $19.99
A Life Less Stressed by Ron Ehrich
A holistic guide to the stresses that wear us down and the changes we can make to lead happier, healthier, and more resilient lives. $29.99
And if you haven’t already joined the cult, sorry community, run to buy these two bestsellers:
THE BAREFOOT INVESTOR by Scott Pape
This is the little book that could! A practical guide to finances, this seems to be the book that everyone wants and needs in their lives. We still can’t quite believe that a finance book is Dymocks bestselling book of 2017 but we definitely aren’t complaining – well we are complaining to our banks because Scott Pape taught us in this book how to do it properly. He even gave us a script to follow, the legend!
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A FCK by Mark Manson
Entertaining and insightful, this book ultimately teaches us to only care and dwell on what’s important and let the rest take care of itself. While we never like to judge a book by its cover or its title – it’s near impossible to walk passed Subtle Art and not pick it up. Oh, and books with swear words in the title are definitely becoming a thing now.
Available from all Dymocks stores, www.dymocks.com.au or 1300 396 625