The best books to become a better version of yourself

Who am I?

Tomas Veres is a European novelist and poet. He is primarily known for his memoirs in which deep characters and a wide range of emotions are beautifully and painfully depicted. They come from a point in his life when he felt lost, uncertain, and uncompromised soul exhaustion from dirty jobs and the abnormal flow of creative thinking, energy, and satisfaction.

I wrote...

Before I Won

By Tomas Veres,

Book cover of Before I Won

What is my book about?

Before I Won tells the story of a young man fighting toxic thoughts inside his head. Bullying. School. Graduation. Parents. A period causing cold sweat was over. Now, the period he always dreamt of – adulthood. Freedom. Independence. The power to live your own life.

But instead of calming happiness only hurting darkness. Depression emerging randomly. Uncontrollable anxiety. Lack of self-confidence. Feeling lost. Lack of money.  All of the ordinary things in society keep young Tom outside of society. Relationships, career, life – they bring questions without answers. Who am I? What do I want?

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The books I picked & why

The Go-Giver

By Bob Burg, John David Mann,

Book cover of The Go-Giver

Why did I love this book?

The Go-Giver shows how giving and putting other's needs before your own can lead to success.

Such a beautifully written book discussing a simple truth that the majority of people miss about wanting to live, learn, and laugh more abundantly. When we stop thinking about I, me, myself, and my pleasures, problem, and pain and start focusing and working on caring, contributing, and concerning ourselves with improving our community... magical things will start to happen to you.

By Bob Burg, John David Mann,

Why should I read it?

3 authors picked The Go-Giver as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Now with a foreword by Arianna Huffington

'This terrific book wonderfully illuminates the principles of contribution, abundance, service and success' Stephen Covey, bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

'Most people don't have the guts to buy this book, never mind the will to follow through and actually use it. But you do. And I'm certain that you'll be glad you did' Seth Godin, bestselling author of This is Marketing

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if…

Book cover of How to Win Friends and Influence People

Why did I love this book?

A good book that helps you become a better person and to get people to both like you and do as you desire. It helped me to understand how people tick and how to connect and resonate with others. Great for understanding how to establish and maintain strong relationships, both personal and professional.

By Dale Carnegie,

Why should I read it?

17 authors picked How to Win Friends and Influence People as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Millions of people around the world have - and continue to - improve their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In How to Win Friends and Influence People Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.

His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to:
- make friends quickly and easily
- increase your popularity
- win people to your way of thinking
- enable you to win new clients and customers
- become a…

Book cover of Man’s Search for Meaning

Why did I love this book?

Read the book in good times and in bad. In happiness and in sadness. It will lift you, and make you see the world through different eyes. The book demonstrates that no matter the circumstances, it's not that much about finding a solution to a problem but rather choosing the "right" attitude towards solving a problem.

By Viktor Frankl,

Why should I read it?

36 authors picked Man’s Search for Meaning as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

One of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, Man's Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl's story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives.

Book cover of The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Why did I love this book?

The book cites four agreements that, with practice, will lead you to a happier state of living. And help you, essentially and dramatically, lead you out of your living hell. Every day I see opportunities to apply this practical wisdom to my life. It's opened up so many possibilities for me.

By Don Miguel Ruiz,

Why should I read it?

12 authors picked The Four Agreements as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author 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.

•  A New York Times bestseller for over a decade
•  Translated into 46 languages worldwide
“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…

Awaken the Giant Within

By Tony Robbins,

Book cover of Awaken the Giant Within

Why did I love this book?

The book will help you better understand yourself and everyone around you; It provides you with the necessary tools required to take full control over all aspects of your life. It has shown me how to take personal responsibility for my words and actions and how mindset and the course of one's destiny can be immediately altered through the simple act of questioning and decision.

By Tony Robbins,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Awaken the Giant Within as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The author offers advice on such matters as mastering emotions, overcoming debilitating habits such as over-eating, drinking and drug abuse, unleashing the hidden power of body and mind, improving personal and professional relationships, and taking control of personal finances.

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