1) The Four Hour Work Week
What it is about: A how-to guide on dramatically reducing the amount of time you spend on stuff you don’t like as self improvement books for men – 4 elements. A paradigm buster of epic proportions.
What is does: Gives you clarity on what matters in your life and what you need to make it happen (financially and psychologically). Hint: The answer does NOT involve compound interest.
i pray to Thor, God of Thunder and king of the Avengers: May you find this book before you’ve invested your time and psychic well-being in climbing the corporate ladder. if thinking of your job gets you down and you don’t have the plan to get out FOR GOOD in the next 2 years, stop reading now, and pick up this book.
Tim says it best: most people’s idea of a job “is predicated on the assumption that you dislike what you are doing during the most physically capable years of your life. This is a nonstarter—nothing can justify that sacrifice.” And after years of investing your energy into something, you aren’t really even passionate about “your job description becomes your self description.”
This book tears that paradigm apart and gives you the perspective to become so much more than your job title. it will help you focus on the most important things in life and free your time to live fully.
2) Sex God Method (sorry, this one is tough to find these days)
What is is about How to be better at sex. Pretty straight forward.
What is does: Teaches you that sex isnot mechanical. Good sex has little to do with duration, or measurements, or numbers or all the things young boys tease one another about. it has everything to do with frames and communication.
Statistically speaking, you’re probably pretty average at sex. And you almost definitely rate yourself better than you are. Good news. You can JUMP in the ranks in 24 hours by reading one book. No lie.
Of all these books, this one is the one that you can implement in full force TODAY. You don’t need to practice your technique. You don’t need to learn a secret new way to thrust.
Great sex isnot about technical prowess. Great sex is about emotional arousal.
Read this and you’ll be better than 97% of guys by TONiGHT. For real.
Being awesome at sex is a superpower. Trust me when i say that it will affect your relationships in every single way. Even if you think you know everything there is to know on the subject, this book is worth a read.
3) How to Win Friends and influence People
What it is about: How to make the people around you happier while getting more of what you want and need from your relationships.
What is does: Makes you a better person. Destroys shitty habits and replaces them with ones that will make people feel good being around you.
- Helping me convince my employer to let me work remotely from New York City
- Countless free chipotle burritos
- Pretty much every positive interaction i have
How to Win Friends is one of those books i’ll need to read every few months for the rest of my life. it is that important.
Forget that it has the worst name of all the terribly-named books on this list. How to Win Friends is basically the How To Guide for the human race. Don’t miss it.
if you’re good with people, if you have healthy relationships, if you can lead and persuade and make people feel good about being around you, you’ll live a charmed life.
4) Six Pillars of Self Esteem
This book is fantastic, but couldn’t quite make the mandatory list. The gulf is large. The above 4 books CHANGED MY LiFE. For me, the Six Pillars is just regular awesome-sauce.
Read this book to improve “your reputation with yourself.” it’s become a cliche that some of the most successful people–the ones who run their own business, date countless supermodels, and act like the happiest people in the world–really feel awful. it’s because of garbage self-esteem.
improve your self-esteem and you’ll feel fundamental “alright” in the world.
if you doubt you can do the awesome things detailed in the other books, read this book. if you think you are God’s gift to everyone you meet, read this book. if you can read, read this book.