Every book is written from someone's else own perspective which is unique blend of emotions, motivations and passion. What worked for them , it may not work for you. What worked to Leo , it may not work for you! Reading that many books can actually confuse you and actually bring you away from reality while giving you false sense of doing something good, becoming wiser and more open minded. In case where you go for books chosen by one individual , opposite can happen, they may actually narrow your point of view.
I also think is morally wrong to charge money for it because as he claim these books ,influenced and inspired him to be successful. Maybe apart from charging people for a list, how about actually giving some sort of financial credit to authors of these books as a form of your own gratitude that you preach to your viewers about, Leo?
Come on Leo if people don't want to pay for the full list price that is not being cheap, some of these people have probably paid loads of self development and came here for the recommendations. Had you actually written the books that is different… there are loads of recommendations of self help books from very successful people which I would advise a lot of people to do of they don't want to pay for the full list, however I will be reading what's here too.
Hi Leo, I followed the link but didn't see the list of books. There were only categories and a few audio books, but not If you look at the basic structure of a classic self-help guide it's an archetypal exercise in marketing — most of the initial material is about establishing credibility I'm a doctor, I used these tips to get rich, look at my fancy car, look at my bank balance rather than giving advice.
The advice that is offered is always constructed in a way that promotes future business: there's usually some profound sounding but meaningless insight generally with a name like "the ten per cent rule" followed by the promise that if you just persist with the course, follow the exercises, buy the next book or sign up to the next seminar you'll finally reach the point at which your problem is solved.
It's possible that within the material there is something helpful. You can probably get whatever that advice is for free off the internet rather than paying for an expensive self-help guide, but I wouldn't exaggerate the point and say everything in a self-help guide is necessarily harmful. But the purpose isn't to help people, it's to make money through a series of tried and tested marketing tricks. At the more damaging end of the scale it moves into outright exploitation — see some of the courses that end up slowly turning participants into glorified telemarketing sales staff for the company, encouraged to phone up their friends and family to try and bring them along and spend more money on courses.
It also disproportionately draws in those who are more vulnerable. That debate was heated! Mark Hansen handled that like a pro.
The bottom line is there are good self-help books and bad self-help books which are just money making schemes that lack content.
Self-help can't be lumped into one category and labeled good or bad. The ones inspire you can be life changing. Sometimes just one line in a book is all it takes. I began an intensive program of personal development in late I read the right books, I watched the right videos and listened to the right audios.
I did the prescribed exercises at the end of the book chapters, and I meditated for success. I even had a 5 ft. Dream Board up on the wall of my bedroom with motivational and inspirational photos and quotes. I stopped watching television. I stopped listening to the radio. If it was negative, I avoided it like the plague.
After about nine months of this regimen, I remember thinking to myself, "I feel a lot better now, but where is the money? Where is the success? If I had given up at that point, I would probably be going through the rest of my life thinking that Personal Development does not work.
But there was one saving grace that prevented my failure in that campaign. And that is that I had a very compelling goal that would not let me quit trying. Then in the tenth month of my regimen, I was unexpectedly offered a loan. I was hesitant to go deeper in debt, but I took it. Travis Kraft on April 20, at AM. Daijinz on April 20, at AM. Find the Passion. First Name Jo. Last Name Smith. Better Memory On Offer. Moreover, now I have a solid mental model that allows me to see 10 steps ahead!