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7 Best Self-Help Books for Sales Leaders

March 20, 2019
7 Best Self-Help Books for Sales Leaders

Looking for the best self-help books for sales leaders? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best self-help books that are all about growth, self-development, self-awareness, overcoming challenges, living a life of purpose, and more.

Keep reading to check out the list!

7 Best Self-Help Books for Sales Leaders

There are TONS of great books out there. And some that stand above the rest! Here are the 7 best self-help books for sales leaders.

1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

If you haven’t read Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, now is the time! And if you haven’t read it in a few years, it’s worth a re-read!

The 7 Habits is all about being proactive and intentional. Covey steps readers through 7 thoughtful ideas on how to be more effective, and why it matters.

So, if you’re a sales leader looking to grow, this is a great place to start!

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are—or, as we are conditioned to see it.” – Stephen Covey

2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is another classic. Again, if it’s one you’ve passed over and haven’t read yet, get going!

As a sales leader, you’re in the people business. Understanding what makes people tick, how they’re motivated, and how not to interact with others is of utmost importance.

Dale Carnegie shares techniques for handling people, how to be likeable, how to help others to see your point of view, and how to be a great leader.

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

3. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Feeling overwhelmed? Are you constantly stressed and wondering how to squeeze more time out of the day?

Queue Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. This book is all about how we can change our lives by changing our habits!

Charles shares advice on habits, how to change them, and advice on pushing through when the going gets tough.

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.” – Charles Duhigg

4. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

This next recommendation isn’t a business book. It’s a true self-awareness, self-help, heal your mind type of book!

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay is about checking that mental voice that’s talking you down. Whether your inner voice is telling you that you aren’t good enough, you’ll never make enough money, or that things aren’t going to work out for you, Louise gives advice on how to move beyond your mental head trash.

Very simply she says, “what we give out, we get back.” If your health is suffering, or your family or work life is a mess, this book will be a breath of fresh air.

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power.” – Louise Hay

5. The Power by Rhonda Byrne

In a similar vein to the previous recommendation, The Power (The Secret) by Rhonda Byrne is about harnessing the power that lies within.

The Power is about how it just takes one thing to change your relationships, money, happiness, career, and your entire life (and that thing is YOU!).

“There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change!” – Rhonda Byrne

6. The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer will helps transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you.

In the book, Michael focuses on what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. He shares a few ways to tap into being more mindful, and approaches to moving beyond your mind.

“If you want to be happy, you have to let go of the part of you that wants to create melodrama. This is the part that thinks there’s a reason not to be happy. You have to transcend the personal, and as you do, you will naturally awaken to the higher aspects of your being. In the end, enjoying life’s experiences is the only rational thing to do.

You’re sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take a look at reality. You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience. You’re going to die anyway. Things are going to happen anyway. Why shouldn’t you be happy? You gain nothing by being bothered by life’s events. It doesn’t change the world; you just suffer. There’s always going to be something that can bother you, if you let it.” – Michael Singer

7. The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren

Last, but not least, is The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren.

In The Purpose Driven Life, you’ll find answers to three of life’s most important questions:

  • The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?
  • The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?
  • And, The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for?

Pastor Rick Warren shares the five benefits of knowing your purpose, and the book is intended to be used as a daily devotional over 40 days.

If you’re struggling to find purpose in your life, check this book out!

“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can't make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. It is not enough to just say relationships are important; we must prove it by investing time in them. Words alone are worthless. ‘My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.’ Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is ‘T-I-M-E.’ – Rick Warren

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