I haven’t been very active with writing reviews lately, mainly because of my summer laziness, consisting of traveling, going to the beach a lot and other fun offline activities. But all good things come to an end as they say and so does the warm and fun summer season. It’s already fall around here and my regular blogging schedule of two posts per week will be returning soon, starting off with a couple of audiobook reviews I’m working on.

In the mean time, I got this idea while casually browsing Audible’s catalog. What about self-help audiobooks? Are they actually any good or just the same regurgitated new-age nonsense? I selected a few that seemed interesting and have listed them bellow, but the more important part is if you guys have read/listened to any of these and just your general recommendations on which ones I should grab first. 🙂

1. Unstuff Your Life!: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

Download Unstuff Your Lifе AudiobookOne of the country’s most sought-after professional organizers here makes his foolproof rescue plan available for everyone. Arguably the most organized man in America, Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers, and even psychologists. With Unstuff Your Life! he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet. Acknowledging that it’s often the “stuff behind the stuff” that holds people back, Mellen offers an action-based plan to redirect clutterers from dwelling on their feelings. This simple shift yields immediate results that will help everyone achieve organizational bliss – from the chronic key-loser to the hard-core hoarder. Mellen’s mix of humor, honesty, tough love, and foolproof strategies will motivates listeners to work through their feelings and make real behavior changes that will have long-lasting effects.

2. How to Win Friends & Influence People

Download How to Win Friends and Influence People AudiobookYou can go after the job you want…and get it! You can take the job you have…and improve it! You can take any situation you’re in…and make it work for you! Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to present one of the best-selling books of all time, Dale Carnegie’s perennial classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, presented here in its entirety. For over 60 years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this audiobook has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. With this truly phenomenal audiobook, learn: The six ways to make people like you. The twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking. The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.

3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 6-Hour Abridgement)

Download The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People AudiobookStephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

4. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Download The Power of Habit audiobookAt its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

 

5. The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

Download The Power of Vulnerability audiobookIs vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise – that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

6. What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

Download What Every BODY Is Saying audiobookListen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to “speed-read” people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You’ll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover: The ancient survival instincts that drive body language. Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person’s true feelings. What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives. The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments. Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust. Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority. Filled with examples from Navarro’s professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.

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