Self-help books are books that help you develop you. More than books that teaches you how to remodel your bathroom or bedroom, a good quality self-help book will empower you with a particular skill that will enhance your quality of life. A self-help book will teach you how to fish (so to speak) so that you can feed yourself for a lifetime. The best self-help book out there is also one of the biggest selling books of all-time. That book is by Dale Carnegie. The book is entitled, “How To Win Friends and Influence People”.
What does this book teaches? It teaches communication skills. A skill that is in demand in every business and company. It is a skill that should be mastered by everyone including parents, children, managers, business owners, presidents, employees, etc. Everyone that breathes should be fluent in their communication skills.
The book, “How To Win Friends and Influence People”, is all about teaching you how to master your communication skills such as persuasion, public speaking, one-on-one communication, etc. It is also about dealing with anger, frustration, excessive talking, minimal talking, etc. One of the important cardinal rules from the book are to never criticize, condemn, nor complain. This is difficult to do on a regular basis but this book reminds you about that. Thus, it should be read on a regular basis.
Upon reflecting on those people who have had a positive influence on me and my family (or throughout history for that matter), they would be people who had outstanding communication skills outlined and discussed on Carnegie’s book. We should learn how to win friends and influence people.