Since I started looking at self-improvement and how to save time and money for my personal life in 2017, I have tried many, many, new things and read/listened to so many books that I can definitely recommend some of them that helped me change my life for the best or at least question myself on why I do what I do.

I now believe that I am living my best life so far, not because I am perfect and know exactly what I want to do in life, but because I know I can see things so much clearer by having made time to think and focus solely on what matters to me. I look back at myself a few years ago and see how tight in my head I was when I thought I was not. By having come out of my mind to look at what happens into it, by looking at paths from so many different people, redefining what is possible to do and refining my life choices, my personal life and relationships have improved by so much I could not quantify it if I wanted to. I hope these recommendations will bring you as much as they brought to me.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus


The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich…

This book by Tim Ferriss has helped me realise how much potential I had. From the time wasted at work to the countless negative relationships to the whole lot of tips and tricks to get the most out of your life. Without a doubt, this book has changed my life. Order it here.

Ego is the Enemy

The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent

Ryan Holiday has studied stoicism and has written several books relaying the lessons taken from this philosophy. This book on ego has helped me see how many things I was doing to only satisfy my ego. Like you, I was in denial, even more than that, I was not aware. I could not get unstuck and realise how much some things mattered to me. A good book that will leave you changed, for the better. Order it here.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Mark Manson provides indeed a counterintuitive approach to being happy with yourself and accepting who you are, despite social pressure and so much judgement. By accepting what is us, we can move forward and follow our unique path, not somebody else’s. Once again, a life-changing book. Order it here.

Own the Day, Own Your Life

Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex

If you are looking for advice on how to have better days by changing usual society-backed routines, this book by Aubrey Marcus is for you. Learn what is best for your day and thus your life from a scientifically-backed point of view and apply what you want from it. My days are so much better because I changed the first 20 minutes of my day. Read our related article Learn how to wake up.


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