Anyone could use a little help, especially when it comes to achieving larger, long-term goals.

Give the following self-help books a read in your spare time to draw on their authors’ experiences and take on the goals you’ve set for this year!


The goal: Declutter your life

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up:

The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Marie Kondo

P699 at Fully Booked

Photos of the tasteful and spartan interiors of minimalist Japanese homes have been making the rounds on Pinterest boards and IG feeds for more than a year now.

Even if you’re not ready to go throw out all the “non-essential” items in your home, there’s a lot that lifestyle and cleaning guru Marie Kondo can teach you about checking your materialistic mentality and making the most of your space.



The goal: Create an effective daily schedule

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Daniel H. Pink

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“When is the best time to exercise?” “Is it time to quit my job?” “At what part of the day should I tackle the most crucial tasks?”

These are some questions that Daniel Pink aims to answer in his book, which is all about the “unearthing the hidden science of timing.” He asserts that the success of an action is partially influenced by the circumstances or time of day in which it is performed. (Spoiler alert: You should accomplish the most important tasks before lunch because of the inevitable P.M. slump.)

With actionable insights per chapter and plenty of real-life examples to draw upon, this book is a must-read for anyone trying to make the most of the hours in their day.



The goal: Master a new skill

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The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!

Josh Kaufman

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new language, get into a new sport, or develop any other skill, this is the book for you.

Josh Kaufman starts readers on the process of rapid skill acquisition by breaking the technique into simple steps to accomplish in 20 hours.

He says this efficient and strategic method of learning can set the foundation of the skill you want to learn, to be further developed through regular practice.



The goal: Overcome everyday fear and self-doubt

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My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown

Meera Lee Patel

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Overcoming the everyday fears and anxieties from school, work, your peer group, or your family is a more common goal than you think.

The self-taught artist and author Meera Lee Patel helps us along the emotional journey of acknowledging and working through your fear with a book full of beautiful watercolor illustrations, inspirational quotes, questions for reflection, and more!



The goal: Start your own business

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The $100 Startup : Reinvent the Way You Make a Living,

Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

Chris Guillebeau

P545 at Fully Booked

So you’ve got a great idea for a product. What’s next?

Author and Side Hustle School founder Chris Guillebeau strives to get people out of the idea stage and into the mindset for proper business conceptualization by sharing the most important lessons he’s learned by studying more than 1,500 startup business owners.

This is definitely a must-read for young entrepreneurs.


Tip: Get these titles and other books at 25% off when you purchase from Fully Booked on your birth date!


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