This guest post about the best self-help books for men is by James from Red Pill Reviews.
When Masculine Profiles asked me to write a guest post about my favorite self-help books for men, I was honored but also a little surprised. I didn’t think I could contribute anything valuable to this site because I don’t have much experience with online dating or traveling.
But I couldn’t resist doing a post about my favorite books. Books are a topic I could write about for hours. I love books, and if you want to achieve anything meaningful in life, you are going to learn to love books too.
You might think that books are losing importance now that we have the internet. That couldn’t be further from the truth. While blogs like this one are perfect for reading about particular places and niche topics, books will always offer more depth than a website.
So if you truly want to learn about a subject, do yourself a favor and pick up a book. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past 1-2 years, and it’s starting to pay off.
I used to spend countless hours reading websites but not anymore. That’s not to say there is anything wrong with blogs. I learned how to lose fat and gain muscle from free resources on the internet.
But books are simply a more efficient way of learning compared to online reading. (Note: I consider reading great E-Books the same as ‘real’ books.)
Of course, you still need to find great books. There are millions of books on Amazon but your time is limited, so you can only read a tiny percentage of them. That’s why I’m going to give you my list of recommended books. Hopefully, this will save you some time that you can spend chasing girls, lifting weights or making extra money.
These books have all helped me learn a skill or overcome problems I had. My interests are probably a little different from yours but if you want to become more attractive, have better sex, make more money or simply take control of your life, you’ll find these suggestions useful.
11 Best Self-Help Books for Men
I make money online by writing reviews and building niche sites. In the past, I also did some freelance copywriting which was a very valuable experience. I learned (actually I’m still learning) how to write compelling copy by reading great copywriting books.
Making money online is the area I’ve had success in most recently, so I’ll give you my copywriting book recommendations first. Then I’ll move onto some recommendations that would benefit 99% of the population live a happier life. To finish off this post, I’ll leave you with a couple of suggestions specific to getting laid.
So here are my favorite self-help books for men:
This is one of the first copywriting books I read, and it gave me a great foundational understanding of how sales works. If you’re just starting out trying to make money online, I highly recommend reading this book. A special thank you to Robert from 30 Days To X for bringing Web Copy That Sells to my attention. His site has helped me immensely on the road to financial independence.
Ca$hvertising by Drew Whitman (full review)
I’ve read quite a few sales books in the past year, and this one stood out to me. I was already making some online sales when I read it, but I got tons of ideas how I could improve my writing. Obviously, there is some overlap with Web Copy That Sells, but there is also tons of useful information that is only in one or the other.
Yes, that’s actually the title. This is a short read, and there isn’t much in it that you won’t find in other copywriting books. The reason I recommend it is because I frequently re-read this book before writing. It serves as a great reminder of all the copywriting tricks you learn from other books. I’d only recommend this to people who have a website or otherwise are constantly writing content. This is 100% practical advice that you can apply instantly to improve your writing.
This is the book that started off my pursuit for money. I’m hardly rich yet, but I’m working towards it. Frankly, I think this book is worth reading even if you have absolutely no interest in ever becoming rich. You’ll gain insight into the mind of a very wealthy man which will give you an interesting perspective on life. It’s also quite an entertaining read despite being a little short on actionable advice.
If How to Get Rich is short on actionable advice, this book more than makes up for it. MJ DeMarco gives you the roadmap to building wealth in a short period of time (5-10 years as opposed to 40 years). Nobody will ever teach you to make millions of dollars. Don’t read this book expecting to instantly become richer but instead, use the suggestions as guidelines on your journey to financial freedom.
I’ve only just started this book so I shouldn’t really include it in this list. But I’m going to do so anyway and here’s why…
I believe being in control of your own money is mandatory for every man. For most people this means finding ways to increase your income (hint: copywriting). But once you have some money in the bank, you’ll want to invest it. As someone who is interested in finance, I find it shocking how little the average person understands about personal finance and investing. Hopefully, I can convince some of you to pick up a basic book on investing and furthering your personal education.
How to Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie (full review)
On the surface, this book is about improving your social skills. The concepts are very basic, but I wasn’t even doing some of these things that seem like common sense. Chances are, you could benefit by reading this book. It will help you become a better communicator and ultimately, live a happier life. That is the end-goal for all of us, isn’t it?
I don’t usually like this type of self-help/mindset books. Frequently, they just end up giving stupid, feel-good advice on “accepting yourself”. Fuck accepting yourself and go change yourself! I think that’s the main message Mike tells in his book. He’ll show you how you can control your thoughts and emotions which will help you achieve more and also live a happier life.
Red Pill Orgasm by Mario Favela (full review)
This is the only guide to being good in bed you’ll ever need to read. Mario focuses on being dominant while also pleasuring the women you sleep with. I think that’s the right way to go about it. The mainstream media would tell you to pleasure women at all cost and Manosphere bloggers will go to the opposite extreme. As usual, the truth lies somewhere in between those two extreme positions.
Warrior Shredding Program by Greg O’Gallagher (full review)
I wish I had used this guide when I first wanted to get shredded. Intermittent Fasting along with the other tips to reduce hunger have made losing fat so much easier for me. It costs $47 which is expensive for a short e-book. The price isn’t really justified (it costs him almost nothing to produce), but I think it’s worth it. Most of you would rather spend 100 hours of your time getting the same information for free on the internet. You could do that but honestly; I hope your time is worth more than 50 cents an hour.
This book is a must-read for anyone who hasn’t got a sound understanding of style. Unlike other style writers, my friend Darius focuses on dressing in a way that women find attractive. You won’t impress your parents or your boss with the advice in this book. However, you will find that your success with women who are looking for a fun, sexy guy will skyrocket. It’s also perfect for online dating because looks will make or break your success.
That’s my list of my favorite self-help books for men. Hopefully, you’ll find at least one of these books useful for what you’re trying to improve at. If you do, leave a comment and tell me about it. I’d love to hear from you guys which of these books you find most helpful.
That’s all for today. I’d like to thank Masculine Profiles for giving me the chance to post on here.