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Recommendations from BetterMen

Welcome to the BetterMen resources page.  Here we have a practical and powerful selection of resources to support every area of your life.  The page is designed to afford you easy to access to materials that we believe will be of value to you. 

Check out some of our book recommendations and don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the page to access some useful tools.

Disclaimer:  BetterMen makes no money from the books recommendations on this page. 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

There are only so many things we can give a f*ck about so we need to figure out which ones really matter.  A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humour.

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12 Rules for Life

In an era of unprecedented change and polarising politics, Peterson’s frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility resonates powerfully.  He provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life – it is simply a must for all men!

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High performance Habits

This book is about how to cultivate and practice the Six High Performance habits (Clarity, Energy, Necessity, Productivity, Influence, and Courage). Each habit is supported by cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises and real-world daily practices that you can implement right away.

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Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership translates powerful leadership principles from the battlefield into business and life. A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and potential for direct application.  The book challenges leaders to fulfil their ultimate purpose: to lead, to succeed and to win.

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What got you here, Won’t get you there

You are doing well in your field, but something is standing between you and that next level of achievement?  Could it be yourself and one of your own annoying habits.  This book is all about understand how others feel about you and increasing your own level of self-awareness

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Feel the Fear and do it anyway

Whatever your anxieties, this book will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want – so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis and indecision to one of power, energy and action.

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The Way of the Superior Man

A slight curve ball…  This book explores the most important issues in men’s lives, from career and family to women and intimacy to love and spirituality.  It is a practical guidebook offering straightforward advice for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, courage and freedom.

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Legacy is inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields.  It goes deep into the heart of the world’s most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for sustained success in life, leadership and business.

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Shut. Up. Move. On.

A personal development book that helps people to: fulfil their potential, seize opportunities, succeed in life and respond to adverse situations with a positive attitude.  Humorous, insight and full of practical tips, it’s a thought provoking and possibly life-changing read.

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The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just remain in their default lane of life.

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No More Mr Nice Guy

This book explains how men can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life.  It presents information and tools to help men ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life and to embrace their masculinity.

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The 5 Languages of Love

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love, that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and stresses of everyday life?  This book is as practical as it is insightful and will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy.

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Radical Candor

Radical Candor offers a simplistic framework that can help you build better relationships in all aspects of your life.  Whilst it centres around a work context, it will enable you to create a culture of feedback, build cohesive teams, nurture and develop relationship and achieving amazing results.

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The Book you Wish Your Parents Had Read

Every parent wants their child to be happy and every parent wants to avoid screwing them up. But how do you achieve that?  Full of sage and sane advice; the vital dos and don’ts of parenting this is the book that every parent will want to read, and every child will wish their parents had.

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Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success, but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset.  This book reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know:  Mindset is Everything!

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The Alchemist

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever.  This is such a book – a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life’s path, trust your intuition and, above all, pursue your dreams.

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The Six Pillars of Self Esteem

This book is clever, riveting and profound. Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is as important as the judgment we pass on ourselves.  According to the author, nearly every psychological problem – from anxiety and depression to self-sabotage is traceable to low self-esteem.

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Lack of knowledge or skill is not what really holds you back. It’s your mindset, emotional blocks, and deeply ingrained habits that you must release to clear the path to your greatest successes. With Innercise, you wíll learn to change your habitual patterns, and eliminate disempowering emotions.

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The Values Factor

The Values Factor shows you how to create a life in which you can make every minute count.  By understand your own unique values and align your life accordingly, you can achieve fulfilment in every aspect of your life: deepening your relationships, creating an inspiring career and establishing financial freedom.

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Can’t Hurt Me

In Can’t Hurt Me, Goggin’s shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities.  Goggin’s calls this ‘The 40% Rule’, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

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Dare to Lead

Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This book is for those ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. 

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