To be more specific - do you like to read on subjects that help you be more organized, may be a better person, to handle situations well etc. What topics would be helpful, what are your preferences.. That would be interesting to work on!! Thanks folks!
Yeah I would read self-help articles. My main topics would be tips on exercise and weight loss, cooking tips, tips for high blood pressure and diabetes, educational tips, articles that deal with autism.
Hi Loisryan that's a neat list, but I am a mental health professional, yes autism is one area I intend to write on , as for the others I may not be a great expert on those things. May be someone else will take you up on that offer.Thanx a ton ! Have a great day!! God bless!
i suspect this stuff. The people who write it often turn out to be used car salesmen who have done a short course in some minor branch of mass psychology. They are marketeers, offering instant "cures" and shortcuts to success. Their books sell for the same reason that diet books sell. Because they are bought by career dieters, or career self-helpers in this case. If any of them worked, we would only have to read one book once. For a real bucket load of pretentious crap, try reading "the secret".
I like to learn some good techniques which help me being better organized, etc. but the books that are the most valuable to me are those that deal with perfecting my character. Steven Covey's "7 Habits..." are on the top of my list.
Hi. I read self help books / nonfiction on any area of interest or concern. Inspirational material, spiritual, parenting, etc.. Whatever the concern is at that time in my life I go to the library and often checkout a stack of books on the subject. for quick look up information I stick to the search engines.
definitely yes, internet is basically the biggest resource sharing platform. Shared knowledge is best to read and learn. Sometimes we learn a lot from others experiences or advices. I think everyone should ready different things on internet to get not only knowledge also the awareness. Regards,
khmoshin, you summed it up neatly. shared knowledge , shared experiences help us redirect our routes and makes life more meaningful. Being aware keeps us from the pitfalls along the path. I am glad that you shared this. Enjoy your day!
I can't say I read them at this stage in the game. If I didn't help myself by now it isn't going to happen. There's apparently quite the market out there for self-help, though.
I'm more likely to be looking for something like how to write a screenplay (not that I'm going do that, but it's an example) or how to grow roses (not that I'm going to do that either ) - but you get the idea.
The ' how to' s are the highly sort after kinds is what you are telling me. But you are not in that stage of the game to implement it..?? May be that's the name of the game .. will take this tip seriously, and thanx for the rest of the help too with the questions. Great day to you Lisa HW
I'm kind of in the stage of the game where I'm finally, after decades of doing all kinds of other things in life, taking the time to use my spare time writing. Even with that, though, the kind of stuff I'd/I'll be looking for in terms of "improvement"/"help" reading would be that "how-to" kind of stuff. Good luck with whatever you end up writing, sofs.
Yeah , you can never have the last word on subject there is always someone after you to say something . It is almost impossible to put everything about life in a few pages. Yeah agreed that not everyone needs self help material, every man/ woman to their own ways!! Respect that! May be there are a few still out there who need help.
Do you really think what you said here or is it sarcasm? Just curious. The topic, picked by you was about self-help, not life? Or am I missing something? What did this have to do with what I said? More sarcasm? I'm not interested in respecting what is and should be considered garbage. Approximately 50% of the self-help books only accomplish to make someone else wealthy and have no consideration for the people who read it. I'm sure people need help. But, education is key, as is doing for oneself through trial and error, so as to gain experience with the problems they are encountering.
It does no one a lick of good, if they are given bits and pieces to a larger puzzle, and not access to all the pieces needed to accomplish the goal.
I was just curious. Self-help books are not based on adding value to one's life. It's objective is to assist one in finding a solution to a problem, either physical, emotional or mental, such as overcoming or removing limitations. The point is people cannot read these sort of books and gain the objective in the book, because pieces of the answer are left out. Because, all of the books are in the same category- "self-help". And, I also remember saying that approximately 50% of them are garbage, so one has to be very careful on their selection, before purchase and reading. It is always necessary not to take the top selection rated, because it is unknown if it is actually of any value. Hence, why education is key and effort to research on the topic in question, such as what "causes" the problem, physical, emotional or mental? Just buying any book without first figuring out the "cause" of the problem is where most people go wrong to begin with.
I don't follow self-help books on personal issues and honestly feel it's a waste of time. All of us are born with a power to think and act and don't really need a book to teach us. Most of these books are based out of the life-experiences of another person, and you may not really be on the same page as he is....
If you are talking about self help on material topics - how to earn money through hubpages, how to do share trading, how to select the best perfume, etc., i may read !
There is a difference Sofs , if i don't know how to open a hub pages account online, and somebody is telling me to 'click on sign up' and 'fill details', it's not like that person is telling me something from his own life's experience. He is just telling me what every body should do to open that account. So, it's not personal. If somebody is talking to me about how to impress your boss, it's something that he's saying from his experience and need not work for everyone !
every aspect of our life is learned by some one and knowingly or unknowingly we follow them..if we know we feel 'yeah this is already done" if we dono we feel "i learned this by myself" this is a vast universe of knowledge where information should be shared and multiplied rather than narrowing our mind feeling that some one might steal our knowledge...
On the same page as you!! I believe that sometimes even though we know certain things, when someone put them in an organized fashion it becomes useful and helpful to others. Sometimes this just becomes a reminder to do what we wanted to do but never got around to do it. These are reflected in the comments on my hubs. Sometimes we can use shared information , without having to go through the grind of making mistakes, learning from mistakes when the path has been trodden already