10 Essential Books Every Man Needs to Read – Gemsman

10 Essential Books Every Man Needs to Read

10 essential books every man needs to read

If you aren’t getting better, you’re getting worse

These are true words to live by. If you’re not constantly getting better in your life, you’re really just getting worse. One of the best ways to continue to get better is to always be learning.

Whether it’s learning about how to lead people, learning how to better manage your time/money, or just learning more about how to socialize with others, it’s extremely important to do just that… LEARN.

We’ve Compiled 10 Books That We Believe Every Man Needs to Read

Some of them might be ones you’ve heard of, whiles others may be completely new. Regardless, we hope this gives you some ideas on books that can help give yourself a better life and to continue onwards towards a life of prosperity and success.

48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power is one of those books you read once all the way through, and then you go back, read it again, and start implementing each of the steps somehow into your life. Robert Greene does a magnificent job giving you 48 laws to live by, all with a historical context. These laws talk about how to become a better leader, how to get people to follow and respect you, and how to keep people on your toes.

If you’re somebody who’s looking to get ahead in your career and become a man that people admire and respect, this is definitely the book you want to check out.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Graves

People are always talking about IQ (intelligence quotient) like it’s some end-all, be all. The fact of the matter is, IQ is important, but so is emotional intelligence (EQ.) EQ means you’re able to control and express your emotions effectively, while also understanding the emotions of others. EQ is important in all aspects of life, whether that’s in a business setting or with loved ones. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 goes into how you can increase your EQ by taking you on their 4-step system.

This book isn’t a magical pill, but the steps outlined in it will give you an idea of how you can better understand and emotionally connect with others around you.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** By Mark Manson

Mark Manson does a brilliant job of telling you how a lot of other self-help books aren’t practical while giving you ways of how to stop giving a f*** to live a life of happiness.

Manson’s blunt attitude really gets point across and reaches you on a level that many other self-help authors are unable to do.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century By Yuval Noah Harari

If you’ve ever wanted to know what issues are going to be shaping our near future, then THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!

Some of these topics might uncomfortable (especially the ones discussing religion, immigration, etc. But at the end of the day, these are important for us to be aware of and know how they will be altering the world around us. Harari does a great job of talking about events happening today, and how they will be affecting society in the future.

The Wealthy Gardener By John Soforic

This is the first book on the list that actually tackles the issues of finance. The book is written by a father who has his finances in check, for his son who is about to embark on a career. The format of the book is touching, and you get that father-son bond when reading about the advice he gives his son.

The Laws of Human Nature By Robert Greene

Nobody says there was a rule against having the same author twice in our list, and here we are with Robert Greene’s latest book, “The Laws of Human Nature.”

Similar to The 48 Laws of Power, Greene gives a lot of backstory into all his laws, so you understand the historical importance of each. Unlike The 48 Laws of Power, The Laws of Human Nature focuses on how people interact, and how you can better understand this process.

Words that Change Minds By Shelle Rose Charvet

Shelle Rose Charvet knows a little something about influence. Besides traveling around the world, she was president of the Neuro-linguistic Programming Society of Canda. For those who unaware, Neuro-linguistic Programming, or NLP, is a psychological method on communicating with others.

In Charvet’s book, she breaks down some NLP techniques that can help make you a better communicator and get your points across to the people that matter the most.

Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman

Thinking Fast and Slow is one of the revolutionary books we don’t get very often. Daniel Kahneman, who specializes in behavioral psychology, goes over two cognitive systems that we abide by; our fast and slow systems. By understanding both of these systems, how they work and operate, we can better understand human interactions and judgment. This understanding can allow for better results in our lives.

The Art of the Deal By Donald Trump

No matter your political leanings, Donald Trump has some wisdom to share in his book “The Art of the Deal.” The book goes over the backstory on how Trump became so wealthy/powerful and also lays down business success tips as well.

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect By Matthiew Lieberman

Ever wondered why rejecting is so painful? Or why breaking up with somebody can give you the same emotions as somebody dying? These are all topics that Matthew Lieberman talks about in his book Social, and tackles them from an evolutionary psychology perspective. He goes over the root of why certain norms today make us feel the way we do, and how it ties into our past.

By understanding the WHY we have these certain tendencies, it allows us to become better an interacting with others and to be able to form much more fulfilling relationships.

About the Author: Ronald Johns

Ron Johns is a contributing writer to Gemsman. A lover of politics, music, and media, Ron writes about topics that affect the everyday man.