Best Self-Help Audiobooks – A Comprehensive Guide

What are the best self-help audiobooks of all time? What’s the best audiobook for self-esteem? What are the best books about mental health? This article will give you all the answers you need.

Hi. I am Sean Galla, a facilitator of online men’s self-improvement forums with more than ten years of experience. Part of my facilitating work involves encouraging members to embrace self-improvement. This includes reading books and listening to self-help audiobooks. Listening to self-help audiobooks can profoundly impact an individual’s mindset, self-esteem and overall outlook on life.

If your own life is stuck and need help, choosing the right audiobooks is vital. I have compiled a list of the best self-help audiobooks of all time, as of 2023. Find all the information you need on these audible books in this article.

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The best self-help audiobooks of 2023 and beyond

The self-hep movement continues to grow in the 21st century. One way it has grown is the method through which information is shared and received. 

If you are an avid reader, life sometimes gets in the way of reading your favorite books in hardcover or on your Kindle. Thanks to audiobooks and audiobook apps, and self-help podcasts you can get your daily dose of self-development motivation and education on how to be great while doing other things throughout your day.

Whether you are looking for personal development motivation to get things done or a boost to level up and live up to your full potential, the following audiobooks can deliver step-by-step tips on that and much more.

Here are the best self-help and best self-improvement audiobooks you need to listen to.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

This audio talks about how ideas can float around the world until they find the right person. Elizabeth Gilbert shares some of her most intimate experiences using creativity and magic to live a meaningful life. This is a fantastic audiobook for people looking for a bit of magic in their life.

The Power of Self-Discipline

If you find it hard to escape the toxic excuses and routines you fall back on whenever you fail to achieve your goals and dreams, this audiobook is the one thing you need. The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy will introduce you to exercises and activities to help you get out of your comfort zone and transform your life.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the 8th Habit

If you have not yet read this book, you should. And if you have read it, listening to it as an audiobook is also a good idea. This is one of the most profound self-help books ever written. Written by Stephen R. Covey, this audiobook conveys lessons that transcend generations.


Atomic Habits

Written by James Clear, Atomic Habits will handily break down the four sides of habits and teach you how to use them to build good habits while breaking bad habits. It uses simple, precise language and many examples and studies to show habits in the real world.

Daring Greatly

With more than one million copies sold, this audiobook by Dr. Brené Brown is one of the most famous audiobooks. This audiobook looks at how vulnerability can transform the way one lives, loves, parents, and leads based on the result of years of research.

Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life

If Ayurvedic wisdom is your jam, this audiobook by Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is precisely what you need. With this book, you can create a better sleeping pattern, reduce stress, lose weight and exercise longer while improving your overall well-being. This self-help book will help you create daily routines for a better you by harnessing the power of chronobiology.

The Power of Now

This audiobook takes you on a journey that will encourage you to let go of your analytical mind and abandon your ego. While this journey may be difficult, Eckhart Tolle guides you through the transitions using easy-to-understand words and phrases.

This book aims to help you learn how to live in the NOW.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

For a book originally published more than 60 years ago, the fact that it continues to make ripples today shows how powerful words can be. Written by Dale Carnegie, this bestseller is one of the most influential books you will ever read. This book will help you develop your social skills and use them to achieve your dreams.

The Four Agreements

As a New York Times bestseller and with endorsements from Oprah Winfrey, this audiobook by Don Miguel Ruiz comprises ancient wisdom packed for a modern audience. This audiobook seeks to teach listeners the impact of the agreements they make on their freedom.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Bestselling author Mark Manson takes a radically different approach to finding success and happiness. He uses academic research to make compelling cases to compel listeners to be brutally honest about their self-imposed limitations.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Written by Robert Kiyosaki more than 20 years ago, this book challenges humans’ conventional wisdom about money and personal finances. The lessons in this book remain relevant and all the more important. You will learn valuable lessons about saving, investing, assets and liabilities.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

The 4-hour Work Week written by Timothy Ferriss is different from your typical practical guide. It seeks to teach listeners how to plan efficiently for their finances and future. This best-selling author encourages his listeners to work smarter instead of harder to lead fulfilling lives before they retire.


What is the thing that makes successful people different? What does their time management look like? This is what Malcolm Gladwell wanted to answer when he wrote Outliers. In this book, Gladwell examines the lives of high achievers worldwide by asking the right questions.


Think and Grow Rich

This is yet another classic that will always stay in style. Written by self-help guru Napoleon Hill, this book was a product of more than two decades of interviewing and using personal stories of hundreds of the most successful people in the world. Napoleon used these interviews to teach the secrets of what it takes to become successful.

The Power of Habit

This audiobook by Charles Duhigg is ideal for anyone looking to find peace in building new habits while disposing of bad ones. You will learn of the science of habit, how they are formed and how they can be changed. Charles delves into how habits are presented in businesses, communities and society as a whole and the impact they have.

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

In this book, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson explains the rules of life from easily relatable scenarios using unusual everyday examples that can be applied easily to everyday life. This book is both insightful and comical.

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

According to John C. Maxwell, there is such a thing as laws of growth. This audiobook focuses on the overall guiding principles of growth. For over 50 years, John has built his knowledge on growth and has written a book to share those particular laws.


Written by Malcolm Gladwell, Blink is a book that will get your mental wheels spinning thinking about all kinds of things. This book covers people from all manners of life and how they can use unique abilities instantly. This audiobook challenges different aspects of everyday life and the human thought process.

The Body Is Not an Apology

Written by Sonya Renee Taylor, this book is about radical self-love and the power of mending people’s relationships with their bodies. This self-help read is both an invitation and a call to “interrupt” the shame we have been taught to feel to break free from oppression, celebrate ourselves, and lift others.

The Hilarious World of Depression

This is an excellent book by John Moe exploring depression. It covers the journey to the discovery of having it and the effect of living with it. He writes it using funny commentary and thought-provoking insight to deliver the message on this mental health condition most people live with.

The Happiness Advantage

If you’re looking for a read that will bring a positive new outlook, this book is for you. Shawn Anchor packs excellent research on how to live a life full of joy that applies to your work. If you want to become happier in your current situation, listen to this audiobook.

The bottom line

Listening to the best self-help audiobooks on this list can go a long way in helping your self-improvement journey. To ensure you keep on track, joining a support group like can hold you accountable in your growth journey.