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Self Improvement Resource Guide

Self Improvement - The Top 101 Experts that Help Us Improve our Lives

Book Review of
Self Improvement: The Top 101 Experts
That Help Us Improve Our Lives

By June Soyka Cook, founder of Self-Healing

New e-Book Provides Seekers with Awesome Reading List and Access to 100s of Articles by Leading Self-Help Authors

Say not, "I have found the truth", but rather, "I have found a truth. Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path." For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
~ Khalil Gibran, On Self-Knowledge, The Prophet

Any true seeker knows that Spirit provides us with many teachers along the journey of life. And sometimes these teachers appear in the form of a book, article, workshop or CD. Sometimes such materials seem to naturally find us and other times we actively seek them out because we're ready to hone a particular skill or gain deeper insight into a particular concept.

Whether you are active in the self-help field or are a committed life long learner who enjoys learning about leading authors and their book titles, we have surfaced an awesome resource guide in the form of an e-book we think you will appreciate and of find great value. David Riklan, president and founder of Self Improvement Online, Inc., has written a handy resource guide, entitled Self Improvement: The Top 101 Experts That Help Us Improve Our Lives. In what appears to have been a time staking project, Riklan has catalog 101 leading authors and teachers into a unique resource book that spiritual seekers and personal growth enthusiast alike will find both valuable and easy to use.

"The Top 101 Experts will save you an enormous amount of time and effort. . . the two most precious assets you have. I refer to it constantly."
~ Mike Brescia, President, Think Right Now! International

The book features a group of leading yet diverse authors and teachers who specialize in areas such as spirituality, motivation, goal setting, and personal growth. To name a few. . . featured Spiritual Leaders include the Dali Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Eckhart Tolle; motivational speakers/authors include the likes of Tony Robbins and Stephen Covey. Also present are personal growth authors like John Bradshaw, as well as, artists such as Julia Cameron and Sark.

When I opened the table of contents with the long list of names (and what they were best known for), I was so excited I didn't know which one to look up first! I was familiar with many of the names and their works but not all. And some authors whose books I had read had other materials I was unaware of, which I could easily explore on the spot. I also found their background bios of interest and I really appreciated the link provided to their online articles and audio clips!

Immediate Access To. . .
  • An objective list of the top 101 experts in the Self Improvement Industry.
  • Access to hundreds of articles and book excerpts from these 101 top experts.
  • Access to hundreds of audio clips from these experts.
  • Detailed contact information for each and every one of these experts.
  • An immediately accessible e-book with direct links to over 100 resources on Self Improvement and Personal Growth.

The overall list is well done although some leading authors/teachers that we appreciate were missing from the list, such as Pema Chödrön. Others however that we are less enthused about (we won't name names here) were included. But one can appreciate the difficulty of narrowing such a list down to just 101 people and the desire to keep list diverse - for everyone is at a different place in their journey.

Each chapter features one "Expert" with a short biography followed by an array of quotes giving you a feel for their background, philosophy and core values. Rather than just tell you about each author, a sampling of their work in the form of notable quotes, thoughts and passages allow the reader to form an educated opinion about the author and their material. Each chapter concludes with a list of material authored or produced by this person, a link to articles and audio clips by the person, and contact data for that person.

This book, affordably priced at $27, is basically a 460-page encyclopedia that does more than just list the popular names in Self Improvement. Riklan educates you on these men and women and lets you reason for yourself why they attract such a following and whether you want to pursue their material for yourself at this time - or down the road. How wonderful that David Riklan offers us this as a well written, well organized resource of dynamic authors and teachers to seek out!

June Soyka Cook is the founder of, provider of self-help and holistic email courses.