Dale Carnegie wrote one of the earliest self-help books in How to Win Friends and Influence People. The paperback was first published in 1936 to help people get out from their mental ruts and to utilize their talents. Not much has changed over the decades--people still desire to improve their lives. The self-help industry knows it, drumming over 10 million dollars a year, as the continual thirst to feel better grows. The subject matter on becoming a better you is the focus of television advertisements, magazines, diets and used in therapy. Topics like self-confidence, learning to forgive, letting the small things in life go, and living with purpose are all fundamentals of self-improvement. But there is also financial, spiritual, and a journey that is always ongoing. Reading a book like the one Carnegie authored is the beginning, and hopefully these 6 tips offered for National Self-Improvement Month in September will spur success over your lifetime.