What if my goal(s) in life are the complete opposite? Self-help is complete garbage and self-help under the auspices of profit-making endeavor is absolute garbage.
I do not want to make friends and assuredly, do not seek to influence anyone. I’m one of those folks who does not wish to interact with anyone much less who wants to exact any obligations from others or commit to obligating myself in any way, shape or form with external humanity.
I would joke that there should be a how-to guide called “Hot To Avoid People And Their Consequent Obligations,” but I suspect that people so inclined do not need a book, nor are they likely to spend precious money learning to do something they already know.