As much as I’d love to claim that I’m a big reader, my reading progress so far this year (or lack there of) would beg to differ. I have yet to complete ONE book this year. It’s not because I don’t have time (because as we learned in this post we ALL have time), but I think it’s more so that I am less interested at this point in my life in reading for pleasure. Basically right now, if a book isn’t teaching me something worthwhile, I do not want to read it.
I love learning from people’s writing because I feel as though I’m being personally mentored by someone who genuinely wants me to succeed. Although that is not ALWAYS the case, for the most part, a lot of the authors I’ve seen lately really have a desire to teach others things that it’s taken them some time and effort to learn.
Through my writing, connecting and researching I have gathered a rather large list of articles, blogs and books that I desire to read and learn from. They vary from articles and books about saving money to changing your attitude to navigating your spiritual relationship. My goal? To collect one of these books each month and read through them, notebook in hand taking notes. What better way is there to learn something than through someone else’s experiences?
Below I’m sharing a list of books all in the realm of personal development. Books I believe I’ll learn a lot from and because of that I want to share them with you. I’ve read one of them so far, Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst, and it was so good I need to read it again. I actually bought one for a young lady (wow…am I that old?) I mentored for a little while because it was that impactful for me.
Beside these titles you’ll find links to find these books on Amazon, these are affiliate links meaning yes, I’ll benefit from you buying them through the link I provide. That being said, I recommend these books anyway as I will be reading them myself regardless of financial benefit. I wanted to provide the links so you can have easy access to more info and potential purchasing of these books! Okay, on to the list!
5 Books for Personal Development Every Successful Woman Needs
100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs (see it here)
“Whether you’re making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days toBrave will give you courage and confidence to move forward. Annie F. Downs felt her challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. It wasn’t easy or simple. But it was good. With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will give you the inspiration to embrace the path and the plan God has for you and experience personal growth. Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.” -Amazon
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown (see it here)
“A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.” -Amazon
Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst (see it here)
“The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than.
In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection’s ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.” -Amazon
Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo (see it here)
“From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life. While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. In the words of Cheryl Strayed, it’s “a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfill their dreams, and find a better way forward.” If you’re having trouble solving a problem or reaching a dream, the problem isn’t you. It’s that you haven’t yet installed the one belief that changes everything. Marie’s mom once told her, “Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable.” Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, Everything is Figureoutable will show you how.” -Amazon
Get Over Your Damn Self by Romi Neustadt (See it here)
“Romi Neustadt is passionate about helping others build lucrative direct sales and network marketing businesses that help create lives with more freedom and flexibility, greater purpose and a lot more fun. In this book she offers you the same direct, no-BS coaching she’s given to tens of thousands to help you acquire the skills to build this sucker and teach your team to do the same. And, equally important, she’ll work on your mindset so you stop over complicating it all and stop letting the negative voices in your head win.You’re going to learn:* The Posture to confidently connect with anyone about your business and your products.* The Possibilities for a lucrative, efficient and enormously rewarding turn key business.* The Power that’s already within you to build the life you really want…if you dare.” -Amazon
My hope is that out of this list you’ve found one (maybe two) books to add to your own personal list of books to read this year. Obviously there are TONS of helpful books out there, and I’m sure as the year goes on I’ll be adding more to my list too, but this right here seems like a good start to me.
If you’ve read any of these books I’d love to hear about them! What did you learn? Also, if you’ve read books recently that you feel have helped you grow, please share! I’d love to hear from you.
That’s all for today friends,
Talk to you later