Who loves to read? I am a constant student as I like to call it. Some of my all time favorite books are leadership and/or self improvement books. My house is full of them, because who can get rid of books? Especially self improvement books? I have a library full of them…not to mention cook books, magazines, health books and more. Books are just so amazing! And they make you smarter and wiser. That is what my Mom always told me. The more you read the smarter you become. *This post contains affiliate links*
My Top 10 self improvement books are as follows in no particular order.
You Are A Badass/ In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass. Grab yours here
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People/ One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations. Take a peek.
The 10X Rule/ The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clichŽs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results. Hop on over.
Beyond Happy/ Over the course of a decade, positive psychology authority Dr. Beth Cabrera has surveyed and interviewed more than a thousand women to gather insight into how to effectively balance career and family responsibilities. Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being gathers essential findings and offers women proven strategies for living more authentic, meaningful lives. Grab yours here.
Lean In/ Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Hop on over.
Women Who Think Too Much/ In Women Who Think Too Much, Nolen-Hoeksema shows us what causes so many women to be overthinkers and provides concrete strategies that can be used to escape these negative thoughts, move to higher ground, and live more productively. Women Who Think Too Much will change lives, and is destined to become a self-help classic. See it here.
Getting Things Done/ Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Take a peek.
How to Win Friends and Influence People/ This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. See it here.
Make It Happen/ Lara Casey is a believer in the impossible. The author of Make It Happen, she is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of Southern Weddings, an annual publication that encourages couples to plan a meaningful beginning to their married life together. Lara is the founder of the Making It Happen movement and frequently speaks on goal-setting, mission-centered business, and faith. She and her husband live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with their bubbly daughter, Grace, and new little redhead, Joshua. They are also in the process of adopting. Hop on over.
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