I don’t know about anyone else, but I absolutely love to read. While I’ll read all kinds of books, I find myself constantly reaching for books to help me improve my life, or inspire me to improve my life.
These types of books could be self-help books, autobiography’s from inspiring people, career or business books, there really is quite a range of topics.
While I am able to walk away from each book having learned at least one thing that I can apply to my life, there are quite a few books out there that have really had a lasting impression on me. And I actually think about these books quite often, applying what was taught in them to my every day life – whether that be in a personal or business/career-driven aspect.
Though I can’t wait to see what books I pick up in the upcoming year, I wanted to share some of the books that I have already read, that I would recommend to anyone who is looking to learn a little something about life and to learn some tips and tricks to help them achieve their goals this upcoming year.
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By Sophia Amoruso
Following the story of Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso, this book follows Amoruso’s unique path to success. Proving that finding success is all about trusting your instincts and having the guts to follow your dreams and find what you’re passionate about.
You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life
By Jen Sincero
In this how-to book, success coach Jen Sincero offers up great advice through entertaining and hilarious anecdotes. This book’s purpose is to help you rid your mind of the “cannots” and get you creating a life you love.
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
By Mark Manson
If you’re someone who always forces themselves to think positive and have a “positive” approach towards everything in life, this book is for you. Sometimes fake positivity is not the key to a good live, and Mark Manson is ready to tell it like it is in this book. If you’re looking for the raw, God honest truth – then this one is for you.
GIRL CODE: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS TO SUCCESS, SANITY AND HAPPINESS FOR THE FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR
By Cara Alwill Leyba
If you have your own business, are looking to start a business, or even have a side hustle – this one is for you. This book won’t teach you how to build a million-dollar company, but it will teach you how to have the confidence and ability to build one yourself.
UNFU*K YOURSELF: GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND INTO YOUR LIFE
By Gary John Bishop
This is another book that offers up some tough-love. In this read, Gary John Bishop walks you through how to rid yourself of what is weighing you down, and gets you on your way to living a fulfilling life. By the end, you’ll be repeating his series of seven assertions over and over again in your head, without even realizing it.
ATOMIC HABITS: AN EASY & PROVEN WAY TO BUILD GOOD HABITS & BREAK BAD ONES
By James Clear
There is no such thing as having goals too big or too crazy, and this book is ready to remind you of that. James Clear is ready to make sure you have the right system to achieve your goals. That means getting rid of any bad habits that may be sabotaging your path to success, and building good ones that will have pave the way to achieving your goals.
THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME: LESSONS LEARNED FROM 15 YEARS AS CEO OF The Walt Disney COMPANY
By Bob Iger
If you like to read the stories of successful CEOs and entrepreneurs, then what better story to read than about the CEO of one of the largest companies in the world. In this book you’ll hear what Bob Iger has to say about his years as head of The Walt Disney Company, and what it takes to be a good leader, whether you’re leading a team of 5 or 220,000+.
HOW TO GET SH*T DONE: WHY WOMEN NEED TO STOP DOING EVERYTHING SO THEY CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING
By Erin Falconer
Are you someone who is constantly spreading themselves thin in order to please other people? Well, stop doing that! In this book, co-founder of LEAF.tv, Erin Falconer, tells you why you need to stop doing everything for everyone, in order to achieve your goals and find success.
YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY: MASTER THE MINDSET OF WEALTH
By Jen Sincero
Another great read from success coach Jen Sincero. This book discusses the obstacles and fears standing in your way of making the money you’ve always dreamed of making. Through yet more funny and entertaining anecdotes, you will soon be uncovering what’s holding you back from making money.
BROKE MILLENNIAL: STOP SCRAPING BY AND GET YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE TOGETHER
By Erin Lowry
When you’re in your 20s and 30s, finances can really be a touchy subject. I mean, money (or the lack thereof) can be scary, right? This smart and savvy guide will help you get a hold of your finances, and get you on track to taking control of your life.