Few things have made an impact on my life like reading personal & professional development books.
I decided a couple years ago that if I wasn’t feeling a book by page 50 it was not a good use of my time to continue just to say I finished it. My shelves are stuffed full with untapped knowledge thanks to my obsession of buying books mentioned by podcasts, business partners & trusty Amazon suggestions.
A fellow Insta-mom told me about Thriftbooks, Used books that show up on my doorstep?! In a house full of readers, we found a gold mine.
Tribes by Seth Godin
Super quick read on leadership & why belonging with a like minded group is deeply important to us as humans.
Superlife by Darin Olien
I read this on the way to & from an event in California, where I got to meet Darin & hear him speak in a very small group setting. His knowledge & passion for health, travel & the healing powers of plants is amazing.
UNFU*K YOURSELF by Gary John Bishop
Straight forward & foul mouthed, this book will tell you all the things no one else has the audacity to. “Get connected to your reality, your real life, instead of your emotionally soaked self-talk narrative about your life.”
Get Over Your Damn Self by Romi Neustadt
So much amazing content & actionable steps to building your business without excuses! This book & the following one will be books I suggest to my new coaches looking to build a sustainable stream of income.
Build To Last by Keith Callahan
“You have the ability to change your mindset & attract success at the highest levels.” This step-by-step guide is packed with how-to’s from leadership, personal development, success & creating both financial & time freedom.
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
This was the first book of the year I read & was super excited about it because I LOVED Girl, Wash Your Face. And I did like all the food for thought this offered, but it just didn’t carry the same magic as her first book for me.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
I loved this approach to learning how to break old habits & establish new, improved ones. Because, umm, we all have those. He explains there are three levels of change: outcome change, process change & identity change. “Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs & to upgrade & expand your identity.”
The Have It All Woman by Susan Sly
I’m glad this was one of the last books I read this year so it was fresh in my mind. Nearly the whole thing is highlighted & I find myself going back to reference it often. At the end of each chapter there is a call to action which helps us not only THINK about what we want & what we need to do to make those changes, but take ACTION towards those changes.
Put Your Big Girl Panties On by Shana Roberson
“You at the top of your game is the single best way to make our world a better place.” This book holds a special place in my heart as it was written by one of my coaches, the first person to bravely join me in business when I had no idea what I was doing, only a vision & willingness to do whatever it takes. I was truly happy to read this book & loved that it was formatted like a workbook. Lots of calls to actions, lists & space for notes & plans of action.
All In by Stephanie Breedlove
My least favorite read of the year ha. I really struggled with this one, but wanted so badly to love it! It was heavy on business strategy, I couldn’t directly relate to her cicumstances & am not deeply interested in business statistics.
I usually listen to audiobooks when I’m in the car alone or traveling. And turning the speed up to 1.5x makes me feel super efficient!
Take Control of Your Life by Mel Robins
The format of this audiobook was fun-a handful of sessions where we could hear the persons story & Mel basically working through issues & solutions with them. Relatable, funny &
Super Attractor by Gabrielle Berstein
This one started out a little woo-woo for me. I wasn’t sure we were going to make it to the second chapter but it became very applicable lesson in manifestation. Strong belief in that the energy you put out into the universe is very much what you will recieve.
The 5AM Club by Robin Sharma
Ironically enough I started reading this book then discovered I was pregnant with our fifth child & went from considering myself training for The 5AM Club to an admirer of it. I loved that this was written as a story with characters who applied the 20/20/20 principle of the club & learned to “own your morning & own your life.” And maybe when my body is not creating another human I will actually apply those principles myself.
Do It Scared by Ruth Soukup
I love how she breakdown the Fear Archetypes at the beginning-sadly & laughably I could see a little bit of me in all personalities! She talks about the positives & negatives of each, then discusses the principles of courage to overcome the downfalls of each. THEN shows us how to put that courage into action with situations you could literally imagine yourself. I found this very relatable & it even opened my eyes to approaches that would be beneficial for all the personalities in our own home.
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
If terms like shit storm & cluster fuck are offensive, this audiobook is not for you. I love that this raw, highly relatable, empowering approach builds up our confidence to stop complaining & figure it out. We are limitless & can overcome the most unfortunate circumstances when we beleive everything is figureoutable.
What was your favorite book of 2019? Happy reading!