Personal Development 101: My Top 5 Fave Books

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Personal development blogger shares intro level book recommendations

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I’m a big proponent of personal development, ie, “self-help books.” None of us came to this planet with all of the information we need to build careers and relationships we love!

I have all of my clients do 30 minutes of listening a day, Monday through Friday.

Personal development is CRITICAL for folks trying to do new things and MAKE STUFF HAPPEN.

Important to note is that you will NEVER agree 100% with a personal development book. That’s okay! Take what works and leave the rest.

Venturing into the “self-help” aisle of your local bookstore can be intimidating, so I’ve shared my Top 5 books for folks new to personal development.

Fun Fact: I Prefer Audio Over Reading!

I like to listen to my personal development books using Audible, and run errands/clean/cook while I listen. I find that if I just buy a book, then it sits on my shelf. Doing nothing for me!

Who Moved My Cheese?

This book is all about adapting to changing circumstances, and it’s SHORT! It uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

Snag a copy here!

You Are a Badass at Making Money

This book is my go-to suggestion for folks trying to increase their net worth. LIFE CHANGING people!! It’s super funny as well, and one of my favorite parts is when Jen Sincero, the author, tells a story about goats on a rampage.

From Amazon: “Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.”

Snag your copy here!!

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War of Art

Do you struggle with creating work and posting it? Feel immobilized by your work “not being good enough”??

From Amazon: “Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?

Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.”

Get your copy here.

The 12 Week Year

Do you feel like you’re living Groundhog Day?

Where you set goals and then… 6 months later you’ve made no progress?

This book changed my life and has been a big factor in making 2019 and 2020 my most productive and highest earning years of my life.

More details here!

The Big Leap

Fun fact: We all self-sabotage. Imho, we all have a limit on the amount of success or love we’ll allow ourselves before we sabotage things. This book helped me uncover limiting beliefs I have about success and what I’m capable of – and figure out the specific ways I trip myself up.

More info here!

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My Challenge to You!

If you’re not currently doing personal development on a daily basis then I challenge you to pick one of the five books below – and get started!

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