4 SELF HELP BOOKS THAT HAVE MOVED THE NEEDLE IN MY LIFE
A post I saw from a friend on Facebook and my latest Instagram shot inspired today’s note.
Now, let me preface this by saying, I rarely read books for pleasure. I'm more into articles and quick reads. I just can't sit down and read for a long period of time. It relaxes me so much I fall asleep:)
But I love downloading to my kindle and lately I’ve chosen to listen via Audible on my iPhone. I can listen to the books instead. Such a better way for me to get it in. Plus my car radio is broke so silence kills me!
So here you go.
The 4 SELF HELP BOOKS THAT HAVE MOVED THE NEEDLE IN MY LIFE that you should check out.
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
WHY IT’S MOVED ME:
It’s about overcoming obstacles and pressing forward with some tips on how it worked for her. She made her dreams a reality despite it all. Adoption challenges, love lost, family loss and book rejection. She’s gone through some hard sh*t! But, she’s determined to keep pushing through barriers and help women like us persevere too. I get inspired by this stuff! I want a business that thrives so I follow like-minded peeps like her. She’s now someone I admire and follow regularly for inspiration.
Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day by Todd Henry
WHY IT ‘S MOVED ME:
I cried when this book was brought up at a recent conference. I had been listening to this book with two of my mastermind friends who I met in London. The whole meaning behind this book is to die with no regrets. Put your gifts out to the world while you are still here on this earth. Die empty so you don’t die full of regret. Here’s the quote that brought tears to my eyes as another female entrepreneur I admire, Amber Rae, read this out loud. It was as if stars aligned and it was telling me I was on the right path.
“The most valuable land in the world is the graveyard. In the graveyard are buried all of the unwritten novels, never-launched businesses, unreconciled relationships, and all of the other things that people thought, ‘I’ll get around to that tomorrow.’ One day, however, their tomorrows ran out.”
This book has also inspired me to take the things in my current situation more seriously. Really care about the work I put out there even if the task seems mundane.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do (A No Fcks Given Guide)
by Sarah Knight
WHY IT’S MOVED ME:
I needed this book badly. I was burnt out at work and wanted to punch someone in the face. Sometimes you just need a reminder that a) it’s okay to drop the F-bomb and b) sometimes you just have to not give a Fck about other people and things. It was such an empowering book to say F*ck it to the even the little things, like, wearing open toe shoes to work when policy says you can’t.
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
WHY IT’S MOVED ME:
This book was a game-changer for me. I never once balanced a check book and lived pay check to pay check up until last year, even though I have a great paying salary job. And we are a dual income family. Still, pay check to pay check. Living above our means. Not keeping track. Spending on dumb stuff.
I needed a gut check. This book has put me in control where I felt alone and without options in regards to career, home and life decisions.
We are going to be debt free in 15 months, and this May (‘19) will be our final debt payment! I wrote a whole blog post on The Simple Steps We Are Taking to Pay Down Our Debt and how you can hop on this band wagon too. I scream this from the rooftops because I want this for everyone! Better relationships, more excitement for life. I can’t tell you how this book is constantly opening new doors of opportunity for me.