All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr|| taking a break from the non-fiction! So far, I love it.
Awaken the Giant Within, Tony Robbins || This was a 500 page monster that took me a while! Definitely worth it. A Tony Robbins classic about the importance of single-minded focus. Master your emotions, your body, relationships, finances – master your life, don’t be a spectator. So many important lessons in this book.
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill || Business classic. Importance of your mental mindset – a recurring theme in these non-fiction, self-improvement books.
4 Hour Work Week, Timothy Ferriss || A great read on productivity, dreamlining, and how to develop the “New Rich” lifestyle – one of flexibility and freedom. A lot of good takeaways on delegating/outsourcing tasks and how to focus on the important few rather instead of always completing tasks and acting “busy”.
Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hansen || A lot of brain science to better understand how the brain works and how to use this knowledge to develop happiness and deeper wisdom. A harder read, many principles similar to the Unteathered Soul (below), and great action items to put in to practice daily.
The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod || I read this book in two days. Fascinating to me, especially being a lover of productive mornings. As of 8/24/15 (the day after I finished the book) I started the 30 day MM challenge. Check back for updates!
The Untethered Soul: A Journey Beyond Yourself, Michael A. Singer || A challenging read but worth it! You are not the voice inside your head, you are the observer of the voice. You have an unlimited energy source that can be accessed at all times if you focus on keeping your energy centers open. Learning how to let go, of past and present disturbances, to fully live in the present moment.
Darling You Can’t Do Both, Janet Kestin & Nancy Vonk || Two greats in the advertising world (the brains behind Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign) that are rethinking the workplace for women. How to break the unspoken rules of business to create an environment that encourages balance and fulfillment. Great read for those women struggling to find balance or those worried about the impact a family might have on your career.
The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman || Understanding the differences between the way you and your partner receive love. How to make the changes that will send love in all the right ways to your partner.
#GIRLBOSS, Sophia Amoruso || A non-traditional rise on an internet empire. Proof of just how hard you have to work your tail off to pursue your passions – and why it’s worth it. Sound business advice with refreshing honesty. Instant NastyGal fan over here – she’s so fantastic.
No Excuses, Brian Tracy || How to apply self-discipline to achieve you personal, business, and financial goals. There are no excuses, just ways to get it done. I’m a huge fan of anything by Brian Tracy.
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives, Gretchen Rubin || Understanding the nature of habits and how they impact our day to day lives. Change is made possible by habits so we must learn how we best break or adapt habits. I love habits and routine so naturally, I loved this.
Make it Happen, Lara Casey || One of my favorite bloggers turned author. Progress over Perfection – how to live intentionally in a world filled with constant distractions and to do lists.
The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership, John Wooden || One of the most successful coaches of all times breaks down the basics of leadership and the importance of creating community. I will read anything by John Wooden – his wisdom is invaluable.
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin || Gretchen embarks on a happiness challenge each month in an area of focus. “The days are long but the years are short.” Focusing on what brings the greatest joy to your daily life realizing that your time is of the greatest value. This book sparked the research that is behind Better Than Before, listed above.