This year, life caught up with me and kicked me in the **s. Instead of drowning in my struggles, I decided to fight the current and try to claw my way back from the abyss of stress, anxiety and misery. Thus, this list of personal development books was born.
You see, I figured out that the habit of exposing yourself to inspirational messages on a daily basis can CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Seriously, I’m not kidding you. IT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!
On the day that this really “clicked” for me, I made this video for my nutrition clients – check it out if you want to hear more of my thoughts about why this habit can be a game-changer for you. Then scroll down farther to see a list of personal development books that I plan on reading.
Personal Development Books
In no particular order, these are the books on my list! I usually put them on “hold” at the library – currently, I have 50 titles on hold – and read them as they become available. I haven’t finished all the books on this list, and I’ll continue to add to the list as I get suggestions from others.
These personal development books span a variety of topics, but all of them are bound together by the common thread of seeking a happier, more fulfilled life. They encompass creative thinking, business, time management, financial fulfillment, parenting, marriage and much much more!
- Big Magic: Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert.
For me, this book was poignant and well-timed. Every page was a “right on” moment, for me.I wasn’t originally sure if this one was going to resonate with me at first, because my business isn’t really artsy fartsy or creative – I’m a fitness and nutrition coach! But then I realized that what I do as a coach IS an art. Helping others to reach their goals requires far more than technical knowledge – it requires creativity. So this ended up resonating with me quite a lot!It also helped me to realize that I need to have outlets for my creativity that have nothing to do with my work.
The Big Leap: Conquer your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
4. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead,
5. Crush It!: 6. Essentialism: 7. Wild at Heart: 8. The 12-week Year: 9. The Universe Has your Back: The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure,
You Are A Bad Ass: