*This post will be updated frequently as I progress though this reading list
If you happened to read my last goals post, I mentioned how I wanted to read at least one book a month. While that may not seem like a lot to some of you, it’s a starting point for me. I’m a pretty busy mom, business owner, and cosmetology student, so I applaud myself for any time I can set aside to turn some pages!
1.You are a Badass
This book has already been checked off of my list. BUT, I loved it so much…I read it TWICE! It really helped give me a perspective on my thoughts and how I need to change them. Stop doubting myself, stop waiting for the right time, coming up with excuses; You name it.
I really enjoyed how she gave a lot of anecdotal stories that were extremely relatable. I know I read a lot of self-help and entrepreneurial books. This book is a really good read, even if you don’t think you NEED help and also if you’re not looking to run your own business. I would still highly recommend it.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
While I haven’t actually made it to the end of this book (yet) it is still a very good read. This book offers a wealth of information to help you evaluate and change your habits to become more effective and efficient. Since I listen to a lot of my book on audible, and am washing dishes or folding clothes while doing so, I decided to wait until I could really sit down and take notes with this particular book.
While it is very helpful and informative, don’t say I didn’t warn you do grab a notebook, focus and really write down the things that really speak to you.
3. Make Today Count
This book has been a real GAME CHANGER! I love how the author, John C Maxwell keeps it real in this book. I first heard of this author from someone on Instagram. What drew me to it was the fact that it was a short read and the topics aligned with my current interests.
4. The Power of Habit
This book was actually suggested to my on audible. I am always trying to work on myself and create healthy habits that will support the life I want to have.
5. UnFu*k Yourself
I actually completed this book a few months ago! It was definitely a good read. I really encouraged me to quick waiting for the perfect time and to stop talking yourself out of going for your dreams. Let me not forget to add his rather charming Scottish accent.
Nonetheless, this book really had taught me to snap out of whatever funk Im in and get back to work. It has helped me realize that I am worthy of everything that I want and imagine for myself, but I have to get out of my head and work for it. The
6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
7. The Four Agreements
8. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
10. Becoming Michelle Obama
The ICONIC Michelle Obama! While I don’t read many autobiographies, and actually only have this one on my reading list. I’ve always admired Mrs Obama and am very eager to hear her story and her life.
11. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Dare to Lead is another book that made my reading list and I’m excited about it. I will be completely honest with you guys, and tell you that leading or daring to do anything does not come easy to me. I was drawn to this book based on the fact that its filled with facts from research. From what I’ve gathered from reviews, this book really helps you take a look at yourself and evaluate what habits and behaviors are holding you back.
Give this book a read/listen and let me know your thoughts!
12. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on it
I found out about this book during a conference for BEACON. One of the speakers, Larry Curtis, had talked about how this book was life changing for him. He is a salon and cosmetology school owner. So its safe to say he does his fair share of negotiating.
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Even if you aren’t in a career position where you negotiate for a living, you still negotiate in your everyday life. This book teaches you have to use your listening skills and how to get crafty+tactical when it comes to successfully negotiating. I haven’t made it to reading this book yet but once I do, I will be sure to update you all on how much I liked (or disliked) it.
Based on 2,000 reviews on amazon, the book got 90% 5 star reviews. I look forward to be able to give you my own review once I check it off of my reading list.