5 Books We Are Loving Right Now
We’re two weeks in to January and 2018 feels like a distant memory. We’re hoping your 2019 goals don’t also feel like a distant memory but if they do, or you’re looking for a way to get back on track, we have 5 books we adore that will help boost your vibe this wintery season.
You Are a Badass Everyday, By Jen Sincero
Who doesn’t want to be a badass? Deep down, we all are, and Jen Sincero brings to light a variety of clever, anecdotal reminders on how to connect with your inner badass. This book is fantastic for those who have taken a break from reading and need something light, yet thought provoking. This blunt and practical guide is especially fantastic if you are in a bit of a winter slump and need a light hearted kick in the behind to get yourself moving in the right direction again.
The Four Tendencies By Gretchen Rubin
Find out if you are an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger or Rebel in Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies. This book sorts personalities into four “tendencies” as mentioned, according to people’s motivations. Upholders respond well to both outer and inner expectations. Questioners avidly seek out reasons for meeting expectations. Obligers need accountability and do well with expectations set from others. Rebels prefer to do things their own way, with their own time and resist all expectations. This thought provoking analysis is the perfect read for those ready to tackle understanding how and why you might act the way you do in certain situations. Understanding yourself is the very basis of future success.
Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence By Vicki Robin
If you’re looking to shy away from spreadsheets and data while finding out how to increase your wealth, this book is for you. Chances are you have made or are currently making money. If you have little to show for it, your behaviors may be the cause for your financial position. This book looks deeply at finding the central value’s in your life and presenting practical ways to have these values match how you look at and spend your money. By taking a step back to define values, then apply those values into financial terms, the author brings a thought provoking conversation into play. If you have ever found yourself asking, where does it all go? This book is for you.
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World By William H. McRaven
William H. McRaven rose to fame after addressing the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. During this speech, McRaven shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome many challenges while in the Navy and throughout his life. This book examines those principles and can help you from giving into your own excuses if you’re currently looking to change your mind set for the better.
“It is easy to blame your lot in life on some outside force, to stop trying because you believe fate is against you. It is easy to think that where you were raised, how your parents treated you, or what school you went to is all that determines your future. Nothing could be further from the truth. The common people and the great men and women are all defined by how they deal with life’s unfairness: Helen Keller, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Malala Yousafzai, and—Moki Martin. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, no matter how good you are, you still end up as a sugar cookie. Don’t complain. Don’t blame it on your misfortune. Stand tall, look to the future, and drive on!” William H. McRaven
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
In Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis examines 20 lies she believed at one time that ultimately prevented her from becoming the best version of herself. The prevailing message is one of self-reliance through motivational tips and self-talk.
“Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” I think we can all get on board with that message!
This is a great read if you are looking for something witty, uplifting and self-examining.