These are all books that I've read and got something out of. Reading a book is one of the quickest, easiest, and least expensive ways to change your life.
The Slight Edge
This is an eye-opening book about how making consistent, little changes over time can lead to amazing results. I highly recommend this for anyone who feels like they're stuck in a rut or wants to accomplish some big goals.
You Are a Badass
I love this book. Jen is funny as hell, and will keep you entertained while she inspires you to get your shit together. If you like audio books, the author is also the narrator of the audio version and her personality shines through loud and clear.
Stop Saying You're Fine
I lived a life of "fine" for a long time. This book was one of the triggers for me finally deciding that I deserved more than "fine." You deserve more than fine. I can't recommend this book enough, particularly if you're someone who tends to put other's needs before your own.
Mel just published another book called The Five Second Rule. It's getting fantastic reviews, and I was really excited to read it because I loved her previous book so much. I was...underwhelmed. It's a great concept, but it didn't need to be an entire book, imo. A chapter in another book would have been sufficient. If you need to figure out a way to get your ass in gear, though, it might be worth checking out.
Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife
Barbara Bradley Hagerty
This book was a big surprise. A friend kept pestering me to read it. I figured it was something along the lines of, "Here you are 40 and divorced. What now?" It's not. It's a fascinating look at the mind/body connection and how you can make the most of your middle years.
Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy
This is not about theories or philosophies. This book is all about actionable steps. It walks you through identifying the areas in your life that are most important to you, comparing that with your current reality, and then creating a life plan so you can live the life of your dreams instead of just thinking about it.
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