Everyone has a must-read books list. There are so many books out there and so little time – so don’t waste your time on average books!
Still, it can take time to find books worth reading. To help you cut down on the time it takes to find good books I have compiled some of my favorite books to add to your collection.
After you read them I guarantee you will feel better about yourself and more able to grab the reigns on your life.
5 Books You Should Be Reading This Month
If you’re an overachiever like me, it can be challenging to see how every little action impacts your goals because you’re so focused on the larger goals. After reading this book I am now able to take a step back to realize how each small action I take gets me to my overall larger goal.
I, like so many of you, have heard the grand saying it takes 66 days to form a habit. But, that doesn’t do much in helping us actually achieve habits and make ourselves better. James Clear does a great job of adding a story element to the book that ropes you in better than any bulleted list could ever do.
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits provides a proven framework for improving yourself–every day.
Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
I wish I had enough words to describe how much this book has impacted my life and business. To put it simply, this book and Nedra Glover Tawwab broke me open, in so many ways.
We all would like to think we’re masters at protecting ourselves and setting boundaries – but there is always a time where we fall short especially with those we love. Nedra does a great job of making you feel like you have a community to lean on and that you’re not the only one struggling.
She is also someone I would recommend following on Instagram where she continuously helps us become more comfortable with setting and maintaining our boundaries.
Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More
If you need a little encouragement to tackle your day consistently. This is the book for you! It is full of tips and quotes not just for winning the day, but for winning life in general.
Everyone on earth has something special about them (whether they know it or not) and Mark Batterson has simple, yet powerful approach to habits for creating change and making a difference using the unique gifts and talents we’ve each been given.
The stories Mark shares are so insightful and help you approach your relationships with yourself, your friends, family, really anyone in a better way. I started this book in 2020 when a lot of us were going through trying times and it refreshed my mood perfectly.
Now more than anytime before we’re all so connected to our technology – phones, TVs, smartwatches, tablets, it never ends. Then pair that with everyone being home more often now and you’re literally just running around trying to get everything accomplished.
At the beginning of COVID-19, I found myself very busy but not so much productive. A good friend recommended Essentialism by Greg McKeown and I’m glad they did.
After reading this one I was able to simplify – but so much more than just that. It helps me analyze my current projects and focus on the 2-3 that will 1) help the most people, 2) have the greatest impact, and 3) be the kind of work I want to be known for.
You Are a Badass
If no one told you today, YOU’RE A BADASS! Jen Sincero agrees with me and does a fantastic jo of helping you to stop doubting yourself and your gifts.
The part I enjoyed most about this book are the easy exercises. Some self-help books simply tell you what to do from the authors perspective, but Jen takes it a step further and helps you apply it to your life – because at the end of the day that’s what really matters.
This book also does a great job of making you feel comfortable with all parts of yourself. Inevitably there will be things that we don’t like but can’t change – Jen coaches us to love those parts too.
If you read any of these books or have already read any, we would love to chat about your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.