I’m one of those weird girls that will pick a book off of her nightstand to open before I turn the TV on. I actually enjoy reading. It’s not only expanded my thoughts, but my knowledge as well as my growth. Towards the end of 2016 I got a lot of requests to share the books I was reading, so that’s what I’m doing. Here are a list of books I recommend for those of you (which are probably all of you) wanting to get better –
Girl Code: This book was one of my first reads of 2016 and it was exactly what I needed. This is a full fledged “Girl Power” book that highlights the importance of women working together, empowering one another and helping each other up. It goes to show there’s something to be learned from every woman and you are enough on your own to feel complete.
Leading Women: I received this as a gift and am so thankful that I did. I talk a lot about women in corporate America on the blog because we’re in such complex situations when it comes to our careers. We often have an incredibly difficult time balancing being powerful without being overbearing or demanding. This book features several successful women who break down why it’s so important to be a leader, how it benefits you and what you’ve been doing wrong thus far.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: I’ve had this book for years and reread it over the summer. The main takeaway from it is that leaders have influence and with the right strategy, you can become a better leader. If you’re wanting to excel in any environment, there are tactical ways to improve the way that you lead.
The Alchemist: I’ve read this book over and over again because it’s such a feel good story. It’s a simple, quick read but is the necessary reminder that we need when we’re feeling discouraged or defeated. This book embeds the idea of “when a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” This book is certainly for dreamers and the unexplainable idea of connecting the dots of our passions.
The 10x Rule: The 10x Rule discusses the one difference between success and failure. It explains that the 10x Rule is the level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams, making it much more likely to attain them. There are some serious marketing strategies in this book that can elevate your brand and/or business.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving your Wildly Important Goals: Execution is one of my words for 2017, because (I hate to even type this out loud) I struggle with it. You will go no where if you can’t bring your ideas from point A to Z. I can have 100 to-do lists and a vision board full of grand ideas, but when it comes time to get the ball rolling I’m dragging my feet. At this point, I have way too much to accomplish to not be successfully implement actions to achieve whatever it is I desire.
Capture Your Style: I won’t lie, the only reason why I have this book is because my best friend found it in a check-out line at Ross. BUT, I will say that it has gems all in it. Some are very obvious and some will enlighten you. Aimee Song is one of the biggest influencers on social media and obviously knows what she’s doing. She breaks down the logistics of Instagram, how to post, when to post, and what to post. If you’re looking to build an online following, her strategy is magic.
Milk and Honey: I normally always read self help books, but I was in an airport buying snacks when this book was on the shelf. I figured it could serve me some entertainment on the plane ride home. It was much more than that. It was much more raw and transparent than I anticipated. Each chapter takes you through different emotions of abuse, survival, strength, love and femininity. No matter what you’ve been through, one of the poems in this book will become your favorite.
What books did you enjoy most? Share below!