Not only do I find reading to be one of the most peaceful activities, but it allows me to constantly obtain new knowledge. Take some time out for yourself to crack open a new read. Remember, self-care! Here are a list of my favorites (I don’t play about my books!) P.S..I personally don’t like E-Books, but you can find tons of books online for free by simply typing in PDF after the title. No more excuses!
1. 52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal
There are 52 weeks in a year. Every week, learn a new tip that can help you become a better individual. How to improve your memory, minimize stress, increase positivity, boost happiness, become a better friend, and, much more.
2. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
I will never forget, this book changed my life during my junior year of college. It’s when my whole mindset of the world changed. It discusses how personal success is not the outcome of hard work, but more so understanding our basic nature as humans and ways to follow the laws of nature. If you follow these 7 laws, you can obtain everything that you want in this world. “When you truly want something and go after it without limiting yourself with disbelief, the universe will make it happen.”
3. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
A great self-help book. The Secret focuses on the Law of Attraction; it suggests that your own thoughts can change your world.
4. Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life by Sarah Jakes Roberts
Don’t let your past keep you from a full future. Sarah shares the ups and downs throughout her life (which if you see her today; the amazing First Lady of The Potters House that she is, you would never know). It is a reminder that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and never let your current circumstances define your future.
5. The $100 Start Up by Chris Guillebeau
Interested in starting your own business, or creating a brand? The $100 Start Up will teach you about success and how to turn ideas into income. This book is for creatives, not for those who believe that the only way to make it in this world is by working a 9-5. If you are willing to learn how to be your own boss, I highly suggest this read. Employee to entrepreneur.
7. Words That Matter
This “Little Book of Life Lessons,” is written by the Oprah Winfrey Magazine. A book filled with great wisdom from some pretty important people.
8. Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
There are three parts to this book series. It is one of the greatest reads that I ever picked up. I randomly bought this book at the airport on my way home from Kenya, and I could not be anymore satisfied with my purchase. I cannot put the book down. It is written as a dialogue between the author and God; the author asking questions and God answering. This book is deep and do not think you have to be religious to read this.
9. 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Another difficult one to put down. You will learn a lot about yourself, your partner, and both of your love languages. It helps you begin to understand the reasoning behind a lot of you and your partner’s actions. If you are looking to become a better lover and improve your relationship, this is for you.
10. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
“When you begin to think and grow rich, you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind..” A MUST READ!
11. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
For anyone who doubts themselves, has trouble reaching their goals, or worries too much; this book will help you achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life.
12. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
A book filled with tips on how to become successful in this world; basically everything they don’t teach us in school is in this book. I was reading this on the train one day, and a man looked over to me and said, “you enjoying that book? Rich Dad Poor Dad; that’s success in your hands, write your name on the front cover. And let me tell you the only thing they don’t teach you in that book; purchase a vacation home on the beach and rent it out. It will be fully paid off in a matter of seven years. Just make sure you build it up high.” I will never forget that nor this book. It’s definitely one that I wish I got my hands on sooner, and I will pass down to my children.