development is something we should all be actively pursuing. Being still,
staying in your comfort zone, is not going to help you in any way. You become stagnant.
One fantastic way to learn more about personal development is through reading books! Reading is one of my most favorite hobbies and there is no shortage of self-help books. I personally like to get hard copies of these so that I can highlight and write notes all in them. The kindle or audio version just isn’t the same for me. But if you like to listen to audiobooks in the car, then this is a great way to pass the time!
Here is a roundup of my 7 favorite personal development books.
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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about this book. If you haven’t read it yet, run, don’t walk to your closest bookstore and devour this book. It will light your soul on fire! Rachel has a way with words and a way of calling you out when you need it most. If you can’t afford to get this book right now, she also reads chapters in her RISE podcast. I recently had the most amazing experience of getting to see Rachel live at her first business conference in Charleston, SC. She was AMAZING! Like, seriously, not even kidding a little bit, amazing! If you ever get the chance to see her live, it is so worth it.
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. If you’re guilty of constantly putting things off until later, this book will show you why this practice has such a negative impact on your life. You will definitely not procrastinate as much after reading this book. I say “as much” because I believe we are all procrastinators on some level. Watch the video below to see what I mean.
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. Brendon is such an inspiring person. He has so many helpful hints and tips to get your life moving towards being the best possible person you can be. He also has a High Performance Planner as well as a podcast. And just like my girl Rachel, he reads chapters from his book on his podcast. I am a true fan! I also got to see Brendon speak at the RISE business conference and he was so down to earth and a great public speaker. There wasn’t a dry eye in the stadium after his speech!
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Jen helps you think about the steps you need to take to create a life you love. It’s a great, easy, and thought-provoking read to get you inspired to become the badass you were meant to be.
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. Again, Rachel is my all-time fave. She hit it out of the ballpark again with this one. Teaching us to stop apologizing for aiming high and to go out there and get it.
The Greatest You by Trent Shelton. I first learned about Trent when he was a guest speaker on Rachel Hollis’ podcast (because, again, she’s my girl). He had a way of bringing tears to my eyes (in a good way) by helping me to see how great life can be. After hitting rock bottom, Trent reinvented his life and is now inspiring thousands of others to do the same. Imagine how happy I was when he walked out on stage to speak at the RISE business conference. Y’all! He took us to CHURCH! That man can PREACH! He also has a huge YouTube following. Be sure to follow him for some major inspiration. And here is a sneak peek of how awesome he is.
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. My life coach sent this book to read before starting one of her courses and it was a great read. I stopped highlighting early in the book and just started starring entire pages! There was so much eye-opening content and such an easy read. (*Side note… if you don’t have a life coach, you NEED one. And I know where you can get one! Tell Lindsay I sent you!*)
Do you have any books you’d like to add to the list? I’d love to hear about them. Leave a note in the comment or drop me a line in the Facebook group!