I love reading both fiction and non-fiction. It has definitely been in recent years I have started reading more “self-help” books – except I hate that term. I like to call them inspirational books because they inspire me to be a better version of myself.
Here are my top 3 I have read recently.
This was recommended to me by a Life Coach ( a taster session) when I was trying to explain how I know what I want my life to look like but not sure how or what I would actually do.
The first few pages I related to on such a strong level, it actually made me so excited to know I wasn’t the only person feeling that. To get an idea of that feeling, read the first couple of sentences of this post.
This book has exercises throughout so it’s great if you kinda have an idea of what you want from life but either need a kick up the arse are just aren’t sure how to make your dream a reality. I am still reading but I will let you know how it goes!
My old manager suggested this to me a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed it. James is an entrepreneur who has literally hit rock bottom and has his fingers in many pies. He has created and been involved in many businesses and now mainly does podcasts where he interviews people and an author.
I loved this book because the way he wrote was so real. It is literally like his thoughts are pouring from his head onto a page. It does mean there can be times where there isn’t much structure but I find him (and the book) very inspirational. He makes you feel like, “Well why the fuck do I not have my own business?!”
This was randomly suggested to me by my friends’ ex-boyfriend who is a Negotiator and Sales Trainer and advised this is the ONE book you should read. And I don’t believe you need to be in Sales to enjoy this (although if you have your own business, you are always involved in sales).
This one resonated with me from the start, based on scientific facts, it can take a while to read. I have dipped in and out many a time but this is because it is quite deep. Not necessarily hard to read but you start thinking about situations when you have let your chimp take over (all makes sense when you start reading).
It really makes you aware of how your brain works and why you can sometimes react in a certain way. I definitely noticed a difference in some of my habits from eating to how I responded to people after reading only a few chapters so definitely worth a read.
Let me know if you try any of these and what you think. What are your most inspirational books?