As women, we use so many “uniforms”, the couple, the friend, the CEO, the mother, the employee, the warrior. Sometimes we forget how to change from one to another, or we get caught using a little of this and a little of that. Sometimes we need to reconnect with ourselves and reevaluate our path in life to regain our focus. Nothing changed that remained the same and reading allows us to explore change, explore our potential and level up our lives. Here are the personal development books that every woman should read:
Personal Development Books Every Woman Should Read
Aliza Licht’s Leave Your Mark
Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht was that book that nobody in the fashion and media industry could stop talking about in 2015. It remains relevant as always, full of practical and non-generic Licht tips, including tips on how to Advance your career and get that increase you deserve. He incorporates his own experiences as the former @DKNYPRGirl, a Twitter account managed by Licht when he was senior vice president of global communications for Donna Karan International, keeping his identity a secret for six years.
Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
The title of the book is taken from the speech of Theodore Roosevelt Citizenship in a Republic, also known as The Man in the Sand. It is commonly believed that showing our vulnerability is a weakness. Brene Brown turns this myth around by challenging us to “appear and be seen” in all our vulnerable glory because that’s where the connection is and where the heart of meaningful interaction resides. The people who matter most in life are those who fight with you and for you. Read this when: you feel disconnected and need to be reminded that your vulnerability is your superpower.
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
This book is amazing. Honestly, Jen Sincero is one of my favorite writers and her book is very good. Jen is hilarious and her personality really shines in You Are a Badass. She weaves funny stories, exercises, tips and some bad words in an amazing book that helps you start seeing yourself as the rude you really are.
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
I love the way this woman writes. We are all creative beings, but it is how we choose to activate that creativity in the face of fear that generates an impact on the world. In this amazing book, she teaches you how to play big and spend time doing things that make you feel alive. Your creativity is born in the silent spaces among all the noise of life, but only when you choose to see things differently. Read this when: fear prevents you from leaving your mark on the world.
The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
Are you an early riser? I think we are all early risers, only at different times of the morning! Every time you choose to start your morning, it’s the way you start it that will impact the rest of your day. Follow the six Life S.A.V.E.R.S of Elrod: silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading and writing and create a morning routine to transform your life.
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
My enthusiasm for the gender of personal development began with this book. Four agreements you must make with yourself to change for the better.
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
Imagine receiving a large catalog of bright colors in the mail from which you can choose anything you want to create your perfect life. What would you choose? The House of your dreams? More money? A new car? This is the secret. ‘ You can have what you want, but the only drawback is that it requires action and a change of thought. The Law of Attraction is not a new concept, it has been practiced for centuries by people like Einstein, Shakespeare, Beethoven, and Plato, who understood that their thoughts create their reality. The secret is no longer a secret.
Oh The Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss
Never underestimate the power of a children’s book! Dr. Seuss may have written many meaningless books in his time, but he has so many powerful messages about life’s beats and complexes. It is delivered in such a way that it makes it suitable for any age and stage of the journey of your life.