FAVE BOOKS - PART 1

Hello Brave Ones,

Switching things up this week with a rundown of 3 of my fave personal development books of all time. Yes, of all time. And I read a LOT (I also devour audio books via the Overdrive app and Toronto Public Library).

All of these books have had a major positive impact on how I think, feel, and operate. I have grown tremendously because of them and refer to their content frequently.

I will do additional posts like this moving forward as one of the questions I get most often is ‘What are you reading right now?’ or, ‘What are the books that really helped you work through stuff?’

So here we go!

  1. YOU ARE A BADASS by Jen Sincero

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This whole personal development stuff doesn’t need to be SO serious all the time, and that is why I adore Jen Sincero. She’s incredibly funny, concise in her points and can weave a great yarn. Oh, and she will definitely inspire you to get your ass in gear and go be awesome. My main takeaways:

  • Embrace the woo-woo as energy is everything

  • We are all capable of greatness and only our minds prevent us from said greatness

  • Anyone can build themselves back up to greatness, no matter where you are in your life (Jen was living out of a converted garage in her 40s)

2. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

Time to get scientific. Joe brings a total mind-blowing perspective to the personal development world. Yes, you can change your brain and change how you feel with meditation, visualization and focusing on what you DO want instead of what you fear. My main takeaways:

  • Visualization is the key to getting what you want

  • Who we are now is not necessarily who we CAN be

  • We have way more power to change our bodies and our circumstances that we think we do

3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

If you are in the creative world in any way, I can’t recommend this book enough. Interestingly, I would think about this book every time I stalled on writing a blog post (I’m currently a slooooo writer but my goal is to change that). Elizabeth gently reminded me to put my stuff out there even when I felt fearful, tired, uninspired or cranky. My main takeaways:

  • The work we want to create needs to be created and shared

  • We all have major fear around the work we do, but it has to take a back seat - and it can

  • Being a creative takes discipline and there will never be a ‘perfect time’ to write, paint or create - just do it

My next Fave Books post will feature books on the topic of money as it relates to both business and personal finances - juicy stuff!

To your brave success,
Alana