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Books That Have Impacted My Life

Reading books is such a great past time. It can be a way to learn, a way to grow your mind or even just a way to escape to an imaginary world ? all of them are fabulous! I have always been a lover of reading. At high school I remember my reading list would always be overflowing and you’d often find a book in my hand. 

In 2017 I was introduced to the world of personal development. Before which I had never heard of, I don’t need that right? 

I’m so grateful now, I think we can all benefit from some personal development or just reading in general. Today I’m going to share with you some of my favourite books that have impacted my life. You know the books you can’t put down or know you will read multiple times? 

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call and lets listeners in on her personal roadmap for success. She knows many women have been taught to define themselves through other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. Challenging women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to discard, the behaviours to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to believing in yourself.

I’m not sure how many times I’ve listened to this on Audible but I love it every time and every time something different stands out to me. Rachel shares a lie at the start of each chapter and I’m sure like me you will be able to relate to a lot. 

rachel hollis holding her books 'girl stop apologizing'
Rachel Hollis

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Too many entrepreneurs sabotage their income and work too hard for too little.

Why do most entrepreneurs settle for pennies instead of embracing true wealth? It’s not because you’re not smart or ambitious enough. You’ve just been programmed to block your Universal right to wealth with guilt, shame or embarrassment. Even if you’re unaware of these blocks and fears, you’re probably not earning what you’re worth.

In Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! you’ll learn how to unlock your hidden potential for abundance and upgrade your life forever. Join Lucky Bitch author Denise Duffield-Thomas on a journey of self-discovery so you can smash through your abundance blocks and join a community of people all around the world who are learning to live large and become truly lucky.”

We can often complicate business more than it needs to be. I love how Denise shares advice and life learnings we can easily implement. This book alongside her newer book, Chillpreneur, will be life changing for your personal and business finances. 

get rich lucky bitch by denise duffield-thomas book

Build an Empire by Elena Cardone

“Elena Cardone’s smash hit “Build An Empire” lays the groundwork for creating, building and defending an extraordinary career and marriage based on the real-life, time-tested and proven principles.

Get actionable, tangible steps that you can take, no matter what your age or where you are in life, to begin the process of building your own personal empire, along with tools, tips and techniques to stay focused along the way.”

Elena is the wife of Grant Cardone, they are both powerful creators and together they are epic. A lot of Grants books are incredible too but I love how Elena’s comes from the woman’s point of view. We are superwomen and this book will show you just how to build the dream life and empire you want. 

build an empire by elena cardone

The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

The 5 Second Rule is the secret to changing anything about your life. You can use the Rule and its countdown method to break any bad habit, interrupt self-doubt and negative self-talk, and push yourself to take the actions that will change your life.

If you struggle with motivation…

If you are tired of doubting yourself… 

If you know what you want but can’t make yourself go get it…

You NEED The 5 Second Rule. The secret to changing your life isn’t knowing what to do–it’s knowing how to make yourself do it.

It’s a simple tool, backed by research, and it has changed the lives of millions. It will work for you too.

Using the science of habits, riveting stories, and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a five second decision. You’ll also meet and be inspired by hundreds of people around the world who are using the Rule to achieve their goals, reach their potential, and chase their dreams. You are just five seconds away from a totally different life. Read the book and you’ll learn the secret to creating it.

the 5 secind rule by mel robbins book

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 .. Lift off! Let’s go!

Some other greats are On Fire by John O’Leary, Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty, Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. 

Let’s be honest I could go on for a long time recommending books, there are just so many good ones. I have so many on my Audible account I could just keep repeating them. I tend to have a physical book + audio book on the go at the same time, perfect for different times in the day. I would love to hear what books have made a huge impact in your life, share them below.

A book can have a huge impact on your life when you least expect it. So grab yourself a cuppa (or glass of vino!) and settle in with a good book for some me time. 

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