My Top 5 Books for 2018

Okay so I know it’s only May but regardless of the many more books I plan on reading before this year is over, I know that these 5 need to be on your list since yesteryear. They are all different from each other and have helped me immensely in different areas of my life. I am confident that they will help you too.

The Charge by Brendon Burchard

Screen Shot 2018-05-05 at 16.57.24.pngYou’re gonna need to have a notebook and pen on hand while you’re reading The Charge.. This is like a handbook holding the instructions you’ve been searching for if you’ve ever found yourself asking “What should I do now? Where do I start? How do I know I’m on the right track? What is my purpose? Why should I try? What if I fail?” Brendon has a voice that will make the answers CLEAR. He doesn’t beat around the bush and play nice. He tells you exactly what you already know and what you need to hear. Every time I open up this book, I am placed back on my path.

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Screen Shot 2018-05-05 at 17.05.28.pngI’ll never meet a friend for the rest of my life that I don’t recommend this book to. Every woman, or man who loves a woman, needs to read Women Who Run with the Wolves. Clarissa Estés is a special kind of wisdom mother you just want to curl up next to and listen to her speak. Growing up in a very cultural family with a feminine knowing has made her a genius in the realm of the female psyche. You read this book and you feel naked. You can hide no secrets from yourself. And you don’t want to. This book will make you so proud to be a woman that you want to become more of one.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Screen Shot 2018-05-05 at 17.14.45.pngI first read this book about 5 years ago. I reread it this year feeling like it was the first time. This is small enough to travel with in your handbag and pull it out for the reminders we all need, for the rest of your life. These very simple agreements you can only make with yourself, undoubtedly will lead to a life of less suffering. Don Miguel Ruiz reminds us that we, after all, are the only ones in charge of our suffering. So only we can heal ourselves.

Crushing it! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Screen Shot 2018-05-05 at 17.22.31.pngI have a pretty broad view on social media. I could write a whole blog post on that another day. I am not here to glorify nor put down social media in any way. It has it’s pros and cons for sure. But I do thoroughly enjoy Gary’s eagerness to get as many people as he can to feel like they can, and should be, sharing their light with the world. Now in the age of social media, is the easiest time in the world to do that. It has encouraged me to continue on the path I’m on and reinforced my idea that as long as I am serving in the way that I love to, without feeling like a slave to society, I am right where I’m supposed to be. I would love for you to feel that encouragement too.

Real Love by Sharon Salzberg

Screen Shot 2018-05-06 at 10.44.27Real Love has many many passages highlighted by me. The word love is used too often to describe something which isn’t love at all. Sharon reminds you of this and the process of correction- bringing you back to the most important learning of all; self love. When I’m in a bad place with myself, or in my relationship, I pick up this book and after a few minutes I am instantly relieved to find the most loving answers. You will keep this book forever.

 

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