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20 Books That are Magic

December 29, 2018

 

 

Well it's no secret that I love books.

 

I love learning, expanding my mind, seeing things from new perspectives and gaining new tools for myself and my clients to rock life with. 

 

I am basically obsessed with self development books.  Some I have read more then once, others I started reading and then picked back up months or years later, but either way, I am always reading, or listening to, a book.  It makes my heart so happy and my soul so full. 

 

So this blog has been long overdue, which means this list is going to be long as well.  Even though I am recommending books in most of my MondYay Memos, it's nice to have them all in one place. 

 

Here are some amazing books that have made an impact, shifted my perspective, taught me important lessons, inspired me or have moved me in some way.

 

I have also made a quick and easy way to grab these books or audios via amazon so you can kick off 2019 with a book bang!!

 

Click here to access my amazon book list. Scroll down to check out the books with a little info to get you inspired to read them.

 

BOOK LIST

 

The Four Agreements

by Don Miguel Ruiz

A Practical Guide To Personal Freedom

 

This book is probably one of my most recommended books out there.  "Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love." It is one that you should read again and again and really get the lessons engrained in your mind.

 

 

Ask and it is Given

by Abraham-Hicks

Learning to Manifest Your Desires

 

This book (and basically all of their books) is a gift to anyone who reads it.  It had such a profound impact on my life, the way I saw the world and myself in it, the way I connected to my inner power and inner creator... everything changed after reading this book.  Come at this one with an open mind ... the messages are clear, powerful, and full of love and light. Law of Attraction vibes all the way through. There are even practices you can try depending on where you are currently at emotionally, physically and spiritually. 

 

Braving The Wilderness

by Brene Brown

The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.

 

This book was so beautiful and powerful.  Not only is Brene an amazing story teller, but she has clear steps to standing confidently in your truth and being your most authentic self. I love her. I reference this book so much in my own journey.

 

 

The Universe has Your Back

by Gabrielle Bernstein

Transform Fear to Faith

 

I finished this book in one road trip. Half the way up, and the other half on the way back. It was beautiful and powerful and inspiring. 

 

You Are A Badass

by Jen Sincero

How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

 

This book was not only hilarious, but it really strips down different self development elements and practices so it's real and it resonates. I honestly feel like when I write a book it will sound just like this. 

 

Judgment Detox

by Gabrielle Bernstein

Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life

 

This book gives excellent perspective on how much judgment affects us everyday and suggests different tools and techniques to rid yourself of the weight that is holding you back from living a lighter more love filled life. 

 

 

Stealing Fire

by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs and Maverick Scientists are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work.

 

I finished this book in two days. I literally could not stop reading it!! Stealing Fire explores the topic of altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving.  Tapping into the "flow" state and getting "into the zone" has become part of the culture inside billion dollar companies, mandatory in the world's most elite organizations and a highly sought after tool for business moguls and tech gurus. 

 

Big Magic

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Creative Living Beyond Fear

 

This book was so inspiring to me. It also allowed me to better understand the creative process and that ideas flow just like energy. I really enjoyed this. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love and shares some pretty cool stories about her own creative process throughout her life. 

 

 

Awaken The Giant Within

by Tony Robbins

How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

 

Tony is the man! Honestly, he has this amazing energy, is real, raw, clear and powerful.  Do the activities, they are super impactful.

 

 

Letting Go

by David R. Hawkins, MD, PHD

The Pathway to Surrender

 

Powerful clarity around our thoughts, emotions, feelings and how to let go of them in order to realign with our truth and live a higher level of existence.

 

 

 

E-Squared

by Pam Grout

Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

 

This book is pretty darn cool. It gives you the opportunity to do some practical tests to play with the Law of Attraction.  

 

10% Happier

by Dan Harris

How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

 

Ok this book is so funny, and so filled with stories, insights, and a broader understanding about meditation and all of its benefits from one mans journey to finding some inner peace. 

 

 

UNFU*K YOURSELF

by Gary John Bishop

Get out of your head and into your life.

 

A no BS way of taking a hard look at our thoughts and how they can be our biggest ally or enemy. Cold hard truths and great perspective broadening tips and tools. [Also if you choose the audio version,  enjoy the authors sweet Scottish accent... I know I did]

 

Girl, Wash Your Face

by Rachel Hollis

Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be.

 

Rachel tells difficult, embarrassing or challenging moments, and how you she overcame them, and how you can too.

 

 

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coehlo 

The story of a young shepherd who embarks on a journey to fulfill his personal legend... and all the lessons he learns along the way.  It's lovely.

 

Advice Not Given

by Mark Epstein

A Guide To Getting Over Yourself

 

I am loving this author. He blends psychology and buddhist teachings together for a clear view on our minds and lives. He tells great stories and connects them, in a real way, to our lives and our mindset.

 

The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck

by Mark Manson

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

 

A reality check of how to view yourself, your life, your goals and the f*cking meaning of it all.  Besides a s*hit ton of swearing, this raw and real book will give you a shift in your perspective of life's journey and all the things that happen in it.  Yes there are parts that sound like he is bashing some pretty important practices, but then he clarifies and gives some insight on how to do them in a more real and authentic way.

 

The Power of Now

by Eckhart Tolle

A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment 

 

This book was the first one that really made me realize how much power is in the present moment and how we can tap into it and create a beautiful life.

 

Thank and Grow Rich

by Pam Grout

A 30 Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy

 

You know how much I love, love, love gratitude and have seen first hand how much magic it can bring into your life. 

 

How to win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

 

From learning how to have a pleasing personality, catering to people's wants and still fulfilling your needs, nailing first impressions, being a leader, winning people to your way of thinking... and just a solid overview of how to interact with people in a way that is beneficial and rewarding.  

 

 

 

 

Well that ought to keep you busy for 2019!

 

Click here to access my amazon book list and get reading tribe!

 

 

 

 

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