Becoming the best version of yourself is a constant journey of growing, learning and up-leveling in all areas of your life. Some of the worlds most successful people advocate that in order to reach the top of the career ladder, live an incredible life and sustain deep, connected relationships you need to be constantly evolving and growing. And who doesn’t want those things, am I right?!
One of the best ways to do that is to feed your mind with inspiration and knowledge through reading. That’s why one of our 2018 resolutions is to put down our phones, stop scrolling through our feeds and make some time everyday to read. Our goal is to read six life changing books over the year covering subjects like career progression, personal development, finances and mindfulness.
Check out the six books we can’t wait to get stuck into…
Jo Malone, the inspirational business women behind the global perfume giant of the same name, tells her incredible journey from modest beginnings as a teenager, struggling with dyslexia and leaving school with no qualifications, to becoming an international brand name and one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. Get It Here!
Olivia Fox Cobane’s groundbreaking book highlights the important role charisma plays in our careers, leadership roles and interpersonal relationships. She discredits the argument that charisma cannot be taught and offers powerful insight into how even the ‘shyest of business girls’ taught herself to become influential, persuasive and charming. Get it Here!
Officially titled ‘Darling Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love Parent & Lead’, Brene Brown’s best selling book challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it’s a weakness. Brene argues that vulnerability is in fact a strength and that learning to embrace vulnerability will help us lead more meaningful, connected and successful lives. Get it Here!
In ‘The Universe Has Your Back’ New York Times bestselling author Gabriele Bernstein argues that out commitment to love, both being loved and spreading love, lies at the root of finding true happiness and leading our best possible lives. Her stories and universal lessons provide a framework for releasing the blocks to what everyone most longs for: happiness, security and a clear direction. These lessons can help us relinquish the need to control and relax into a sense of certainty and freedom – to stop chasing life and to truly live it. Get it Here!
In ‘Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works’ former CEO of Procter & Gamble A.G. Lafley and Strategic Advisor Roger L. Martin get to the root of strategy: explaining what it’s for, how to think about it, why you need it, and how to get it done. In the book they outline five essential areas of strategic thinking which, they argue, when considered and integrated into the business model, will guarantee success and move you ahead of your competitors. Get it Here!
In this exceptional guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the US, offers advise on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships. Haemin Sunim’s book, which he decided to write after responding to requests for advise on social media, speaks directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down. Get it Here!
What books are on your reading list for 2018? Share your recommendations in the comments below…
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