I love books, they’re such incredible learning tools that pretty much anybody can afford. Books give us access to such knowledge and sometimes it can be downright life changing. I tend to gravitate toward personal development books because it inspired me and motivate me the most. I wanted to share with you three of my personal favourite thought provoking and changing reads.
Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – Chris Gardner: If you want to go foward in life, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. You will understand what I say after.I loved this book. To me this is a “life resource” that I will go back to constantly to remind myself how my life experiences and current network can empower me to expand and grow in my journey. I don’t think of this as some unrealistic, self-help book. Instead, Chris Gardner points out that you are where you are in life mostly due to the choices you have made up to this point. If you don’t like the direction you are heading in, then change the direction you are going. He asks you to explore your past, no matter how painful, and seek understanding for why you made certain choices or surrounded yourself with certain people during your journey.
The Richest Man in Babylon – George Samuel Clason: I highly recommend this simple book to anyone who may be looking for inspiration on how to accumulate wealth. Nevertheless, the idea here is to put what you learn into practice to see any results. This book teaches us the values of saving, overcoming poor habits such as procrastination and being able to take advantage of opportunities. It is amazing how he was able to vividly elucidate the Babylonian lifestyle, as if he were there in that society. However, importantly, he was able to bring out these timeless values that anyone can apply today and in years to come. It is interesting that the ancient idea of compounding is what we today see as saving or making an investment.
#GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso: I already did a full review of this book, so I won’t extend on too much detail about this one. But let me tell you this; this book teaches you that you don’t need to have a big start up fund to makes your dream come true. When she started Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso had absolutely no money and no investments, all she had was a vision and a plan. It made me realize that some of the most amazing things in the world have come from absolutely nothing apart from the owners passion and drive. Is Sophia Amoruso can build a multimillion dollars company from scratch, what is stopping you from making your dream happen?
Have you any book recommendations? What are your favourite thought changing books? Let me know in the comment section!
Love, Helene Xx