Chances are you've made a promise to better yourself in some way this year. Whether it be to eat healthier, be more productive, run that marathon, or tackle that next big presentation, you're committed to having this year be THE year you reach your goals. But we all know this is easier said than done, and sometimes it helps to have a little inspiration to keep us going. Below are some books that are sure to keep you on track, as well as push you forward so you can achieve the level of self-awareness and discovery you long for.

Rachel Hollis knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people--whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee--instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself. 

Life Coach Mike Bayer has you asking yourself some important but tough questions--such as "What are your core values?"  "Do you go to bed each day more knowledgeable than when you woke up?" and "Am I neglecting some aspect of my physical health out of fear or denial?" He helps you see what their Best Selves and Anti-Selves really look like. 

I'm sure there aren't many people who haven't heard of this book, and there's a reason for that. It works! Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). 

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?  In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.

The Genius Habit will show you how the path to finding long-lasting professional happiness starts with building the habit that makes extraordinary accomplishment all but guaranteed, as well as the difference between passion and purpose and why one matters more than the other and how to stop equating achievements with happiness.

Game Changers is the culmination of Dave Asprey's years-long immersion into answering questions such as "What are the top three recommendations for people who want to perform better at being human," with some of the most sought-after influencers. He offers 46 science-backed, high performance "laws" that are a virtual playbook for how to get better at life.

As founder of the SoulScripts shop, host of the SHE podcast, and widely recognized for her tagline, Your Brokenness is Welcome Here, Jordan Lee Dooley is helping readers discover how to live with purpose, regardless of their circumstances, shortcomings, or struggles. She equips you to live an extraordinary story in the midst of ordinary life by addressing the "toxic trio," insecurities, expectations and the pressure to prove.

 

Published on: Jan 18, 2019
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