Here’s another bonus for my lovely readers! As a follow-up to Monday’s blog post, here is my compilation of the top 5 (+1) books I read in 2018 for self-development.
If you read any, let me know what you think in the comment section below!
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1) The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy
Why I love it: This book emphasizes that baby steps is all it takes to reach your goals. It breaks down what we may believe as hard work, into easy steps to stay committed and accountable!
2) The Tipping Point: How Little Things can make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Why I love it: I read this book for the first time about 10 years ago. and picked it up for the second time this past year. This book gives you a new perspective on persistence and dedication; it will make you realize that sometimes a small yet calculated nudge is all it takes to move mountains.
3) Crushing it: How Great Entrepreneurs Build their Business and Influence — and how you can too! By Gary Vaynerchuck
Why I love it: This book is an expansion of Vaynerchuck’s 2009 book called “Crush It”. It offers real life examples of those who applied the Crush It principles. Although this book is directed toward entrepreneurs, Vaynerchuck’s “no regrets” and “stop overthinking” attitude will put anyone in the right frame of mind to start putting in the work required to achieve their goals.
4) 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Why I love it: Yes, I know, this book is also in my list of the top books I read for self-care … but if you already read it, you know why I also added it to this list! Every sentence in this book is written so well, it quickly became one of my favourite of all time. It literally offers the steps you should take to start improving your life. It also proves why meaning and fulfillment are more important than anything.
5) Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success by Napoleon Hill
Why I love it: This is another hands-down favourite. I read it for the second time this past year and boy was it ever worth it. It made me have more hope in the world as well as in myself. In the book, Hill recounts an alleged interview he had with the devil – every question & answer is so analytical, I guarantee it will make you want to become the best version of yourself.
BONUS BOOK (side note, is a bonus book inside of a bonus blog post a bonus inception?): Blue Ocean Strategy by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim
Why I love it: First off, I have to admit I did not read this entire book (which is why it is a bonus). However the bits and pieces I listened to of the audiobook was enough to make me recommend it. This book is directed toward entrepreneurs. It helps you align your personal development with your business development so you can create an authentic and successful business model.
I hope you enjoyed my list! Again, if you read any of the books I mentioned, let me know what you think in the comments. Happy Friday!
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