I’m a sucker for metaphors, love, and chasing dreams– if you are too you’ll love this book! An easy and quick read, you’ll find yourself finishing this novel before bed or during a poolside afternoon, but I promise you’ll want to read it at least annually.
A perennial classic written in 1936, you can’t help but read this book in your internal narrative in that era’s great American accent. My best friend gave this book to me as a Christmas present, noting it helped him not only from a business perspective, but also in his day to day relationships with friends and family… it has done the same for me! Whether you are trying to boost your business acumen or deepen your personal relationships, this book is an absolute must-read. #listentounderstandnottorespond
This book came highly recommended from many of my close friends, but when I saw it listed under the “self-help” genre, I initially said “thanks but no thanks.” What a mistake I initially made! This book has CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER IN SO MANY WAYS. I’m not going to spoil what the Four Agreements are (you’re probably googling them right now anyway), but the best take away I received from this book is that we are all living in our own “movie,” every one has their own movie, each movie is interpreted differently, but our own movies, not only have a profound impact on those around us, but even more importantly, how we interpret our movies can affect us individually in whatever way we allow them too. **Add this book to your read every year list.**
4. Boss Bitch
A professional that I admire deeply suggested I read Boss Bitch this spring, and I’m so glad I did. Whether you’re working for “the (wo)man” in a 9-5 or ready to become your own #girlboss, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK. Topics include: how to nail an interview, get a raise, and even how to grow your own business from a one man show to a Fortune 500 company, including everything from start up tax identities, to what to wear, to being a #girlboss that is not only liked, but respected. I credit this book for not only giving me the lady balls to start this blog, but also for the business ventures I’m planning for the future. (Plus Ms. Lapin is wearing Loubs on the front cover, and if Loubs don’t motivate you, I’m not really sure what will. #shoegoals)
(Sorry for the language, mom) As the title suggests, the main theme of this book is to not sweat the small stuff, but it also discusses how in life there are definitely times that you should be giving a f*ck, and how to make sure your f*cks are given to you. For over-thinkers, over analyzers, and (sometimes) self-doubters like me, this book was the kick in the proverbial ass that I needed to re-evaluate my life and decide how to prioritize what is actually important to me now, in five minutes, and in five years. Read this book on your Kindle or make sure to stow it away before grandma comes over.