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It’s no secret that reading is a super fun time! Well, for some that is. The truth is reading isn’t for everyone. Unfortunately for the naysayers, there’s a lot of wisdom to be learned through reading. Fortunately for the naysayers there’s this amazing trend that involves listening to books instead. Life is great, options for us all!
I say all of this to say that there are a great number of self-help and personal development books that can help us all shift our individual perspectives on life. Whether it’s manifesting love or wealth, eating healthier, breaking bad habits, or facing our fears, there’s a book for it. Many of us were hoping to change our lives around with the New Year but first quarter came and went. Well, it's never too late and luckily we have excellent pieces of writing that we can use as the manuals to guide us.
Don’t Settle For Less: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable by Sarah Jake Roberts
Sarah Jake Roberts is known for her powerful speaking and it translates directly into her writing. Sarah, daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, was pregnant at fourteen, married by nineteen, and divorced by twenty-two. She talks about her journey and how she chose to leave her comfort zone in order to make a new path for herself. This book reveals very personal stories that help the reader see what’s possible even when it seems like the odds are against us. The book teaches us to move past our fears and discomforts in order to embrace a full life.
Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage
This book is rich with meditations and affirmations written to empower black people. Black Pearls has daily inspirational thoughts, advice, and wisdom from some of the most notable black people including Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. The list of contributors goes on and on and the topics addressed include stress, power, success, love, anger, and pride. Taking from Black Pearls’ 365 quotes can leave the reader feeling amped and ready to take on anything life throws their way.
Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life and Achieve Prosperity by Lisa Nichols
Lisa Nichols is another well-known speaker whose story has inspired many. She’s relayed her story to audiences all over, revealing how she once lived on government assistance with $10 to her name. In Abundance Now, Lisa discusses her story in greater detail and shares how she applied her strategy and framework to hone in on the areas that must be refined to lead an abundant life.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Unlike the other two books on this list, The Alchemist is a fiction novel that’s exciting to read and easy to follow. What’s great about this read is that while it’s fiction, all that the protagonist learns can be applied to our own lives to truly inspire change. This novel focuses on a character named Santiago, a shepherd who travels across the world in search of a great treasure. Throughout his quest to find his treasure, he meets other characters that teach and inspire him. Santiago grows wiser, learns to recognize the gifts of life, follow his dreams and pursue his personal legend.
These books have valuable information that can help us to shift our mindsets and grow to be the best versions of ourselves. Whether you prefer physical books or audiobooks, these picks are must-reads if you’re looking to make a change.