I‘ve been reading personal development books for about 10 years now, and I cannot tell you how much they have changed my life. If you’re looking for personal growth book inspiration, I’ve got the perfect list for you! These novels have helped me in so many ways, from learning how to manage my stress better, to loving myself more, to living a life of deep purpose and inner happiness.
If you’re wanting to increase your emotional well being, check out the list below for my recommendations!
For Career Motivation:
#Max Out Your Life by Ed Mylett
I discovered #MaxOut Your Life through a podcast I was listening to. Ed Mylett was a guest on the show; a well known motivational speaker. When I was listening, all I kept thinking was “WOW…That’s so me”. What I love about Ed is that he doesn’t try and sugar coat things, nor does he think he’s got it all figured out either.
This book is a short and easy read, and it really doesn’t need to be long because he gets to the point of what he’s trying to say quickly. I found this book most helpful as it relates to my career goals and creating an overall vision for myself. If you’re struggling with your career or looking for a book that will inspire you as it relates to achieving your goals, I highly recommend this one!
If You’re in a Funk:
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Most of you have probably heard of this book, and perhaps you’ve already read it – it’s a popular one. I liked this book because Jen is hilarious, but without losing the meaning and importance behind what she’s saying.
Jen discusses a lot about manifesting and how your thoughts create your reality. She goes much deeper than that, but if you’re someone who struggles with positive thinking and you get stuck in a negative mindset, this book may be a great read for you.
If You’re Struggling With Anxiety/Depression:
Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self Defeating Thinking Habits by Wayne Dyer
Excuses Begone was one of the first personal growth books I read, and I can honestly say it changed my life. Wayne Dyer is one of my all time favourite authors. He has a way of making your problems feel ‘heard’ and understood, while offering solutions that totally make you think…’wow, that completely makes sense.’
If you’re someone who has struggled with anxiety or depression, or isn’t quite sure how to get rid of those negative thought patterns that can be so debilitating, this is the book for you!
If You’re Looking For Meaning:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
I’ve loved every book I’ve read by Mitch Albom, and The Five People You Meet in Heaven is no exception. I wouldn’t necessarily call this book religious, but he has a way of making you reflect on your own meaning of life and why you’re here. Sometimes we overlook all of the seemingly small interactions that we have with various people, but in this book, all of these small interactions have deep, spiritual meaning that will move you to your core.
This book is full of imagination and hope, all that can be applied to your own life, making you self reflect in a big way. This book will leave you wanting to find more meaning in your life and will leave you spiritually inspired.
If You’re Looking for Something Deep
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth is a book that will make you want to re-read certain passages five times before moving onto the next in the BEST way possible. It’s a book that is truly life changing, one that will make you shift the way you think about life in a BIG way. With that said, this book requires a lot of patience and reflection, because it’s incredibly deep and a bit complex.
You know those ‘Ah Ha’ moments that everyone talks about? Well, I had about 100 of these while I read this book. A New Earth is a book that you have to be ready for…it’s not a simple and easy read, but if you’re ready to truly transform your way of thinking…this is the one for you!
So there you have it, some of my favourite reads that have inspired me in all areas of my life. Share with me your favourite self development book below so that I can add it to my reading list!
Lots of love,