Last year my goal was to train and strengthen my body to be the strongest it could be. This year, I wanted to better myself by growing my mind and incorporating new skills to help me both professionally and personally. Hmm how I could CRUSH this year?
I polled my friends on Instagram [ Oh hey! ] and you all had some great recommendations! Some of these were books I had already read and some were new ones. Want to know what books will help you crush your thinking in 2020? Let’s find out! [ Also I’m on GOODREADS so be sure to check what I’m reading this year ]
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone – Lori Gottlie
This NY Time Best selling author and national advice columnist, Lori shares her scenes as a Ny therapist , her patients look for answers and her own answers to life’s questions. I personally love psychology and love learning about Lori’s world as both the clinician and the patient- discussing truths and the lies we tell ourselves with hope, change, meaning, guilt and more.
Rising Strong – Brene Brown
I’ve been an avid fan of Brene Brown since I first learned about her on TED TALK a few years ago. She has shared global conversations about her experiences which bring vulnerability, love, shame, empathy and courage. In this book Brene talks about the hurdles of life and getting back up. It’s about owning our stories, heartbreaks and lives. In doing so, it gives us the power to write our own endings
The Year Of Yes – Shanda Rhymes
I read this book a few years ago and it’s one of those amazing re-reads that you’ll enjoy! I’ve been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal forever and love how creative Shanda is with her characters. The women is one of Hollywood’s most powerful creators and she shares how saying YES changed her life. Her sis told her that she never says yes to anything and while she’s extremely successful, she hides behind her characters. Shonda reveals how it not only changed but saved her life which inspires all of us to start doing the same.
How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything so They Can Achieve Anything– Erin Falconer
As women we constantly are in a state of guilt; that we’re not good enough, we can’t keep up or we aren’t doing enough. If we’re not climbing the corporate ladder or building up our side hustle then were home tucking the kids in at night, scheduling play dates or trying to get a girls night on the calendar. I mean is anyone exhausted yet?! Erin shows you how to do less, a lot less. In fact, it teachers you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel and then how to offload outsource or just stop giving a damn about it ! Packed with real life honest stories from Erin’s career, it’ll help you reframe your mind and start doing what matters.
Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell
I have this down as a book I can’t wait to read because so many of you recommended it. Gladwell shares his ideas and the tools we use to make sense of people we don’t know. Many of us don’t really know how to talk to strangers and we’re invited in this book to work on misunderstandings and conflict in a way that can help shape our lives and our world as a whole.
Girl Boss – Sofia Amoruso
This was another book I had read a few years ago which I think is a great reread. I love reading about someone who works herself from the ground up. As someone who dreams big, it was a fantastic read about someone who is now successful and their story on how they made it happen. If you’re into inspiring books, this is a great one.
Other Books You Loved:
Braving The Wilderness– Bene Brown
Big Magic – Emily Gilbert
Girl Code – Cara Leyba