I don’t know about you, but whenever I come up with some goal, big or small, I turn into an eager beaver. I’ll kind of get ahead of myself and start buying anything necessary to achieve that goal. For example, I want to start working out more. I’ll instantly buy some expensive ass gym membership, new workout clothes, random ingredients for a smoothie that I’ll probably never make again…you catch my drift. This year has been a tad bit different. I have slowly been transitioning to what I have in mind for myself. I’ve actually created an action plan that is making my goals way easier to achieve.
One thing that I did jump into this year, was buying a bunch of new books. I was super determined and needed some books to keep me on the right path.
I mean, duh I bought a planner. In fact, I pre-ordered mine last year #nerd. To help keep me organized + up to date on all my to-do’s, an agenda was necessary. My agenda has dedicated spots for me to write my goals on, track my budget, jot down what to do at every hour of the day, and more. Did I mention that there are motivational quotes all throughout? Just what I need.
“Girl, Wash Your Face” By: Rachel Hollis
The ultimate motivational book and so far, I’m loving this one.. Rachel Hollis shares how she overcame 20 lies she kept telling herself over the years with major motivation tips. This book is a mix between a memoir and major girl talk. It’s a must-have for, honestly, if you really need a reality check and need to get out of that funk that keeps telling you that you can’t accomplish something. Get the book here.
“How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age” By: Dale Carnegie
I’ve heard so many good things about the original book “How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age” and I thought, why not get the digital version? I first heard about this book through The Skinny Confidential and honestly, completely forgot about it. It wasn’t until Christmas when my brother-in-law got the OG book in his stocking that reminded me to pick it up! I haven’t started this book yet, but I’ll give you the scoop on what it’s pretty much about. Dale shares how to communicate, lead, and work efficiently within the digital age. I’m excited to give this one a read!
4 “When’s Happy Hour” By: Betches
Such a valid question. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t buy this book, mainly for the cover. Clearly the saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” doesn’t resonate well with me (on literal terms only). Once I actually looked more into this book, I knew that it was a keeper. Pretty much, the ladies from Betches (a blog turned to digital media agency) share how to basically become the Beyonce of your workforce. They want this book to help you thrive in your professional career and transform into Elle Woods. I think I’ve hit a good amount of pop culture icons to explain this book so I’m going to just stop there and hope that you trust me on this one.
5. The Five Minute Journal
Now, I’m going to assume that you did not live under a rock the last couple of years and know exactly what I’m talking about here. The Five Minute Journal is your secret weapon to help you focus on all the good in your life. It’s the book that will make you realize how much you truly have to be grateful for. There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and going to bed at night with good intention and gratitude. If there is any book that I really recommend you picking up, it’s this one.