2018 is off to a great start! How can you keep January’s momentum going strong into spring? By taking time to invest in personal development! Harry S. Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” If you want to super-charge your motivation this year and expand your influence, I highly recommend these five books:
Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning will turn your daily routine upside down–in a good way! Do all the things you love before you leave the house each morning! Like I mentioned in my post about switching from being a life-long night owl, knocking out your high-priority to-do’s early in the day will make you more generous with your time later. You’ll bypass resentment and feel more joy. And you’ll see measurable gains as you baby step toward your Big Goals.
Marie Kondo’s best-seller offers up a light-hearted approach to a spirit-crushing problem: crippling clutter. Too much stuff can choke off your productivity and leave you feeling chronically in catch-up mode. Set yourself free by following the KonMari method–a simple but sometimes strange process that will keep you entertained and inspired.
Ever wished you could view your entire year on a single piece of (normal-sized) paper? Take one Saturday and map out your whole year, using Laura Posey’s handy guide. This quick read will save you so much time spinning your tires, wondering where you should focus first. Starting with your core values, you’ll be able to narrow in on what’s most important.
Dave Ramsey’s no-nonsense, practical guide to real money management for real families will have you on the path to peace of mind by the first chapters. Equal parts tough love and just plain love, The Total Money Makeover is especially inspiring via audiobook. You can also catch a daily dose of Dave on his action-packed YouTube channel or radio show, great for streaming during jogging or housework.
In my opinion, the incredible value in this book lies in its step-by-step guided discovery. So many people don’t know their talents and gifts. 48 Days will walk readers through this process with simple and clear questions, then open doorways of possibilities. At the end of this book, you’ll feel inspired with ideas and opportunities you’ve never considered! Recommended reading even if you’ve already found the work you love.
By taking time to read personal growth books, you’re investing in your passions, changing them from dreams into goals. These five titles have made a huge impact in my own life, so give them a read and tell me what you think. What are your favorite books for personal growth?