I used to think I was never much of a reader because I’m always so picky about novels and usually end up getting sleepy halfway through a chapter. That, and being in school, more reading was usually the last thing I wanted to do. But as I’ve grown into my young adult life, I’ve realized that love the inspiration I can pull from self-development books; and I love that they can touch on so many different areas – faith, mentality, even in network marketing. Whatever walk of life you’re going through, odds are, you can find a self-development book about it. Here are some of the books I read in 2018 or am looking forward to reading in 2019!
100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs. This is more of devotional than self-help, but since it speaks to the area of courage + bravery, I had to include it. It’s such an easy read and is a great reminder to have the courage to pursue whatever your God-given purpose is – writing, music, teaching, whatever it may be – because you owe it to yourself to embrace your talents + glorify God in the process.
Get Over Your Damn Self by Romi Neustadt. I received this book as a gift from my sponsor when I earned my first promotion with Arbonne. I’ve started it but I’ve been caught up in trying to get some other books finished that I put it on the back burner a little bit – but the few chapters I have read are so good! It is a book covering network marketing, so it might not be for the general masses, but if you have a network marketing business, then this is a phenomenal book to have on hand! It definitely takes being able to leap over some mental hurdles to build a successful business, and this book emphasizes the importance of taking emotions out of the equation when building your empire. If you need some tell-it-how-it-is advice, this is your book.
The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst. This is one I have yet to read, but a friend of mine has told me about it and I’m excited to kick 2019 off with this one. The rest of the title of this book says “making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands” and emphasizes the difference between saying yes to people + saying yes to God. I know I was under the (very wrong) impression that responsibilities would seem to slow down once I didn’t have the insanity of school, but I feel like the chaos has only gotten louder; so I know I need all the help I can get when it comes to making the best decisions in a crazy world.
You Are a Badass by Jane Sincero. Another one I haven’t started yet, but I’m excited to be going into 2019 with this one in hand. It’s a book I pulled from a list of helpful books my upline in Arbonne shared with the team – it has to do with business, but not about network marketing specifically (at least from what I am understanding). The description of this book says “identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want and create a life you totally love.” Whether you own a business, do network marketing, blog, or are living life, I’m sure this book will have some truths anyone can pull to improve the areas of life they want to.
So whether you’re going into 2019 trying to build a business, seeking encouragement, or trying to improve your relationship with God, I hope you found some of these recommendations useful. I’m excited to start 2019 off strong by learning how to tackle lies and negative self-talk and learning how to break down the barriers I put up around myself in previous years.
What books have you read or planning on reading in 2019? Let me know in the comments!