About 4 years ago I was working with Jessica Zoo (Creator of Cheer-conditioning Academy) & I remember one day I had a Skype call with her & she asked me to read a book “How to win friends & influence people” & I was surprised that she is asking me to read a book as part of my daily tasks without realizing how much of an impact it had on me since then. This book made me fall in love with personal development books; it allowed me to grow personally & professionally. Up till now I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to develop.
Since that time, I have committed to myself to read more & I switched my routine to reading first thing in the morning 3 days a week instead of reading before bedtime where my mind is already preoccupied & all I am thinking of is rest & sleep.
Let me share with you my TOP Favorite books.
1-Emotional Agility by Susan David
This book is all about teaching us how to have emotional flexibility. It speaks about how positive emotions leads us to success, help us stay focused; help us make better life decisions.
Susan writes about how to approach big problems, how to adopt a growth mindset & how to choose courage over comfort.
“Learn how to hear the heart beat of your own”
“Let go of unrealistic dead people’s goals by accepting that being alive means sometimes getting hurt, being stressed & making mistakes”
“Recognize that life’s beauty is inseparable from its fragility. We are young until we are not. We are healthy, until we are not. We are with those we love, until we are not.
“Accept your full self—rubbed off nose, shabby ears, good and bad emotions, the whole package with compassion courage & curiosity”
2- How to win friends & influence people by Dale Carnegie
This book is literally timeless. Published in 1936 & sold more than 15 million copies. Dale writes about how to deal with people, ways to become a good conversationalist, how remembering a person’s name is to that person the sweetest & most important sound in any language & many leadership principles.
“Instead of condemning people, lets try to understand them. Lets try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable & intriguing than criticism; & it breeds sympathy, tolerance & kindness”
3-Boss Up by Linsday Teague Moreno
A mom of 3 writing about her path to entrepreneurship & how many moms shouldn’t feel guilty to chase their goals while caring for their little ones. This book spoke my heart & taught me many marketing/business tools that are easy to implement & also she motivates us to put our dreams into action.
“Speak your truth & let the people who cant handle it go. Dare to tell your stories—all of them”
“Our imperfections are what bind us together. They allow your customers to take you off of the pedestal & put you in the seat right next to them –Where they have the ability to feel like your equal—Where they can be honest with you about their felt needs, When you show your imperfections, you get the chance to build an honest relationship with your customers”
4- Girl Wash your face by Rachel Hollis
Rachel writes about all lies spread by society. She divided the book into lies (Ex: The lie: Loving him is enough for me & at the end of each chapter she writes, “Things that have helped her overcome that lie”. Rachel is a life coach, motivational speaker & is very well known now for mentoring every women need.
“Life is not supposed to overwhelm you at all times. Life isn’t meant to be merely survived – Its means to be lived!”
“Usually our judgment & gossip come from a deep well of our own insecurities. Get to the bottom of what’s going on with YOU. What’s making you lash out at others? The best step toward becoming the best version of yourself is being honest, truly honest, about what makes you tick”
I really hope those book suggestions are useful. And if you need to buy them, Order them now from amazon.com (You only get to pay for the book price) & it will be delivered within 10 days xoxo