Looking for a book that will trigger a major light bulb moment and maybe even change your life for the better? We asked everyday women to recommend the one self-help book they believe everyone should read.
Check out their recommendations below.
For a no-B.S. perspective on changing your life, Sydney Rusk (24) is all over this read. She says, “It’s less of an inspirational book and more of a painfully practical how-to guide for changing any part of your life that you feel you need to. His key point is that the tiny 1% improvements we make will add up to massive changes in our lives. I’ve already reread it twice.”
The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate by Fran Hauser
Ann Lindquist (30) loves the balance of strength and gentleness championed in these pages. She says, “It is a great reminder that being nice doesn’t mean you need to be a pushover. You can set boundaries and be a girl boss while still being kind to others.”
For any woman who’s her own worst critic, Laura Migs (30) is handing this out. She explains, “This book is a game-changer when it comes to self-worth and forgiveness, especially for young, high-achieving women who are hard on themselves. I wish I had read it earlier in life.”
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown, PhD., LMSW
A big fan of all things by Brown, Libby Joyce (41) says, “She’s inspired me to cut through the B.S. and live authentically.” Joyce has learned that hard times are inevitable, but we get the choice to show up and take the challenge head-on.
Goff compiles a collection of whimsical anecdotes and life lessons to inspire readers to live and love with purpose. Sydney Stavinoha (26) says the book very literally changed her life.
Ashleigh of Success & Struggles (27) insists the radio host’s book is a great reminder that “one failure doesn’t define you and shouldn’t be the stopping point for anything in life.”
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown, PhD., LMSW
A New York Times best-seller, Rising Strong taught Emily Sheahan (25) to “own [her] story and struggles, and that being vulnerable is actually the opposite of being weak.”
xx, The FabFitFun Team
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