Tools for Self Development

Hey Guys! I am always reading at least five books at once so I thought I would share some of my favorites and tools for self development. Hopefully this will inspire you to kick start a reading list in time for fall, the best time of year!

Seven Tools for Self Development

Seven Tools for Self Development

1. Start Where You Are by Meera Lee Patel
I really want to start getting into journaling but didn’t know where to start, so I searched amazon for journals. I love this one because it has inspiring quotes, thoughtful questions you answer and beautiful artwork inside. I put the year next to my questions so I can go through it again next year.

2. The Power of I Am by Joel Osteen
I know what you’re thinking, “You’re Italian and from New York, aren’t you Catholic?” Yes, I am. Joel Osteen is my guilty pleasure, I love his stuff. Life is hard and he makes it more bearable and gives me hope/motivation. Whenever I am going through a rough patch I listen to his audio books and this by far has been my favorite, if you’re stiff iffy about it try his podcast.

3. True North, Discover Your Authentic Leadership by Bill George
This book is life changing, period. You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you dont buy this.

4. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
If you don’t know who Tim Ferris is please download his podcast. I am low key obsessed with Tim Ferris, this book basically teaches you better work life balance and escaping the typical 9-5 corporate work week.

5. One a Day Five Year Journal
You can find this at Anthropologie or on Amazon. My bestie Esther Collins got me this for Christmas one year and I love it. It asks a question a day for the year and you can look back at your previous answers years’ prior, its fun to see old problem/ how you’ve grown.

6. Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart
This book I had found out about from my childhood friend Erin who was studying her dietician degree at the time. It is a great book to breakdown foods what the benefits are and which foods help you glow (aka clear up acne or digestive issues).

Eat Pretty

Eat Pretty

7. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
If you are not a big reader, download this on audible this had to be one of the best books I’ve listened to thus far. It’s extremely relatable and hilarious, it is one of those books you listen to and you’re just nodding your head the entire time in agreement. I also recommend this book if you’re working in corporate.

There you have it! My favorite books thus far for self developent.

What are some books you read to inspire and motivate you? Leave it in the comments.

xoxo Cat

 

 

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