I know we are only 3 months into 2019, but I figured now is a good time to share with you some of the books I’ve read so far this year and my thoughts on them.
Let’s get into it!
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone -Brenè Brown
I loved this book. Brown’s research on shame and vulnerability really make you think and her courage to stand alone is really something I admire and strive for in my own life. Her books really opened my heart and now I’m not so afraid to stand alone on certain issues.
Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence – Gary Vaynerchuk
I stopped reading this one because it just didn’t hold my interest. I feel like people who are successful in the world of entrepreneurs (like Gary V) are very self motivated. People trying to get into their own business might not be as self motivated as Gary. In my opinion, just cursing at someone through book form is not enough to motivate someone and tell them that they need a mindset reset. It might work for some, but not this girl. I think before you can really build your own business you need to be in the right mindset to do the work because it isn’t easy and it is a lot of work.
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
I’m not finished with this book yet, but so far, so good! I’m actually loving it and I’m loving learning about how our brains process and recognize habits. For anyone looking to change their habits, this is a MUST READ! I think this book really tells you how your brain processes routines and habits and how breaking them is hard but totally possible. It also talks about how your brain can’t recognize between good and bad habits so the importance of being mindful when trying to form new habits is key.
Faith that Overcomes – Joyce Meyer
This is another one that I’m still finishing up. I like to read something faith based at the start of each morning and this is the book I’ve started with. The book is truly helping me discover that my faith in God is important in my every day life. Since beginning my walk with God, I can say I’ve witnessed God’s work and this book has helped me keep the faith even through the tough times. If you are working on building a relationship with God, or if you want to start building a relationship with God, I highly recommend this book. It’s easy to digest and understand so it’s not too overwhelming for anyone who is newly on their walk with God (like me).
And there you have it!
What books are you reading this year? I need some new recommendations so please drop some in the comments below!