Inspiration and Personal Development

I’m a huge fan of reading! Yes! I love it. Reading and now writing…I’m actually in the process of writing a book myself sharing my faith and how God has worked in my life. Pretty cool, huh? But the last few years I’ve spent reading personal development helping me become the business woman I am today. Another blogger and friend of mine has a list of her favorite books, and I thought I’d compile my own. So I’m going to share some of my favorite with you as well as links to purchase. Please visit my disclosure policy for for details on links. If you’re interested in personal, fun reads, I’d be glad to share those too. But there goes:

Push by Chalene Johnson

This one really helped me to evaluate what was important to me and figure out how to prioritize my goals. I originally fell in love with Chalene for her workouts, but she’s pretty fantastic at helping people figure things out from a business perspective. This book can be helpful for your business OR your personal health and well being.

How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh


I had never heard of Lilly before reading this, but apparently she has a super huge following on YouTube. (I’ve now subscribed. 🙂 ) She motivates with truth and humor, and I appreciate how candid she is in her book. Go find out how to become a unicorn. lol

Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Question to Help You See It and Seize It by John C. Maxwell


I’ve actually read a few books by John C. Maxwell. I love how he always uses great examples of successful business owners, whom if you’d met before or when they started, you might not recognize. Basically, he shows you they had to fail and work for thing. Which brings me to my next book…

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success by John C. Maxwell

Ever since reading this book, I’ve found it difficult to get too discouraged in my pursuits. Very encouraging.

Lead…for God’Sake!: A Parable for Finding the heard of Leadership by Todd G. Gongwer


I didn’t know what to expect from this book because unlike most of the personal development I’ve read, this one is a novel. I loved it! It even made me cry. It’s a very sweet story that can help leaders put things into perspective.

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

This is a pretty amazing book. It explained to me why I have all the feelings I do. lol It’s like the book “gets me”. My husband and I have both taken this test and my greatest strength is his weakness. I’m pretty sure his greatest strength is my greatest weakness. It’s probably why we make a good team. I highly recommend this book and test if you’d really like to figure out how to harness your strengths, abilities, and talents. <3