Personal Development

As a mother, wife, personal trainer, blogger, and owner of multiple Etsy shops, the need for constant motivation and personal development was something I never really knew I needed. It wasn't until a few months into my business that I decided to listen to the coaches that came before me and try out this thing they called personal development. WOW! Life changer!! I have always been an optimist but taking time out of my busy day to pump words of encouragement into my head have really done more than I can say.

Here is a collection of the books I am reading as well as those on my Must Read List.

1. The List: Shout Out Your Dream 
by Yuval Abramovitz

I was originally drawn to this book by the title. You see I'm a big list-maker. I love writing a daily to-do list with my favorite purple EnergGel pen by Pentel and love the instant gratification of checking things off my list. I know its a little silly and mundane but I love it. haha Sometimes its the simple things in life that give you the greatest pleasures. But after I started getting into it I really enjoyed hearing about his journey and all the lessons he learned along the way.

Read more about this review HERE.


 2. #Girlboss 
by Sophia Amorusa

The is a great first book to read for any woman that is looking or inspiration and motivation to taking her idea and turning it into a business. I went to college but I didn't go to business school. In hind sight, minoring in business would've been hugely helpful.

That being said, Sophia proves that traditional education is NOT the determining factor to success. At one point renting a closet in a friend's home to live out of, she turned her fashion business from this little shop on Ebay to a $100+ million dollar online fashion retailer.

Wow! Talk about girl power?! How can you NOT be inspired and motivated by that???


3. The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
by Darren Hardy

This has been by far the MOST recommended book to me by other Beachbody coaches. I have not read it yet, but it is currently on my Kindle App waiting to be read. Since I haven't read it yet, let's take a look at a review for it written by Jill Konrath, a keynote speaker and award winning author in her own right.

Review by Jill Konrath
"This book by Darren Hardy, publisher of Success magazine, shows you how seemingly insignificant changes can create huge differences in outcomes. That's what makes the strategies in his book so doable. You don't have to set an unreachable goal to be successful. Instead, you just need to keep doing the little things - even when the immediate results aren't apparent.

As Darren so clearly demonstrates, it's your habits and choices that make the difference. And, he shows you how understanding your "why-power" enables you to make the daily changes that yield massive results. Personally, I enjoyed learning about his own success habits too. Very impressive. I have a lot to learn from him!

To sum it all up: The little things you do add up to success - so do them. This easy-to-read book is motivational, filled with lots of "how to" advice and definitely worthwhile."


4. Go Pro
by Eric Worren

Another book currently on my list to read. This one I actually have in my Audible library to listen to. I'm not the fastest reader and sometimes I get a lot more out of hearing things instead of listening to them. I can't wait to start it! Check out this article by

Book review by Stephen 
"I received an advanced copy of the book and all I can say is WHAT A GAME CHANGER! I've only been involved in network marketing for a few months now and like most people I quickly burned through my list trying to sell everybody a product or trying to get them into the business. Thanks to Eric I now understand it's all about educating and helping others. Now that I'm educating and helping instead of selling my business is starting to take off. I'll be ordering a couple more copies as gifts for others I want to see succeed. Thanks Eric, you made a difference for me."


5. Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time
by Brian Tracy

As ambitious as I am, procrastinating is definitely my biggest struggle. I get so excited about the next idea, the next item on my check list, the next person I'm thinking about inviting that I TOTALLY forget what I'm doing and move on to something else.

So, you bet when I was introduced to this book I put it on my must read list. Was it at the top? Nope. Of course. haha But it definitely should be! SO, its in my Audible library patiently waiting for me to hit play.

Review by AudioFile
The legendary productivity expert shows how getting things done leads to mental rewards that can take us to great heights in our lives. Tracy's ability to collect the best productivity ideas is only part of his genius. Besides displaying his inimitable tone and impeccable pacing, the audio is another showcase for his palpable optimism about individual possibilities. The sound of Tracy's voice doesn't just bring his ideas--it makes you want to put them into action. Anchored in the idea that doing the hard task first (frog eating) makes the rest of the day more productive, the program is a tidy overview of Tracy's best thinking on time management and life organization. T.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine


6.The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
by Jeff Olsen

Another one of the most recommended personal development books by top elite coaches is The Slightest Edge by Jeff Olsen. I have heard so many wonderful things about this book and can't wait to read it!

Review by Cheree Miller
Selected The Slight Edge as the book-of-the-month in a book club. So many excellent take aways and quotables in this book. Great advice for those who have a realistic view of achieving success in all areas of their lives. This is not a magic formula for achieving overnight success, but it is a step-by-step blueprint to achieving success beyond your wildest dreams in any and every area of your life... by simply making one small, seemingly insignificant change in the way you do things. It isn't the huge leaps we take that make the difference in our lives, but those tiny little habits we develop over a lifetime. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to make massive changes in his/her life one step, one day, one slight edge at a time.

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Happy Reading!!


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