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Top 8 Books To Move You Forward

Hey there Friend,

Do you feel like you're on the cusp of making your next move? Or maybe you're so stuck you just don't know where to go? Well sometimes we get stagnant and just a need a little push. We need a fresh idea to give us a new perspective.

Today's Wednesday Wisdom is to give you ideas of where you can get that fresh idea from. Zach and I want to share a few personal development books that we have loved reading or can't wait to read. These books are amazing and often we found gems that truly changed the way we saw the world around us. As I implied before, we have read most of these but a few we are still waiting to read or listen to.

#1 - Essentialism by Greg McKeown - I love this book! I love how the author approaches life and thinks about things in terms of what is important and what's not. I love how he talks about if you can focus on one thing and work hard on that one thing you will get much further than focusing on a million things all at once. (Top Recommendation by Christy and Zach)

#2 - Effortless by Greg McKeown - This book is the sequel to Essentialism. It is amazing!!! It redefines what is really important and what is worth our time and effort. Even when we cut our lives down to the essential things, as he talks about in Essentialism, it can be really important to learn to make some things effortless so that whatever we need to devote our time and attention to becomes easier.

#3 - Daring Greatly by Brene Brown - I loved this book so much I never wanted to put it down. I would say the main point of this book is to help the reader understand shame. Why we have shame, where it shows up in our life and how men and women both deal with shame for different reasons. This was a big eye opener to me, not only to help me understand myself but to understand others and be more sympathetic to them.

#4 - Will Power Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy - We often think that if we have enough willpower we can change anything about ourselves. That's not true. You only have enough willpower to set in motion new habits but in order to do that, you have to change the environment around you. (Highly Recommended by Zach)

#5 - The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins - Mel Robbins came up with a 5 second rule where she believes 5 seconds is all you need to train your brain to think differently and to change your life.

#5 - High-Performance Habits by Brendon Bruchard - I haven't been able to read this one yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. This book talks about how he studied the habit of some of the most successful people in the world and then compiled those habits into a book so others can know what it takes to be successful. I have listened to Brendon speak and he is a powerhouse!

#6 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown - In this book Brene talks about belonging. She talks about how all of us want to belong, yet many of us don't feel the sense of belonging that we want to feel. She takes you on a journey of understanding we must belong to ourselves before we will ever feel like we belong anywhere else.

#7 - Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis - It has been a little while since I read this but I would say that this book helps you realize you are in control of your life.

#8 - Believe It by Jamie Kern Lima - I love Jamie! I love her heart, her determination and her resilience. This woman went through years of pushing and being told no, to even being told people wouldn't buy makeup from someone like her because of the way she looks. She set out to shift the culture of the beauty world and made a huge splash along the way. She is an incredible soul and her book does not disappoint.

If you have any other suggestions for us we would love to hear them! We are always looking for books that are uplifting and help us become better. Reply to this email if you have any suggestions.

Take Care,
Christy and the family

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