Like many of you, I am an avid reader. I split my time between fiction and non-fiction books – loving both equally – and I thought it may be fun to share which non-fiction books I enjoyed this year.
I hope my list inspires you to think about your favorite non-fiction books – and maybe add to your reading wish list!
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#1: Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t by Michael Losier
Summary: Law of Attraction by Michael Losier is my favorite Law of Attraction book. Losier does an excellent job breaking down the principles of Law of Attraction. As he explains, though, he appreciates that his reader may be skeptical. As a result, his explanations cater to the skeptics, incorporating different elements of proof that Law of Attraction works.
The book also has thought-provoking exercises to help you work through the Law of Attraction principles (you can write in the book, or you can download worksheets from Losier’s website).
My big takeaway: The Book of Proof! If you’re like me, you forget how abundant you are – and how the Universe is always delivering abundance to you. Losier teaches you how The Book of Proof helps you keep track of your abundance. It’s amazing and has changed my life (and improved my abundance tremendously).
#2: Dare To Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Heart. by Brene’ Brown
Summary: Isn’t every book by Brene’ Brown wonderful? Dare To Lead is no different. I believe every purpose-driven entrepreneur should read Brene’s books – and Dare to Lead may be a good starting point for readers unfamiliar with Brene’s work.
Dare to Lead takes the teachings from Daring Greatly and Rising Strong, mixes in new findings, and inspires you to be a leader, not only in your business, but in the world. Brene’ is a master storyteller and uses stories from her own experiences to teach this material.
My big takeaway: Leading despite discomfort. Being a leader means you have to be uncomfortable – in your marketing, taking a stand for your ideal clients, addressing national and global issues, and breaking through whatever privilege you have to serve the world as a whole. This principle has changed my mindset. More importantly, it has changed how I want to show up in the world and serve my clients.
#3: Into The Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart by James R. Doty, MD
One day, as a little boy, he visits a local magic shop and meets the owner’s mother, Ruth, who wants to teach him real magic – how to get anything you want in life. Into The Magic Shop is a memoir mixed with lessons of determination, failure, humility, and staying in faith.
My big takeaway: Even a neurosurgeon believes in Law of Attraction! Into The Magic Shop is not your average Law of Attraction book (in fact, it never mentions the term “Law of Attraction”). The magic that Dr. Doty learns, though, is Law of Attraction, and I love that he’s a neurosurgeon who believes in this stuff. That’s enormous credibility to something often dismissed as “new science.” Dr. Doty’s failures contain lessons for us all. Very inspirational and a fast read!
#4: She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green
Summary: I am an admirer of Carrie Green, who is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association. In She Means Business, Carrie talks about her entrepreneurial journey. She started her first online business at the age of 20, and since that time, has create many successful businesses. She talks about pushing through the resistance, ignoring naysayers, staying in faith, and getting yourself mentally prepared for success.
My big takeaway: Visualize your success. Carrie has been visualizing her success since she was a child. As things got in her way, she stayed in unwavering faith because she could see how things will turn out for the better. If you want to be inspired by a female entrepreneur, She Means Business is a recommended read.
#5: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws To Redefine Your Life and Succeed on your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani
Summary: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a book I’ll reread in the future because it’s chocked full of personal development ideas. It’s part science, spirituality, psychology, and engineering. Don’t let that mix scare you off.
Vishen Lakhiani writes in an easy-to-read style, allowing you to wrap your arms around the concepts he’s teaching. He mixes his teaching with the lessons he’s learned from other successful people, such as Richard Branson and Ariana Huffington, and their philosophies about betterment and success. You’ll feel lighter and more in control of your destiny after you’re done with this book.
My big takeaway: The power of forgiveness. Lakhiani talks about how his forgiveness exercises had the biggest impact on his success. I followed the forgiveness process he outlined in this book, and it has helped tremendously – to the point where I have stopped having sad dreams about people to whom I needed to forgive. Life changing!
#6: Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui: Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever by Karen Kingston
Summary: Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui was recommended to me by my mentor as a tool to allow in more abundance. I was a little hesitant at first because I didn’t know much about Feng Shui, but I pushed past the resistance and dove in.
Karen Kingston outlines how clutter is “stuck energy” and must be released to allow more good things into your life. She explains why we tend to have clutter – and how to get rid of it quickly. I devoured this book and couldn’t wait to start implementing. As I read through each section, I began to clear my spaces, feeling uplifted in the process.
My big takeaway: My money corner. I have heard of “money corner” before but not to this level of detail. With the lessons learned in this book, I was able to focus on clearing the clutter away from my money corner. It was a contagious feeling! I wasted no time clearing away other spaces. And yes, I saw abundance come in. I am a believer!
I hope you enjoyed my Top 6 Non-Fiction Reads of 2018. Which books will you be adding to your Wish List?
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