The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield
I was introduced to this book by a friend last year, when I was back from Bali and ready to get things going in my career. It’s about how every one of us have one or more things we want to do in life, but most of us just don’t do it.
He describes a type of energy that he calls “resistance”. When we’re about to do something that is really important for our souls evolution (something that means a lot to us), things tend to come in the way. Without being aware of it we come up with “more important things” or we feel like we don’t have the time, energy, skills or confidence to do what we need to do.
“Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.”
Resistance is in all of us, and this book is about how to move past it. Every single day. And by that achieving whatever we want to achieve.
I swallowed this one whole back then, and it really changed the way I look at work and my dreams & desires. If you’re ready to do what you came to this earth to do, this one is for you.
Read more about it here.
You’re A Badass by Jen Sincero
Ah, where to begin. When I was in Bali I found this book in the villa I was staying in, and during a little breakdown this book really saved me. I had read it prior to my trip as well, and I’ve read it many times since. The messages are powerful and something I need to be reminded of every now and then. It’s just everything you need to get that good vibe going.
Jen Sincero is funny. She’s wise, but she puts it out there in a way that is easy for everyone to digest. If you’re feeling a little lost in life, you’re ready to live a truly exciting and fulfilling life, or if you’re just about to tip your toe into the holistic, spiritual world – then this is perfect.
She talks about how to get over your bullshit already and kick some ass, while she also explains why you’re not doing just that right now – aka how you got this way.
“There will never be anyone exactly like you, so you’re kind of a big deal”
This one is so so so inspiring, and now that I’m writing about it I feel like a want to read it one more time.
Read more about it here.
Making Life Easy by Christiane Northrup
Christiane Northrup is a medical doctor who’s known for her work with women. She’s super inspiring as she really gets the connection between western medicine, holistic health and spirituality. She connects them all and are full of facts and insight.
Making Life Easy is the only audio book I have on iBooks, and I’m frequently listening to it before I go to sleep at night. In 12 chapters she goes into depth on how to make life flow and have a good time here on earth.
She talks about letting go of blame and guilt, and embracing vulnerability. How everyone can communicate with the Divine and how to understand the Universe’s messages. She also talks about food – how eating well will enhance your life. And a little chapter about the importance of having good people around you and creating a supportive community.
She has a magical feel about her, and although she’s only 68 years old I kind of feel like she’s my additional wise grandma. (Grandma’s are my fav.)
You can read more about it here.
Now tell me, what’s your favourite self growth book? ?