2019 Must Read Books

Below is my own personal must reading list for 2019 in no particular order.

  1. The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte. I start every year by listening to and completing the Desire Map book and workbook . Everything you create starts with the spirit of your intention—and The Desire Map Planner is a practical (and beautiful) tool for that intentionality. It’s equal parts introspection, life designer, gratitude journal, and scheduler.
  2.  GirlWash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. After attending Rachel’s live Rise event in Dallas, I will forever be a fan girl! Rachel’s voice is the winning combination of an inspiring life coach and your very best (and funniest) friend. Shockingly honest and hilariously down to earth, this book is a gift to women who want to flourish and live a courageously authentic life.
  3. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. The sequel to Girl, Wash Your Face is all about NOW being the time for women stopped apologizing and lived the way they wish. If a woman wants to raise a kid and a career at the same time, she can. If she wants to do a job that is “cut for men”, she should prove herself that she can do.
  4. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I also got the pleasure of hearing Mel speak at the Rise event in Dallas. I love her no B.S. approach to getting things done. Here’s Mel’s one-liner definition of the 5 Second Rule: If you have an impulse to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill the idea. So if you have a goal of gaining more respect in the workplace, you have to raise your hand the next time you’re in a meeting and you have a great idea.

5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.


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